I have volunteered myself to record the sound for a short documentary a friend of mine is making. My (limited) experience in sound is mostly in the post-production side of things so I don't own any suitable hardware. I also don't have very much money to invest right now, not enough to buy a microphone and a recorder unfortunately.
I was considering using my iPhone with either the Blue Mikey (approx. £80) or the Rode ixy (£150). I have concerns about using them with an iPhone 5 adapter although having such an incredibly portable field recorder would be awesome. Being able to FTP the files straight from my phone would be nice too.
The other option is a used Zoom H4N. This would involve a little more expense (£200 or so) and a loss of a little portability but would at least give me the option of using a different mic if I came into some money/ could borrow one or a pair. I also get the impression that it would be significantly more robust.
How would the H4N built in mic compare with the ixy or Mikey? I realise this isn't pro gear, but will adequate results be attainable if care is taken in the placement, recording and editing?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YawI-CoPV0 this video suggests that there isn't too much difference between the quality of the ixy and H4N, has anyone else had experience of using both?