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RCA RP5050
7.0 out of 10

RCA RP5050

128MB digital voice recorder with camera. Up to 36 hours of Read more

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Reviews and Problems with RCA RP5050

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Overall 10
10

Great, inexpensive memory aid

D. McRae "onesillyme", Amazon
15 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

Harold Whaley "plcsupport", Amazon
25 January 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

You get what you pay for

Jonathan Purdy "Review for You", Amazon
29 November 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent for the price and basic recording needs

ATB / Molly Black, Amazon
12 November 2008
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

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).
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Overall 4
4.0

First Time Buyer

Michael W., Newegg
22 September 2008
  • Summary: Not happy with the reliability of this product. I am really a computer person, but still, the product should be more reliable. Just like a computer you rely on it to work, this product failed on me twice and both times I could do nothing to repair it myself.
  • Pros: Handy size and large easy to read display. Voice quality was O.K. , competitively priced with most other recorders I've seen.
  • Cons: I found the accessory microphone gave me noticably clearer tone then using the built in mic. This may be an inconvenience because most people use the built in mic, and don't want to attach the wired mic every time they have to record something.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Good Buy

Christopher C., Newegg
15 September 2008
  • Summary: Overall, this is a great product for the price. I use it to record college lectures and since I transfer them every day, I have not run out of room.
  • Pros: Voice Quality is good. Syncs up to the computer quickly and easily. It comes with a leather case, an external mic, rechargable batteries, and a USB dock. It is easy to use and easy to transfer files to a computer.
  • Cons: The batteries take a long time to recharge (about 6 hrs). I happen to have a battery charger that will charge them in about 2 hours, which is a big help. It is true that the batteries discharge when it is off, unless you put the HOLD function on. Then, there is no loss of power. Also, it doesnt s...
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Overall 6
6.0

Maybe worth it...but there's a better choice anyway

Anonymous, Newegg
8 September 2008
  • Summary: The camera's neat, but its not why I bought the thing. Now I'm thinking it will just drain the battery that much quicker if I use it. If you plan on having one of these with you all the time, try to find one with a rechargeable lithium battery, or at least something that lets you USE the device as...
  • Pros: For what it's advertised to do, this is the perfect James Bond starter kit. You can record conversations at dictation or conference distances, clip the unit and it's microphone extension anywhere you want (for usability or concealability), and even take pictures of your surroundings to support wh...
  • Cons: BUT...If what the user who gave this 1 star says is true, then I'll be returning the unit for TWO reasons. The first is that the battery life may in fact make this device essentially worthless to carry around "at-the-ready" to start recording if it's eating away its power even while it's "off." T...
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Overall 2
2.0

Eats batteries

Anonymous, Newegg
5 September 2008
  • Summary: This is my first Newegg review. I want people to learn from my mistake and save their money. Don't buy this. No really, don't. RCA should rename this product "Battery Discharger" because that is all it is good for.
  • Pros: Appeared to be a good alternative to my micro cassette recorder, and it looks good on Newegg.
  • Cons: This device drains the batteries to no charge within 24 hours even if the device is off. At first I thought the included batteries were faulty, but I've tested it with two different sets of NiMh batteries and one set of alkaline batteries, and each case, the batteries were drained within a day wi...
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Overall 10
10

RCA made it right this time.

Yu Z., Newegg
22 August 2008
  • Summary: Right after I bought it, newegg lowered the price again. I wish I had ordered it several days later. :-) No complains about newegg's excellent services!!!
  • Pros: Clear sound, easy to operate, build quality. Built-in camera is a really nice touch though I wish it were a mega-pixel camera. Decent battery life. Picking up sounds quite well with relatively low noise compared with my other two brand-name voice recorders. Tons of features packed in such a littl...
  • Cons: A little bit big in size. Camera could be better.
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