Not many of us carry a voice recorder around, simply because it might be too much trouble than it is worth. After all, don’t our respective smartphones these days come with their fair share of apps, where among them include a voice recorder? Zoom North America figured out that there is still a market for something like this, and has recently announced the release of the all-new H6 Handy Recorder. Needless to say, Zoom claims that the H6 is the most advanced portable recorder that has ever rolled off their assembly line, and we will take a closer look at what it offers right after the jump before agreeing.
The Zoom H6 is said to come with half a dozen tracks of simultaneous recording, where it will employ an innovative system of interchangeable input capsules which can be swapped out in the same manner as you do with that of the lenses of a camera. A quartet of capsules are available, and they are stereo X/Y and MS (Mid-Side). Fret not when it comes to additional expenses, as both of them have been included with the H6, while the Shotgun and dual XLR/TRS combo capsules are meant for those who have a little spare change on the side and love a life full of options.
Apart from that, the Zoom H6 can also be attached to a camera strap or mounted directly to a DSLR or camcorder, where its large full-color display would make it a snap to view recording and playback levels, never mind if you so happen to be shooting in a low-light environment. It will leave you with a myriad of recording options, where you can do so directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards (up to 128GB tops), in a range of MP3 and BWF-compliant WAV file formats, where among them include 24-bit / 96k for the ultimate in high-definition audio. No idea on pricing, but the Zoom H6 will be available in stores from next month onwards.