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sony recorders
Sony ICD-MX20 [hide]
Sony ICD-SX25 [hide]
Sony ICD-BM1 [hide]
Sony ICD-P210 [hide]
Sony ICD-CX50 [hide]
olympus recorders
Olympus DM-10 [hide]
Olympus DM-20 [hide]
Olympus DS-660 [hide]
Olympus DS-2 [hide]
Olympus DS-2200 [hide]
Olympus DS-2300 [hide]
Olympus DS-3300 [hide]
Olympus DS-4000 [hide]
philips recorders
Philips DPM-9350 [hide]
Philips DPM-9450 [hide]
Specifications
PRICE:
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Recording Format:
Recording Modes:
Recording Times:
PC Connectivity:
Folders/Messages:
Sampling Rate:
Removable Media:
Media Included:
CONTROLS/FUNCTIONS
Overwrite Feature:
Pause / Record:
Mic. Sensitivity Options:
Move Messages:
Voice Activation Mode:
Playback Speed Control:
Priority Features:
Alarm Features:
JACKS
USB:
Microphone:
Ear:
UNIQUE FEATURES:
WEIGHT:
DIMENSIONS:
COLOR:
Dragon NaturallySpeaking® Rating:
Sony MX20 Digital Recorder
Sony ICD-MX20
$249.95
 
.msv
4 modes ST; STLP; SP; LP
ST 1h 25m*; STLP 2h 45m*; SP 4h 20m*; LP 11h 45m* *w/ 32MB Flash Media
USB 2.0 Compatible
300/99
ST 44.1 kHz; STLP 44.1 kHz; SP 16 kHz; LP 8Hz
Yes, Memory Stick Pro Duo
32MB Flash Media
 
Yes
Yes
Yes, 2 modes High/Low
Yes
Yes, Voice Operated Recording
Yes, Digital Pitch Control -50% to +100%
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
Hybrid Media
Built-in Stereo & Directional Mic
3.39oz (96g)
1.18” x 4.23” x 0.67” (36.6 x 107.5 x 16.9mm)
Silver w/ Black
5 Stars
sony icdsx25 digital recorder
Sony ICD-SX25
$149.95
 
.msv
4 modes ST; STLP; SP; LP
ST 1h 25m; STLP 2h 45m; SP 3h 20m; LP 11h 35m
USB
3/99
ST 44.1kHz; STLP 44.1kHz; SP 16kHz; LP 8kHz
Not available
32MB Integrated Flash Memory
 
No
Yes
Yes; 2 modes High/Low
Yes
Yes; Voice Operated Recording
Yes, Digital Pitch Control -50% to +100%
No
Yes
 
Yes
No
Yes, 3.5mm
Upload MP3 files
2.26oz (64g)
1.10" x 4.72" x 0.54 (28.0 x 120.0 x 13.8mm)
Silver
5 / 5 Stars
sony bm1
Sony ICD-BM1
$299.99
 
.msv
3 modes ST; LP; SP
ST 42m*; SP 2h 16m*; LP 5h 47m* *w/16MB Memory Stick
USB
340/99
ST 44.1 kHz; SP 16 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Yes, Memory Sticks
16MB Memory Stick
 
Yes
Yes
Yes, 2 modes Conference/Dictation
Yes
Yes; Voice Operated Recording
Yes, Digital Pitch Control -50% to +100%
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
Slide Switch Control Operation
3.5oz (180g)
1 3/4" x 4 15/16" x 3/4" (44 x 124 x 19mm)
Black
5 Stars
Sony P210 Digital Recorder
Sony ICD-P210
$89.99
 
.msv
3 modes HQ; SP; LP
HQ 3h 35m; SP 9h 40m; LP 15h 45m
USB
4/99
HQ 16 kHz; SP 16 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Not available
32MB Integrated Flash Memory
 
Yes
Yes
Yes, 2 modes High/Low
No
Yes; Voice Operated Recording
Yes, Digital Pitch Control -50% to +100%
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
None
2.1oz (60g)
1.18" x 4.40" x 0.63" (30.0 x 103.5 x 16mm)
Black
2 Stars
sony icd cx50 digital recorder
Sony ICD-CX50
$449.00
 
.msv
4 modes STLP; ST; SP; LP
ST 11h 30m; STLP 22h 5m; SP 33h; LP 93h 30m
USB 2.0
5/99 initially
ST 44.1 kHz; STLP 44.1 kHz; SP 16 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Not available
256 MB Flash Memories
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5
1.2 Megapixel Effective Camera w/ 4x Digital zoom
Rechargeable batteries
1.2 inch Color LCD
3.49oz (99g)
1.8" x 4.38" x 0.93" (45.8 x 111.2 x 23.5mm)
Silver
5 stars
olympus dm-10
Olympus DM-10
$189.99
 
.dss/.wma
4 modes SHQ; HQ; SP; LP
SHQ 2h 10m; HQ 4h 20m; SP 10h 25m; LP 22h 20m
USB
5/199
SHQ 44.1 kHz; HQ 44.1 kHz; SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Not available
64MB Integrated Flash Memory
 
No
Yes
Yes 2 modes Conference/Dictation
No
Yes, Variable Control Voice Actuator
No
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
MP3 Player
85g
4.3" x 1.6" x 0.6"
Black
No Rating Available
olympus dm-20 digital recorder
Olympus DM-20
$279.99
 
.dss/.wma
4 modes SHQ; HQ; SP; LP
SHQ 4h 20m; HQ 8h 45m; SP 20h 55m; LP 44h 45m
USB
5/199
SHQ 44.1 kHz; HQ 44.1 kHz; SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Not available
128MB Integrated Flash Memory
 
No
Yes
Yes, 2 modes Conference/Dictation
No
Yes, Variable Control Voice Actuator
No
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
MP3 Player
85g
109.5 x 39.5 x 15mm
Silver
No Rating Available
olympus ds-660
Olympus DS-660
$249.00
 
.dss
2 modes SP; LP
SP 5h 10m; LP 11h
USB
5/199
SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Not available
32MB Integrated Flash Memory
 
No
Yes
Yes, 2 modes Conference/Dictation
No
Yes, Variable Control Voice Actuator
Yes, -25% to +50%
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
None
75g
108 x 41.5 x 22mm
Silver/Gray
No Rating Available
olympus ds-2 digital recorder
Olympus DS-2
$149.99
 
.dss/.wma
5 modes SHQ; HQ; SSP; SP; LP
SHQ 1h 5m; HQ 4h 20m: SSP 2h 10m; SP 10h 25m; LP 22h 20m
USB
5/199
SHQ 44.1 kHz; HQ 44.1 kHz; SSP 44.1 kHz; SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Not available
64MB Integrated Flash Memory
 
No
Yes
Yes, 2 modes Conference/Dictation
No
Yes, Variable Control Voice Actuator
Yes, 8 fast modes, 4 slow modes
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
USB Docking Station
80g
122 x 37.5 x 17.5mm
Silver
5 Stars, but you must set the Dictation Source to OL-DS2
olympus ds-2200 digital recorder
Olympus DS-2200
$289.99
 
.dss/.wma
4 modes SHQ; HQ; SP; LP
SHQ 4h 20m; HQ 8h 45m; SP 20h 55m; LP 44h 45m
USB
5/199
SHQ 44.1 kHz; HQ 44.1 kHz; SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
x-D Picture Card
128MB
 
No
Yes
Yes, 2 modes Conference/Dictation
No
Yes, Variable Control Voice Actuator
No
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
Comes with ME515 Stereo Microphone
Included Remote Control
85g
4.3" x 1.6" x 0.6"
Silver
No Rating Available
olympus ds-2300
Olympus DS-2300
$299.99
 
.dss
2 modes SP; LP
SP 2h 30m; LP 5h 30m
USB
5/199
SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
x-D Picture Card
16MB xD Picture Card
 
No
Yes
Yes, 2 modes Conference/Dictation
No
Yes, Variable Control Voice Actuator
No
No
No
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
None
103g
110.2 x 50.0 x 16.9mm
Silver/Black
No Rating Available
olympus ds-3300 digital recorder
Olympus DS-3300
$349.99
 
.dss
2 modes SP; LP
SP 5h 13m; LP 11h
USB
7/199
SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Yes, xD Picture Card
32MB xD Picture Card
 
Yes
Yes
Yes, 2 modes Conference/Dictation
No
Yes, Variable Control Voice Actuator
No
Yes, 2 modes High/Low
No
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
Programmable button
Author ID
Rechargeable batteries
101g
110.2 x 50.0 x 17.2mm
Silver
No Rating Available
Olympus DS4000
Olympus DS-4000
$449.99
 
.dss
2 modes SP; LP
SP 5h 10m; LP 11h 5m
USB
7/199
SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Yes, XD Picture card
32MB xD Picture card
 
Yes
Yes
Yes, 2 modes Conference/Dictation
No
Yes, Variable Control Voice Actuator
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
2 Programmable buttons
Author ID
Set Work type
103g
4.3" x 1.9" x 0.7"
Silver
No Rating Available
philips dpm 9350
Philips DPM-9350
$265
 
.dss
2 modes SP; LP
SP 2h 36m; LP 3h 54m
USB
1/199
SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Yes, Multi-Media card
16MB Multi Media card
 
Yes
Yes
Yes, 3 levels
No
Yes, Voice Command
No
Yes
No
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
Slide Switch Operated Recording
87g
127 x 51.5 x 16.2mm
Black w/ Silver
3 Stars
philips dpm-9450
Philips DPM-9450
$449.00
 
.dss
2 modes SP; LP
SP 2h 36m; LP 3h 54m
USB
1/199
SP 12 kHz; LP 8 kHz
Multi Media card
16MB Multi Media card
 
Yes
Yes
Yes, 3 levels
No
Yes, Voice command
No
Yes
No
 
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm
Yes, 3.5mm
Slide Switch Operated Recording
87g
127 x 51.5 x 16.2mm
Black
3 Stars