Entirely true--but the user interface on the R16/R24 isn't always the easiest to use and some of the facilities are a bit lmited. You may find it more convenient to use the Zoom for quick and basic but transfer into a DAW when you want to get a bit more complex. Since Reaper is free to try and cheap to buy, it may be worth just experimenting with the different capabilities of each.
Originally Posted by Mickster
The pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The optimist sees it as half full. The realist just drains the darn thing and gets a refill!