Excerpt: Olympus’ new LS-20M might look like a portable voice recorder but it is actually an ultralight video recorder… with really good voice recording specs. On the audio side of things it records 24 bit / 96 hHz Linear PCM audio via a pair of condenser microphones; awesome. The video side of things is a little more ho-hum; what with the two-inch screen and lack of optical zoom.
Olympus LS-20M: High-Def Video and PCM Audio Recorder
20 September 2011
Excerpt: The Olympus LS-20M Linear PCM is the company's newest device, which allows you to record a live recital, create home movies and upload linear PCM audio and high-definition video. Incorporating technologies much like those that debuted in recent Olympus digital imaging products, the new LS-20M is the first Olympus recorder that captures and edits 1080p HD video while recording 24 bit/96 hHz Linear PCM stereo sound.
Conclusion: Overall, the LS-20M seems destined for a niche market. Journalists, maybe especially of the music variety, will be drawn to its nice in-hand feel and incredibly capable audio capture capabilities. The mic placement means you’re never in danger of covering them up, and you naturally point them in the right direction without pause.
Pros: Lightweight, slim design, Superior audio recording capabilities
Cons: Uninteresting in-screen UI, Awkward camera positioning, Difficult to capture decent video without a tripod
Summary: Small in terms of size and weight, yet solidly made, the well-designed LS20M packs in a whole lot of audio recorder, with the added bonus of HD video recording. Viewing the captured video at full size reveals the limits of such a tiny sensor, which needs a lot of light in order to work well, but for web-sized video of a band or performance it's easily sharp enough, and it has enough headroom to capture the all-important music. A great little piece of kit.
Pros: Great audio and decent video recording., Small, solid and lightweight., Rechargeable, replaceable battery., Some control over video exposure., Great menus.
Cons: Overly aggressive audio limiter., Won't entirely replace a dedicated camera., Costs more than its main competitor.
Summary: La Olympus LS-20M è una videocamera compatta in grado di registrare filmati in Full HD a 30FPS con audio PCM a 24bit 96kHz. Tra le funzioni segnaliamo: la presenza di microfoni ad alta fedeltà posizionati a 45° ed il filtro low-cut
Excerpt: Как вы себя чувствуете, когда некто неожиданно начинает снимать вас на видеокамеру? Признайтесь, большинству из нас любая несанкционированная съемка (а самое главное — антураж, в котором ему довелось очутиться) доставляет немало психологических неудобств.