Conclusion: The Sony ICD-AX412 falls short compared to some high-end models, but it earns high marks as a digital voice recorder for everyday use. Great battery life and a useful noise-canceling feature are key pluses among those who feel this recorder delivers impressive sound quality and function for a reasonable price. This voice recorder has been officially discontinued by Sony, but remains widely available at retail at the time of this report.
Pros: Good audio quality, Reliable and easy to use, Long battery life
Cons: MP3 is only audio format supported, No LED backlighting, Included software is not Mac-compatible