dlion wrote on 6/25/2014, 9:07 AM
i don't. i've heard good things about the q4, for $300 you really can't go wrong. the x-y mikes alone...

i had an h4 but never liked it, too much like a toy. so when i was asked by a close drummer friend to shoot his mom's 85th birthday party (he performed with three different ensembles), i got the h6. wow. i'm pretty jaded, but this thing blew me away. i had the mid-side mic and a rode shotgun, also gave me a -12db safety track. sounds great.

my point is, zoom has grown, the stuff they make now is really good and reasonably priced.
musicvid10 wrote on 6/25/2014, 9:55 AM
The h6, at $400, looks like quite a piece of gadgetry for location use.
dlion wrote on 6/25/2014, 10:10 AM
it is. i 'm amazed at the flexibility and the way the tracks sound. and the battery life is great. the comparable tascam recorder is a batt-hog.
John_Cline wrote on 6/25/2014, 4:23 PM
The H6 is an amazing recorder, I use it constantly.
John_Cline wrote on 6/25/2014, 6:45 PM
The Sony HDR-MV1 is also a quite capable camcorder with high-quality audio.
musicvid10 wrote on 6/25/2014, 8:31 PM
Comparing the Zoom q4 and Sony hdr-mv1 online doesn't give a clear impression; however I think the q4 looks quite cool.
The mics look better protected on the Sony.
John_Cline wrote on 6/26/2014, 12:39 AM
Mat (Techmoan) did a 30-minute video review of the Sony HDR-MV1 and was generally impressed but he did say that the 1080p is a bit soft. Here is a link to the review where you can also download some raw video directly from the camera.