Digital Summer Special: Olympus LS-10 audio recorder


Though I’m more impressed with Belkin’s Podcast Studio for recording audio directly to an iPod, Olympus’s LS-10 linear PCMr recorder boasts high quality portable sound recording directly onto its 2GB internal memory or SD/SDHC expansion cards.

It will record audio through its two in-built microphones at up to 24-bit/96kHz, in WAV. WMA or MP3 format. It has three microphone recording modes — normal, wide, and zoom — five reverb effects and four playback modes…

Digital Summer Special: Olympus compact and DSLR cameras

Olympus was out in force at Digital Summer, showing off a line of their recent digital compact and SLR cameras. We’ve covered some of them already on Tech Digest, and most have been out for at least a couple of months, but it’s still worth taking a closer look.


Olympus SP-570 UZ

This DSLR offers up a 20x wide optical zoom, 10 megapixel sensor, dual image stabilisation, sequential shooting at up to 13.5 fps, super macro mode, face detection, shadow adjustment, BrightCapture technology for low-light shooting, 23 preset scene modes, automated and manual settings. Unusually for a DSLR it runs on four AA batteries.

Available now priced £389.99.

Digital Summer Special: High-tech audio systems


Several of the companies exhibiting at Digital Summer had some interesting audio technology on show.

There’s been plenty of talk about creating virtual surround sound from a pair of stereo speakers, but not so much (that I’ve heard of) about creating a wide stereo sound space from one speaker unit. Audio Pro, Geneva, and Orbitsound are all pushing technology that does just that. It sounds great, too.

Read on for five great home audio products, and please don’t let the iPod integration put you off…