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SuperRoach May 11, 2011 6:15 AM

Olympus LS 20 Camcorder
 
http://www.dpreview.com/news/article...ls20mcamcorder

Well, there was the Zoom Q3HD which was a bit higher priced, but this one should be much cheaper for a lower specced camera part. And odd form factor!
http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/1105/..._ls20m-001.jpg

Main features are that YES, it does have an external mic input, and it's not stuck to being autogain like the Kodak zi8.

UnknownVT May 11, 2011 3:09 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperRoach (Post 1225734)
http://www.dpreview.com/news/article...ls20mcamcorder
Main features are that YES, it does have an external mic input, and it's not stuck to being autogain like the Kodak zi8.

Thank you for posting this -
very interesting - it really as described -
a high quality Audio recorder with 1080p HD video recording.

The focus is on the audio recording using 24 bit/96 kHz Linear PCM stereo (notice the typo of "96hHz" that was on every site that reproduced this official Olympus press release?)

The form factor is strange since the lens is on the top edge of the device between the built-in microphones which means a horizontal hand-hold - and even stranger a horizontal mount on a tripod - I wonder if there is a tripod socket and its location?

Difficult if the mount is going to high which is desirable as that will allow recording/videoing above a crowd - of course the horizontal orientation would better with the screen facing down for this - which would be the opposite of the handheld position - will the videos be upside down for this way - the sound certainly will reverse the left/right for the stereo......

Yes, very, very strange form factor -
I wonder what Olympus were thinking?

PS - just a very minor clarification - not that the Zi8 would be even in the same league for audio recording - but the Zi8 does allow audio level control on its audio autogain.


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