Sony PCM-M10 Portable Audio Recorder (Black)

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Sony PCM-M10 Portable Audio Recorder (Black)
Key Features
  • WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Up to 24-Bit/96 kHz Capture
  • Built-In Microphones
  • 4GB Internal Memory
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The black PCM-M10 from Sony is a compact digital audio recorder that packs a wealth of features into a rugged design. The PCM-M10 can record MP3 or WAV files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The stereo audio files can be stored on the 4GB of internal flash memory, or to a removable microSD or Memory Stick Micro card. The unit has built-in microphones for stereo recording, as well as 3.5mm mic- and line-input jacks for connecting an external mic, portable music player, and more.
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Sony PCM-M10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact and Rugged
  • 3High-Quality Audio
  • 4Storage Options
  • 5Onboard Mics
  • 6Input Jacks
  • 7Record Buffer
  • 8LCD Screen
  • 9USB Port
  • 10Pitch Control
  • 11AA Batteries

The black PCM-M10 from Sony is a compact digital audio recorder that packs a wealth of features into a rugged design. The PCM-M10 can record MP3 or WAV files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The stereo audio files can be stored on the 4GB of internal flash memory, or to a removable microSD or Memory Stick Micro card. The unit has built-in microphones for stereo recording, as well as 3.5mm mic- and line-input jacks for connecting an external mic, portable music player, and more.

The PCM-M10 features a 5-second pre-record buffer, ensuring that you never miss a priceless audio moment, even if you hit the record button a moment too late. The recorder also has digital pitch control, allowing you to adjust your recordings. The built-in USB port allows you to quickly transfer your files to a computer, while the monochrome LCD screen provides an intuitive operating interface. The recorder operates on standard AA batteries for easy replacement in the field.

Compact and Rugged

The small and robust construction make this an ideal recorder for musicians or sound effects recordists working in the field

High-Quality Audio

The unit records MP3 or WAV files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz to capture every nuance

Storage Options

Audio can be stored to the 4GB internal flash memory, or to removable microSD or Memory Stick Micro flash cards

Onboard Mics

Onboard stereo microphones capture lively audio, and have LED level indicators

Input Jacks

Standard 3.5mm mic and line inputs allow you to connect an external mic, music player, computer, and more

Record Buffer

A 5-second pre-record buffer allows to you capture audio from 5 seconds prior to hitting the record button, so that you never miss a priceless moment

LCD Screen

The monochrome LCD screen and intuitive buttons make it easy for anyone to use the recorder

USB Port

A USB port is provided for quick file transfer to a Mac or Windows computer

Pitch Control

Digital pitch control lets you manipulate audio files

AA Batteries

The recorder uses standard AA batteries for easy field replacement

Sony PCM-M10 Specs

TypeHandheld Stereo Recorder
Recording/Reading MethodsInternal 4 GB Flash Memory
Memory Stick Micro (M2) and microSD (Optional)
Recording Bit RateWAV - 16, 24-bit
MP3 - 64-320kbps
Sampling FrequencyWAV - Up to 96 kHz
MP3 - Up to 44.1 kHz
Number of Channels2
Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz (44.1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio87 dB or higher
Dynamic RangeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)< 0.03%
Inputs1 x 3.5 mm Mic Input
1 x 3.5 mm Line Input
3 x Built-In Condenser Microphones
1 x 3.5 mm Remote Input
Outputs1 x 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone/Line Out Jack
1 x Mini USB 2.0 Port
Power2 x AA Batteries
USB Bus Power
Battery Life19-46 Hours, Depending on Recording Mode
DisplayBacklit LCD
Dimensions (WxHxD)2.5 x 4.5 x 0.9" (64 x 114 x 23 mm)
Weight6.6 oz (187 g) (With Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 5.5 x 2.8"
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My heart's broken that this recorder is discontinued. What's a good similar model currently available?
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My heart is ALSO broken that this recorder is discontinued. I would love to buy another one. In my opinion, there's no replacement. If you hunt one down, buy it instantly.
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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I am puzzled why B&amp;H included the Izotope RX Plug-In Pack with my PCM-M10 recorder. The plug-in pack does not seem to work with the Sound Forge 9.0 software included with the recorder. Newer software that costs $$$ seems to be required. Or am I missing something here?
Asked by: Andrew C.
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Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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what kind of case would work well for this recorder?
Asked by: Anonymous
For me it's been more useful a simple bag for my recorder, made o towel or soft fabric or similar with a cord to close it and hang. I have not seen an appropiate case.
Answered by: ALFREDO Z.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Using a mic, can I record vocals over karaoke CDs?
Asked by: Anonymous
I am very sorry but I only use my PCM-M10 to record Bird calls. I'm not into doing what you ask. This unit is really what I wanted and does the best job. I am very satisfied with it. Wildlife Photography / Michael L. Smith
Answered by: Mike the Bird.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I have this recorder and find that it records out of synch - dramatically - with video recorded by a Fuji X100. Any guess as to why or how to fix? Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately each recording device operates from its own internal clock, the rate of recording will vary between devices. Without clock sync functionality it would be impossible for the devices to record in sync. This is a common issue and when recording audio and video separately. Manual adjustment is often needed via software.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does it have the option of using an automatic level control to avoid distortion when you can't manually monitor the level?
Asked by: Anonymous
It has a limiter.
Answered by: Rick l.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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The recorder doesn't mount on my computer (Macbook Air) desktop via USB connection, so can't transfer files. Is a driver or other software required to do this?
Asked by: Anonymous
You dont need drivers
Answered by: Rick l.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this recorder record and playback when connected to a USB power source (i.e. a car charger)?
Asked by: Andrew C.
I believe it will not. However, it can run on 2 AA batteries for a surprisingly long time (dozens of hours), so there is really no need for an alternative power source. If you are going on a trip, just have spare batteries. It will work on Li ion rechargeable batteries, too, but not for so long.
Answered by: Sergei T.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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