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.
Summary: Bought this over a year ago, and although I've not thoroughly "wrung it out" for testing, I've discovered some positive and negatives I figured I'd share here. Pluses: - Quite nice having higher quality, stereo audio recording integrated with HD video recording.
Summary: Can the LS-20M broadcast live (via 3G, 4G or wi-fi) WITHOUT a pc like the Sony Bloggie Live or your cell phone can? If so, can the user select their choice of sites (YouTube, Livestream, U-stream, etc etc) or are they restricted to a specified website (like Qik if you buy the Sony Bloggie Live)?
Summary: I use this recorder pretty regularly, and it serves me quite well. That said, there are some issues: 1. Except if fixed on a tripod, recording video is awkward. The camera is on the top of the device, which simply is the best place for it. 2. Battery life is marginal.
Summary: I see nobody else seems to have any issues with this recorder. I love the fact I can direct line in for Audio and yes it does a great job with the audio recording from sound board to recorder on tripod. The Video picture as well looks great on the unit.
Summary: I bought this thinking it would be great to have portable video while I'm recording grad lectures... On the audio record setting with the LCD turned off this thing yielded a record time of about 4 hours before dying. For me, with 8 hour classes, this doesn't work.
Summary: I have had this recorder a week and may update after more experience but here are some initial notes. If you have a LS-10 do not expect the nice looking metal body, expect not near as nice plastic, but it gets the job done.