Summary: Get the Sony ICD-AX412 Digital Flash Memory Voice Recorder. This Panasonic will not work with XP and you have to convert every file that it makes which add a couple of steps in the make mp3 process.
Summary: If you happen to loose the software CD, this becomes a very expensive paperweight. Panasonic won't provide anything but "updates" to the software (no driver even!) at their website or when "chatting" with a support representative. They are sincerely sorry for the "inconvenience" this causes (making the device useless). Buy from a company that cares about its customers.
Summary: I got this recorder as a replacement for a Panasonic recorder that was about 9 years old. I was very satisfied with my last recorder. This recorder is also very good, but there are a few problems. This recorder has an excellent capacity to get a strong hold on the voice within the classroom. The playback is good, the recording time leaves nothing more to want (on the highest quality I've never gotten close to filling it up). The battery consumption is satisfactory.
Summary: As a digital voice recorder, this works fine. With respect to its touted ability to transcribe recorded voices into text, give this one a wide berth. As others have mentioned, the software is incredibly complex and the documentation is flimsy at best. After an exceedingly frustrating (and lengthy) attempt to train the PC software, the results were abysmal.
Summary: This is a great product for recording notes and has many useful features. It is light and easy to use. I like the option of having a built-in zoom microphone. I also have the Olympus equivalent which is more expensive but has benefits such as built-in USB connector (ie no need to carry a cable) and also stereo recording and MP3 playback.
Summary: The sound quality is not good. The scroll dial is not easy to deal with. The volume function is very touchy. It is located in the center dial and it's also used to "stop". It's almost like a "joystick", so if you are not careful, you are constantly turning unit on and off instead of lowering or raising the volume.
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