I'm looking at picking up a low-budget field recorder with built in mics, or one that is cheap enough that I can get a low-end shotgun mic and boom (can't afford a Nagra or a Sound Devices setup...yet!). Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations. So far, I've seen two that stand out:
- Sony PCM D-50 (~$500)
- Zoom H4N (~$300)
I'm just looking for basics at this point, mainly to record sound effects or Foley at home and build my library some more. I know there's not too much in that price range that will sound fantastic immediately, but it's better than nothing!
Thanks in advance.