Sony ICD-PX470 Digital Voice Recorder with USB

BH #SOICDPX470 • MFR #ICD-PX470
Sony ICD-PX470 Digital Voice Recorder with USB
Key Features
  • Record in Linear PCM (WAV) & MP3 Formats
  • Internal 4GB Memory & microSD Expansion
  • Onboard Stereo S-Microphone System
  • Up to 1,073 Hours of Recording Time
The ICD-PX470 from Sony is a digital voice recorder with a built-in USB connection. It records in both linear PCM and MP3 formats and is suitable for capturing lectures, meetings, notes, and even live music. It requires no cable to communicate with your computer; simply plug the unit into an available USB port on your computer to move files back and forth.
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Sony PX470 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2USB-Direct Connection for Quick File Transfer
  • 3Expand Your Memory with the microSD Card Slot
  • 4Calendar Search Finds the Right File Quickly
  • 5Low-Cut Filter Eliminates Unwanted Noise
  • 6Transcription Playback Helps You Review Recordings
  • 7S-Microphone System Captures Distant or Quiet Sounds
  • 8Record and Listen in Linear PCM or MP3 Formats
  • 9Auto Voice Recording Reduces Background Noise
  • 10Adjustable Microphone Range for Clearer Voices
  • 11Long Battery Life for Extended Recording

The ICD-PX470 from Sony is a digital voice recorder with a built-in USB connection. It records in both linear PCM and MP3 formats and is suitable for capturing lectures, meetings, notes, and even live music. It requires no cable to communicate with your computer; simply plug the unit into an available USB port on your computer to move files back and forth.

The unit provides 4GB of built-in memory, but this is expandable via the microSD card slot. A calendar-search function renders finding your files a straightforward task. The audio quality of recording is served by a low-cut filter for eliminating extraneous noise and rumble, as well as Auto Voice Recording mode, an S-microphone system, and adjustable options for capturing stereo or mono sources at close range and at a distance. The two included AAA batteries enables the unit to last for up to 55 continuous hours. Sound Organizer software for Windows is also included.

USB-Direct Connection for Quick File Transfer
Transferring files to or from your computer is made conveniently possible with a USB-direct connection. Just plug the ICD-PX470 straight into a free USB port—no USB cable needed.
Expand Your Memory with the microSD Card Slot
The ICD-PX470 comes with 4GB of built-in memory, which gives you a max recording time of 59 hours and 35 minutes when recording stereo MP3s at 128 kbps. However, you can expand memory capacity with a microSD card for up to 32GB of additional memory, equivalent to over 536 hours of recording time (MP3 at 128 kbps).
Calendar Search Finds the Right File Quickly
Recordings are marked by date, so you can find which ones were made on a specific day. Bring up the calendar to browse through days and find the recording you're looking for.
Low-Cut Filter Eliminates Unwanted Noise
Filter out low-frequency background noises by engaging the low-cut filter. Sources of unwanted noise such as projectors, traffic, or wind can be filtered out of your recording, making voices clearer in the process.
Transcription Playback Helps You Review Recordings
Getting conversations down on paper is facilitated with the unit's transcription playback mode. Fast-forward and rewind through the track, or create cue points that help you find your place quickly. Digital Pitch Control even lets you slow down the playback speed so you can listen more closely to what's being said.
S-Microphone System Captures Distant or Quiet Sounds
You can record faint audio sources without capturing excessive background noise, thanks to the high-sensitivity, low-noise S-microphone.
Record and Listen in Linear PCM or MP3 Formats
Choose from two popular file formats when you record. Linear PCM files are larger but capture more detail, and thus, are suitable for recording music. MP3 files require less memory, making them more appropriate for recording long lectures or meetings. The ICD-PX470 will also play back MP3 and PCM files, so you can listen to your favorite songs in music-player mode.
Auto Voice Recording Reduces Background Noise
Want to record someone talking? Turn on Auto Voice Recording and the ICD-PX470 will tune its audio-capture settings for vocal frequencies. The result is a clearer recording with reduced background noise. When you listen back to the recording, on-board Clear Voice technology cleans up the signal for further clarity.
Adjustable Microphone Range for Clearer Voices
Adjustable microphone settings hone in on the sound you want to capture. When you're recording a single voice, Focus mode captures a narrow field of sound from one direction. When you're in meetings, the Wide-Stereo mode allows you to capture everyone in the room. Choose from four "scene" presets (music, meeting, interview, dictation) to further optimize the audio settings.
Long Battery Life for Extended Recording
When recording with the built-in mic at MP3 192 kbps, the two supplied AAA batteries will last for up to 55 hours.
UPC: 027242898820

Sony PX470 Specs

Key Specs
Recording Format
LPCM, MP3
Recording Time
LP Mono: 159 Hours (MP3)
MP3 Stereo: 59.5 Hours (MP3)
MP3 Stereo: 39.45 Hours (MP3)
PCM Stereo: 5.3 Hours (LPCM)
Playback Formats
AAC
MP3
WMA
PCM (WAV)
Speaker
Yes
Battery Type
2x AAA
Internal Memory
4 GB
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC
Wireless
No
USB
USB-A 2.0
Recording
Mode
Stereo
Recording Format
LPCM, MP3
Bit-Depth
16
Bit-Rate
48 kbps - 192 kbps
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Recording Time
LP Mono: 159 Hours (MP3)
MP3 Stereo: 59.5 Hours (MP3)
MP3 Stereo: 39.45 Hours (MP3)
PCM Stereo: 5.3 Hours (LPCM)
One-Click Recording
Yes
Voice Activated Recording
Yes
Microphone Type
Internal Stereo (1 Elements)
Frequency Response
50 Hz to 16 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 128 kbps MP3
50 Hz to 20 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 192 kbps MP3
50 Hz to 20 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 16 Bit LPCM
Playback
Playback Formats
AAC
MP3
WMA
PCM (WAV)
Bit-Rate
MP3: 48 - 192 Kbps
Speaker
Yes
Features
Display Size/Type
LCD
Indicators
Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume
Erase Protect
Yes
Message Folder
199 (Maximum)
Voice E-Mail Function
No
On Screen Clock
Yes
Safety Lock
No
Search
Calendar Search
Power
Battery Type
2x AAA
Battery Life (approx.)
Recording: 62 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 48 Kbps MP3
Recording: 57 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 128 Kbps MP3
Recording: 55 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 192 Kbps MP3
Recording: 40 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
Power Adapter
No
General
Internal Memory
4 GB
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC
Wireless
No
USB
USB-A 2.0
Dimensions
4.49 x 1.51 x 0.76" / 11.4 x 3.84 x 1.93 cm
Weight
2.7 oz / 77 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1 x 4.3 x 1.5"

Sony PX470 Reviews

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can i use a Sennheiser lavalier with this item?

can i use a Sennheiser lavalier with this item?
Asked by: Carmen
The Sony ICD-PX470 Digital Voice Recorder with USB BH #SOICDPX470 will supply "plug-in-power" via its external microphone input. It should be able to power Sennheiser lavalieres that would be used with their wireless belt packs.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2022-08-25

How does it sound when you use the 3.5mm jack to ...

How does it sound when you use the 3.5mm jack to record with a cavalier microphone?
Asked by: Seth
It sounds remarkably good, as long as the mic isn't rubbing a lot on their clothing. I used this recorder with a lavaliar mic for multiple weddings and a documentary and the sound was quality in post.
Answered by: Jessie
Date published: 2021-05-21

Does this product have a backlight? And if so, ...

Does this product have a backlight? And if so, what color is the backlight?
Asked by: Nicole
There is no backlight on this unit.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2020-09-10

Is this Mac Compatible and easy to use? I want ...

Is this Mac Compatible and easy to use? I want something that is plug and play and one touch recording.
Asked by: Patricia
Hi Patricia, it is compatible with Mac OS X (v10.8-v10.11). https://helpguide.sony.net/icd/p47/v1/en2/contents/TP0001155183.html?search=mac Regards, Erin Sony Social Support
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-11-02

I'm looking for a digital recorder, preferably ...

I'm looking for a digital recorder, preferably Sony or Olympus, that can add/overwrite on a file? Which Sony's have that capability. (Looking to then transcribe audio file onto computer, maybe using Dragon. For Mac. Thank you.
Asked by: Adam
Some recorders (such as the Sony ICD-PX470 ) is Windows compatible: Installing Sound Organizer 2 Install Sound Organizer on your computer. Sound Organizer allows you to exchange files between your IC recorder and your computer. Songs imported from music CDs and other media, MP3 and other audio files imported to a computer can also be played and transferred to the IC recorder.  Notes • Sound Organizer is compatible with Windows computers only. It is not compatible with Mac. • This IC recorder is compatible with Sound Organizer 2 only. • If you format the built-in memory, all data stored there will be deleted. (The Sound Organizer software will also be deleted.) ¼ When installing Sound Organizer, log in to an account with administrator This is an appropriate choice: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1594208-REG/olympus_v414141sg000_ls_p1_linear_pcm_recorder.html/specs
Answered by: james
Date published: 2021-03-09

Does this work easily with Mac OSX?

Does this work easily with Mac OSX?
Asked by: Patricia
Yes. It works with Mac OS.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2019-05-03

I am a nature photographer and would like to use ...

I am a nature photographer and would like to use this recorder to record bird vocals. Will this recorder pick up sound from 25 to 50 yards away or is it strictly for close range use. I realize it would depend on the volume of the sound, so would it be useful for my purpose?
Asked by: William
I use it for indoor meeting recording with a range of 5-10 ft, have not tried outdoor with a such a big range... I don't think it would be suitable for your use....
Answered by: Benjamin
Date published: 2020-10-03

Is there a good external mic that would work with ...

Is there a good external mic that would work with this recorder?
Asked by: Heba
This microphone is compatible with the Sony ICD-PX470 Digital Voice Recorder with USB BH #SOICDPX470: Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone B&H # POOLM10: https://bhpho.to/2UKLa6T
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2021-08-25
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