Summary: No blank media to purchase, uses internal micro-sd card (4GB included) and USB cord allows for simple dropping and dragging of files. Recorder goes forever on 2 AA batteries. Has a bass roll off setting with 3 options to eliminate distortion while maximizing the audio spectrum. Save files as WAV or MP3 adjust the specs to accommodate for file size. Line/mic in for external mic or line level output.
Summary: I have a side videography business (outdoor weddings, dance recitals, etc) and I bought this specifically for a dance recital to put on stage to capture tap dancing and some acting scenes where the actors weren't mic'd. It worked great! Very low noise, everything was clear and picked up the tap dancing and actors with no problem. After editing the acting scenes (which had 1 person with a mic), you could barely tell the difference between the 2.
Summary: I bought this Digital recorder because of my budget. The price was great and I was very impressed with recording quality. All the controls were easy to use and very helpful to have them right at your finger tips. Its an exellent starter recorder to get your gear up and going while you are on a budget. The recording time is great for two double AAs. 100% difference in Audio quality compared to recording straight off your built in camera mic.
Summary: This is my first digital recorder, but with about 20 minutes reading the instructions, I was able to figure out all the settings, learn how to set my custom levels, and even used it for a paid job a week later. It plugs in fine to a sound board and gets great quality. The only thing I've had trouble with is getting the speakers to work, but I'm sure it's just user error and I haven't really needed it so haven't spent the time to figure out how to adjust the setting.
Summary: This made a clear recording of a wedding ceremony. The buttons are easy to navigate, and it's easy to up the levels before you record. Connecting it to a computer to pull the files off is easy as well. It was automatically detected as a USB drive on a Mac.
Summary: I really like this recorder for tracking my instrument playing progress. Easy to use. The only draw back is the volume is very low. I think some one should be able listen to a recorder without earphones. Not the case here. Not enough volume!