Olympus DM-420 Digital Voice Recorder (2GB)

BH #RBODM420 • MFR #140146B
Olympus
Key Features
  • 2GB Built-In Flash Memory
  • microSD/microSDHC Expansion Slot
  • MP3 & WMA Formats
  • WAV Playback
The Olympus DM-420 Digital Voice Recorder (2GB) comes supplied with a number of features that make it a solid value. First in that list of features would be the built-in 2GB flash memory. The DM-420 also comes equipped with an expansion slot for microSD/SDHC cards. The recorder can capture up to 533 hours of audio (with 2GB memory) and boasts 51 hours of battery life, along with USB charging.

Aside from long battery life and recording time, the DM-420 features a high quality built-in zoom stereo microphone and a 3.5mm jack for adding an optional external microphone. When you're ready to edit your audio the recorder comes with Olympus Sonority editing software. This easy-to-use software helps with sound editing, file and Podcast management, and is compatible with both PC and Mac. And speaking of Podcasts, you can download them automatically using the included USB. Last, but certainly not least, like most digital voice recorders on the market today, the DM-420 features voice activation.

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Olympus DM-420 Overview

The Olympus DM-420 Digital Voice Recorder (2GB) comes supplied with a number of features that make it a solid value. First in that list of features would be the built-in 2GB flash memory. The DM-420 also comes equipped with an expansion slot for microSD/SDHC cards. The recorder can capture up to 533 hours of audio (with 2GB memory) and boasts 51 hours of battery life, along with USB charging.

Aside from long battery life and recording time, the DM-420 features a high quality built-in zoom stereo microphone and a 3.5mm jack for adding an optional external microphone. When you're ready to edit your audio the recorder comes with Olympus Sonority editing software. This easy-to-use software helps with sound editing, file and Podcast management, and is compatible with both PC and Mac. And speaking of Podcasts, you can download them automatically using the included USB. Last, but certainly not least, like most digital voice recorders on the market today, the DM-420 features voice activation.

Main Features

2GB built-in memory and microSD/microSDHC expansion slot
Up to 533 hours of recording time (w/2GB memory)
Records and plays back in MP3 and WMA and plays back in WAV
PC downloads, including podcasts, can be done via the included USB
Super high quality stereo recording with the built-in zoom microphone
Built-in VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator) is a handy hands-free function
Voice guidance ensures seamless, user-friendly operation of all functions in the menu
Up to 51 hours of battery life with recharging possible via USB ports on your computer
Files are PC down-loadable for editing, storage and all post-recording management
Easy-to-use Olympus Sonority editing software for sound editing, file management and Podcast management, compatible with PCs and MACs

Recording Times

MP3 Recording Times

13.75 hours (44.1 kHz, 320 kbps)
17.25 hours (44.1 kHz, 256 kbps)
23 hours (44.1 kHz, 192 kbps)
34.75 hours (44.1 kHz, 128 kbps)

WMA Recording Times

STXQ: 34 hours (44.1 kHz, 128 kbps)
STHQ: 68 hours (44.1 kHz, 64 kbps)
STSP: 136 hours (22 kHz, 32 kbps)
HQ: 136 hours (44.1 kHz, 32 kbps)
SP: 268 hours (22 kHz, 16 kbps)
LP: 533 hours (8 kHz, 8 kbps)

Olympus DM-420 Specs

Recording
Recording
TypeDigital
Microphone TypeBuilt-in zoom microphone (stereo)
ModeStereo
ModeStereo
Recording FormatMP3, PCM (WAV)
Clip Splitting2GB internal flash memory
microSD/SDHC explansion slot (512MB-16GB)
FormatMP3, WMA
Bit-Rate8 kbps - 320 kbps
Time to First FixMP3
44.1kHz 320kbps 13 hours, 45 minutes
44.1kHz 128kbps 34 hours, 45 minutes

WMA
STXQ: 44.1kHz 128kbps 34 hours, 0 minutes
LP: 8kHz 8kbps 533 hours, 0 minutes

Sample Rate8 kHz - 44.1 kHz
Recording TimeHQ Stereo: 68 Hours
SP Stereo: 136 Hours
HQ Mono: 136 Hours
SP Mono: 268 Hours
LP Mono: 533 Hours
Voice ActivationYes - VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator)
One-Click RecordingNo
Convenience
Voice Activated RecordingYes
Speaker23mm round dynamic speaker
LCDYes
Microphone TypeInternal Stereo
Playback
Connectors
SpeakerYes
Input3.5mm microphone jack
Output3.5mm earphone jack
Features
OtherUSB 2.0
Power
Display Size/TypeLCD Backlit
Battery Type2 x 'AAA' Ni-HM rechargeable batteries
IndicatorsPower, Recording
Power
Battery Life (approx.)51 hours
External Power SupplyAC power supply
Battery Type2 x AAA
General
Battery Life (approx.)Playback: 51 Hours
Frequency ResponseNot specified by manufacturer
Power AdapterYes
General
System Requirements (Minimum)Windows XP, Vista
Mac OS X 10.4.11-10.5
Internal MemoryFlash Memory - 2 GB
Dimensions (WxHxD)1.53 x 4.33 x 0.63" (38.9 x 110 x 16mm)
Compatible Memory CardsmicroSDHC
Weight2.96 oz (84g)
Connectors1/8" mini Female In
1/8" mini Female Out
USBUSB 2.0 (Mini-B)
Dimensions (WxHxD)1.53 x 4.33 x .63" / 38.86 x 109.98 x 16.00 mm
Weight2.96 oz / 84 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 5.6 x 2.8"
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