Sony Notetakers ICD-PX312 2GB Digital Voice Recorder

2 GB Flash MemoryLCD - Headphone - 536 HourspeaceRecording Time - Portable - MPN: ICDPX312
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Compact, digital voice recorder captures and stores audio with a built-in 2GB flash memory that provides up to 750 hours of recording time, plus additional storage available through the microSD memory card slot. Memory card is sold separately. With Intelligent Noise Cut technology greatly reducing background sound, your recordings will be crisp and clear in quality. Voice recorder also includes Sound Organizer software for easy audio editing, CD/DVD burning and other useful applications. Other features include voice-operated recording technology, a built-in speaker, easy-to-read backlit display, four modes, five message folders, safety lock (hold), cue, review, easy search and erase/protect. The ICD-PX312 runs on two AAA batteries and includes a mini headphone jack, mini microphone jack and Mini-B USB port. Sony's warranty requires the consumer to contact Sony directly with any issues about this product.
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Product Title Sony Notetakers ICD-PX312 2GB Digital Voice Recorder
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $239.01 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.1 | 23 Reviews
User Reviews
ICD-PX312
4 Star Review   By mwilli16 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 12, 2013   

I read another review on this page that said that this product doesn't work with a Mac. I bought it anyway from Mejier as I knew if it didn't work as advertised on the box, they would take it back. Good news, it works perfectly with a Mac. Not sure what the other person was doing (or not doing), but all I did was plug it in with the provided USB cord and it works. Can listen through iTunes or drag and drop mp3 onto desk top, it works perfect. I use it mainly in a lecture hall (100+ seats) but I put the recorder at the lecture podium. Has performed flawlessly. Very loud and crisp. While I have down loaded the recordings to my Mac (which improves the sound quality greatly by the way), I usually plug in head phones to the recorder when listening just because its more convenient. If your apprehensive, don't be. Go buy one.

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Excellent sound clarity/Great value for price!
5 Star Review   By CourtReporter on Sony - Official Store - Feb 17, 2013   

I love this recorder! For $50, you cannot find a better value! The clarity is amazing for the price! It has several "scene" settings like meeting, lecture, interview, etc., which adjusts the specs to the best settings for that situation. It has a microSD card which allows for hundreds of hours of recording, even at the finest settings. I love that you can change the display (even during recording) to show the current time of recording length or to the time remaining in memory so you are prepared for how much room you have left to record, although I have never been close. I have used this recorder in small conference room settings and in large courtroom settings, and the clarity of the recording is incredible. In fact, when listening to a recording from a large courtroom, I can often hear better from the recording than I did live, and that is using its own internal mic! I have heard mention of interference from other electronics or cell phones, but I have NEVER had an issue with this recorder, and I place it right next to my computer! The only con I see is that the recorder is light and small and a bit slick, so I added two adhesive non-skid tabs to the bottom so that if someone were to bump it, it wouldn't go crashing to the floor. BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT!

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Excellent sound clarity/Great value for price!
5 Star Review   By CourtReporter on Adorama - Feb 17, 2013   

I love this recorder! For $50, you cannot find a better value! The clarity is amazing for the price! It has several "scene" settings like meeting, lecture, interview, etc., which adjusts the specs to the best settings for that situation. It has a microSD card which allows for hundreds of hours of recording, even at the finest settings. I love that you can change the display (even during recording) to show the current time of recording length or to the time remaining in memory so you are prepared for how much room you have left to record, although I have never been close. I have used this recorder in small conference room settings and in large courtroom settings, and the clarity of the recording is incredible. In fact, when listening to a recording from a large courtroom, I can often hear better from the recording than I did live, and that is using its own internal mic! I have heard mention of interference from other electronics or cell phones, but I have NEVER had an issue with this recorder, and I place it right next to my computer! The only con I see is that the recorder is light and small and a bit slick, so I added two adhesive non-skid tabs to the bottom so that if someone were to bump it, it wouldn't go crashing to the floor. BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT!

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Great Recorder
5 Star Review   By RJ12 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 3, 2012   

Works great when put on a CD. or computer.

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Does the job…sort of.
2 Star Review   By InterviewArtist on Sony - Official Store - Sep 1, 2012   

I would have chosen something else if I had known that this recorder would not work with a Mac. The CD that came with it did not work. When I came to the website it said that the driver/program did not work for the Mac. False advertising considering it says that it does work. Not that Sony cares. It will just be the only product I purchase of this brand. I have been given Sony products and am ambivalent to them. They work….sometimes.

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Does the job…sort of.
2 Star Review   By InterviewArtist on Adorama - Sep 1, 2012   

I would have chosen something else if I had known that this recorder would not work with a Mac. The CD that came with it did not work. When I came to the website it said that the driver/program did not work for the Mac. False advertising considering it sa

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Good but not better than recording with smartphone
3 Star Review   By LeChaton on Sony - Official Store - Jul 6, 2012   

It is a good unit and works fine. Though comparing it to several test recording done with a smartphone (HTC One V in my case) side-by-side recording the same thing, there is barely any difference. In short, if you don't have a smartphone, get it. If you do, you may consider using your smartphone as the quality as at best slightly superior.

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Just what I was looking for
4 Star Review   By mfuinc on Sony - Official Store - Jun 12, 2012   

I bought this to use to record the headset communications in my airplane to use for teaching and review. It works very well.

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About the IC recorder ICD-PX312
5 Star Review   By Gennady46 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 17, 2012   

The best recorder ever!

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Returning this today!!!
1 Star Review   By ppiercy on Sony - Official Store - Mar 31, 2012   

This recorder is mediocre at best. The software does not work and is low end also.

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Description
Compact, digital voice recorder captures and stores audio with a built-in 2GB flash memory that provides up to 750 hours of recording time, plus additional storage available through the microSD memory card slot. Memory card is sold separately. With Intelligent Noise Cut technology greatly reducing background sound, your recordings will be crisp and clear in quality. Voice recorder also includes Sound Organizer software for easy audio editing, CD/DVD burning and other useful applications. Other features include voice-operated recording technology, a built-in speaker, easy-to-read backlit display, four modes, five message folders, safety lock (hold), cue, review, easy search and erase/protect. The ICD-PX312 runs on two AAA batteries and includes a mini headphone jack, mini microphone jack and Mini-B USB port. Sony's warranty requires the consumer to contact Sony directly with any issues about this product.
Summary
Product Title Sony Notetakers ICD-PX312 2GB Digital Voice Recorder
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $239.01 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.1 | 23 Reviews
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ICD-PX312
4 Star Review   By mwilli16 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 12, 2013   

I read another review on this page that said that this product doesn't work with a Mac. I bought it anyway from Mejier as I knew if it didn't work as advertised on the box, they would take it back. Good news, it works perfectly with a Mac. Not sure what the other person was doing (or not doing), but all I did was plug it in with the provided USB cord and it works. Can listen through iTunes or drag and drop mp3 onto desk top, it works perfect. I use it mainly in a lecture hall (100+ seats) but I put the recorder at the lecture podium. Has performed flawlessly. Very loud and crisp. While I have down loaded the recordings to my Mac (which improves the sound quality greatly by the way), I usually plug in head phones to the recorder when listening just because its more convenient. If your apprehensive, don't be. Go buy one.

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Excellent sound clarity/Great value for price!
5 Star Review   By CourtReporter on Sony - Official Store - Feb 17, 2013   

I love this recorder! For $50, you cannot find a better value! The clarity is amazing for the price! It has several "scene" settings like meeting, lecture, interview, etc., which adjusts the specs to the best settings for that situation. It has a microSD card which allows for hundreds of hours of recording, even at the finest settings. I love that you can change the display (even during recording) to show the current time of recording length or to the time remaining in memory so you are prepared for how much room you have left to record, although I have never been close. I have used this recorder in small conference room settings and in large courtroom settings, and the clarity of the recording is incredible. In fact, when listening to a recording from a large courtroom, I can often hear better from the recording than I did live, and that is using its own internal mic! I have heard mention of interference from other electronics or cell phones, but I have NEVER had an issue with this recorder, and I place it right next to my computer! The only con I see is that the recorder is light and small and a bit slick, so I added two adhesive non-skid tabs to the bottom so that if someone were to bump it, it wouldn't go crashing to the floor. BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT!

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Excellent sound clarity/Great value for price!
5 Star Review   By CourtReporter on Adorama - Feb 17, 2013   

I love this recorder! For $50, you cannot find a better value! The clarity is amazing for the price! It has several "scene" settings like meeting, lecture, interview, etc., which adjusts the specs to the best settings for that situation. It has a microSD card which allows for hundreds of hours of recording, even at the finest settings. I love that you can change the display (even during recording) to show the current time of recording length or to the time remaining in memory so you are prepared for how much room you have left to record, although I have never been close. I have used this recorder in small conference room settings and in large courtroom settings, and the clarity of the recording is incredible. In fact, when listening to a recording from a large courtroom, I can often hear better from the recording than I did live, and that is using its own internal mic! I have heard mention of interference from other electronics or cell phones, but I have NEVER had an issue with this recorder, and I place it right next to my computer! The only con I see is that the recorder is light and small and a bit slick, so I added two adhesive non-skid tabs to the bottom so that if someone were to bump it, it wouldn't go crashing to the floor. BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT!

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Great Recorder
5 Star Review   By RJ12 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 3, 2012   

Works great when put on a CD. or computer.

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Does the job…sort of.
2 Star Review   By InterviewArtist on Sony - Official Store - Sep 1, 2012   

I would have chosen something else if I had known that this recorder would not work with a Mac. The CD that came with it did not work. When I came to the website it said that the driver/program did not work for the Mac. False advertising considering it says that it does work. Not that Sony cares. It will just be the only product I purchase of this brand. I have been given Sony products and am ambivalent to them. They work….sometimes.

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Does the job…sort of.
2 Star Review   By InterviewArtist on Adorama - Sep 1, 2012   

I would have chosen something else if I had known that this recorder would not work with a Mac. The CD that came with it did not work. When I came to the website it said that the driver/program did not work for the Mac. False advertising considering it sa

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Good but not better than recording with smartphone
3 Star Review   By LeChaton on Sony - Official Store - Jul 6, 2012   

It is a good unit and works fine. Though comparing it to several test recording done with a smartphone (HTC One V in my case) side-by-side recording the same thing, there is barely any difference. In short, if you don't have a smartphone, get it. If you do, you may consider using your smartphone as the quality as at best slightly superior.

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Just what I was looking for
4 Star Review   By mfuinc on Sony - Official Store - Jun 12, 2012   

I bought this to use to record the headset communications in my airplane to use for teaching and review. It works very well.

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About the IC recorder ICD-PX312
5 Star Review   By Gennady46 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 17, 2012   

The best recorder ever!

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Returning this today!!!
1 Star Review   By ppiercy on Sony - Official Store - Mar 31, 2012   

This recorder is mediocre at best. The software does not work and is low end also.

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Sony px312 dig voice recorder
5 Star Review   By Andrew the preacher on Adorama - Mar 22, 2012   

I am a pastor and I record all my sermons for our website. The difference in clarity and sound with this Sony is great! Very easy to use, and I am fully satisfied and happy with my purchase. Adorama has always come through for me!

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Love it
5 Star Review   By violinist on Sony - Official Store - Mar 21, 2012   

Each recording becomes a file. I can download the files on my desktop and give each file a name, so it's easy to find later. Picks up even the soft voice well.

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Love it
5 Star Review   By violinist on Adorama - Mar 21, 2012   

Each recording becomes a file. I can download the files on my desktop and give each file a name, so it's easy to find later. Picks up even the soft voice well.

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Nice hardware, unusable software
1 Star Review   By DaChieftain on Adorama - Mar 9, 2012   

A digital voice recorder is the modern replacement for a Dictaphone, -- and this one (ICD-PX312) is a nice one. Looks good, operates intuitively. However, it is virtually useless without the SoundOrganizer software (supplied on CD) which will not install,

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Great product! :D
5 Star Review   By NiniJen05 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 2, 2012   

I used to own a previous version of a Sony recorder ICD-BX800 it was lovely, but for that one I couldn't save my sound files on my computer, hence I bought this one, the upgrade was great, so far it has been a reliable product when it comes to recording lectures, interviews and my voice memos. The sound is really great (if used correctly). And this recorder is far more user friendly than the previous one I had :) I really recommend this product!

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Good little recorder
4 Star Review   By Jeannie on Adorama - Feb 15, 2012   

I like to take a small recorder with me on trips. Since I can no longer find mini-cassettes for my old recorder, I was forced to technically upgrade to digital. Change does not come easy for me, but I really like this little gadget. It's small, light weig

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Best digital voice recorder for the price
5 Star Review   By Chrys28 on Sony - Official Store - Feb 14, 2012   

I ordered this digital voice recorder a couple of months ago, and I couldn't be any happier. It's easy to use, and the playback sounds great. I also love that I can upload my recordings to my computer. Once I upload them to my computer and play them back, they sound even better. I would recommend this product to everyone.

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just the ticket
5 Star Review   By acn on Adorama - Jan 31, 2012   

we are recording class history and then using the recording to publish a class history book for our upcomming class reunion

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Digital Voice recorder worked fine!
4 Star Review   By Pete on Adorama - Jan 23, 2012   

I purchased this to help doing a video interview of a friends father. I put a lapel microphone on them and this worked very well. I would use a second unit if i were doing this again. I have a two sample videos for comparison on YouTube. If you are intere

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Great hardware; awful software
3 Star Review   By Candeux on Sony - Official Store - Nov 18, 2011   

We purchased several of these for use in classrooms to record student responses. The teachers found it easy to get started and make recordings. It was easy to retrieve the MP3 files off of the device when using it as an attached device (like a flash drive or camera). However, the Sound Organizer software can only be run by an Administrator or Power User; it cannot be run by ordinary users. This is totally unacceptable in our environment.

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It's a good product
4 Star Review   By GLM the pitty on Adorama - Oct 17, 2011   

I use this product frequently and it is easy to operate. The only issue that this unit is not come with the built in USB connector. So I need to carry the cable wherever I go. If I forget to carry it, I can not transfer to my computer.

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Great Digital Voice Recorder
5 Star Review   By Smiley on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

I purchased a lapel microphone from radio shack. I did a couple hour interview with a WW II veteran using 4 video cameras. This setup allowed consistent tone, quality, loudness for all cameras. It was small enough to hide and easy enough to learn to use

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Sony ICD-PX312
4 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 3 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "This is an excellent electronic device, worth investing in."

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