Zoom H4n handheld audio recorder, hands on

Donald Bell gets his hands on Zoom's H4n high-end portable audio recorder at CES 2009, and shares his first impressions along with a photo gallery.

Update (4/19/2009): CNET now has a full review of the Zoom H4n .

I practically squealed when I saw Zoom's new H4n professional handheld audio recorder on display at CES 2009. The $350 recorder was announced just a few days ago with hazy details on when it might hit store shelves, but lo and behold, here it was hanging out in the Samson booth, dressed up with full retail packaging.

To read my first impressions, take a look through our Zoom H4n slide show , fresh from the showfloor of CES 2009.

Read the full CNET Review

Zoom H4n

The Bottom Line: The Zoom H4n is a mobile recording dynamo with features that outperform competitors that cost twice as much. It is an outstanding value for musicians and podcasters who demand professional-sounding results. / Read full review

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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