Tascam has announced the DR-70D XLR audio recorder for HDSLR shooters. The unit is designed to mount either on the top or bottom of the camera thanks to a more compact chassis than the DR-60D.
The DR-70D steps up the specs from the DR-60D Mark II with 4 XLR connectors that are capable of delivering phantom power to external mics. The DR-70D can record up to 4 channels simultaneously, which can include a combination of built-in omnidirectional mics. It supports up to 96kHz/24-bit recording in WAV or BWF formats.
The DR-70D offers a camera out port for recording a track to the DSLR, as well as a camera in port for monitoring the audio coming from the camera’s headphone jack. A built-in slate tone generator lets you mark all files for easier syncing in post.
The DR-70D includes a new and improved mic-preamp over the DR-60D. It actually uses the same amp found in the $1000 Tascam DA-3000.
The unit is powered by 4 AA batteries or it can use an option BP-6AA battery pack. It uses SD cards up to a 128GB SDXC card.
The Tascam DR-70D retails for $299.99 and is available now. Check it out here at B&H Photo.