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OM SYSTEM LS-P5 Microphone and Audio Recorder

OM SYSTEM LS-P5 Microphone and Audio Recorder

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The OM SYSTEM LS-P5 Microphone and Linear PCM Audio Recorder is a versatile and robust all-in-one solution which can be used stand-alone or as a camera accessory, for filmmakers, YouTube creators and journalists.

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OM SYSTEM LS-P5 Microphone and Audio Recorder Summary

The OM SYSTEM LS-P5 Linear PCM Recorder is an ideal companion as a stand-alone recorder or a camera microphone. The LS-P5 offers professional filmmakers, YouTube enthusiasts, musicians, Students, and Journalists the sound quality and versatility that the LS Series of audio recorders is renowned for. 

TRESMIC II Directional Control

Equipped with a Zoom Microphone, offering unique audio control that mixes input from the three microphones and adjusts the directionality in 21 levels while maintaining audio quality. Choose optimal settings depending on the scenario, from recording birdsong and music to lectures and meetings.

96 kHz/24-bit, linear PCM recording quality

Supporting a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz and linear PCM recording at a quantization bit rate of up to 24 bits (three times the information of a CD). In addition, lossless compression FLAC recording and playback format for retaining high quality sound while keeping the file size small. MP3 Audio format also available up to 320kps.

Bluetooth® Enabled

Wireless sound monitoring and full control via a smartphone with the DVR.Remote app for iOS and Android. Up to a distance of 10m (32ft).

125dB SPL Sound Pressure Microphones

Distortion-free recording from loud music and ambient sounds to bird song and lectures.

Intelligent Auto, Manual and Smart Recording Modes

Intelligent Auto will automatically adjust your sound levels dynamically. Manual Mode allows fine-tuning the recording level to match the volume of the audio source. Our new Smart Mode sets the optimum sound level by listening to the environment before recording.

Bright sound, optimal for voice recording

The new “Bright Sound” mode offers clearer recordings of the spoken word such as in vlogging, lectures, or meetings. Recording with elevated mid to high-range levels makes it possible to capture audio while minimizing the effects of ambient sounds. Custom Scene Modes for Recording with ease

Not only can you save your custom settings but the LS-P5 also offers 2-Mic Noise Cancellation for recording in noisy environments. This is a "scene mode" known as Noisy Situation. Designed to record spoken audio in very noisy environments. One microphone listens to the background noise while the user speaks into the other.

Pre-recording ensures that you will not miss anything

With the 2 second pre-recording mode, you won't miss opportunities to record birdsong or lectures due to control lag. The recorder can also be operated via the DVR.Remote smartphone app.

Composite USB Audio Mode

Use as a USB microphone and speaker. Perfect for streaming or virtual online meetings.

Size, Connectivity and Memory

A body that does not weigh you down. However you record, you need the right connections.

Small size- big sound

Despite its, high-performance microphones and two batteries, the recorder features a compact design measuring 39.6 x 112.2 x 16.1 mm and weighing only 78g.

16GB Built in Memory (+ MicroSD Slot)

16GB of built-in memory offers up to 7 hours in 96kHz/24bit Hi-Res, or 21 Hours in CD quality. Micro SD cards can also be used up to 2TB in size (XC Type I).

Up to 37 Hours Battery Life

Including 2 AAA NiMh rechargeable batteries which can be charged via USB. In addition, parallel powering and charging of battery supported with power delivery power supply.

Microphone and Headphone Connection

Whether you are connecting an external microphone or using as a camera microphone, the LS-P5 offers both MIC-IN and Line-In as well as headphone-out.

Slate Tone and Test Tone convenient for video sound source recording

Slate Tone allows you to send reference signal your digital camera for easier editing. Test Tone allows to set camera audio recording levels.

Tripod Mount

The LS-P5 features an industry standard ¼ inch screw thread mount to attach to a camera (via a hot shoe adapter) or microphone stand.

Onboard Editing and Playback Functions

The LS-P5 offers a number of built-in features without the need to use a computer.


For quite recordings, Normalization can be selected to increase the audio volume while maintaining quality and avoiding distortion.

Audio File Divide and Trimming With onboard editing, long recordings can be split or trimmed on the LS-P5 without the need to post processing. In addition, you can add fade-in and out to audio files.

Find your recordings fast with Calendar Search

With Calendar Search, your saved recordings are automatically marked with the date and displayed in a calendar format making them easier to find.

Additional playback features

The LS-P5 features Noise cancellation for clear playback quality and efficient Voice Playback to automatically skip non-voice parts and only play parts of the file where there is speech to save time and improve playback during transcription.

Easily organize your recordings with custom folders

In addition to creating folders, you can add names such as "Conference" or "Lecture" to recording folders. You can also change folder and file names using the DVR.Remote smartphone app.

Not just a recorder, a system

The LS System offers a number of accessories. Including microphones, shock mounts, cables, cases, and power delivery.


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Condition guide

Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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Peace of mind with our 6 month warranty

This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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