Rated 1 out of 5 by PAvis :Price is the key
This recorder is on the Sony US site for $119.99. On the Canadian site it is being sold for $199.99. Why the difference?.
March 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by soundbill Software Not Windows 8 Compatible
Small, reliable and I've been using it daily nonstop for 6 months. The extra memory slot puts it head & shoulders above the rest. Screening recordings to erase them is much harder than with other less expensive Sony pocket recorders I've had. The recording sensitivity is fantastic. The Sound Organizer makes it easy to plug in and download, but the Sound Organizer won't install on Windows 8! If you need small, this is the best choice, but the other Sony recorders are easier to work with.
December 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by kurobuta Bad points outweigh the good points
the small size is great.. you can keep it in your pocket for quick voice memos.. and the record/pause button on the front are in the perfect spot.
but there are too many bad points.. the display is too small and difficult to read.. (I have 20/20 vision, but still struggle to read the display). Too much information in too small of an area.
Lack of mic input is disappointing.
the buttons on the side for play back are way to small and the labels printed on the side are tiny/difficult to read. they need to move the side buttons to the front face to be useful.
i tried hard to like this, but after a month of heavy usage, I ended up going back to the olympus recorder.. not as stylish, but many times easier to use and functional..
nice try... but i would recommend waiting for their next version.. hopefully it will be better.
March 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harleychief The Best and Most Handy
The disadvantages that others mentioned I considered them not of a huge consideration. You can’t expect that a recorder of this size to have large buttons. The truth is that it works as expected. It is great for my needs. I have another model, such as the PX-312 (very good), but I love the convenience of being so slim.
August 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Morita Great for what it was designed to do!
Even though there is no mic input as mentioned by other reviewers its not needed.
Its a great little recorder in a great little package. I find it very handy and it fits in my pocket. Easy to use and picks up very well.
Another great product from Sony!
April 7, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by WIHBTO Beware before purchasing this model
The most basic function of a recorder is to be able to on the fly overwrite your dictation (like a cassette recorder). So while you are dictating, to be able to rewind, overwrite and continue dictating. YOU CANNOT DO THIS with this device. It requires multiple steps to go back through the menu to essentially divide the recording file, delete the remaining and then to create an entirely new file.
THIS SEEMS LIKE A SIMPLE FIRMWARE FIX, SONY PLEASE HELP!
July 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by TomInTexas Size is interesting but there's no mic/line input
While this product is not in the stores yet, I have seen one. I understand it does not have an external mic input or line input.
February 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by wlexxx NO - buttons on the edge, no inputs, fail
buttons need to be on the top!
no one can remember what they do on the edge!
also no inputs
what were you thinking?
July 26, 2012