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Thread #131270 Message #2959797
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Aug-10 - 07:51 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Zoom H1
Subject: RE: Tech: Zoom H1
I dunno, Elliott. If I did't have an H2, I'd buy the H1 in a heartbeat. They targeted the price at $99 - but to do that, they had to leave out the accessories you get with the H2 and H4 recorders. It looks like it's equal in quality to the H2, and the controls look a little easier. I think I'd buy it with the Accessory kit for $134, and I would expect to be very pleased.
Oh, and you'd probably want something larger than the supplied 2 GB SD card. I use 8 GB on my H2, and it's plenty. Oh, and the free Audacity sound editing software works perfectly with the H2 - so I'm sure it would be fine for the H1.
I don't think I've ever seen a post at Mudcat that complained about a Zoom recorder. They're amazing.
P.S. One caution: the Zoom H2 uses up batteries very quickly. You need an AC adapter.