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Olympus LS20M Camcorder

5.14MP 1/4 154g CMOS Apr 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
- Full HD 1080p movie recording- 96kHz/24-bit Linear PCM recording- Variety of audio & video features Choose the best angle for recording your subject, even upside down with the LS-20M's... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Technical Features

One Olympus LS-20M reviewer who purchased the Olympus LS-20M concluded that it had good features. Videomaker.com mentioned three years ago “Nice variety of features, including tripod mount” .

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus LS-20M has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Olympus LS-20M has an HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price].

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The Olympus LS-20M has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all video cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst optical sensor size is 2/3" and the best is 1/2".

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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

This camcorder supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most frequently found battery technology on similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Olympus LS-20M has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the LS-20M.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of this spec and age.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on camcorders of this type and age.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on video cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus LS-20M is more than most medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on video cameras of a comparable type and age to the LS-20M. The white balances "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Sunny" are also found on this camcorder.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Olympus LS-20M has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 30 frames per second) amongst video cameras of this age. The average maximum frame rate of camcorders of this spec and age is 41fps.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Olympus LS-20M has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Video cameras of this age and spec have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (10x and higher rated).

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Not Full HD

The Olympus LS-20M is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type are also not Full HD.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price] or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Olympus LS-20M does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the LS-20M also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the video cameras that are a similar age to the LS-20M the display diagonals range from 1.5" to 4". With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the Olympus LS-20M has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Included Memory Card Size

With an included memory card size of only 2 gigabytes, the Olympus LS-20M has a quite small included memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The smallest included memory card size of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the LS-20M is 1GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average included memory card size is 3.5GB.

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Not 3D

The Olympus LS-20M is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the LS-20M are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to the LS-20M do not have a night mode. The Olympus LS-20M is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Olympus LS-20M is not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the LS-20M, the Olympus LS-20M does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the LS-20M have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4mm and 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 720mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 59 millimeters, the Olympus LS-20M has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Very Short Continuous Video Playback Time

The Olympus LS-20M has a fairly short continuous video playback time (only 2 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the LS-20M. The average continuous video playback time of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 5.1h, and the continuous video playback times range from 0.5h to 8.8h.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The shortest video recording time of similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the LS-20M is 0.016h, the longest is 94h, and the average video recording time is 10h. With a video recording time of only 1.08 hours, the Olympus LS-20M has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the LS-20M.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The Olympus LS-20M has a greater number of included cables than most medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus LS-20M

Recent Price Increase of £6.00

The price of the LS-20M has increased by £6.00 in the last 40 days.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market for over four years.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 32 gigabytes, the Olympus LS-20M has a pretty typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Average Weight

At 154 grams, the Olympus LS-20M has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS-20M.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Continuous Video Playback Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features

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