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Olympus LS-20M

A Venerable 5.14 Megapixel 1 Camcorder
5.14MP 1/4" Yes 154g Apr 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Olympus LS-20M Review

We have ranked the Olympus LS-20M number 547 across all camcorders.

Why Has it Scored This?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.

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Olympus LS-20M In-Depth Analysis

Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus LS-20M has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other recently released medium total megapixels video cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus LS-20M has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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5.14 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 5.14 megapixels sensor video camera.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4" optical sensor size, which is typical of many latest similar spec camcorders.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 1.08 hours, the Olympus LS-20M has one of the shorter video recording times amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age. Across all the recently released medium total megapixels video cameras the video recording times range from 0.016h to 2h.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus LS-20M supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most latest video cameras. Most similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This Olympus camcorder also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all recently released medium total megapixels video cameras.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus LS-20M has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other new comparable spec camcorders.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus LS-20M has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 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 have been available for around the same time as this video camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of similar age video cameras range from 2.7mm to 2,300mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 650mm.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Olympus LS-20M does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Recently released similar spec video cameras have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4". The Olympus LS-20M has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2 inches) compared to most of the other similar age similar spec video cameras.

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Supports HDMI

The Olympus LS-20M supports HDMI, as do most of the other new medium total megapixels video cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Olympus LS-20M has a microphone in, as do most of the other new medium total megapixels video cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Olympus LS-20M has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other new medium total megapixels video cameras. The smallest digital zoom of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 2x, the biggest is 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 170x.

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Full HD

The Olympus LS-20M is Full HD. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also are Full HD.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Olympus LS-20M has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Average Weight

At 154 grams, the Olympus LS-20M has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other recently released medium total megapixels video cameras.

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Tripod Mountable

The Olympus LS-20M is tripod mountable. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also are tripod mountable.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Olympus LS-20M has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2012.


Olympus LS-20M Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus LS-20M review we compared this camcorder to 100 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 139,522 product attributes, 27,087 camcorder reviews and 1,420,400 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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