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New Olympus® LS-P4 Features Three Microphones, FLAC Recording/Playback and More in a Compact Metal Body

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., (January 25, 2018) — The Olympus LS-P4 Linear PCM Recorder captures professional-quality audio for video, music recordings, interviews and a variety of other use cases. The LS-P4’s stylish but robust metal body is small enough to fit in any pocket while its technology allows for high resolution sound recording wherever you are.

The new recorder features the acclaimed Tresmic three-microphone system that includes both directional and omni directional microphones to accurately capture a wide frequency range offering the most demanding professionals expanded frequency response, in-stereo sound and better-than-CD Linear PCM 96kHZ/24bit format. New to the LS series, and a big advantage in its class, is the opportunity to now record and play FLAC format up to 96kHz/24bit with the LS-P4. With FLAC, users achieve the same quality as PCM with smaller recording file sizes.

Besides a built-in Hi-Res music player, Bluetooth connectivity and in-device sound normalization, the LS-P4 now features easy fade in/fade out technology as well as overdubbing editing directly via the recorder menu and without the need for a computer.

Pricing and Availability
The LS-P4 will be available in black in mid-February at a suggested retail price of $179.99.

Main Features
Pro quality and stylish compact body ensures a versatile range of use cases
Hi-Res sound recording and playback in such a small size: The new Olympus LS-P4 Linear PCM Recorder lets professional filmmakers, YouTube® enthusiasts, musicians and other users enjoy the sound quality and versatility that the Olympus LS Series is renowned for — in a compact and robust design making it the ideal on-the-go companion.

Out of its many features, a particularly up-and-coming use is in filmmaking: In combination with the latest Olympus camera models such as the 4K-video-boasting OM-D® E-M1 Mark II and OM-D E-M10 Mark III, the LS-P4 is the perfect device to produce professional travel, documentary, event, wedding or music videos with Hi-Res sound or create excellent audio for YouTube videos.

Hi-Res audio capturing through latest technology
Allowing for a frequency spectrum of a full 20Hz-20kHz, the built-in Tresmic 3 microphone system ensures a rich stereophonic sound capture — irrespective of the environment.
The LS-P4 is capable of handling sound pressure levels (SPL) of up to 120dB without clipping and its new 2 mic noise-cancelling system comes into play when it gets loud. If a recording was made with levels that were too low, the in-device normalization allows for boosting the recording volume without distortion — now also for MP3 recordings.

Compared to former Olympus LS devices and many other recorders in its class, the LS-P4 has a new recording format with a big benefit: It is one of the first Linear PCM Recorders to be compatible with FLAC recording. Due to a better compression rate, users can achieve a near-perfect sampling rate of up to 96 kHz/24-Bit sound recording with up to 30 percent smaller file sizes and a longer recording time compared to PCM or WAV. If needed, recordings may, of course, still be saved in PCM, WAV or MP3 format.

Music playing, additional features and accessories
On top of its 8GB internal memory, the LS-P4 features a Micro SD storage option USB connector and the Olympus LS-P4 is equipped with Bluetooth for wireless connectivity to other devices. This comes in handy when using the recorder as a music player (now also for Hi-Res FLAC files) with playback on Bluetooth-enabled headphones or speakers.

A tripod attachment is included for additional flexibility. The LS-P4 may also be connected to various system cameras, such as the Olympus OM-D models, using a hot shoe adapter and cable.

Journalists interested in more information, review units and high-resolution images of the
LS-P4 should contact Katie Rama, MullenLowe (katie.rama@mullenlowe.com, 646-870-4722), or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc. (jennifer.colucci@olympus.com, 484-896-5719), or visit the Olympus website: getolympus.com

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