Summary: When my original Olympic LS 10 was stolen, I immediately went out and bought a replacement of the same model, without even considering alternatives. It's a perfect tool for podcasting, especially for those who like to record in the field. Solidly built, but still fits in a shirt pocket.
Summary: Fabulous little recorder. The interface is intuitive, mics are great and the audio quality is top tier. Records up to 24 bit, 96k allowing for post recording editing without digital decimation. Sound competitive to my Tascam R40, but much smaller and more intuitive. Also note that the 10S has a significant improvement over the well regarded model 10, the inclusion of a low cut filter on off switch.
Summary: BEWARE OF WHAT YOU ARE GETTING! I bought what was purported to be an "Olympus LS-10" off of the page that said "Olympus LS-10." I paid $325.44 with the shipping, to a company called "AudioBuys". What I got instead, was an Olympus LS-10S, which is a renamed LS-5, as sold in Europe. It has only 2 gigs of internal memory as opposed to 8 gigs for the LS-10, and is worth only half of what I paid, about $149.00, AND it came from a company called "Adorama," not "AudioBuys".
Summary: Recommended to me by a field recording specialist. Sounds great, and is easy to navigate. Good memory options and battery life, as well. You'll want a tripod for it, as the handling noise is rather prominent when hand-held.
Summary: I didn't expect it to work as well as it did. I'm traveling in Mexico and, before leaving, I made it a last minute purchase intending to record live music wherever I might find it. It's easier to use than I might have imagined but doesn't seem to have separate channel recording capability. Still, for a pocket size device, it does a more than adequate to good job of recording music in a variety of settings from street-side to opera hall or open arena concert.
Summary: I purchased the LS-10 mainly for recording my bands rehearsal sessions for an original project. The recorder is very easy to use and the instruction manual is very clear to understand. I did have a tuff time downloading the data to my lap top thought. I did finally get it to work and I could make copies to CD's but the initial process was tedious and frustrating until it worked for me.
Summary: It's a great recorder, audio quality is amazing. The only thing people need to know before buying is that it needs a fast SD card, when I bought it I decided to buy it alongside th e sd card that amazon recommends but after a few recordings I noticed that they were stopping every 15 secs or so for a short period of time. I now bought a class 10 16GB SD card and have no problems.
Summary: I conduct interviews all over the world in various locations. This recorder has meet my needs perfectly. The sound quality is excellent and it is very easy to use. I do wish it had its own rechargeable battery, but quality batteries last a while before needing changed. Great recorder!