Summary: This thing is awesome. Just exactly what I was looking for. A little confusing to start with, because there's lots of options and not much space so virtually all the buttons do some kind of double-duty, and the manual is not all that lucid. But once you get through that, 'lots of options' is a good thing. It does everything I need or probably ever will need it to do. The sound from the built in mice is great.
Excerpt: I purchased this product to go along with the rest of my DSLR gear that I've purchased from B&H. We also use the Tascam DR-40 4 Track Digital Audio Recorder in my Audio & Video Production program at the college that I go to, so I well familiar with the functions of this product. With that said, this product is well worth they price I paid for it, plus since I bought this product in a kit, it makes great recommendations for this product even more so.
Excerpt: I had an "original" DR-40, and bought this version because of the price. I did not really care about the color (even though I do like the silver paint job). From what I can tell, this is the exact same unit as the normal DR-40, so if you are looking for reviews, check out the reviews on the original one as well. I love this unit (mainly using it for field recording, and some interview projects).
Summary: package arrived on time and in good condition. took me a while to figure out how to use the Tascam by looking through the owner's manual (110 pages). it is easy to use and carry around. I like it. The tripod is small but the three legs are flexible and you can position them anyway you want and fits to hold the Tascam well.
Excerpt: This is an excellent recorder, I wasn't sure if I would like it, but to my surprise, it's great. I hooked up some additional mics, I also used the panthom power, and it works great, if you want a decent recorder, get it