Summary: I give weekly lectures that need to be recorded. In the past, the facility that hosts our group has done the recording for us through their AV equipment. That was great, but we caused them extra work and we were at their mercy. We decided to try this product. The quality is the same as a recording made through the AV equipment - with the recorder a foot away. It holds a crazy amount of recordings. And it is very easy to transfer to my computer.
Summary: I am one of those not very techie people, so I buy things for their easy to use and basic useability. I just wanted to record notes and play them back later. This was easy to figure out and use. maybe some day I will be into using more complex features, but not for now.
Summary: I bought this for a lecture class (because I heard my professor was LONG WINDED) and it fits the bill. Easy to use, playback is nice and clear. I do recommend buying some decent batteries because the one that came with it blows and maybe a memory card (can't be too careful). It shipped pretty quickly and I have no complaints!
Summary: Great recorder! Look no further! I love all the controls and all the settings. The only downside is that there is some noise while recording from holding the recorder next to the mics. I use a lapel mic so this isn't an issue.
Summary: cannot buy a charger because they are no longer made, unless you want to purchase from the sony off sites like Africa, india austrailia, what a joke. rechargeable batteries are even harder to find. Very disappointed in sony and amazon. What a wasted morning researching this product. Now I have to drive to the city so I have one to use in the next 48 hours.
This should have been described as DISCONTINUED MODEL
12 August 2013
Summary: The machine works fine - somewhat. I am unable to connect it to the PC using USB. After destroying the packaging to get the item out, fussing with trying to connect it, I contacted Sony only to be told this model is discontinued. I ordered the current model directly from Sony. If you just want to use this to record and playback without USB connection to your PC, it is fine. The recording sounds best if you use headphones for the playback.
Great for Dragon Premium Naturally Speaking voice recognition transcriptions
Mr. M., Amazon
23 July 2013
Summary: It works very well for transcriptions- very accurate- with the Premium version of Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software. (It does not work with the Home version of the Dragon software). What I consider to be one of its best features, is also its worst feature. It is small; so it can be toted around in a pocket or small case easily. It can be used inconspicuously.