i was thinking of getting a voice/sound recorder for the field. i’d like to be able to start recording at the beginning of a hike and keep recording all the way through. ideally, i’d like something that can pick up voices close in (voice notes, discussions, and, hopefully never, last words) and also be able to pick up ambient noises in the background (bird calls, frogs, cicadas, etc.), even in windy conditions or situations with traffic noise. ideally, it should record timestamps in metadata so that i can compare against photo timestamps. if it comes with a feature to easily bookmark or strip out only segments that have interesting noises and append appropriate timestamps, even better. i’d like something small that can be clipped on, can record a full day on a single charge and on a single memory card, and i’d like to spend <$200, if possible.
any suggestions for a recorder or other options for recording sounds?