ben_r_ wrote in post #13413571
No, but the reviews arent that good. Id go with a Sony personally. They seem to be the best rated and most popular. I bought this one earlier this year: LINK
though its not available anymore. I really liked that this one one plugged into a computer via standard mini USB port it showed up like a regular old USB drive and thus I could use it with any OS and many other devices. I also went with this Lav mic: LINK
Maybe try looking at this model: LINK
or a bit more: LINK
or on of the others here: LINK
Not sure where the 'reviews aren't that good' comment comes from, about the Olympus VN7000. Many different sites on the web with user comments left about the VN7000, and generally the comments are positive.
The biggest con expressed by those posting one-star reviews is the lack of computer/USB connectivity to download the digital files...the way I look at it, there was no way to download files recorded on the microcassette tape recordings either.
Great sensitivity, and over 1200 hours of recording, and there is a built in folder structure so that you can more easily sort your recordings into categories...one folder might be for recording exposure information, another folder might be for comments about the locations of the photos, etc. I bought mine as a refurbished unit for $18...hard to go wrong at that price!