Zoom H1 for HDSLR Audio Recording

Samson Zoom H1Photo Courtesy of Samson

This looks interesting. Samson is set to release a Zoom H1 recorder that they seem to be marketing to HDSLR users. A quote from their product page:

The H1 will easily shoe mount on top of a video or DSLR camera. And because it has a standard ¼-20 mount on the bottom, you can place the H1 anywhere on your rig. Use the stereo output jack to connect directly to the audio input on your camera, or bring the audio into your editing suite using the USB connection.

I wonder if the audio level from the recorder will work with a standard stereo mini cable or if a Pinknoise cable with a -25 DB pad will be required. I have been thinking about replacing my aging Edirol R-09. The H1 might be an inexpensive solution.

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