Olympus LS-20M HD Audio/Video Recorder
Video Combined with Magic Movie Special Effects and Pristine Audio
Recording to Create Movies that Look and Sound Like Professional
Transforming everyday videos into
memorable movies can be a challenge, but the Olympus LS-20M Linear PCM
recorder makes it easy to add creative flair to any recording with the
introduction of high-definition video. Record a live recital, create
home movies and upload amazing linear PCM audio and high-definition
video with the new Olympus LS-20M. 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. Combined
with four different optional Magic Movie special effects features, the
LS-20M enables users to create home movies that look and sound like
professional productions in a device that’s so compact it fits in your
“The potential number of uses for the Olympus LS-20M Linear PCM recorder
are limitless,” said Amy Leslie, product manager, Olympus Imaging
America Inc. “Anyone looking to capture and upload music performances,
sporting events, weddings, meetings or just create their own fun videos,
can use the LS-20M for their personal and professional audio and video
Lights, Camera, Action
The new Olympus LS-20M takes handheld recording to a new dimension with
HD video. By combining Olympus’ superior audio capabilities,
cutting-edge design and the outstanding optical performance expected
from Olympus, this all-in-one handheld offers the versatility and
practicality you need.
Olympus is creating more ways for consumers to share memories and
express themselves through video. Users can capture full HD movies
utilizing one of three video format settings up to 1080p for stunning HD
video clarity. The camera lens and microphones are located on top of
the unit – just point the device in the direction of the intended object
and hit record. A crisp, 2.0-inch color LCD on the front of the device
clearly displays the video as its being shot. Below the video LCD is a
1.46-inch LCD data screen that displays time, audio levels and battery
life. Want to record a live recital that looks and sounds like a
professional ballet? The LS-20M can do that, just point and record.
The HD video compression format makes it easy to upload videos to
Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Vimeo and other web-based content sharing
sites, and the resolution offers remarkable detail on modern home
The camera features a 4.1mm (16:9 at 49mm, 4:3 at 59mm) autofocus lens
and 4x digital zoom delivering premium video no matter where you are
shooting. The Olympus LS-20M allows users to record in low light for
more dramatic footage and also offers close-up video shooting. The
combination of video and audio excellence has an infinite number of
possibilities. Record a close-up of a hummingbird in HD video and set it
to your own sound track of better-than-CD quality audio.
Olympus has been on the cutting edge of audio recording technology since
inventing the microcassette format in 1969. The fourth in the series,
the LS-20M lives up to the company’s renowned history of Linear PCM
recording capability, to capture the rich, dynamic sound quality of
music performances; like a studio in your pocket. The device captures
rich, dynamic sound with its two condenser mics, and the ability to
record in Linear PCM (WAV files) and MP3 formats. Use internal or
external microphones to record better-than-CD quality audio for movies
that sound like they were made in a Hollywood studio.
The recording features don’t stop at amazing sound quality. For your
convenience, the Olympus LS-20M offers manual or auto-level recording.
The “auto” level is perfect if you are recording from the crowd. Thanks
to the manual level, musicians can capture optimal sound checks and live
Certain settings, like crowded press conferences or a live show at a
packed club can provide unwanted background noise that can later be
incredibly frustrating. Thankfully, the Olympus LS-20M features a
switchable low-cut filter that enables users to eliminate low-frequency
sounds and unwanted background noises, like coughing. Collaborating
musicians who want to monitor the recording progress on the fly can do
so with the built-in speaker.
The Olympus LS-20M voice-activation feature automatically starts a
recording when a certain level of sound is reached. The self-timer
feature starts the recording process after a predetermined amount of
time; both are ideal for recording a performance or video without having
to operate the recorder.
Movie Making Magic
Specially designed to expand the potential of your creativity, the new,
simple to operate, Magic Movie special effects technology turns scenes
of everyday life into extraordinary images that are distinctive and
compelling. Using technology from Olympus’ cameras, Magic Movie allows
users to create exciting videos, then upload and share them with the
world on YouTube or Facebook. Unleash your creative side by
incorporating linear PCM audio with your own artistic expression.
The LS-20M Magic Movie special effects settings:
- Rock -- create your own rock video! Step on stage with the classic
Rock Magic Movie setting, featuring saturated black images and bright,
bold background colors;
- Sketch – the Sketch Magic Movie setting turns your video into a
living and breathing pencil drawing, reminiscent of some popular 80’s
videos. Sketch adds an artistic feel and poetic flavor to your
- Pinhole --the Pinhole Magic Movie setting allows users to
record video with soft, darkened outside edges - enhancing the subject
in the center of the video. Pinhole is great for setting a mood to tie
in with the melody or focus of your recorded sound;
- Pop -- The Pop Magic Movie setting super-saturates colors to
create a brighter, more vivid video recording. Turn your world into a
work of pop art!
Powerful Punch in a Compact Package
The Olympus LS-20M features a lightweight, durable, black body with
silver function buttons in a slim, pocket-size device that fits in your
palm. At just 5.3 inches long and 5.4 ounces, the LS-20M provides
remarkable power in a convenient and portable size.
The attractive Olympus LS-20M is eye-catching and designed with
ease-of-use in mind, with the control panel located just below the video
and data LCDs. As the previous LS-series models, the record button
lights up when activated and the thumb panel enables easy adjustments to
settings while recording. A switch on the right side panel allows for
easy transition from audio/video to audio-only recording.
Inputs at the base of the unit offer easy access to USB and HDMI
connections. Plugging the device into a computer or tablet for fast
video uploads couldn’t be easier.
The Olympus LS-20M is packaged with everything needed to make HD movies
straight out of the box. It’s equipped with a 2GB SD card, one
rechargeable Lithium ion battery, and a USB cable. The battery is easily
charged by plugging in the LS-20M to a computer. For added memory, the
LS-20M can handle SDHC cards up to 32GB for long hours of movie making.
optional RS-30W Wireless Remote empowers users to start and stop the
recording of the Olympus LS-20M without touching the unit. This is ideal
for live performances, as the device can be placed in an optimal
recording position and activated at a distance.