More information is slowly trickling in on the Zoom H6 portable 6 track recorder, expecting to begin shipping July 31, 2013:
Below are the key specs, courtesy of Gizmodo:
• Six tracks of simultaneous recording
• Four interchangeable input capsules: stereo X/Y (included), Mid-Side (included), Shotgun (optional) & combo dual XLR/TRS (optional).
• Large full-color display for easy viewing of recording and playback levels
• Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128 gigabytes
• Compatible with MP3 and BWF-compliant WAV file formats, including 24-bit / 96k for ultimate HD audio
• Four XLR/TRS combo jacks to connect external microphones or line-level devices each with their own gain control, pad switch AND phantom power in three different voltages
• USB port for data transfer to audio editing software and allows for H6 to serve as multichannel audio interface for computer and tablets
• Connects to DSLR or digital camcorder
• Runs on 4 AA batteries for up to 20 hours.