Note: this post is from 2007, outbound links may be broken.
Field recorders announced: Sony PCM-D50 and Marantz PMD620
Sony PCM-D50 features
- 24 bit / 96 kHz recording in standard .WAV file format
- 4 GB Built-in Memory – records up to 6 hours @ 44.1 – 16 bit
- Two-Position Electret Condenser Microphones x-Y and Wide-Stereo Polar Patterns
- LCD Digital Peak Metering
- Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Slot
- MP3 Playback
- Digital Pitch Control
- SPDIF Digital Input and Output
- PC/MAC Compatible – File Transfer via High Speed USB
- 5 second pre-recording buffer
The Sony PCM-D50 Digital Recorder will cost $599.00 and should be available in November. It will officially be launched this week. More information here.
Marantz Professional has introduced the PMD620, a new digital audio recorder designed with podcasters in mind.
Marantz PMD620 looks lovely! (photo by Josh Bancroft)
The PMD620 is a prosumer-level device, featuring a pocket-size form factor, an easy-to-use interface, and built-in stereo mics and speaker.
- Two high-quality omnidirectional condenser mics
- 1/8″ input for connecting external microphones
- +5v phantom power for electret condensers
- 16- or 24-bit resolution audio recording [mono or stereo] direct to SD flash memory
- WAV or MP3 file format
- OLED display
The PMD620 uses 2 x AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries for up to 5 hours of operation. It will cost $399 USD and should be released in November 2007.
Looks like serious competition for the M-Audio MicroTrack II and Zoom H4/H2 models.