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Olympus LS-20M Camcorder

5.14MP 1/4 154g Apr 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Supports HDMI
Has an image stabilizer
Very slow maximum frame rate
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Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2012.


Video

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Olympus LS-20M has a fairly slow maximum frame rate compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Olympus LS-20M is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus LS-20M has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony HDR-CX330 which has better reviews.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x. The Olympus LS-20M has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.99) (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 2.7mm and the longest is 2,300mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 59 millimeters, the Olympus LS-20M has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera range from 1.5" to 4". At only 2 inches, the Olympus LS-20M has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX330 (2.7" and higher rated), or the easypix WDV1080 (2.7" and higher rated).

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 32 gigabytes, the Olympus LS-20M has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 32GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Contour Design Contour+.

Camcorders with a larger maximum memory card size that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic AG-AC90 (£1,418.95) (64GB).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Olympus LS-20M supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

Other video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the JVC GZ-R15.

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Has a Microphone in

The Olympus LS-20M has a microphone in, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Olympus LS-20M has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Olympus LS-20M does not support PictBridge. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not support PictBridge.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 154 grams, the Olympus LS-20M has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Olympus LS-20M is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also are tripod mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus LS-20M has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus LS-20M has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus LS-20M has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

Quite Short Video Recording Time

At only 1.08 hours, the Olympus LS-20M has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the camcorders of this type and age the video recording times range from 0.016h to 2h.

If this video camera video recording time is too short for you then you might want to consider the Samsung HMX-U20 (1.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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5.14 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 5.14 megapixels sensor camcorder.

If this camcorder total megapixels is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Polaroid POLC3 (£64) (6MP and higher rated), or the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,198.80) (6.59MP and higher rated).

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Olympus LS-20M Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus LS-20M review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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