This is my go-to audio recorder, having swapped it in for my previous Zoom H4n. The H4n is legendary, but I've found the DR-70D to be superior in every way, from pre-amps to bug-less file dating. Interestingly enough I no longer mount a camera atop the DR70-D since I typically use wireless lavs and synch in post - and I prefer the less bulky quick set-up without it attached. At just a bit over $200, it's also a relative bargain. Highly recommended!