Summary: Husband uses this to make notes for himself and record other important info. Great product that we got at a great price. Not super fancy but more than adequate for our needs. Sturdy & a good size to carry.
Summary: I was looking for a portable podcast recorder, which this unit is not. It has USB rechargeable batteries, or can be used while being powered directly from a USB source, and records directly to MP3 format, which is what attracted me to the unit, but the record quality is far lower then my microphones, which had I thought would be the week point in my rig.
Summary: If you want a camera then this is not the one. It is only 0.6 Mp so that should speak for itself. The recorder has features that are not that easy to use but it does record well. For example, if you want to rewind your recording then you need to press stop and play. It will not rewind and play from where you are but rather plays from the beginning so now you have to fast forward. If it is a long recording get your finger ready to sit on that button for some time.
Summary: Very disappointed. Each time you turn on the recorder the volume drops to mid range and if you wish to record a message you must hold very close to your mouth and then you can only hear it if you hold it against your ear. If you turn the volume up and try to record then it picks up all the noise around you and you can not understand replay. I am very unhappy with my purchase. It did not live up to its description.
Summary: My daughter was struggling in her first year at college, so I purchased this RCA digital voice recorder so she could record her classes and take necessary photos in Chemistry, Biology and Calculus. The positive change was dramatic. The digital voice files are easy to download/play on your computer (or MP3 player) enabling the student to do class review and study for finals, and photos of lab experiments and Calculus problems worked out on the classroom chalkboard help to...
Summary: I purchased this for using during interviews so I could take a small photo to have next to the recording of the interviewee. So far it has been a pain to learn to use (it is NOT user friendly) but now that I've learned how to use it I have to admit that it does have a lot of good use in it and that is why it has three stars. Difficult to learn, but once you've learned to use it, you get your money's worth.
Poorly Designed - Very Cumbersome and User-hostile to Use
Randy Martens, Amazon
2 November 2008
Summary: I'm just a simple user of digital recorders - typically employing them to catch ideas, dictate verbal "to-do" lists, etc. And so I want a device that is QUICK and extremely EASY to use - like the RCA digital recorder model RP 50128 (which RCA no longer produces). But this device (RCA model RP 5050A) is not designed with quick and easy use in mind at all.
Summary: I did not get this device for the camera. At 0.3Mp, it is not as good as my Philips key019 at 2Mp (too bad they don't make those anymore). It came with it, so I have it Picture seems ok. Probably comparable to some phones. It seems to offer all the settings that one may want for a voice recorder: Quality control (3 settings), mic sensitivity (conf, dictation) and AVR with AVR level setting.