Nagra ARES-MII, Sony PCM-D1, Sony PCM-D50, Olympus LS-10, Zoom H4n

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A Quick-and-Dirty Comparison of (Some) Handheld Digital Audio Recorders Matt Blaze 17 July 2009

From a post on the naturesounds list, another good comparison of handheld field recorders, Nagra ARES-MII, Sony PCM-D1, Sony PCM-D50, Olympus LS-10, Zoom H4n, from Matt Blaze. Also included is a baselined recording using a Sennheiser MKH-800 Mid-Side pair into a Nagra VI. These recorders could be considered to be towards the top end of the handheld, built-in mic range.

Well worth the time listening and comparing as they are being used in typical environments for this kid of gear, urban. Probably easier to compare if they were mixed together in a single track.

More links

Information and specs PCM D 50, Thomman

Information and specs PCM D 50, Sony

Review PCM D 50, O’Reilly

Review PCM D 1, Harmony Central

Information and spec PCM D1, Sony

Information and specs LS 10, Olympus

Information and specs LS 10, Thomann

Comments 3

  1. admin wrote:

    I’d love the Nagra but there is the price issue. The LS11 is probably going to be far more portable and provides a good trade off.

    Posted 02 Nov 2010 at 9:48 am
  2. admin wrote:

    Just got an LS-5. So far, so portable.

    Posted 24 Nov 2010 at 3:26 pm
  3. Santhosh wrote:

    ZOOM H4N is the absolute best for its flexibility/

    Posted 26 Feb 2012 at 8:47 am

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