GREAT MEMORY AND FLEXIBILITY IN A NEW DESIGN
With 2GB internal memory and a great new, intuitive design you’ll be able to easily capture all the audio you want. And with built-in USB connectivity, MP3&WMA recording, the new Scene Select Function and the large LCD with font size setting it’s easy to record and store high-quality audio with ease.
Record up to 843 hours of uninterrupted audio recording in LP mode.
USB 2.0 SUPPORT.
Allows high speed, mass storage of files and fast transfers to your PC for emailing, editing, or archiving.
Record and play back in both of the standard high-function formats: MP3 and WMA.
LARGE LCD WITH FONT SIZE SETTING.
Large LCD for easy, quick viewing of file locations, recording status and battery life. The new font size setting allows you to adjust the character size to your needs.
GET THE BEST SOUND WITH THE SCENE SELECT FUNCTION.
Wherever you are, whether it’s a conference room, large hall, or at home dictating, the microphones will automatically adjust to capture the best sound depending on your setting.
LONG BATTERY LIFE.
Records for up to 51 hours before you have to replace or recharge batteries.
The bright LCD supports and displays four languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese – another plus for accessibility. (EN/FR/ES/PT)
VARIABLE CONTROL VOICE ACTUATOR.
Voice Activation makes automatic starting and stopping of the recorder an extra benefit that saves time and energy.
Index marks let you specify a particular point in a recording or playback for easy retrieval.
Recording Format MP3 and WMA Recording Media Built-in 2GB flash memory Recording Time HQ mode: Approximately 134 hours
SP mode: Approximately 264 hours
LP mode: Approximately 843 hours
PC Interface USB port Folders Messages 5 / 200 per folder Overall Frequency Response MP3 192kbps: 70 Hz to 19 kHz
MP3 128 kbps: 70 Hz to 17 kHz
MP3 48 kbps : 70 Hz to 10 kHz
HQ mode: 70Hz-13kHz
SP mode: 70Hz-8kHz
LP mode: 70Hz-3kHz
Practical Maximum Output 250mW Speaker 28 mm round dynamic speaker Microphone Jack 3.5 mm, impedance 2k ohms (mono) Earphone Jack 3.5 mm, impedance 8 ohms (mono) Power Supply Two AAA alkaline (LR03 or R03) batteries or Two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries Battery Life Alkaline: Approximately 51 hours (LP mode) Size 4.3 x 1.5 x 0.7 inches (108 x 39 x 16.8 mm) Weight 2.3 oz. (66 g), including batteries
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
VN-8100PC Package Contents
- VN-8100PC Recorder
- USB cable
- Soft Case
- 2 x AAA Batteries
- Warranty Card
- Instruction Manual
Review Summary for the VN-8100PC
Own This Product? Write a Review & Get Rewarded!
Tell us what you think. It helps us provide you with better products,
plus you’ll earn 100 OLYMPUS REWARDS points! (limit 4 reviews per month)
Customer Reviews of the VN-8100PCView Page:
July 15, 2012
I had 4 Olympic recorders: VN 120PC, 480PC etc. and love them. Bought VN8100PC for extended record time but can't get the software to appear on my computer! I have 19 files to upload to my PC and no way to do it. Support stepped me thru it once, but after that could not upload again. I do NOT recommend this DVR. Too hard to use and actually, useless to me. I still use the old ones which are super and uncomplicated.
May 23, 2012
I love my vn-8100pc -- works perfectly
This little machine works very well. Battery life is excellent .. I just changed the batteries after three months. I use it to record jot notes, and to record meetings for others to hear. The quality is great. I have reduced to mp3 48 kbps mono and the quality is still very good. I am very pleased with my recorder.
February 20, 2012
Worked fine, then it stopped working.
Hello. I bought this 5 months ago to use in meetings. I have kept it in its protective case and have not dropped it or done anything to cause it to malfunction. Like other reviewers have said, this product has all of a sudden stopped working properly. I turn it on, and the screen is now barely viewable, and the last month of meetings I have recorded have not vanished. DO NOT BUY THIS, the risk of it breaking soon after you buy it is too high. Based on only a hand full of reviews, with this many being negative, do yourself a favor and buy a different product.
January 29, 2012
Started out okay
I purchased this recorder less than a year ago. One evening I attempted to turn it on and it would not work. I thought that maybe the batteries were dead so I replaced them and nothing. I am frustrated because I'm in grad school and really need it but now I'm back to looking for another recorder. I enjoyed it while it worked but I am not sure I'll buy another Olympus.
January 09, 2012
I've had My VN-8100PC RECORDER FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS WE USE IT TO RECORD OUR CHURCH SERVICES, GREAT SOUND AND MEMORY EASY TO TAKE OFF MP3 AND SEND OUT.
December 28, 2011
LOVE THIS PRODUCT
I purchased this product for class lectures. I would have been lost without it. I would advise anybody purchasing to get the external mic for it, otherwise the sound can be garbled. Other than that - this is one of the best purchases I have made since enrolling in school. It is so simple to use and the transfer to computer is a lifesaver. The only downfall is that when you replace the batteries you have to double check the date and time. A small thing compared to no lecture notes!
December 03, 2011
Too much time to figure out how to use it
The directions make it seem so simple to record - just push the record button. I do and it goes into pause and will not record. There is no trouble shooting guideline and no FAQs. It takes way too much time to figure out and the end result is no sustained recording. Sound is good for the 5 seconds it did record but immediately went into standby mode.
September 20, 2011
Ok for a while
I bought this recorder 9 months ago for my work as a journalist. It was working fine until a couple of days ago when inexplicably everything started to sound garbled. Not good. Won't make that mistake again.
July 30, 2011
I bought this recorder to record some of my course lectures and also purchased the external microphone as recommended by another reviewer. Overall the sound quality is good. The microphone needs to be pointed in the director of the speaker to get the best sound. Battery life is very good. The PC download feature is very useful. Voice activated mode is useful when the professor pauses. As mentioned by Court Reporter above, you have to be careful when recorder is in the sleep mode because it seems to be off, but really isn't. One touch of the record button will start recording. Found this out by accident when I left the recorder in my backpack over the weekend and returned to find hours of my roommate's partying recorded on tape. Even with that there was juice still left in the batteries. Recording of music is below average, but there are other devices that are more useful for such.
Overall a very good recorder.
July 26, 2011
Stopped Working - Memory Error
I have purchased VN-8100PC recorder and used only two months then got a MEMORY ERROR, Can not format the recorder. I have very disappointed with the product.
Write Your Own Review of the VN-8100PC
Before submitting your review, please note the following:
- It may take up to 2-3 business days for your review to appear.
- Reviews should focus on your experience using the product, its features and functionality.
- We encourage you to contact Technical Support prior to posting your review if you have any questions regarding functionality.
- Submissions containing comments about pricing, the purchasing experience, technical support, customer support, or repair will not be posted. Please contact us directly so we may address such comments.
- Applicable Olympus Rewards points will appear in your account once your review is posted.