I recently acquired a Sony PCM-D100 recorder. Last night, here in Los Angeles, it was (uncharacteristically) raining quite heavily, so I decided to pop the cherry of my D100 and record the rain out in the courtyard in our apartment complex.
The recordings can be heard below. I recorded these from a few different perspectives (our courtyard is quite an irregular shape), and the courtyard also contains a fountain, which added to the texture of the recordings.
I've got a Zoom H4N which is now a backup recorder and I'm looking forward to getting out and comparing the onboard mics of that with the new D100. I'll aim to post/blog the results when I record.