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Olympus WS-853

Small but with BIGGER features...

Huge 8GB built-in memory.

Packed with features and clever record settings makes this an ideal recorder for both business and study. 
Records in MP3 file format.

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RRP $179.00 | $155.65+gst

Sku: AD0385.
Sku: AD0385.
Stock: In Stock (5+)

True Stereo Mic – Stereo feeling in every recording

The WS-853 features two low-noise directional stereo microphones with a 90° layout to deliver a superb stereo feeling – enabling you to record even the smallest details of your meeting. Regardless of where the person speaking is located or the direction of speech, you can clearly capture the information.

Intelligent Auto Mode - Does the adjusting for you

To make listening to your recordings more comfortable, Intelligent Auto Mode automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source. When a speaker is talking loudly, the recorder reduces the input level, and for soft voices the recorder increases the input level – to always provide an even level of volume.

Simple Mode makes use easy, even for beginners

Simple Mode is perfect for beginners, as it shows only the necessary information in a large font and key functions in the menu. The first time the recorder is activated, users are asked to choose from either Normal Mode or Simple Mode, so initial set up is easy. Once you become accustomed to using the recorder, you can switch to normal mode should you desire more detailed information and settings.

Direct PC connection - The simplest way to save data

Save data easily and conveniently with the built-in USB connector. Simply transfer recordings from the voice recorder to an external hard disk drive or use it like a USB stick to share documents. This makes it possible to easily save data anytime, anywhere without the need to bring along a USB cable. For the WS-853, the USB connector is equipped with a protective cover to keep dust out of the connector.

Trouble-Free Recording with Scene Select

By pressing and holding the menu key, recording and scene selection options can be accessed. The modes automatically configures and optimise settings according to the situation.

With 5 recording pre-set modes: Lecture, Conference, Meeting, Dictation & DNS (for Speech to Text application) and 2 playback modes: Transcription & Language Study, it's possible for anyone to easily achieve trouble-free, high-quality recording and playback. 

Streamlined GUI with easy Calendar & File Search

Utilising tile icons, Olympus has provided a more intuitive and easy to use Graphical User Interface. Two function buttons have been added to simplify changing between the various modes. T

Audio files saved on the recorder are automatically managed by date allowing files to be quickly located and reviewed.

  • WS-853 Digital Recorder
  • 2x AAA Batteries
  • Carry Case
  • Instruction Manual 
             VN-541PC            WS-852             WS-853             VP-10
                 $129               $179                $249              $259
internal Memory (built-in) 4GB 4GB 8GB 4GB
External Memory Options   microSD microSD  
Operation Button Button Button Button
File Format WMA MP3 MP3 PCM (Wav), MP3, WMA
PC Connection USB Direct USB Direct USB Direct USB Direct & Cable
Index Marking Yes Yes Yes  
Maximum Record Time 1040hrs 1040hrs 2080hrs 1620hs
Hold / Transit Lock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Record Indicator Light Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Meter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Charge (Internal)     Yes Yes
Stereo Microphone   Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Rustle Filter       Yes
Calendar Search   Yes Yes Yes
Microphone Settings Hi/Low/Auto Hi/Low/Auto Hi/Low/Auto Hi/Low
VCVA Voice Activation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Playback Speed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microphone Jack 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm  
Earphone Jack 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm  
Weight (including batteries) 67g 77g 77g 38g
Batteries Supplied AAA Alkaline AAA Alkaline AAA Ni-MH Rechargeable Ni-MH Rechargeable
Carry Case Supplied     Yes  
Size: H x W x D (mm) 108 x 37.5 x 20mm 111.5x39x18mm 111x39x18mm 17x130x17mm
Special Notes Mono Recording