The new Zoom H5 XLR audio recorder is now in stock and shipping. This is the follow-up to the popular Zoom H4n. The zoom H5 is also compatible with the higher-end Zoom H5 mic modules. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Zoom H4n has been the go-to external recorder since the whole HDSLR craze started. Zoom has recently announced a couple of new external audio recorders in recent months – with the Zoom H5 being the entry-level and more direct replacement for the H4n. B&H now has the Zoom H5 available for pre-order with availability set for July 28, 2014. You can find it here at B&H Photo.
The new Zoom H6 handheld recorder is now shipping.
As you may recall, the Zoom H6 has just about everything the Zoom H4n was missing. It features up to 6 XLR inputs (4 on-board and 2 additional inputs available via an option module) with the ability to record to all 6 simultaneously. The H6 also includes independent gain dials for each channel and a revised display and menu system.
Additional modules allow you to attach a shotgun mic, XY mic or a mid-side mic. It captures up to 24-bit/96kHz audio to SDXC cards.
The Zoom H6 retails for $399.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Zoom H4n has been a staple of the HDSLR dual-system audio realm since the introduction of the 5D Mark II. Over the past few years though, the market has somewhat left the H4n behind with units like the Tascam DR-100mkII and Olympus LS-100 delivering better controls and a lower noise floor. [Read more...]