Tascam DR70D and Zoom H5 In: Cameras Posted September 10, 2017 1 hour ago, Kisaha said: It is not only a matter of "features" and future needs, even the simple things are not so easily achieved by Tascam. Build quality of the 60/70 is terrible. Power options too, flimsy plugs/unstable micro USB power connection. Terrible Menu system, etc You are going to spend thousands and thousands of euros for 2 lenses (among the dozens you have), and you can't afford 300 more euros for your one and only recorder?! Pro sound for video productions is extremely expensive, you can't even imagine, the F4 definitely is not among the expensive options, but the money, and choice, is yours! Uhhh... No. I own the Tascam 60D MK I. It's build quality is not "terrible". Are you playing ice hockey with it? And the power options are fine. USB power powers it all day with any quality external phone/tablet battery solution. I can power my BMPCC and my Tascam off the same external battery pack and get hours of use off of it. The Zoom F4 seems to be an excellent solution (never owned it). But it is over 100% more than the Tascam DR_70D. If you can't get excellent sound out of the Tascam 60D MK I let alone the DR-70D something is wrong with YOU not the equipment. You can get better work flow and incrementally better sound out of much more expensive equipment but dumping on the Tascam 60D is comical. BTM_Pix's video opened my eyes. I was actually going to post it to help people out but he beat me to it. The sound game is nuanced. The Tascam 60D doesn't have very much about it that is garbage. Headphone output is not great. But if you use the XLR inputs properly you will have a great production. The digital potentiometers have been highlighted as a weak spot under certain circumstances and the digital limiter is also a weak point. But for less than a third of the price of a Zoom F4 what do you expect? And for a lot of people neither is ever an issue. It just depends on your use case. Unlike cameras where 4k RAW off a prosumer CMOS looks dramatically different from line skipped 1080p H.264 Canon mush there are precious few people that will be able to tell the difference between competent Tascam 60D and Zoom F4. Zoom F4 is going to have more flexibility and make your life easier but to use the word "terrible" with the 60D let along the 70D is a bit hyperbolic... Don't you think? I am not trying to get people to skimp on sound. Lord knows if money was no object I would roll Sound Devices and be done with it. But let's be sane. Tascam 60D ($188) vs Zoom F4 ($649.99)? Be serious.