Samson recently announced the launch of their new Zoom H1 Audio Recorder. From the images and the spec it looks rather nice. The form-factor makes it useful for those interviews, with a look that appears as though it will feel more like holding a standard microphone. It has an X-Y stereo configuration, records to microSD cards, records WAV @ 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz @ 16-bit or 24-bit, and claims to run for 10 hours on one AA battery. An interesting marketing point for me is that it fits on a hot shoe mount on the top of a DSLR, and with those things capable of filming incredible HD movies, having such a useful audio recorder in situ is a real positive. I’m rather interested in this one.