SD card, Micro SD and the larger Compact Flash (CF) media are all popular ways to record on either portable or rackmount devices. The explosion in popularity of DSLR movie making has helped portable recorders by Zoom, Roland and Tascam become almost household names. Many models have in-built microphones, with the more sophisticated versions also having additional line or external microphone inputs. Some of the higher end solid-state recorders have no option for on-board microphones, relying purely on the signals you feed into them - either a stereo signal or multitrack.
Sound Devices MIXPRE-10II 8 Preamp, 12 Track, 32-Bit Float Audio Recorder Our Price: $3,099.00Tascam DA3000 Stereo Master Recorder / ADDA Converter RRP: $2,299.00ZOOM F8N MultiTrack Field Recorder Our Price: $1,575.00Sound Devices MIXPRE-6II 4 Preamp, 8 Track, 32-Bit Float Audio Recorder Our Price: $1,899.00ZOOM F6 Multitrack Field Recorder with 32-Bit Float Our Price: $1,049.00Sound Devices MIXPRE-3II 3 Preamp, 5 Track, 32-Bit Float, Portable Audio Recorder Our Price: $1,439.00ZOOM F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode Our Price: $995.00Tascam DR680 Portable 8-track digital location recorder with 6 mic inputs RRP: $1,199.00