Audio is still a vital part of our daily lives, and high-quality recording is now an option to carry around in your pocket. The new Tascam DR100 Portable Digital Recorder looks exceptional for the serious amateur (church musician, college student, part-time videographer) to budding professional. I have an earlier Olympus model MA10, which I find very useful. But this new model is even easier and faster to use, has more features, and does almost everything I would ever want a portable device like this to do.
Features begin with not just two, but four built-in microphones. These can be configured for different applications. Or just start recording at up to 96KHz quality. Plus it has XLR microphone inputs (with phantom power) to use professional microphones when desired.