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Olympus 8GB WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder

B&H # OLWS823 Mfr # V406191BU000
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Product Highlights
  • Supports LPCM/MP3/WMA Recording Formats
  • Internal 8GB Memory
  • microSD Memory Card Expansion up to 32GB
  • Direct Link USB Connectivity for PC/Mac
  • Zoom Microphone & Built-In FM Tuner
  • Voice Changer & Voice Balancer Functions
  • Calendar Search & Scene Select
  • Voice Playback Function
  • Supports up to 99 Index Marks per File
  • Charge Battery via Direct USB Connection

The Olympus 8GB WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder can record and playback audio files using LPCM, WMA and MP3 formats. The internal 8GB memory supports up to 1980 hours of recording and the included rechargeable battery can power the recorder for up to 37 hours. The WS-823 also has a microSD card slot, so you can add an additional 32GB of external memory. It is equipped with a built-in USB 2.0 connector as well, which supports direct connectivity with your PC or Mac - no USB cable is required. The recorder has a built-in zoom mic with noise cancellation technology, but it also has a microphone jack for connecting an external mic. It supports Voice Balancer, Voice Playback and Voice Changer functions as well. Other features include a calendar search function, a scene select function, six folders that hold up to 200 files each, and support for up to 99 index marks per file.

Record for Hours
The WS-823 has 8GB of internal memory for up to 1980 hours of recording time when using the WMA format. Plus, the included battery supports up to 37 hours of battery life. You'll be able to capture notes, lectures, and more while still having room to store documents. The device also features a microSD slot with the potential to hold up to 32GB of additional memory.
Built-In Zoom Microphone
The recorder's directivity control technology makes it possible to switch mic direction with the +/- buttons on the recorder. This allows you to zoom in on audio sources when recording a discussion or lecture from a distant position or when recording in an environment in which there is a lot of ambient noise. The recorder's zoom microphone mode adjusts the recording level higher according to the zoom level.
Voice Balancer Function
The Voice Balancer function adjusts the volume levels of all speakers to a more equal level so that it is easier to hear everyone more clearly.
Voice Playback Function
Voice Playback allows you to skip the non-voice portions of a recording and only playback the parts with recorded voices, making for more seamless recordings that are easier to transcribe.
Voice Changer Function
The Voice Changer function allows users to change the pitch of a recorded voice.
USB Direct Link to Your PC or Mac
With the recorder's convenient "USB Direct" design, a flip-out USB 2.0 connector makes it is easy to transfer your files to your Mac/PC seamlessly and without the need for a USB cable.
Multi-Format Recording & Playback
Record and playback audio files using LPCM, MP3 or WMA formats.
USB Storage Device
The recorder can connect directly to a computer thanks to its built-in USB connector, so you can quickly transfer data and charge the included rechargeable battery. It's also equipped with a microSD card slot, which means you can transfer data to your computer by inserting the microSD card into your computer's card reader.
FM Radio
Users will be able to listen to and record radio through the recorder's built-in FM tuner.
Noise Cancellation
Background noise that may have been captured during recording is powerfully reduced with the recorder's noise cancellation technology.
Calendar Search Function
Audio files saved on the recorder are automatically marked with the date. Because files are displayed by the calendar format, you can quickly find the file you are looking for by the date of recording.
Manual Recording Level Adjustment
You can adjust the recording level at will based on the volume of the recording subject to maximize the use of dynamic range.
Scene Select Function
Wherever you are, whether it's a conference room, large hall, or at home dictating, the recorder's microphone will automatically adjust to capture the best sound depending on your setting.
Index Marks & Folder Storage
With the WS-823, you can set up to 99 index marks per file. Plus, you can store up to 200 files in each of the six folders.
Recording
Type Digital
Mode Stereo / Mono
Recording Format LPCM
MP3
WMA
Bit-Depth 16
Bit-Rate 8 Kbps - 128 Kbps
Sample Rate 8 kHz - 44.1 kHz
Recording Time PCM Stereo: 11.5 Hours Recording in LPCM Format
MP3 Stereo:130 Hours Recording in MP3 Format
WMA Mono:1980 Hours Recording in WMA Format
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Frequency Response 40 Hz - 21 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 16 Bit LPCM
40 Hz - 17 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 128 kbps MP3
40 Hz - 3 kHz @ 8 kHz Sample Rate / 8 kbps WMA
Playback
Playback Formats PCM (WAV)
MP3
WMA
Speaker Yes
Speaker Size 0.71" / 18 mm
Power Output 150 mW
Features
Display Size/Type LCD
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume, Peak
Message Folder 6 (Maximum)
On Screen Clock Yes
Search Calendar Search
Track Mark
Power
Battery Type 1 x Rechargeable NiMH AAA
1 x Alkaline AAA
Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 37 Hours @ 8 kHz 8 kbps WMA
Power Adapter No
General
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 8GB
Compatible Memory Cards Micro SD
Connectors 1/8" mini Microphone In
1/8" mini Headphone Out
USB USB 2.0 (A)
System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.8
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.6 x 4 x .6" (40.64 x 101.60 x 15.24 mm)
Weight 1.9 oz (54 g)
Olympus 8GB WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder
  • BR-404 Rechargeable Battery
  • E39 Stereo Canal Earphones
  • KP-19 USB Cable
  • Case For VN-8000PC / VN-8100PC
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Olympus8GB WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder
     
    5.0

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        5.0

        I like it

        By Merleson

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Viewed
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

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          • Recording Thoughts

          Comments about Olympus 8GB WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder:

          This is my second Olympus recorder. I upgraded to the 8GB version from a 500MB. I trust the name. I've only had this one a couple of weeks, but, so far, it works perfectly. It is very intuitive to use and has a screen large enough for me to see without my glasses (which is a big plus.) I especially enjoy the radio. It came with a rechargeable battery that is charged by plugging into a USB port, however, you can also use a regular AAA battery, in case you run out of juice when you aren't able to recharge. (Another big plus.)

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great voice recorder and light weight to

          By somacoul

          from Boston

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          Pros

          • Easily Viewed
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • None

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          • Den
          • Productivity
          • Professional

          Comments about Olympus 8GB WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder:

          Excellent mobile voice recorder.
          The quality is superb and the weight is so small that it is easy to carry in your pocket

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          More than I need

          By Rick (red baron)

          from Modesto, Ca.

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Viewed
          • Lightweight

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            Comments about Olympus 8GB WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder:

            This has more bells and whistles than I need but it is very easy to use and understand. Easy to charge, came with a rechargeable battery plus it has a FM receiver

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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