83points

Olympus WS-801

65points

Zoom H2

Olympus WS-801
Comparison winner
Zoom H2
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27 facts in comparison

Olympus WS-801 vs Zoom H2

Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
83
points
Olympus WS-801
65
points
Zoom H2

Why is Olympus WS-801 better than Zoom H2?

  • 73.46% less body volume
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    59.32cm³vs223.52cm³
  • Has a noise cut function
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 53g lighter
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    57gvs110g
  • Has a zoom microphone
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  • Has a built-in USB male connector
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  • Can synchronize your documents with a USB drive
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  • 17.2mm thinner
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    14.8mmvs32mm

Why is Zoom H2 better than Olympus WS-801?

  • 3 more microphone(s)
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    4vs1
  • Has a Pre-Record mode
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  • Has an audio editing feature
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Price comparison

Zoom H2

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$68.73

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Zoom H2 AmazonZoom H2n Stereo/Surround-Sound Portable ...Zoom H2n Stereo/Surround-Sound Portable Recorder, 5 Built-In Microphones, X/Y, Mid-Side, Surround Sound, Ambisonics Mode, Records to SD Card, For Recording Music, Audio for Video, and Interviews
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$169.99
Zoom H2 AmazonZoom H2N Handy Recorder with Five Mic Ca...Zoom H2N Handy Recorder with Five Mic Capsules - Bundle With 16GB SDHC Card, 4 AA Batteries, Microfiber Cloth
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$186.99
Zoom H2 AmazonZoom H2n Handy Digital Recorder along Wi...Zoom H2n Handy Digital Recorder along With Samson Studio Headphones and Deluxe Accessory Bundle
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$199.99
Zoom H2 AmazonZoom H2n Portable Digital Voice Recorder...Zoom H2n Portable Digital Voice Recorder Bundle with APH2n Accessory Pack and SDHC Card and Stereo Cable
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$209.99
Zoom H2 AmazonZoom H1n Portable Recorder, Onboard Ster...Zoom H1n Portable Recorder, Onboard Stereo Microphones, Camera Mountable, Records to SD Card, Compact, USB Microphone, Overdubbing, Dictation, For Recording Music, Audio for Video, and Interviews
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$119.99
Zoom H2 AmazonZoom H2n Handy Handheld Digital Multitra...Zoom H2n Handy Handheld Digital Multitrack Recorder Bundle with APH-2n Accessory Pack
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$199.98
Zoom H2 AmazonZoom APH-2n Accessory Pack for H2n Porta...Zoom APH-2n Accessory Pack for H2n Portable Recorder, Remote Control with Extension Cable, Foam Windscreen, USB AC Adapter, USB Cable, Adjustable Tripod Stand, Padded-Shell Case, and Mic Clip Adapter
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$39.99

Design

1.has an LED-backlit display
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
2.volume

59.32cm³

223.52cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
3.weight

57g

110g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.Has a dedicated Record Button
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
Dedicated Record Button makes recording fast and simple because you need only to press it to start and stop the recording.
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
6.thickness

14.8mm

32mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Audio

1.Has a noise cut function
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
The noise cut function make play-back clearer, with low background noise.
2.Has an automatic recording
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
You can set your device to automatically record whenever sound above your designated level is detected.
3.has a microphone input
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
4.has a stereo microphone
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
5.Has a background noise filter
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
The device has a filter to reduce background noise.
6.Has a zoom microphone
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

Memory & Battery

1.has an external memory slot
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.Records onto an SD card
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
You can record lectures, music, notes, etc., directly onto an SD card, which provides more storage flexibility.

Connectivity

1.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
4.Has a built-in USB male connector
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
The device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.

Features

1.Has an A-B repeat feature
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
You can use the A-B repeat feature to mark the beginning and ending of a particular passage of a recording that you want to listen again and again.
2.Can synchronize your documents with a USB drive
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
The device can save and synchronize documents with the USB drive.
3.Has an audio editing feature
Olympus WS-801
Zoom H2
Some recorders allow you to edit and delete audio in recordings in playback.

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