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VP20 SLIM DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER

PEN STYLE USB 8GB STEREO MIC

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Olympus VP20 Pen style 8GB voice recorder

Casually record sound clearly with a pen-type recorder providing both long time recording and ease of use.

The VP-20 pen-type digital voice recorder allows you to record casually and naturally.

Its slim, compact body is equipped with plenty of functions for different usage scenes, such as automatic adjustment of the recording level, a self-timer, and a filter to reduce rustling noise when recording with the digital voice recorder in your pocket.

Recording with an external microphone is also possible, and there is a large 8 GB internal memory to store long recordings.

High quality recording

The most important point when choosing a digital voice recorder is sound quality.

This digital voice recorder is not only compact but also includes various functions to allow you to record sound clearly, such as Intelligent Auto Mode to adjust the recording level automatically and an Anti-Rustle filter to reduce rustling noise when recording with the recorder in your pocket.

An impressive array of playback functions

The VP-20 is equipped with improved noise cancellation technology to strongly cut out background noise from recorded voice, and two new Playback Scene modes.

"Transcription" mode is convenient for when you want to create minutes or notes from your meeting recordings, and the "Language Study" mode is helpful when learning a foreignlanguage

Usability

The recorder has many features for ease-of-use, such as "One-Touch Recording" that silently and quickly activates recording, and "Pocket" mode which is effective for recording a wide range of voices from your pocket.

 

High Quality Recording

The most important point when choosing a digital voice recorder is sound quality.

This digital voice recorder is not only compact butalso includes various functions to allow you to record soundclearly, such as Intelligent Auto Mode to adjust the recording level automatically and an Anti-Rustle filter to reduce rustling noise when recording with the recorder in your pocket.


High-quality stereo recording in all environments

In order to securely capture every sound and voice, the recorder features Omni-directional stereo microphones which capture sound from all directions, even when recording from your pocket. The recorder has low noise,high quality microphones in its compact, slim body.


Automatically adjusting the microphone sensitivity with "Intelligent Auto Mode"

The VP-20's Intelligent Auto Mode automatically adjusts the microphone's sensitivity.

For example, the mode allows you to record the voice of a speaker in a large conference room by automatically raising the sensitivity and capturing even a quiet voice from far away.

Conversely, the mode allows you to automatically lower the sensitivity when recording in a small meeting roomor office to prevent the voice of a speaker nearby from becoming too loud.

In this mode, the recorder senses the size of theroom and number of speakers and automatically chooses the best settings for your particular scene.

This will prevent voices from being either too quiet or too loud to understand.

To set this mode, select recording level "Auto" from the menu.

When the input level is low, the sensitivity is raised

When the input level is high, the sensitivity is lowered


Anti-Rustle filter reduces surface friction while recording in your pocket

The anti-rustle filter has evolved to reduce the rustling noise that occurs in a pocket or anywhere else during recording to suppress noise and record clear sound.

The recorder observes the correlation of the sound input from the left and right microphones, separates the voice component from the rustling noise component, and performs filtering to reduce only the noise.


Five recording scene modes including "Pocket" mode

By simply selecting from the menu, you can choosethe optimum recording settings according to specific scenes.

Pocket mode is effective for recording a wide range of voices when the device is in your pocket.

With Dictation, Conference, Meeting or DNS modes,you can easily capture high-quality recordings in any environment.


Low-cut filter eliminates extraneous noise

During recording, the low-cut filter can be used to cut the sound at frequencies of 300 Hz and lower, typicalexamples of this being the sound of air conditioners or projector fans.


Compatible with two recording formats

Select from two recording formats: Linear PCM format (22.05kHz) and the versatile MP3 format.

 

Specifications

Recording formats

Recording formats Linear PCM format / MP3 format

Sampling frequency

Linear PCM format
22.05 kHz/16 bits
22.05kHz
MP3 format
128 kbpst
44.1kHz
MP3 format
32 kbps mono
22.05kHz
MP3 format
8 kbps mono
11.025kHz

Maximum headphone output

Maximum headphone output ≦ 150 mV (conforms to EN 50332-2)

Recording media

Built-in NAND flash memory 8GB
  • Some memory capacity is used as a management area, so the actual usable capacity will always be slightly less than the displayed capacity.

Speaker

Type Built-in Φ 10 mm round dynamic speaker
Maximum working output 90mW (8Ω speaker)

Microphone/Earphone jack

Microphone Φ 3.5 mm diameter; Impedance: 2 kΩ
Earphone Φ 3.5mm impedance 8Ω or more

Power source

Standard voltage 1.5V
Battery One AAA dry cell battery (model LR03), or one Olympus nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery

External dimensions / Weight / Operating temperature

External dimensions 17mm × 130mm × 17mm
  • Not including largest projection
Weight 37.5g
  • Including battery.
Operating temperature 0 to 42°C (32 to 107.6°F)

Frequency response

When recording from microphone jack Linear PCM format (22.05kHz/16bit):40Hz~10kHz
MP3 format (128kbps):40Hz~17kHz
MP3 format (32 kbps mono):40Hz~7kHz
MP3format (8kbps mono):40Hz~3kHz
When recording with built-in stereo microphone 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency response upper limit is set by recording mode
During playback 20Hz~20kHz
  • The upper and lower limit values of the frequency response depend on each recording format.

Battery life (when recording with the built-in stereo microphone)

Linear PCM format
22.05 kHz/16 bits
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 24 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 19 hours
MP3 format
128 kbps
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 27 hours, 30minutes
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 21 hours
MP3 format
32 kbps mono
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 40 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 27 hours, 30minutes
MP3 format
8 kbps mono
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 50 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 34 hours
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [OFF]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changingthe playback speed, or using the [Noise Cancel], [Voice Balancer], [Rec Scene], [Play Scene] and [Rec Standby] functions may affect the battery life).

Battery life (voice files: when playback through speaker)

Linear PCM format
22.05 kHz/16 bits
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 21 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 16 hours
MP3 format
128 kbps
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 26 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 18 hours
MP3 format
32 kbps mono
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 26 hours, 30minutes
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 19 hours
MP3 format
8 kbps mono
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 27 hours, 30minutes
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 20 hours
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [OFF]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changingthe playback speed, or using the [Noise Cancel], [Voice Balancer], [Rec Scene], [Play Scene] and [Rec Standby] functions may affect the battery life).

Battery life (voice files: when playback through earphones)

Linear PCM format
22.05 kHz/16 bits
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 24 hours, 30 minutes
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 17 hours, 30 minutes
MP3 format
128 kbps
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 34 hours, 30 minutes
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 22 hours
MP3 format
32 kbps mono
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 35 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 22 hours, 30 minutes
MP3 format
8 kbps mono
When using alkaline battery: Approx. 36 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 23 hours, 30 minutes
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [OFF]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changingthe playback speed, or using the [Noise Cancel], [Voice Balancer], [Rec Scene], [Play Scene] and [Rec Standby] functions may affect the battery life).

Recording time (Built-in memory: 8GB)

Linear PCM format
22.05 kHz/16 bits
23 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)
MP3 format
128 kbps
130 hours (approx.)
MP3 format
32 kbps mono
525 hours (approx.)
MP3 format
8 kbps mono
2100 hours (approx.)
  • Actually available recording times may be shorter than the figures shown here when making short recordings repeatedly (Equipment displays of available/elapsed recording times should be considered guideline values).

Maximum recording time per file

Linear PCM format
22.05 kHz/16 bits
6 hours, 40 minutes (approx.)
MP3 format
128 kbps
74 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)
MP3 format
32 kbps mono
298 hours (approx.)
MP3 format
8 kbps mono
1193 hours (approx.)
  • The maximum file size is limited to about 4 GBin the MP3 format, and to about 2 GB in the linear PCM (WAV)format.
  • Regardless of the amount of remaining memory, the maximum recording time per file is restricted to the following values.

Number of tracks that can be recorded

8GB 1900 tracks (approx.)
  • At 128kbps and 4 minutes per track
  • The figures above are guideline values.

 

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