Excerpt: Controls are logically placed with Solid performance and having the option of battery vs AC means its ready to work at any location. No AV department should be without it. Multiple tracks is really a plus for voice overs. I would recommend it highly. Also the price was a real bargain at BH
Excerpt: Bought this to get audio from a mixer at a wedding. Easy as hooking up the unit using a XLR cable and pressing record. Definitely recommended as a cheap way to record audio from such sources. The external mic works okay but if you want clean sound, attach and use a shotgun mic with a windscreen.
Excerpt: I have 2 DR40's. Both have worked wonderfully. I love the up to -12DB 2nd audio track option. It works great for saving audio that otherwise would have not have been clipped. The menu(s) is a bit wonky and the volume control +/- needs to be improved- but an all around great performer.
Excerpt: The DR-40 was in my radar for Dslr video shooting, Podcasting, and portable recordings for Foley sfx and instruments on the go. I can confidently say that I'm pleased with my purchase, specially since I bought it at exactly $ on a dale they had it for.
Excerpt: With dslr for radio lavalier plus background atmosphere. Compact, easy menues, robust enough, great price. Biggest moan, wind muffler hard to attach / stay on and with headphone jack in its almost impossible. I don't think anyone thought this problem through at the design stage.
Excerpt: Came with batteries so that I could quickly play with my new toy. Have only recorded a few things so far, nothing that I needed to depend on the recorder solely. Will be using the recorder soon to record concerts that will hopefully match the video that is very sharp, but audio quality on my Nikon...
Pros: Different Audio Files, Four Channels, Lightweight, Small, Two Built In Microphones
Excerpt: After researching all the available portable recording devices that fit into this niche I found this to be the best. After receiving it in the mail, on time and everything as expected from B&H I started using it and reading the manual. After several months of use I can say I am quite pleased.
Pros: Easy to use, Good construction, Good sound quality, Portable, Versatile