Olympus WS-853 Digital Voice Recorder (Black)

BH #OLWS853BK • MFR #V415131BU000
Olympus WS-853 Digital Voice Recorder (Black)
Key Features
  • 8GB of Internal Memory
  • True Stereo Microphone
  • Auto Mode Adjust Microphone Sensitivity
  • Simple Mode
The black WS-853 from Olympus is a digital voice recorder with two directional microphones positioned in a 90° layout for capturing audio. Recognized for its clear audio quality and superb operability, the WS-853 features the intelligent Auto Mode, which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source.
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Olympus WS-853 Overview

The black WS-853 from Olympus is a digital voice recorder with two directional microphones positioned in a 90° layout for capturing audio. Recognized for its clear audio quality and superb operability, the WS-853 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. A built-in stand is included to prevent surface vibrations, and a direct USB computer connection allows you to conveniently save your data and charge the batteries. 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-853 recorder for over 1000 hours of recording time, over 100 hours of battery life, file-searching capabilities, and a noise-cancellation feature that provides clear playback quality. There are 8GB of internal memory, and there's also a microSD slot for memory cards up to 32GB.

UPC: 050332189775

Olympus WS-853 Specs

Recording
TypeDigital
ModeStereo / Mono
Recording FormatMP3
Bit-Rate128 kbps - 8 kbps
Sample Rate44.1 kHz - 11.025 kHz
Recording TimeMP3 Stereo: 130 Hour (MP3)
LP Stereo: 260 Hour (MP3)
LP Mono: 2080 Hour (MP3)
One-Click RecordingYes
Voice Activated RecordingYes
Microphone TypeInternal Stereo
Microphone SensitivityHigh/Low
Frequency Response70 Hz - 17 kHz
Playback
Playback FormatsMP3
SpeakerYes
Speaker Size0.79" / 20 mm
Power Output250 mW
Features
Erase ProtectNo
Voice E-Mail FunctionNo
On Screen ClockNo
Safety LockNo
SearchCalendar Search
Power
Battery Type2 x Rechargeable NiMH AAA
Battery Life (approx.)Recording: 110 Hour
Playback: 90 Hour
Power AdapterNo
General
Internal MemoryAvailable: Flash Memory - 8 GB
Compatible Memory CardsmicroSD
Connectors1/8" mini Male Microphone In
1/8" mini Male Headphone Out
USBUSB 2.0 (Mini-B)
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
Dimensions (WxHxD)1.54 x 4.39 x .71" / 39 x 111.5 x 18 mm
Weight2.72 oz / 77 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.15 x 5.2 x 1.65"
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how far away can you put this recorder from the person speaking, to pick up sound?
Asked by: Lennox
For any microphone the recommended distance is between 3-5 feet from the subject you recording the further the recorder is the less presence the subjects voice will have.
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Date published: 2021-03-09

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What are the dimensions for the WS-853?
Asked by: Phillip
4.4" x 1.5" x 0.71" and it weighs 2.7 ounces including batteries.
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Date published: 2020-05-19

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Could it be connected to my D7100 so to act as a microphone for my DSLR?
Asked by: Pablo I.
The Olympus WS-853 can be connected to a DSLR with a 3.5mm mic input jack to pass audio to the camera with the proper cable, however there are currently no recommended camera mounting options. https://bhpho.to/2hTopVh
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does this come with earphones?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, mine did not. I placed my order at B&H on Apr. 8, 2016.BTW, this is a great recorder. I have the more advanced and more expensive DM-520. I bought the WS-853 because I was nervous about possibly losing the 520. The 853 performs every function most people will need in a voice recorder.
Answered by: William P.
Date published: 2021-02-03

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does the display have a light?
Asked by: Alfred
I bought this once to replace my aging Olympus WS-821 but the lack of a backlight made it useless in dark recording environments. I returned it and have continued to use the 821. I know it sounds like a minor issue but the lack of a backlight really inhibits the use of this item
Answered by: Gene
Date published: 2020-06-18

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I have recently bought two of these, and they seem to turn themselves off while recording, do you know what this is? it is not the battery.
Asked by: Chris B.
i have been using this recorder and that never happend to me.I always change the battery when they are 1/2 gone .
Answered by: MIKE A.
Date published: 2021-02-03

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does it have a fm radio in it?
Asked by: Joe g.
it does not have an FM radio
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Date published: 2018-08-26

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How many recording folders
Asked by: Anonymous
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