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Olympus LS-20M
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Olympus LS-20M 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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16 Reasons For

Good Technical Features

One person thought it had good features. Three years ago Videomaker.com said in their review of this camcorder “Nice variety of features, including tripod mount”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Olympus LS-20M has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the LS-20M.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-CX130[plb_1355831_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Full HD

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

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the LS-20M, the Olympus LS-20M has an HDMI port.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Olympus LS-20M is 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The optical sensor size of all video cameras of this age and spec ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Olympus LS-20M supports an SDHC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The best memory card type of all comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the LS-20M is SDXC and the worst is MicroSDXC.

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

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

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

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H.264 Video Format

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

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Olympus LS-20M has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the LS-20M. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Sunny" are also found on this Olympus video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small

At only 18.1 millimeters, the Olympus LS-20M is quite small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS-20M. The average depth of medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the LS-20M is 110mm, and the depths range from 15mm to 460mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus LS-20M has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the LS-20M the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (10x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the LS-20M do not have an interchangeable lens. The Olympus LS-20M is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Olympus LS-20M has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2 inches) amongst camcorders of this age. Medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS-20M have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4", and the average screen size is 2.8".

If you want a video camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the easypix WDV1080[plb_2782188_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Olympus LS-20M is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the LS-20M are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type 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.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The Olympus LS-20M is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of video cameras of this spec and age range from 4mm to 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length is 760mm. The Olympus LS-20M has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 59 millimeters) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus LS-20M is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Included Memory Card Size

The average included memory card size of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the LS-20M is 3.5GB, and the included memory card sizes range from 1GB to 8GB. With an included memory card size of only 2 gigabytes, the Olympus LS-20M has one of the smaller included memory card sizes amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Very 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 sensor size video cameras of this age. The shortest video recording time of camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the LS-20M is 0.016h, the longest is 94h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Olympus LS-20M has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the LS-20M.

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Only Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus LS-20M is more than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports a WAV audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the LS-20M. The audio formats "MP3" and "PCM" are also supported by this Olympus video camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus LS-20M

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the LS-20M over four years ago.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Olympus LS-20M has a fairly average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the LS-20M.

Alternative 32GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include the Contour Design Contour+[plb_303976_price] which has better reviews.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] (64GB).

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Average Weight

At 154 grams, the Olympus LS-20M has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out 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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