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May 23, 2011 08:55 |  #1

I plan to use my Canon g12 for video - as well as stills - and was wondering if anyone uses a voice recording device such as

Philips LFH0622/00 Voice Recorder with 2GB Storage - 283 Hours Recording.

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May 23, 2011 09:22 |  #2

zoom h4n, much better suited to the task.


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May 23, 2011 12:26 |  #3

^^^^^ From all that I have read and researched I have DEF have to agree with that comment!


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May 24, 2011 03:41 |  #4

Thanks for the feedback but my use isn't critical and I was thinking about something cheaper that can also be used as a voice recorder as well.




  
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May 24, 2011 06:35 as a reply to  @ jascarlin's post |  #5

The H2 would be a cheaper alternative but you sacrifice tome control over volume and also onboard XLR jacks for pro mics should you decide to upgrade in the future.

Those little voice memo recorders have very skewed frequency response and tend to not sound good for anything other than, well, voice memos.


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May 24, 2011 12:22 |  #6

Yea I was kinda thinking the Zoom H4N WAS about the cheapest one should go. From all the mini voice recorders Ive played with, IMO you might as well just stick with the internal camera mics as they all sound about the same to me. Through to be honest, I have never played with the H2 in particular, but the reviews do look good.


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May 24, 2011 14:19 |  #7

I have the Zoom H1 and it does a good job especially on a smaller camera. http://www.zoom.co.jp/​english/products/h1/ (external link)


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May 24, 2011 17:28 |  #8

The H1 is smaller, easier to use, and has good enough sound. The H2 just doesn't feel as user friendly with the interface, plus it is a little "fatter" than the H1 with the mount hole on the bottom so it stands straight up when mounted (H1 will lay "flat" since mount is on back). If you want a small, inexpensive, easy to use sound recorder, the H1 is very good (there is a Tascam as well that is near the same price and has good reviews for sound but no mount screw hole). The H4 is VERY robust and kind of overkill when paired with a G12.


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