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Sony PCM-D50 Professional Portable Stereo Digital Audio Recorder

B&H # SOPCMD50 Mfr # PCM-D50
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Product Highlights
  • 24-bit/96kHz Recording
  • Internal 4GB Memory
  • Memory Stick Pro Expansion
  • Onboard Microphones
  • Uses 4 AA Batteries
  • USB Connector

The PCM-D50 continues the Sony tradition of offering high-quality and affordable solutions for portable field recording. This compact recorder offers 24-bit/96kHz stereo WAV recording to a built-in 4GB flash drive, with a Memory Stick Pro HG Duo card slot for added capacity. Perfect for location sound recordists, journalists, musicians, and more, the PCM-D50 has a sturdy and lightweight aluminum housing designed to withstand the trials of professional use.

The recorder is fitted with stereo microphones that can be positioned in an X/Y or wide pattern, and operates on four standard AA batteries for up to 14 hours of operation at 16-bit/44.1kHz recording. Recording features include five seconds of pre-record, Dual Digital Limiting to prevent distortion, and more. Playback functions include digital pitch control, A/B repeat, and more. It's easy to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC with simple drag-and-drop file transfer via a high-speed USB connection.

Compact two-channel professional audio recorder
Records high-quality WAV files at up to 24-bit/96kHz for better-than-DAT sound
Records to a 4GB internal flash drive, or to Memory Stick Pro HG Duo cards for additional storage
Two re-positionable mics built-in
Operates on four standard AA batteries
Dual Digital Limiter feature to minimize distortion
Pre-record buffer records up to five seconds of audio before you hit the record button
Super Bit Mapping technology for a wide dynamic range
MP3 playback function
Digital Pitch Control allows you to slow playback down without affecting the pitch
A/B repeat playback
Drag-and-drop file transfer to Mac or PC via high-speed USB
Lightweight and durable aluminum construction
Type Portable 2-Channel Flash Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods WAV Files to 4GB Built-In Flash Memory or to Memory Stick Pro (High Speed) Duo/Memory Stick Pro HG Duo
Recording Bit Rate 16 or 24-bit
Sampling Frequency 22.05/44.1/48/96kHz
Number of Channels 2
Frequency Response 20Hz - 40kHz (0 to -2dB @ 96kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 93dB or Greater @ 24-bit
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.01% or Lower (1kHz, 22kHz, LPF)
Inputs 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini Mic Input
1 x Line Input (OPT)
1 x Optical Digital Input (OPT)
Outputs 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Output
1 x Line Output (OPT)
1 x Optical Digital Output (OPT)
1 x High-Speed USB Port
Power 4 x AA Batteries or AC Power Adapter
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 6.1 x 1.3" (74 x 155 x 33mm) (Not Including Projecting Parts and Controls)
Weight 12.9 oz (366g) (Including Batteries)
Sony PCM-D50 Professional Portable Stereo Digital Audio Recorder
  • AC Adapter
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • Sound Forge Audio Software CD-ROM
  • USB Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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