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Olympus µ 300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and image quality. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the performance. There are some critical views about the shutter and lens.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus 300-hour PC Link Digital Voice Recorder


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A real treasure


I use this to interview people. It's amazing. Works great. Wish I had two or three.

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I purchased this recorder for my daughter in college. It is small and is downloadable to her computer. She has just started using it but really enjoys having it.


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Olympus Digital Recorder


Great recorder and the batteries last a very long time. The menu takes a few minutes to get use too, yet with practice you can master it. A real plus for this device is the ability to transfer the recordings to your computer, a good way to save a...

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Good recorded, doesn't record as much as unfurbished would, but records plenty nevertheless. Convient and portable.

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Olympus 300-hour PC Link Digital Voice Recorder (R


The menus and setting is a little tricky and almost impossible at times without the instructions. Once you get use to it though it works great. I wouldn't suggest this to anyone who is technically challenged.

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Compact & perfect for recording notes & meetings to play back later & love the feature that lets you up-load it to your computer!!!

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Great buy


This recorder I orderd, performed the way the seeler said it would do. No Problems. Sound was very good. I would recommed this recordered.

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digital review


The reconditioned price was good and the device worked perfectly. The recording had to have the exact time record for each second of the recording in order to be useful to scholars using this in the Library of Congress' Veterans History project .

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great recorder


This voice recorded comes in hindy.. classess, I also carry it with me to remind myself of things I need to do.. I can download the recording easily to my computer. How did I ever live without it? Excellent value for the money.

Product Specifications

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Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus Li-10B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night mode / Portrait mode / Self-portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Model:300 Digital
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.1-5.2
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.51"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.1 mm ( 1/2.51 ) / 10.1 mm ( 1/2.51" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):320
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto (80-320)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode / Panorama mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical