Date: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:30 am ((PST))
I also have a D50 and have been tempted by the D100 but have heard about qu=
ite a few users having various problems with them, resulting in quite a few=
machines going back to Sony for replacement. Sounds like once you get a de=
cent one, they are good, but beware of possible teething issues.
If PIP mics are your main use, the D100 might be overkill for the price vs =
potential improvements over D50 (assuming you can find a second hand one to=
I have seen D50=92s go really cheap on ebay, so there are definite bargains=
to be had=85.but they are becoming more rare now, and I guess there is a d=
anger it might die like yours has=85
What happened to your D50 that killed it then?
Sent: 09 November 2015 15:23
Subject: [Nature Recordists] Re: Recorder advise for Recorders with PIP mic=
The Sony PCM-D100 is an excellent choice, I tend to use mine more than some=
of my other recorders, due to its portability and recording capability; wi=
thout the need for additional cabling, connectors, adapters, batteries, tri=
pods, or even external microphones. There will always of course be occasion=
s where a different recorder with specialist external microphones would be =
a better choice (and +$$$$), but if you want a good all-round standalone un=
it with excellent recording quality on a reasonable but limited budget, the=
n the PCM-D100 is the recommended choice.
A good argument to convince the Wife, is that the D100 is a replacement uni=
t, is of much better quality, and will last for several years ;-)
All the best
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