Topic: Using an audio recorder in damp conditions
I'm interested to know people's experience of using their sound recorders outdoors when it is raining. I recently left my Zoom H4 in the outer pocket of my camera bag when out in the rain recently. Conditions were typical of wet, muggy afternoon in a tropical country. I didn't do any recording that day. The unit was a little damp from being in the back pocket, but it never got wet. No rain fell on it. Due to the nature place I was staying in, I did not empty out my camera bag when I returned. That probably did not help things at all.
When I went to use the recorder about 20 hours later, one of the two built in microphones was not functioning. The next day it was at about 50% power, and 48 hours later it seemed to be back to normal. I did not expect this. Is this normal?