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Olympus DM-420 - Digital voice recorder - flash 2 GB - WMA, MP3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Olympus DM-420 - Digital voice recorder - flash 2 GB - WMA, MP3. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and sound are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, sound, performance, portability, design

On average, users rate this product 98/100.

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Great Digital Recorder


I maintain a web page for a local political club. I take numerous photos throughout each meeting. I use the recorder to keep track of who is who and what they said when I add their photos and comments to the website.

Compact Design","High Quality Sound","Long Battery Life","Reliable

Oct, 2010

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The BEST digital recorder I've gotten,


The sound from the recordings are very clear. I have enough space in the memory. Even if I sit away from the professors in class, I can still catch everything clearly, nonstop.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Excellent Quality, Price & Seller


Compact Design","High Quality Sound","Long Battery Life","Reliable","Twice the price elsewhere

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Dictaphone


Worked right out of the box although the directions can be a bit confusing. Found it easier to turn it on and just use it. The sound quality is excellent and my transcriptionist thinks it is much clearer than tape. Easy to use, comfortable in my...

Compact Design,High Quality Sound,Long Battery Life,Reliable

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

The DM- D\'V\' recorder is a really good .


Compact Design","Easy to operate","High Quality Sound","Long Battery Life","Reliable

No complaints

Jul, 2010

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I am satified with my Olympus


record speech at assembly halls and conference meetings

Compact Design,High Quality Sound

Apr, 2010

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Nice recorder!


Great little recorder!

Compact Design,High Quality Sound,Long Battery Life,Reliable

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (

High Quality Sound with No Outside Noise


I really like this recorder. The sound quality is excellent! The greatest frustration was to have to go online to get the Full User Guide because the instructions that came with it didn't use enough words.

Compact Design,High Quality Sound,Long Battery Life,Reliable

None of the above

Feb, 2010

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Olympus DM 420


I use for speeches that I give and then make MP3 to give out to those who want it. I tried the sony first, did not like the tiny tinny speakers. Very happy with this olympus I recommend it.

Compact Design,High Quality Sound,Long Battery Life

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

An ultra high-quality stereo microphone steps up to the plate brings it on home. And in between are a series of features - from 2GB of internal memory, to MP3 and WMA recording format capabilities, to sophisticated that make the DM-420 the recorder of champions.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Dictaphones, transcribers
Type:Digital voice recorder


Run Time (Up To):51hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Data Storage Capability:Up to 999 files / 5 folders
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus DM

MD System

Type: None