It has a high-sensitivity stereo microphone with 6 different recording modes to capture sound from any direction and record surround sound audio. The device is designed with a monochrome backlit LCD display for controlling the functons and is compact and lightweight, at only 2.8 oz. The DS-71 includes 4GB of internal flash memory that provides up to 1062 hours of recording time. It includes a voice-activated Variable Control Voice Actuator feature which automatically records once it hears sound to save memory and battery life. It also offers file editing and management and can function as a flash drive. The recorder comes with DSS player software and has a suggested retail price of $450.