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Olympus Digital Voice Recorders

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Olympus Digital Voice Recorders Feature Comparison Chart

See also Olympus Professional and High-End Digital Voice Recorders and Olympus Desktop Digital Dictation Kits.

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Key Features

Olympus DP-201 Olympus VN-7200 Olympus VN-702PC Olympus WS-801 Olympus WS-802 Olympus WS-803 Olympus DM-620
Recording Format1 -- CELP / Sub Band Codec MP3, WMA MP3, WMA PCM, MP3, WMA PCM, MP3, WMA PCM, MP3, WMA
Recording Media - Built-in Flash Memory/ Removeable xD-Picture Card Included2 2GB Flash 2GB Flash 2GB Flash / microSD Slot 2GB Flash / microSD Slot 4GB Flash / microSD Slot 8GB Flash / microSD Slot 4GB Flash / microSD Slot
Recording Time (approx.) HQ/SP/LP Modes, (hrs. : min.) 98:00
202:00
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78:30
202:00
1151:00
131:00
258:00
823:00
131:00
258:00
514:00
259:00
511:00
1016:00
522:00
1028:00
2043:00
128:00
257:00
1007:00
USB PC Interface     x x x x x
Convenient USB Docking Station3              
LCD x x x x x x x

Key Features

Olympus DP-201 Olympus VN-7200 Olympus VN-702PC Olympus WS-801 Olympus WS-802 Olympus WS-803 Olympus DM-620
LED x x x x x x x
Folders / Messages Per Folder4 99 messages per date 5 / 200 5 / 200 5 / 200 5 / 200 5 / 200 5 / 200
Sampling Frequency HQ/SP/LP Modes -- 17.6kHz
10.6kHz
6.6kHz
44.1kHz
22.0kHz
8.0kHz
44.1kHz
22.0kHz
8.0kHz
44.1kHz
22.0kHz
8.0kHz
44.1kHz
22.0kHz
8.0kHz
44.1kHz
22.0kHz
8.0kHz
Voice Activation5   x x x x x x
Store and Playback WMA and MP3 audio 6     x x x x x
Demographic Data Input 7              
Programmable Buttons 8              
Slide Switch Control 9              

Key Features

Olympus DP-201 Olympus VN-7200 Olympus VN-702PC Olympus WS-801 Olympus WS-802 Olympus WS-803 Olympus DM-620
Voice Balancer Function 10         x x  
Voice Playback Function 11         x x  
Voice Changer Function 12         x x  
Calendar Search Function 13 x   x x x x  
FM Radio 14           x  
Zoom Microphone 15           x  
Dynamic Internal Speaker 36mm 28mm 28mm 18mm 18mm 18mm 20mm

Key Features

Olympus DP-201 Olympus VN-7200 Olympus VN-702PC Olympus WS-801 Olympus WS-802 Olympus WS-803 Olympus DM-620
External Microphone Jack   x x x x x x
Earphone Jack x x x x x x x
Batteries 2 AAA 2 AAA 2 AAA 1 AAA 1 AAA 1 AAA 2 AAA
External Power Supply (AC Adapter)             Optional
Battery Life (Approx. Using Alkaline Dry Cell Battery) 80 hours 86 hours 72 hours 27 hours 27 hours 27 hours 46 hours
Size H x W x D (excluding protrusions) 3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7" 4.1" x 1.5" x 0.8" 4.3" x 1.5" x 0.7" 3.9" x 1.6" x 0.6" 3.9" x 1.6" x 0.6" 3.9" x 1.6" x 0.6" 4.4" x 1.6" x 0.6"
Weight (including batteries) 2.8 oz. 2.3 oz. 2.5 oz. 2.0 oz. 2.0 oz. 2.0 oz. 3.0 oz.
OS Supported (see individual product pages for specifics) N/A N/A MS Windows/MAC MS Windows/MAC MS Windows/MAC MS Windows/MAC MS Windows/MAC


Olympus Digital Voice Recorder Feature Explanations:

1 - DSS (Digital Speech Standard) Recording
High-quality recording format provides superior clarity and compatibility with voice recognition software.
2 - xD-Picture Card
For additional ease-of-use, the xD-Picture card can be removed and its contents downloaded to a PC using a number of xD-Picture Card download devices.
3 - Convenient USB Docking Station
Just place the Digital Voice Recorder in the included cradle for easy uploading and downloading of your audio files.
4 - File Folders
Help you to keep your messages organized.
5 - Voice Activation
Convenience -- set your Digital Voice Recorder to start recording when you start speaking.
6 - Store and Playback MP3 or WMA audio
You can upload over one hour of MP3 or WMA (Windows Media Audio) music files and listen to them in high-quality, clear sound.
7 - Demographic Data Input
Store up to 10 different Author ID's in the recorder. Perfect for sharing recorders between users!
8 - Programmable Buttons
Programmable buttons that speed up reaction time increase the recorder's flexibility and reliability. Instead of having more buttons than necessary, the recorder allows users to program the functions they use the most onto these buttons. The functions include: Index Mark, Record Mode, Microphone Sensitivity, Voice Activation, Display, and more.
9 - True Slide Switch Control
Perhaps the most innovative aspect of the DS-5000 is its "true slide switch" located below the microphone. It's contoured to the thumb for smooth control of record, stop, play and review functions all with the same switch.
10 - Voice Balancer Function
Voice Balancer adjusts voice levels to compensate for distance and for fluctuating sound levels because of softer or louder voices. This is perfect for interviews or meetings where one person's voice might drown our others based on there the recorder is located.
11 - Voice Playback Function
Voice Playback allows you to skip the non-voice portions of a recording and only play back the parts with recorded voices, making for more seamless listening and making it easier to transcribe files.
12 - Voice Changer Function
Recordings may also be played back using the Voice Changer feature that lets the frequency and playback speed of voice to be adjusted to suit individual needs and preferences.
13 - Calendar Search Function
Calendar Search allows recordings to be searched by the date they were created.
14 - FM Radio
Users can listen to and record radio through a built-in FM tuner.
15 - Zoom Microphone
The WS-813 features a special range-adjustable Zoom Microphone function. New built-in algorithms realize more powerful directional performance. Works well when recording from a distant position or in noisy environments.
 
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