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Sony ICD-SX712 Digital Voice Recorder

B&H # SOICDSX712 Mfr # ICDSX712
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Product Highlights
  • Record In Linear PCM & Multi-MP3 Formats
  • Internal 2GB Memory w/ microSD Expansion
  • Omni-Directional S-Microphone System
  • Voice Operated Recording (VOR)
  • Backlit LCD 6-Line Display
  • Voice E-Mail Function
  • Noise & Low-Cut for Enhanced Recordings
  • 3.5mm Headphone Out & Microphone Input
  • Includes Sound Organizer Software CD-ROM
  • Windows & Mac OS Compatible

Stay organized and entertained with the Sony ICD-SX712 Digital Voice Recorder. It has a built-in 2GB memory with an SD card slot, which affords an additional 16GB of storage capacity for lectures, notes, music, meetings or any other audio you may want to record. The maximum recording time afforded by the internal memory is 500+ hrs, but a 16GB microSD card can expand the ICD-SX712's maximum recording time upwards of 4000+ hrs.

The ICD-SX712 features both Linear PCM and MP3 recording formats. You can choose from several different MP3 recording rates, depending on the quality you desire for each particular recording session. The built-in stereo microphone is omni-directional and features the S-Microphone System, which allows for increased sensitivity when needed and more natural stereo audio reproduction. The microphone also features Hi/Med/Lo gain settings, as well as Voice Operated Recording (VOR).

Making recording and playback more convenient, the ICD-SX712 is equipped with an LCD-backlit display, multiple language displays and record date, time and elapsed time displays as well. It has an LED operational indicator and can be set in various modes such as Continuous Play, Easy Search and Noise-Cut during record and playback. It also features Direct Record to Play, Erase, Move File, Protect, Play/Stop, Record/Pause Scene Select, Low-Cut and Track Mark functions as well.

As an added luxury, the ICD-SX712 boasts the Sound Organizer PC software. It also features a USB port, 3.5mm stereo mic input and 3.5mm stereo headphone output. The ICD-SX712 has an integrated speaker for listening back to recordings out loud when privacy is not a concern. It comes with two AAA batteries that can last up to 25 hrs. The device is USB charge capable and the recorder can fit easily in your pocket or purse and is barely noticeable in your hand, weighing a scant 2.4 oz.

High-Quality Recording
For enhanced recording quality, the ICD-SX712 features an uncompressed Linear PCM recording format, Low Cut & Noise Cut features to cut-out distracting background noise during recordings and the S-Microphone Recording System. The S-Mic function is highly sensitive in quieter settings or when recording from a distance. It also uses omni-directional microphones for more natural stereo audio reproduction
LCD Display & Ease of Use
Greatly easing the recording process is the VOR feature, which facilitates voice operated recording. The ICD-SX712 is also equipped with a large LCD viewing screen that displays six lines of data for quickly identifying files, folders and functional settings. There is a set of intuitive Cross Keys as well (similar to a mobile phone interface), which allows you to adjust several functions and quickly navigate the LCD menu displays.
Focused Recording & Playback Features
The ICD-SX712 allows users to set optimum recording conditions with features like Scene Select and place track marks (like bookmarks) on recordings during a session or during playback. Users can control playback speed up to 2x faster, while keeping the pitch the same with a variable playback speed feature. Plus A to B locations can be set for quick fast-forward, rewind and repeat between the set points on a recording
Enhanced Performance
The ICD-SX712 offers 500+ hrs of maximum recording time, which can be enhanced to 4000+ hrs through the use of a 16GB microSD card. When recording for lengthy periods of time, the dual AAA batteries are designed to last an impressive 25 hrs
Type Digital
Mode Stereo
Recording Format PCM (WAV)
Bit-Rate 8 Kbps - 320 Kbps
6 -bit - 48 -bit
Sample Rate 11 kHz - 48 kHz
Recording Time PCM Stereo: 3.2 Hours
SHQ Stereo: 6.5 Hours
HQ Stereo: 13.3 Hours
SP Stereo: 23.5 Hours
LP Stereo: 35.5 Hours
SP Mono: 281.3 Hours
LP Mono: 750.25 Hours 1
Please Note:

Over 4000 hours with 16GB microSD card

One-Click Recording No
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Pickup Pattern Not Specified By Manufacturer
Frequency Response 40 Hz - 20 kHz 2
Please Note:

PCM mode

Speaker Yes
Display Size/Type LCD Backlit
Equalizer Settings Not Specified By Manufacturer
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume
Battery Type 2 x AAA 3
Please Note:

Alkaline or NiMH. NiMH chargeable via USB

Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 25 Hours
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2GB
Compatible Memory Cards Micro SD 4
Please Note:

And M2 cards

Connectors 1/8" mini Female In
1/8" mini Female Out
USB USB 2.0 (Mini-B)
System Requirements Windows  
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.25 x 5.4 x .6" (31.75 x 137.16 x 15.24 mm)
Weight 2.4 oz (68 g)
Sony ICD-SX712 Digital Voice Recorder
  • USB Connecting Cable
  • 2 x LR03 AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • Battery Case
  • Stereo Headphones
  • Stand
  • Windscreen
  • Cradle
  • Application Software - Sound Organizer (CD-ROM)
  • Soft Carrying Pouch
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Cases & Straps

    Pearstone -  Onyx 260 Camera Pouch (5.6 x 2.8 x 2", Black)
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    Batteries & Power

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    Duracell -  AAA 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2-Pack)
    • You Pay: $1.95
    Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh)
    • You Pay: $16.95
    Kingston -  16GB microSDHC Memory Card Class 10 with SD Adapter
    • You Pay: $8.60


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    Cables & Adapters

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    Pearstone -  USB 2.0 Type A Male to Type A Female Extension Cable (10')
    • You Pay: $3.99
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