Summary: Everything has its little quirks and can use some improvement to meet individual needs. I'm happy with this although I'm no completely familiar with all it can do. The audio I like especially as a Drummer.You can really hear the tones. The video to me is an added bonus which is just great. I would recommend this to other musicians.
Great product (now discontinued) but not for everyone.
D. Stephens, Amazon
19 April 2013
Summary: I had been wanting to try one of these for a long time and when I went to buy one they were discontinued and no longer being sold. I bought a refurbished one and it fits my needs perfectly. I got another one in mint condition off Ebay for savings, so have two now. As a point and shoot video camera for the average person its not a good choice. You have to look down at the screen to see what you're shooting and so you're shooting from waist level.
Summary: I was looking for a video camera under $400 and settled on a couple of options but when I heard about Olympus making a camera that had pro quality stereo microphones built in I had to look into it. My brother previously owned the LS-10 which captured cd quality audio by holding it up to a speaker (well as good as the speaker's audio,anyways....so I knew the audio would be good. The fact that they also allow you to capture pretty good video as well....
Summary: Fantastic piece of equipment! I bought it for its superior sound capabilities. Once I tested everything works fine. The video quality is good but not amazing, but the sound recorded it is. The small size of the equipment it is just fine. I think it is worth every dollar its cost.
Summary: As a "street reporter", this sound recorder works well when covering large meetings, outdoor events and one-on-one interviews. It also records music well and the video capability compares favorably to some larger digital recorders. The best part is it fits in my shirt pocket. I would recommend this product to professionals and students. It may be a little overboard for the casual user.
Summary: I purchased the Olympus LS-20M Video/Audio recorder after reading many reviews of it and competing products. Some people complained about where the camera's lens is located on the LS-20M. For my purpose this is not a problem. I purchased the recorder to help with guitar and voice lessons. I am a moderately advanced guitar student and my teacher often demonstrates tricky patterns that are hard to remember and almost impossible to capture by taking notes.