This product is so wonderful! I attended a very important assembly and convention and I didn't miss a beat with this recorder. I'm telling you, it picks up everything and its very clear and easy to use. It has great features; it records for hours; does good on battery life. Already telling my friends to invest in such a product!
The DM-620 is an older version (2011) voice recorder than what Olympus has put out in the past couple years which initially got me to purchase the LS-12 Linear PCM, a version released in 2012. While this is also a good recorder, its predecessor, the DM-620, is feature rich if not more so than the LS-12. The DM-620 is small, compact, and discreet enough to easily fit in your pocket while the LS-12 does not pull this off very well. The DM-620 also comes with 4GB built-in memory, (32GB max). The built-in is enough to record at highest quality for 26.5 hours long and a battery life to match as well. The quality is great for lecture recording from the back of a room 30 computer desks deep to the front of the room. If there are any distractions in the recordings, you also get the Sonority software that allows you to edit your recordings to eliminate background sounds and enhance the audio portions you do want. While the LS-12 will work with the Sonority software, it does not come with it...an additional $30! Again, I originally bought the LS-12 to realize it did not work for me and ended up with the DM-620. I have had it for a couple months now with no regrets whatsoever. If you click on the pic to the right that I included of the two recorders, to see side-by-side on top of an 8.5X11 sheet of paper.
I ordered this unit for use in class.\nThe unit works flawlessly.\nExcellent quality, and clarity of recordings.....However...\nwhen I ordered this unit, I also made another order from Sweden.\nThe order from half way around the world arrived here a full week earlier than the Walmart order.\nThe tracking data was off, saying it should have been delivered two days prior to it's actual delivery, and showed it sitting here in Columbus for a full four days.\nThey used some strange hybrid of UPS, and USPS, which is where I suspect the fault lay.\nWhile I am extremely happy with the item, I will never order from Walmart online again.
Offers a display status for the built-in metronome and tuner
Overdubbing and a pre-recording function
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Bought the unit at $123 - other quality \"mono\" recording units slightly cheaper, might as well go with the built in stereo mic unit. No issues with excessive hiss\/background noise (Note: you have to set proper record level settings & set appropriate filtering). However, like other units with built in mics, you should not touch the unit when recording, otherwise will pick-up the \"noise\". With this unit, you definitely need to read the manual to get the best out of it. Good for office type recordings, school productions, etc.\n\nIf you are looking to record the next best song\/album, use as a recording device for DSLR videos (on board record systems are not the best), video projects, you should go with a higher end unit (also, will cost you > 200% of this cost of thi sunit).