Conclusion: The Samson Zoom H1 digital voice recorder is a solid choice for those looking for impressive performance at a mid-level price point. Judging from reviews, this recorder delivers great sound quality that rivals more expensive models, does a good job of minimizing background noise, and offers a simple...
Pros: Great sound quality, Easy-to-use buttons and switches, Effective low-cut filter
Cons: Poor battery economy, Reports of high handling noise, Questionable build quality
Conclusion: In my opinion, the Zoom H1 does a pretty good job at providing a stereo recording experience. It did provide a far better recording verses the Sony and Olympus recorders but only a little bit better than the recorder on the Kodak Playtouch.
Pros: Stereo microphones, High bitrate recording, Uses only 1 AA battery
Cons: Audio recording quality not recommended for professional usage
Conclusion: The H1 makes a great companion to a video camera, as well as a standalone recorder for capturing lectures, band practice, or your interviews. Just make sure you budget for the Accessory Pack.
Pros: Small and extremely portable. Easy-to-use interface. Takes one standard AA battery. Can record in either WAV or MP3. Standard tripod mount.
Cons: Optional Accessory Pack is almost mandatory.