Sample rate /Bitdepth: up to 24/96
Microphone Input type: External: XLR Internal: Omni and Uni Directional
Phantom Power: yes
Interface: USB 2
Cost: $ 300
One of the many recorders I have been recommending over the past few years is the Tascam DR-100. The DR-100 is a nice blend of professional features with a reasonable price point. Tascam has been active in replacing models. That being said, I will not be surprised if Tascam soon demotes the DR-100 replacing it with a new model. Presently, however, it is still a very powerful recorder for a great price.
The DR-100 is a sturdy, mid-level recorder with professional functionality. I love this recorder for its reliability (my center has about 10 of these and have not yet had one fail), ease of use, and professional quality preamps and recording. I highly recommend this recorder.