Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

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Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • True Stereo Microphone
  • Auto Mode Adjust Microphone Sensitivity
  • Simple Mode
  • Built-In USB Connection
  • Voice Filter
  • Long Battery Life
  • 4GB of Internal Memory
  • Up to 32GB microSDHC Card Supported
  • Multiple Scene Select Options
  • Easy File Search
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Color Finish: Silver WS-852 with 4GB Memory

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Olympus WS-852 overview

  • 1Description

The silver WS-852 from Olympus is a digital voice recorder with two directional microphones positioned at a 90° layout for capturing audio. Recognized for its clear audio quality and superb operability, the WS-852 features the intelligent Auto Mode which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source.

The digital voice recorder is powered by two AAA dry-cell batteries (model LR03) or two Olympus nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Some other features include a built-in stand to prevent surface vibrations and a direct USB computer connection to conveniently save your data . The recorder displays only the necessary information in Simple Mode and supports beginners by limiting the functions in the menu to those which are frequently used. When recordings contain multiple speakers, the Voice Balancer makes softer voices louder and ensures that louder voices stay below a given threshold. This provides playback where everyone can be heard clearly.

In conclusion, users can rely on the WS-852 recorder for over 1,000 hours of recording time, over 100 hours of battery life, file searching capabilities, and a noise-cancellation feature that provides clear playback quality. There is 4GB of internal memory, and there's also a microSDHC slot for memory cards up to 32GB.

UPC: 050332189737
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Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)
  • 2 x AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Olympus WS-852 specs

    Type Digital
    Mode Stereo / Mono
    Recording Format MP3
    Bit-Rate 128 kbps - 8 kbps
    Sample Rate 44.1 kHz - 11.025 kHz
    Recording Time MP3 Stereo:65 Hour Recording in MP3 Format
    LP Stereo: 130 Hour Recording in MP3 Format
    LP Mono: 1040 Hour Recording in MP3 Format
    One-Click Recording Yes
    Voice Activated Recording Yes
    Microphone Type Internal Stereo
    Microphone Sensitivity High/Low
    Frequency Response 70 Hz - 17 kHz
    Playback Formats MP3
    Speaker Yes
    Speaker Size 0.79" / 20 mm
    Power Output 250 mW
    Search Calendar Search
    Battery Type 2 x AAA
    Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 110 Hour
    Playback: 90 Hour
    Power Adapter No
    Internal Memory Available: Flash Memory - 4 GB
    Compatible Memory Cards microSD
    Connectors 1/8" mini Male Microphone In
    1/8" mini Male Headphone Out
    USB USB 2.0 (Mini-B)
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.54 x 4.39 x .71" / 39 x 111.5 x 18 mm
    Weight 2.72 oz (77 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.2 x 1.8"

    Olympus WS-852 reviews

    WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best pocket digital recorde out there.... You will not find a better digital recorder for this price or for $100 dollars more. The various recording and playback settings/features work 100% accurately and 'logically - user friendly'.There are real life recording features not offered in more expensive units. I've used many Olympus and Sony digital recorders over moree than 10 years. The very important SPEAKER which Sony was always better at, is clear and balanced -wonderful to hear and listen to; making this unit a keeper, not just as a recorder, but in your pocket to pull out and listen to, comfortably - regularly. True, the rare 8kbps record mode needs finessing with the low cut filter on, preferably dictation use, and playback adjusted to lower volume. I would buy the WS-852 in multiples....
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Recorder I was pleasantly surprised with this recorder. For the price, it's a great choice. Using the Conference mode, it picks up all the voices in the room, even without using an external mic. The playback is also great, and with headphones it's amazing. I haven't had the opportunity yet to try out all the options, but so far I'm very happy with it. If you're looking for a quality voice recorder that's easy to use at a great price, pick up the Olympus WS-852 from B&H Photo!
    Date published: 2017-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device for recording meetings. Purchased this device to record staff meetings to assist with preparation of minutes. Easy to use, which was important for us when training non-technical staff on its use.
    Date published: 2016-02-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use and compact size Very intuitive on how to navigate the options. Easy to start, stop and monitor available time. built in slider USB is really nice.
    Date published: 2016-02-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent simple stereo recorder with input I use this product in conjunction with a pair of on-ear microphones to record surrounding ambient noise for later editing into sound fields to create the a background for recordings. This recorder is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, making it unobtrusive. Been using it for a few days and works perfectly
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Returning Customer We are a coaching and training company and use this product for many purposes. We have purchased this voice recorder several times and it seems to be a good and consistent product.
    Date published: 2015-12-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from simple intutive recorder This is a simple and intuitive recorder. Im not the most tech savvy guy, but found this recorder relatively straightforward and easy to use straight out of the box. So you should as well. I use it to record lectures and transfer to my PC. Good for all intensive purposes.
    Date published: 2018-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, decent quality of recording Slim & lightweight --- yet the screen and buttons are easy to see and comprehend. User friendly. I did the set-up & used the simple mode and was up and running within about 5 mins. Simple to "pause" recording too which comes in handy. Straightforward instructions make it a piece of cake becoming acquainted with it... especially if you've used a digital camera or similar before. The only part that was confusing for me was, when I was setting it up, I came to the part in the manual about the microSD card and then I realized there wasn't a microSD card included. I'd forgotten that it came with an internal 4G capacity for memory so I needed this for a meeting the next morning so ended up running out the night b4 to get a microSD. That was something new to me that it didn't already come with a memory card. I wish they would've spelled it out more clearly in the description because (1)more convenient/less confusing for the customer and (2) B&H would've made another sale because I would've purchased it from them. 2 Thumbs Up!
    Date published: 2017-11-24
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