New York, NY (November 6, 2007)--Sony's new PCM-D50 digital recorder is the follow-up model to the company's PCM-D1, offering 96 kHz/24-bit recording, 2-position electret condenser stereo microphones, PC/MAC file transfer via high-speed USB interface, and other features. The handheld linear recorder weighs in at a third the cost of its big brother, and is targeted for recording artists, producers, moviemakers, broadcasters and professional journalists.
"This new cost-effective model combines many of the same features and functions as the PCM-D1 in a well-built, compact package, and offers an assortment of optional accessories that enhance its flexibility," said Paul Foschino, senior manager for professional audio in Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Production Systems Division. "It is ideal for performers, journalists or broadcasters requiring superb sound from a reliable, sturdy handheld recorder. It can also be used in education, house of worship, legal and corporate applications. And for audio purists concerned with its music-recording potential, its 96K/24-bit capability combined with a very sophisticated limiter and an excellent mic pre will provide the level of performance they expect."
Other features of the PCM-D50 include 4 GB of built-in memory (records up to six hours at 44.1, 16-bit), wide, stereo polar patterns, LCD digital peak metering, memory stick Pro-HG Duo slot, MP3 playback, digital pitch control, S/PDIF digital input and output, and a 5-second pre-recording buffer.
The unit is planned to be available starting this month for a suggested retail price of $599.