Quote neil.a . a.lien:
I've used zoom ones in the past but have that general snobbishness about zoom most people have!
Rise above the snobbishness, I say! The H4N is actually a very good tool, and capable of professional results in the right context - though your stated budget will struggle to pull one in.
This subject comes up often, so try a couple of forum searches. For example there's THIS new thread about much the same subject.
An Eagle for an Emperor, A Kestrel for a Knave.