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Olympus LS20M

£132.00
A not very good value for money 5.14MP 1 video camera with satisfactory features but high running costs
5.14MP 1" Yes 154g Apr 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Olympus LS-20M Review

With mediocre features and representing value for money, we have ranked the Olympus LS-20M number 134 across all camcorders.
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Mediocre

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This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Full HD
Very slow maximum frame rate
Quite small display diagonal

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Olympus LS-20M In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

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Features

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rate of the Olympus LS-20M of only 30fps is fairly slow compared to most other video cameras. It is in the slowest 11% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 60fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Olympus LS-20M is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus LS-20M has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The Olympus LS-20M's display diagonal of only 2" is in the smallest 4% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Olympus LS-20M of 32GB is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 32% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Tripod Mountable

The Olympus LS-20M is tripod mountable, which is unusual. 86% of video cameras are not tripod mountable.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 450x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x. The Olympus LS-20M's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 12% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Olympus LS-20M supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Olympus LS-20M of 154g is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 26% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Olympus LS-20M does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Average Total Megapixels

The Olympus LS-20M's total megapixels of 5.14MP is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 54% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus LS-20M's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 59mm is quite short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 19% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The Olympus LS-20M's video recording time of only 1.08h is quite short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 12% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The shortest video recording time of video cameras is 0.016h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

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Has a Microphone in

The Olympus LS-20M has a microphone in, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Olympus released the LS-20M in April 2012.


Two memory slots
Larger display diagonal
£62 More Expensive
93% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
3.76MP bigger total megapixels
A lot larger display diagonal
£368 More Expensive
50% faster maximum frame rate
4.32MP bigger total megapixels
4.32MP higher effective megapixels (movie)
£2,217 More Expensive

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