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TascamDR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder
 
4.5

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (76)
  • Easy to use (71)
  • Versatile (52)
  • Compact (49)
  • Low distortion (45)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (9)
  • Poor quality construction (4)
  • Poor sound quality (3)
  • Unnecessary functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (59)
  • Outdoor events / games (52)
  • Performances (42)
  • Home studio (37)
  • Professional recording (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (62), Novice (26), Professional musician (9), Tech savvy (6), Technically challenged (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ideal for filmmakers, journalist and mus

Ideal for filmmakers, journalist and musicians!

The sound of quality, build quality, innovated and simple control over operation makes this model one of the best choice for anyone who need a...Read complete review

Ideal for filmmakers, journalist and musicians!

The sound of quality, build quality, innovated and simple control over operation makes this model one of the best choice for anyone who need a great sound and can appraise it!

Remarks :

1. Sound quality.

The sound from microphone is incredible clear and high! One of the best sound from digital recorder in medium-high class. There is a little bit noise, but in normal level. I tested a lot of digital recorders from this class like Zoom H2 and even one step up class Tascam DR100, Zoom H4n and this model has same level of sound and a little bit high then DR100 and H4n, 20% higher than H4n. It has more good sound quality than Zoom H2n, due to better quality portable microphones!

* In my opinion the sound it's more strong than H4n, which is soft but it's more low!

The two build microphones have same quality of sound like one video professional lavalier in price range 150-250$. The microphones are very sensitive and in most cases when you moved you will fell it, because you need a windscreen! It'e easy to mount it on camcorder and dslr to get high prof. movie sound! The musicians will be never disappoint with DR-07mkII too.

4.5 points for sound quality

2. Menu, innovate control,Internal sound software, reliable Media design, built quality.

The menu-including basic operation is simple and easy for use. You can easy turn on and record sound. The control over operation is perfect . Design is attract and nice. Would like to a little bit small size with same great design. The rec settings give you good control like rec level and auto auto level. Integrated software give you some effects, but here I expected more innovation! The DR-07mkII records only to microSD or microSDHC flash memory cards, next up model offer using of more widely-available SD or SDHC cards. Quality of used materials is good and much better than direct competitor Zoom H2, but I want want more from used materials. Lamps-diode of records is imperceptibly!

4.5 points

3. Basic equipment, accessories.

The basic equipment have everything which you need it for basic used, but it would be a big plus if the managers would including some accessories like simple mount screw to mount it on camcorder or dslr and so important windscreen! Tascam not provide professional case for this amazing recorder, which is big minus. Developing of pro case for wide usage in different circumstance to facilitate. No available choice for different color

4.2 points

Conclusion: Tascam DR-07mkII is absolute leader in middle professional class and offer amazing entry level for filmmakers, musicians, journalists and education.

Dimche Kristev
Film director and
videographer

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Quality for a Great Price

The DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder is a great device for someone who is just starting out in video production. I purchased it for a friend who is simply plugging a lav into...Read complete review

The DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder is a great device for someone who is just starting out in video production. I purchased it for a friend who is simply plugging a lav into the recorder and then synching to the video later.

The biggest downside is there is no XLR plugin.

In testing the recorder with a lav in post production there was little to no noise in a room with a lot of noise in it.

Again, great for a beginner or even an intermediate videographer.

Reviewed by 115 customers

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4.0

DR-07mkII -- A nice surprise

By The Feature factory

from Pasadena, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Plastic Form

Best Uses

  • Professional Recording

Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

I use this in the field for interviews, also for widee area audio coverage of events. Have a very expensive digital audio recorder - don't need to use it as much - and the DK-07mkII with a lav is super quick to set up. Wish the limiter went to 260.

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5.0

Awesome Sound

By Leo

from Atlanta

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Low Distortion
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Church Band
  • Performances

Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

I wanted something to record the band's music at church and be able to record it in MP3 format. I found this item trough a google search. I found out Wav was better to record in than MP3. A friend that works the sound board at church heard mine and bought two for his wife and daughter from BH Photo as well. A nephew of mine is going to buy one after listening to mine. It is better than I had hoped for. Easy to use after reading directions. Would buy again in a heart beat.

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3.0

Good but not great

By Sam Lee

from phoenix, AZ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor Quality Construction

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

I mean I was supposed to read the specifications but there is no XLR input for this tascam. Its good if your mic is 1/4 but usually I use XLR...like I said...good but not great

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5.0

Excellent for the amateur

By Zac

from Cincinnati

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

    As a hobbyist with high standards, I was always disappointed with the audio from my DSLR; no matter the mic I used, there was always some sort of hiss in the background. After looking into software to record to my computer or iPhone, I decided to give a stand-alone recorder a chance. Boy am I glad I did!My most recent project was recording children for a Christmas video. My new DR-07 mkII was on a tripod about four feet from the children and (after bumping up the input record volume) even the quietest kids came through clearly. Caught a bit of room noise, but that was easily cleaned up.While I cannot speak to truly professional use, those who are concerned with quality while working for free would be well served by this recorder.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I was looking for

    By robh

    from Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

      I do piano videos on YouTube and was looking for a good microphone to record the audio. After watching a couple of how-tos, I settled on this. I use it for the primary audio and a Zoom Q2HD for the room ambiance. Huge improvement over the Q2 alone.

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      5.0

      Nice product for the money!

      By UpShift

      from Newton, IA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Unnecessary Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

      I like the out of the box usability, and the sounds quality has been great for my outdoor car videos. Would highly recommend a deadcat for any outdoor use.

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      5.0

      Excellent Linear PCM Recorder

      By The big X

      from Webster, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

        I use this on the job to record sound bites of our poducts and compare them with others. Being able to record at 24bit/48khz resolution is important to us. This recorder fulfills that requirement.

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        5.0

        drmk07mk2

        By charles

        from santa ana ce

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • High Quality Sound
        • Long Battery Life
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Audio To Sd Card Without
        • Computer

        Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

        to record music from radio on to a sd card to be played mini boomboxes

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        4.0

        great

        By Assient

        from New York

        Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

        great recorder. 8/10 recording. 7/10 interface design. 9/10 value for the money.

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        5.0

        Excellent and easy to use.

        By Joey

        from Hazlet NJ

        About Me Experienced For Years

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Great value for the money
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music Vocal Live

          Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

          I use it to record LIVE on the job. It is so easy to operate. After recording place card in computer and you can edit with your s/w. A definite value for the money. Have not found any negatives yet..... been only using it a few weeks and it works for me great.

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          5.0

          Just what I needed

          By Little RonnyT

          from Coatesville, PA

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                I am using this unit as a secondary supplementary digital audio for very low budget ten to twelve minute You-Tube videos. The unit was recommended to me by a very close friend who is also the owner of a recording studio, a composer, performer, and producer. It meets
                my needs perfectly!

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                4.0

                Overall Great

                By Semi Pro performer/music teacher

                from Roslyn, NY

                About Me Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Long Battery Life
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Conversations
                  • Lectures

                  Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                  Very easy to set up and use. I only wish the sound level on playback was louder. I find myself using earbuds to listen to the playback to hear every nuance I am listening for. great for basic listening, but for serious discerning listening, you need earbuds.

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By Adrian

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • High Quality Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                    I purchased this recorder to record live music and it works great.

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                    5.0

                    great product

                    By BeaglesRBest

                    from Chicago

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • High Quality Sound
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Conversations

                      Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                      Great price on this really feature filled product.
                      The video explaining differences was a help as well. Using product to record music and voice lessons and am really impressed with the quality of the audio and the simple interface. A perfect size design as well.

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                      5.0

                      Pocket Sized Power House

                      By NSeney

                      from Seattle,WA

                      Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                      I've been using the DR-07 for stand alone recording in a variety of settings and have been consistently impressed with the results.I started with interview type, spoken word where the audio is clear and crisp. I recorded a jazz trio in a loud cafe from their tip jar table and got great sound including excellent left right separation evident in the recording. Most recently I recorded my sons elementary school band in the gym/cafeteria and the sound was clean and captured the full range of instruments well.I debated between this machine and the Zoom H1, and ultimately decided to go with the Tascam for the additional on board file management and the ability to switch from A/B to X/Y microphone positions.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect recorder for my needs

                      By D Daniel

                      from Ottawa, ON

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use Right Away
                      • High Quality Sound
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lessons
                        • Rehearsals

                        Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                        So far I've used this to record students in lessons and rehearsals. I love the versatility of the mic angles, and I find it incredibly easy to use. No negatives so far.

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                        5.0

                        a versatile recorder for video.

                        By VidRip

                        from Portland, OR

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • High Quality Sound
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Conversations

                          Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                          I'm still playing with it - but so far I'm really liking the nice compact size and low weight of this device. The tripod screw on the back is very useful and I"m using it instead of a tiny (and generally inferior mike on top of my nex-7. So as a replacement to an inside mike it seems to do the job quite well and having it as an independent audio recorder is a major plus. Seems very easy to set and use and the audio quality appears to be first rate.

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                          4.0

                          Nice recorder

                          By ron

                          from Grinnell,Iowa

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                          havnt used it much but it seems to be pretty nice

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                          5.0

                          Perfect

                          By AudioPops

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • High Quality Sound
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lectures

                            Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                            My laptop input has a short in it causing a bad buzz when capturing audio, so I bought the Tascam DR-07 to record our church services using the same 3.5 mm cable coming off our processor right into the Tascam and it works perfectly. I love the fact that I can activate the AGC as well as set the limiter because it makes life easier when its time to edit. I added a 4 gig micro SD card and it does the what I need it to do with ease! I would recommend this product!

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                            5.0

                            Amazing Sound at An amazing Price!!!!!

                            By XtremeShoots

                            from Nashville, Tn

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • High Quality Sound
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Conversations
                              • Fitness Videos
                              • How To Videos
                              • Lectures
                              • Much More

                              Comments about Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                              I have been using the DR 07mkii for my videos and this is a must have in your arsenal for video.

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