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Meet the smallest addition to Sony's family of portable audio recorders: the PCM-M10 portable recorder is a palm-sized compact recording unit designed to be the perfect musician's tool for composing m... Click To Read More About This Product

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Meet the smallest addition to Sony's family of portable audio recorders: the PCM-M10 portable recorder is a palm-sized compact recording unit designed to be the perfect musician's tool for composing music, recording voice, instruments, practice sessions, and performances-even for use as a personal music player. This Linear PCM Recorder adopted many of its features and style from the highly acclaimed PCM-D50 recorder, including rugged construction, compact size, and a cool design. The digital recorder joins Sony's PCM-D1 and PCM-D50 models to form a comprehensive family of flexible and rugged portable field recorders for every professional sound application, including live sound, house of worship, theatrical, and broadcast journalism.

The PCM-M10 is designed to faithfully capture even the most subtle nuances of live performances and events. It is conveniently small in size but packs in many beneficial features: a five-second pre-record buffer, WAV and MP3 format record and play, USB port for easy uploads and downloads, Digital Pitch Control, and a MicroSD/Memory Stick Micro slot. Providing 24-bit/96kHz recording, a 4 GB built-in flash memory, user-friendly operation, and electret condenser stereo microphones, the PCM-M10 hand-held recorder is the ideal choice for making live musical, nature sounds, and field recordings.

"The PCM-M10 is ideal for budget-conscious professionals who still need high-quality sound capabilities," said Karl Kussmaul, senior product manager for professional audio at Sony Electronics. "Musicians will especially love its range of user-friendly features that can help inspire them to new levels of creativity."

Key features of the Sony PCM-M10 recorder include a built-in speaker, cross-memory recording, digital pitch control, digital limiter, low-cut filter, track mark functions, a 5-second pre-recording buffer and A-B repeat capability. The PCM-M10 comes supplied with Sound Forge Audio Studio Recorder Edition software.

The portable recorder includes a USB high-speed port for simple uploading and downloading of native WAV or MP3 format recorded files to and from Windows PC or Macintosh computers. The M10 offers durable metal construction and long battery life using conventional AA alkaline batteries.


Built-in mics: 1
Configuration: Stereo
Type: Condenser (omni)
External mic input: 3.5mm

Audio quality
Bit rate: 16/24
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
Formats: WAV/MP3

Headphone: 3.5mm
Audio out: 3.5mm

Storage and media
Type(s): Micro SD
Capacity: 16GB
Hard drive 4GB
USB: Yes

Number of tracks: 2 (stereo)
Phantom power: Not applicable
Auto limiter: Yes
Width: 2.48"
Depth: 4.55"
Height: .85"
Weight: 4.1oz
Battery type: AA x 2
Battery life (app.): 17 hours
Built-in speaker: Yes
Power supply: Included
Speaker: approximately 0.6" in diameter


Microphone jack (minijack, stereo), input for
plug in power:
Input impedance: 22 kOhm
Minimum input level: 0.9 mV
Rated input level: 2.5 mV

Line In jack (minijack, stereo):
Input impedance: 22 kOhm
Minimum input level: 500 mV
Rated input level: 2 V

Headphone/LINE OUT jack (minijack,
Headphone mode:
Load impedance: 16 Ohm
Output level: 20 mW + 20 mW
LINE OUT mode:
Load impedance: 22 kOhm
Rated output level: 1 Vrms

USB connector: (mini-B jack, High-speed USB, Mass Storage Class)
DC IN 3V jack
Memory Stick Micro (M2)/microSD memory card slot
Playback speed control (DPC) +100% to -75% (LPCM/MP3/WMA/AAC-LC)
Maximum power output: 250mW
Power requirements:
DC 3.0 V: When using the AC power adapter (supplied)
DC 3.0 V: LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (supplied) (2)
DC 2.4 V: NH-AA nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries (not supplied) (2)

Operating temperature: (41 F- 95 F)
Dimensions (not incl. projecting parts and controls): 4-1/2"H 7/8" D x 2-1/2" W
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Customer Reviews

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SonyPCM-M10 Portable Digital Recorder

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(21 of 41 customers found this review helpful)



By antonio

from dallas,tx

Comments about Sony PCM-M10 Portable Digital Recorder:

Easy to use. The record sound is more sweet than the reality. If you want to use it as a mp3 player and to catch the instant inspiration, it is a nice choice. If you want to have a professional device, you might be dissapointed.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


The best in this price point, by far !!!!!

By Gary

from Flint, MI

Comments about Sony PCM-M10 Portable Digital Recorder:

I did a lot of research and it paid off. This thing is amazing like a time machine, I was there before. Well worth the few extra bucks spent. Do youself a favor and do the research, quality and versatility along with the optional accessories included make this a best buy in my book. Its not a recording studio but you might think it is by the quality of the recordings. A quality build and the features I was looking for. BUY IT !!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Outstanding performer

By Robert Pyon

from denver, Colorado

Comments about Sony PCM-M10 Portable Digital Recorder:

Having owned a Zoom H2 and Tascam DR-07, and watched both of them break down after less than a year, I am relieved to finally find a class act! (Haven't had it a year, though, we'll see how well it holds up). I use it to record band rehearsals and concerts, and, even in MP3 mode, is true to the music. It's fidelity and clarity are awesome, and the controls are logical and well laid out. An AC charger is included (others charge $40-50), as is a REMOTE!! Don't have to get up and move to the unit after each song. It can stop, pause, record, and place track marks from the remote, again, well thought out. No better unit on the market for this price, compact, pocket sized, and works quite well. Haven't connected it to my computer yet, will defer that review to others.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)




from Flint,MI

Comments about Sony PCM-M10 Portable Digital Recorder:

I bought this for lessons, practice and just to be able to critique myself and our jam's, however this little gut was so great it started to go to small venues and open mic concerts with me. I burned CD's for some of the perfomers and they were blown away with the quality of the recordings. My first clue of the quality was recording a lesson in my back room and in the playback you could hear the fridge turn on in the kitchen. It IS QUALITY !!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Can't beat it

By Soundmind

from Madison, WI


  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent recording quality
  • Great Features
  • incredible battery life
  • Wide Compatibility


  • No XLR inputs

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony PCM-M10 Portable Digital Recorder:

    This thing is awesome. I carry it with me all the time. As a musician, it is essential. My band mates are constantly amazed at the sound quality when I send them recordings of our rehearsals and performances. They have similar devices, but the consensus is that this is the best available anywhere near this price range.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Good gadget

    By Jim Meade

    from Skaneateles, NY

    Comments about Sony PCM-M10 Portable Digital Recorder:

    Pros: Sturdy construction, essential functions have dedicated buttons on the unit (not buried in a hard-to-get-at menu), on-board mics are surprisingly good, nice big display for old blind guys like me, comes with remote control, AC adapter and Sound Forge editing software as standard. Cons: Micro SD cards for data storage(not supplied), they're so small they're actually inconvenient to use and easy to lose. Great machine for the money from a good name brand. Very happy camper.

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