Summary: I have been absolutely blown away at the clarity and quality of this device. On the road, in the lab, at customers, and with client interviews, this thing is incredibly for quick to important formal "video notes" and reports. With some of our offices being overseas, various technical design issues can be described and shown and conveniently sent in minutes. I don't go anywhere without it!
Summary: Please, read the manual first!!!! If you do you will find out that This device is great! The sound quality is really good and the video looks very good. Very easy to use. I have used it now for three concerts and both the audio and video quality meets all my expectations. I was kind of skeptical about the seller but the item arrived in such a good condition that it look like I grabbed it from a stand in BestBuy and the best of all, the package arrived in no time.
Summary: I bought it to do some live video recording and also to record audio direct from my mixer. It does both well. I'm impressed with the build quality and ease of use. Someone said it only does 4gb, but I just put the 16gb sd card from my camera in and it worked fine; also show 16gb capacity and what I have left, although I have not recorded anything that large yet.
Buy it for the audio: Good quality audio recording, clear image when the lens is in focus, poor autofocus, odd lens placement
Lincoln Han, Amazon
7 April 2014
Summary: As an audio recorder, I would give it five stars, but since Olympus emphasizes much on the video recording, that has to be factored into the review, which makes it just a three-star product. The type of video I shoot mostly are sport competition, and various instructional (sport, technical, etc.) clips.