Certainly with the PCM-M10, "standby" refers to the mode when the record button
has been pressed, but not the play button. It's probably digitising sound then,
so I imagine the times are the same as for recording, and the manual lists a
battery life of 43 hours with alkalines for mp3 at 44.1kHz/64kbps. Surely much
longer when it's in what the manual calls sleep mode, but I can't find any
mention of how long.
On Behalf Of Mitch Hill
Sent: Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: Start time for Sony PCM-M10 with memory
On 9/7/2011 8:14 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
> Good point about it going to sleep. Has anyone ever checked how long this
> recorder's batteries last if it's not recording?
At the time I purchased the Olympus LS-11, I had narrowed my choices
down to either the Sony PCM-M10 and the LS-11 and at the time I had
copies of the manuals of each and did a feature for feature comparison.
As I recall, the LS-11 was rated for 23 hours in stand-by mode and the
PCM-M10 was rated for 24 hours in stand-by mode... I use Tenergy high
capacity NiMH AA cells with the Tenergy 8 cell intelligent charger, and
I typically get several days use out of a set of 2500 ma Tenergy AA
batteries in the LS-11. However I rarely use it for more than 4 to 6
hours a day when using it in the field.
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