Zoom is now marketing the next generation of its popular H4 studio-quality hand-held recorder.
Not long after, Tascam, Sony, Marantz and many others got into the game in the $200-$400 price range.
Zoom later came out with the H2, but it didn't quite match up to the H4.
The nex-gen H4, the H4n, seen at the left is a nice upgrade. Much bigger display (my biggest beef about the previous model), and a significantly larger removable media slot (32Gig SD card)…as well as retaining the excellent twin stereo microphone configuration, the onboard mic emulations, 4-track recording, and XLR inputs…and I'm just getting started!
Do yourself a favor (besides saving up for the $350 pricetag (Sweetwater)…go to the Zoom site, and take a look at their excellent explainer — complete with nicely-done graphics — and educate yourself on what is once again the best portable studio-quality hand-held recorder on the market.