UPDATE: I've confirmed that the US price will be set at $99! Outstanding!
This just crossed my desk and it looks pretty awesome – the new Sampson Zoom H1 (from the makers of the Zoom H4n (read reviews) that we know and love). It hits the store shelves on July 30, 2010 and looks like it is small and very easy to use. There isn't a price shown on the announcement page so we'll have to wait a bit, but there is a lot more info there as well.
From the Zoom H1 page:
“Itâ€™s our smallest recorder ever. But donâ€™t let its size fool you. The H1 Handy Recorder has our renowned recording technology and studio-quality microphones in our easiest, most portable device ever.
Now Zoom recording technology is available to everyone. And with an infinite variety of applications, youâ€™ll want to take your H1 everywhere. From musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals to seminars, conferences, journalism or capturing audio for video, the H1 gives you clean, clear stereo sound effortlessly.
With its newly designed user interface, the H1 is also our easiest recorder to use. All its functions are at your fingertips, such as track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level and volume controls with on-board buttonsâ€¦ No menus required!
Intuitive controls make it easy to capture the audio you need with ease. But we still provide the versatility youâ€™ve come to expect from Zoom. So you get total recording format flexibility from 16-bit/44.1 kHz to 24-bit/96 kHz WAV, or MP3 from 48 kbps to 320 kbps and enough tools onboard to make impeccable recordings.”
(Photo credit: snap from the Zoom H1 page)