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Olympus DM-420

Olympus DM-420 digital voice recorder

The Olympus DM-420 is the USA name for what is known elsewhere as the DM-450. It offers near-CD quality recording and playback at a reasonable price.

It also boasts 2 GB of integral memory as well as a slot for microSD and microSDHC memory cards - plenty of space for everything you'd need to record and lots left over to store music, audiobooks or podcasts..

It has 40 hours of battery life, handy battery save technology and can be charged via USB.

The DM series has been designed with the visually impaired in mind offering tactile precision buttons, intuitive operation, and a 'Voice Guidance' menu.

A range of practical accessories and brand new Olympus Sonority software are also on hand for increased flexibility

Olympus DM-420 at a glance...

Features

  Micro SD card slot     2GB internal memory
         
  WAV, WMA or MP3     2 x AAA battery
         
  High quality recording     Stereo low noise mics
         
  Voice guidance     50 hours recording
         
  Sonority software     Timer recording
         

Specs

Display:   27.3 x 28.5 mm / 1.56 '' backlit LCD
Memory:   2 GB internal memory + MicroSD/microSDHC card
Input:   Mic mini-jack 3.5mm
Output:   Headphones mini-jack 3.5mm, USB
Visually impared :   voice guidance system, spoken menu
USB Interface:   hi-speed USB 2.0
Power:   Two rechargeable AAA size(LR6) batteries or supplied adaptor
Battery Life:   up to 51 hours recording, 39 hours playback
Dimensions:  

110(W)x16(D)x38.9(H)mm

Weight:   84g with batteries
Recording format:   WMA / MP3
File system:   5 storage folders, 128 files per folder
Tools:   Olympus Sonority software
Speaker:   Built-in ø23 mm round dynamic speaker
Mic:   Stereo microphones

Images

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Review

Olympus DM-420 review

DOWNLOAD THE MANUAL
The Olympus DM-420 manual that ships with the recorder is very brief and uncomprehensive and what there is of it is written in tiny print in a very small booklet.

The full pdf manual (this is for the UK version - the DM-450 - but it is the same) is much clearer with full size illustrations and much more detailed instructions. You can download it by clicking here

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