The newly announced Zoom H6 is now available for order.
The device is Zoom’s first handheld audio recorder offering an interchangeable mic system; with 4 XLR inputs (up to 6 optional), a digital colour display, and powered by 4 AA batteries.
As a H4N user, the above 3 features are significant upgrades. The H4N suffered terribly from poor power management. A phantom powered shotgun mic like the NTG-3 could deteriorate the battery life in minutes. The H6 boasts up to 20 hours operation. If it’s half of that in the real world, this is great news.