I have dual posted this in two forums--the reason is I am trying to compare recorders. I apologize beforehand if dual posting is inappropriate.
Question: how many here use audio/video recorders while carrying, and what kind of recorders do you use--I am looking at possibilities for personal audio recording equipment and would like to compare what I am looking at to what others may use. I keep hearing the words "voice recorders voice recorders voice recorders"--I am curious as to how many people use them and what kind are used.
Ill go first. I have a cell phone with a neat little button on the side that starts the voice recorder. It only has a 3 minute record time, which isnt so great since its not gonna be available the first second or so (or probably the end) of a needed conversation. I was looking at the ROKR from alltel, as its got the same feature (with no limit on record time), but ya haveta hold the button down to record. Thatd get in the way big time during an altercation, or talk with security/LEOs.
My wife's MP3 player has a gig of record, and no limit on recording size. Its really small and has a great mic. Very unassuming. So, as soon as I have a lil money, I plan on buying one like it just to record any and all trips out of the house.
I carry a samsung that i got at radio shack.
it records for 8 hours.. i also carry a nikon digital camera and i can get 55 minutes of
video.. i carry that for another reason though.. just in case I see some
(girls gone wild) stuff or see a celebrity, i can sell it to TMZ..lol..
and record drunk drivers..