Sony Readies PCM-D50 Digital Recorder
Sony is set to release the new PCM-D50 Digital Recorder this weekend. The D50 is a powerful, compact version of Sony’s flagship PCM-D1 Digital Field Recorder, and offers 24 bit / 96 kHz recording, two-position Electret Condenser Stereo Microphones, and PC/MAC file transfer via USB 2.0, at only 1/3rd the cost of its big brother.
The PCM-D50 lets Sony address the entry-level digital recorder market that’s currently being dominated by M-Audio’s MicroTrack II and Zoom’s H4. Considering the feature set, robust build quality, high-res audio, and extremely attractive price, Sony’s D50 means business.
â€¢ 24 bit / 96 kHz recording in standard .WAV file format
â€¢ 4 GB Built-in Memory â€“ records up to 6 hours @ 44.1 â€“ 16 bit
â€¢ Two-Position Electret Condenser Microphones x-Y and Wide-Stereo Polar Patterns
â€¢ LCD Digital Peak Metering
â€¢ Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Slot
â€¢ MP3 Playback
â€¢ Digital Pitch Control
â€¢ SPDIF Digital Input and Output
â€¢ PC/MAC Compatible â€“ File Transfer via High Speed USB
â€¢ 5 second pre-recording buffer
â€¢ RM-PCM1 Remote Commander: $46.95
â€¢ VCT-PCM1 Tripod Stand: $69.95
â€¢ AD-PCM1 Wind Screen: $49.95
â€¢ CKL-PCMD50 Leather Carrying Case: $59.95
â€¢ XLR-1 Microphone Adapter: $499.95
The Sony PCM-D50 Digital Recorder will be available sometime in November for $599.00. Sony will officially launch the PCM-D50 this week. In the meantime, you can check the Sony Professional Website for more information on the Sony PCM-D50 Digital Recorder.