Summary: I just bought ICD-SX68 recorder, and these are my thought about it: The metal shell is paper thin. Since it has textured surface, if you touch the recorder while it is recording, it will result in loud popping sounds. The battery cover is made out of plastic. Very poor design. While recording, there is a lot of white noise( I tried recording in highest quality mode). It is hard to use buttons since they are on the side and hard to see.