Summary: it is really difficult to read the display - and I am not using any glasses! and it did not say that it does not have any back light. the manipulation is really difficult without that light if there is a question about concerts and so on which is this voice recorder especially recomended for!
Summary: This device needs a larger screen with bigger fonts Its other real weakness is that it has a very small speaker which is a surprise being from panasonic who usually have very good speakers on their audio recorders.
Summary: The only reason I give this 4 stars, and not 5 is because the display is a little too small for my antiquated vision, and the onboard built-in speaker volume is limited. However, I don't consider these aspects to be design flaws, since if you want a small IC recorder, there have to be some compromises. This is an otherwise excellent product, captures the moment with speech or music, perfectly, and boasts stunning sound quality, when monitoring using decent headphones.
Summary: Although this unit appears to have been discontinued, you will probably find it at a lot of sellers. It's very small--much too small! I've been a huge Panasonic fan in the past for their quality, but this unit does not live up to the company's reputation. The audio, PCM, is, of course, outstanding. I only use it for voice, so that's not really even a consideration. The display is hard to read; since it's unlit, it's really hard to read!
Summary: This recording device does a passable job, but is disappointingly lightweight and not user friendly. The unit is very small and a large hand would have great difficulty manipulating the tiny controls. The led is miniscule. It doesn't look like it's built to withstand the test of time. The manual is microscopic and should come with a magnifying glass. An ipod it ain't.
Summary: It's small, really really small, and not the good kind of small; it's the cheap, "will break in your hands if you squeeze tight enough" small. Even after adjusting several settings, the sound quality is TERRIBLE. Went with Sony instead and am very happy with their product. Avoid this one at all cost.
Summary: Although discontiuned, you can still find this GEM at various retailers. At the time I write this review, there are 9 left at Amazon. When this product was first introduced a few years back it was priced at $349.95, which was arguably a bargain. At $65 bucks, it's the deal of year! I don' think of it as a "digital voice recorder" per se; it's a HIGH QUALITY AUDIO RECORDER.
Summary: The recorder is amazingly light, even with batteries in it, but it does seem to be good quality so far. Obviously lots of features that will require some reading to figure out, but basic operation is intuitive - no need for a manual to get a recording.