London, 02/12/2020 | Press release | Camera & audio New Olympus audio recorder VP-20 captures voice and sound in superb quality

Sleek audio recorder with one-touch recording for easy operation

With the VP-20, Olympus today introduces a new pen-type sound recorder to their line-up of audio and dictation devices. With a high-performance omnidirectional stereo microphone and an “anti-rustling noise filter” as well as fast activation at the slide of a switch, users can casually record voices and surrounding sound with clear quality even from their pocket.

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Made for digital business recording, the VP-20 is discreet in design (like a pen) but offers high-quality stereo recording and a host of convenient features for instant operation and clear recordings.

Sleek design that can be used in a shirt pocket or bag, and equipped with innovative “Recording Scene Select” feature

The new VP-20 adopts a slim body like a pen that is convenient for recording while in a breast pocket or in a bag without distracting the speakers. The “Recording Scene Select” feature allows users to apply the most appropriate settings from a selection of four typical recording situations, including an ultra-sensitive “pocket” mode.

Omnidirectional microphone reliably captures sound from any direction, upgraded anti-rustle filter reduces unwanted noise

Equipped with an omnidirectional stereo microphone that captures sound from all directions, the VP-20 can reliably record a wide range of voices – such as e.g. during a business meeting where the microphone cannot be pointed at the speaker. In addition, the upgraded anti-rustle filter automatically distinguishes voices and rustling or rubbing sounds based on the characteristics of the sound, and suppresses the unwanted sounds to achieve a clear recording.

One-touch recording and self-timer function to allow for fast and easy operations

Even when the power is off, users can start recording by sliding the REC switch on the top of the VP-20. By using the self-timer function, recording may be started automatically after 3, 5, or 10 minutes, so that users can record in a more natural atmosphere according to the situation.

Microphone / earphone jack, USB stick function and other features

Equipped with a combined external microphone / earphone jack, recording using an external microphone or telephone recording using the telephone pickup “TP8” is possible. Via its USB terminal, the VP-20 can exchange data with PCs without cables or software and the battery may be charged.

Further handy features include a noise cancel function, transcription and language learning modes as well as different options to adjust microphone sensitivity and filters to clearly record voices. More information at

Availability & pricing

The Olympus VP-20 will be available from early March in black or white at RRP1 of £99.99 at selected retailers or via the Olympus online shop.

Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at for the latest specifications.

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