An update to the flagship DR70D, the DR-701D comes packing a few new features an improved functionality for DSLR audio recording


Able to allow four mic inputs to be recorded and mixed to a stereo track for a total of six track recording, the DR-701D is a professional-grade audio recording tool for DSLR users.

This new version comes packing an HDMI in/out. This means it offers a host of new functions, such as a cascade feature to even further expand audio recording tracks by hooking up additional units.


The HDMI input and output also enables a video clock feature, which syncs the DR701D’s internal clock up with that of the camera, ensuring that sound and picture files don’t drift out of sync.

There’s also one-button-start functionality – once you press the record button on the camera, the DR-701D starts up too. This makes the unit much easier for the one-man-band to operate.


It features four XLR/TRS inputs supporting phantom power (+24V/+48V). The HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) Mic Preamps have been upgraded from those in the DR70d. Each input has a limiter and a five-stage low-cut filter to cut out unwanted low frequencies such as wind noise.

Made with a rugged magnesium alloy chassis, the DR-701 is tough enough to withstand the rigours of everyday use but also light enough to be practical. It can be set up in various ways to suit the situation, including on top of the camera via the shoe mount.

The DR-701D can record tracks up to 24-bit/192kHZ quality to SD, SDHC or SDXC cards, supporting cards of up to 128GB capacity. The DR701D can be powered by four AA batteries or from a mobile battery via the mini-B USB port.


The DR-701D is available now, priced £499.