First Look at the TASCAM DR-100 MKIII Handheld Digital Recorder

Tascam (again) quietly announced a new product and this time it is TASCAM DR-100 MKIII portable recorder. This third incarnation of the company’s portable smaller form factor recorder is presented in the video above by Mitch Gallagher from SweetwaterSound.

The unit has the same high quality low-noise HDDA preamps as the larger form factor Tascam DR-701D (see review here) with official signal-to-noise ratio of 102dB and high-performance AKM Velvet Sound AK4558 digital converters (up to 192kHz/24Bit).



The unit is smaller through and only includes 2-channels recording but has two sets of built-in microphones (directional and omni) as well as an interesting redundant battery power supplies (Li-ion and 2XAA as well as USB power option).  The unit is also very tough and made out of an aluminium body and has a large screen.

As for pricing, this is selling now for just under $400 (compared to the $600 for the 6 Track DR-701D).

On LensVid we have a very extensive section devoted to sound recording for video productions which covers both equipment and techniques here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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