Thank for those who replied.
I got the D50 in 2009 and was used most weekends. From an earlier post
(see 30/8/2015) it appears to be an PCB/logicboard issue. It would
freeze on me and nothing worked even switching it off didn't work. When
recording, at times the record function didn't work, which would happen
a few times at the end. This meant slipping the batteries out and
starting again. At the end it wouldn't connect to the compter and had
difficulty playing selected tracks. When it did connect the files that
were transferred were corrupted.
The D100 is expensive and not available in Australia. In light getting
one with problems, I'm not experience international warranties.
It appears M10 is available in Australia and I know of an Olympus LS11.
Both of these I have a better chance negotiating with my wife.
I'm using Telinga EM-23's mics which if I understand right one of the
better PIP mics.
Still need time to have a good look at the above models.
On 11/11/2015 1:30 AM, 'Tim Bartlett'
> I also have a D50 and have been tempted by the D100 but have heard
> about quite 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 decent 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 buy)
> 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 danger 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 mics
> 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; without the need for additional cabling, connectors,
> adapters, batteries, tripods, or even external microphones. There will
> always of course be occasions where a different recorder with
> specialist external microphones would be a better choice (and +$$$$),
> but if you want a good all-round standalone unit with excellent
> recording quality on a reasonable but limited budget, then the
> PCM-D100 is the recommended choice.
> A good argument to convince the Wife, is that the D100 is a
> replacement unit, is of much better quality, and will last for several
> years ;-)
> All the best
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