Your recommendations, please, for voice data recorders for interviewing. Quality of voice recording, option to turn off voice activation (I may need to time pauses), ease of use, hours of recording, battery life, compactness, ease of transfer to a PC are my considerations. If you wish, recommend a lapel mike to go with it. I can go up to $200.
I bought an Olumpus VN-5200PC that works pretty well in all the regards you mention. It was well reviewed by many users at Amazon.