Olympus AZ-220 Wide Zoom manual

User manual for the Olympus AZ-220 Wide Zoom in English. This PDF manual has 44 pages.

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INSTRUCTIONS Before using your AZ-220 WIDE ZOOM, read this manual carefully to ensure correct use. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your AZ-220 WIDE ZOOM before taking important photographs.
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Thank you for purchasing the Olympus AZ-220 WIDE ZOOM. MAIN FEATURES Built-in 28mm~56mm 2X zoom lens: 28mm is perfect for scenery shots, while 56mm is ideal for quick snaps. Panorama* mode can be selected even in the middle of a loaded cartidge of film. Versatile, easy-to-use functions include continuous shooting, spot metering and various flash modes. *Be sure to read page 27 for Panorama-size prints. Symbols used in this manual: Incorrect Operation soun 2 Manual operation Indicator on Next operation Indicator blinking Operation order Attention Automatic operation Depress halfway
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PREPARATIONS Names and functions of parts....... 4 Viewfinder display/LCD panel...... 6 Diopter adjustment......................... 7 Usingthestrap............................... 8 Outline of operations..................... 10 Loading the batteries.................... 12 Checking the batteries.................. 13 Points to remember....................... 14 BASIC OPERATIONS Loadingthefilm...................................................................................................... 16 Taking pictures…………........................................................................................ 18 Usingthefocuslock................................................................................................ 22 Unloadingthefilm................................................................................................... 24 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES Taking Panorama pictures............ 25 Flash photography......................... 28 Using the SUBJECT button.......... 32 Self-timer........................................ 33 Continuous shooting...................... 34 Dual-frame self-timer..................... 35 Spot metering................................. 36 CAMERA MAINTENANCE Questions and answers................................................................................................... 38 Care and storage ............................................................................................................ 39 Battery handling............................................................................................................... 40 Troubleshooting............................................................................................................... 41 Specifications.................................................................................................................. 43 3
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NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS Power ON/OFF button Shutter release button (See p. 14.) LCD panel Displays the camera's mode and operation conditions. (See p. 6.) SUBJECT button (See p. 32.) FLASH button (See p. 28.) Flash Light sensor Zoom buttons (See p. 19.) zooms in — telephoto. zooms out — wide-angle. Self-timer- indicator Autofocus windows Strap eyelet Lens 4 PREPARATIONS
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PANORAMA selector (See p. 25.) Film window Tripod socket Mid-roll rewind button Back cover Battery compartment cover Back cover release Strap eyelet Diopter adjustment Slide (See p. 7.) Viewfinder (See p.6.) 5
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VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/LCD PANEL VIEWFINDER DISPLAY In Standard mode Close-up correction marks At a distance of 0.65 m (2.1 ft); your subject must be positioned within the close-up correction marks. In Panorama mode Close-up correction marks Orange lamp Lights when the flash will fire. Green lamp Lights when the subject is in focus. Autofocus frame Position your subject within the autofocus frame. Self-timer (p. 34) Continuous mode (p. 34) Spot mode (p. 34) Dual frame self-timer mode (p. 35) Battery check (p. 13) Exposure counter (p. 17) Flash mode selection (p. 28) Flash modes (p. 28) LCD PANEL 6
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DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT TOADJUSTTHEVIEWFINDERTOCOMPENSATEFORNEARANDFARSIGHTEDVISION. Slide the diopter adjustment slide until the viewfinder display becomes clear. Slide to the left if you are farsighted or to the right if you are nearsighted. 7
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USINGTHESTRAP ATTACHING THE STRAP For a more comfortable, secure grasp of the camera, place the strap-grip as close to the camera as possible. Strap-grip Strap-grip 8
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SOFT CASE (optional) When you aim the camera, hold the strap-gripas shown above. 9
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OUTLINE OF OPERATIONS BASICSHOOTING PROCEDURES Load the batteries. (p. 12) Open the back cover.(p. 16) Load the film. (p. 16) Press the zoom buttons to make the subject larger or smaller. (p. 18) Place the autofocus frame on the subject you want to take a picture of. (p. 19) Depress the shutter release button halfway to make sure the green lamp lights. (p. 20) 10
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Close the back cover. (p. 17) Press the ON/OFF button to turn the power ON. (p. 18) Make sure the exposure counter on the LCD panelreads .(p. 17) Depress the shutter release button fully to take a picture. (p. 20) When the film reaches the end, it isautomatically rewound. (p. 24) Open the back cover to remove the film. (p. 24) 11
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LOADINGTHEBATTERIES Remove the battery cover. Insert the batteries and replace the battery cover. 1. 2. •Use two 3V lithium batteries (CR123A or DL123A). •Be sure the batteries are aligned correctly as shown. Read "Battery handling" on page40 . 12
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CHECKINGTHEBATTERIES Press the ON/OFF button to turn the power ON. Be sure to check the batteries as well. 1. Batteries are OK. The mark disappears after 12 sec. Batteries are low. Have spares handy. Batteries should be replaced immediately. 13
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POINTSTO REMEMBER Hold the Camera Correctly. Correct. Correct. Incorrect. •Hold the camera firmly with both hands. •Hold the strap-grip as shown on page 9, •In the vertical position, hold the camera with its flash positioned at the top. Caution; Keep your fingers away fromthe lens, flash, autofocus windows and lightsensor. 14
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Proper Shutter Release. Practice before loading the film. Depress the shutter release button halfway Depress the shutter release button fully 1. 2. To lock the focus. To release the shutter and take the picture. The green lamp lights in the viewfinder. Cautions: •Press the shutter release button gently • Avoidshakingthe camera when pressing the shutter button to prevent blurry pictures. 15
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LOADINGTHEFILM Slide the back cover release upwards to open the back cover. Insert the film cartridge, making sure the film is lying flat. 1. 2. Do not touch the inside of the camera, especially the lens. If the lens is dirty, use a blower brush to blow away the dust and lightly wipe off the lens with a soft cloth. Correct Incorrect 16 BASIC OPERATIONS
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Align the film leader with the red mark,and close the back cover. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the power ON. 4. The film automatically advances to the first frame. The exposure counter on the LCD panel reads Note: If blinks in the exposure counter, as shown above, reload the film. 17 3.
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TAKINGPICTURES Press the ON/OFF button to turn the powerON. Aim the camera at your subject. Use the zoom buttons to make the subject larger or smaller. 1. 2. The lens protector opens, the lens extends slightly, and the LCD panel activates. 18
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How to Use the Zoom Buttons Position your subject within the autofocus frame. Max. telephoto focal length: 56 mm Telephoto: Press the © button to zoom in. Wide-angle: Press the button to zoom out. Max. wide-angle focal length: 28mm Autofocus frame 19 3.
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Depress the shutter release button halfway. Depress the shutter release button fully. 4. 5. The green lamp lights. The film automatically advances to the next frame. 20
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Working Distance Close-Up Correction Picture frame Close-up correction marks •When the subject is closer than 0.65 m (2.1 ft), the shutter will not release. (The green lamp blinks.) •When the subject is extremely close to the camera, the subject will be out of focus although the shutter releases. The viewfinder's picture frame is the area that can be shot of subjects at (infinity). However, the picture area will move lower in the viewfinder as you get closer to the subject. At 0.65 m (2.1 ft), the shaded area is the actual available image area. In this case, the subject should be positioned below the close- up correction marks. The focus range of the camerais0.65m(2.1ft) to (infinity). Image area of picture at 0.65m 2.1 ft 21
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USINGTHEFOCUSLOCK TO AVOID TAKING OUT-OF-FOCUSPICTURES When the main subject is not in the center of the frame, use the focus lock. Position the autofocus frame on your subject and press the shutter release button halfway. 1. The autofocus frame must be positioned on the subject in order to focus on it. In the above case, the camera will focus on the tree in the background and the subjects will be out of focus. The green lamp lights. 22 Autofocus frame
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Reposition your subjects in the picture frame while keeping the shutter release button depressed halfway. 2. 3.Depress the shutter release button fully to take picture. Difficult Autofocus Subjects •Glossy and reflective surfaces •Black objects •Subjects behind glass or wire mesh •Flames and smoke •Excessively bright light within the picture area In the above situations, use the focus lock by focusing on a different subject at a similar distance. Then reposition the correct subject in the picture frame. 23
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UNLOADINGTHEFILM Thecameraautomatically rewinds the film when you reach the end of a roll. Rewinding the film before the end of the roll After the motor stops and starts blinking on the LCD panel, open the back cover and remove the film. Press the mid-roll rewind button with the tip of a ballpoint pen, or the like. Do not use an instrument with a sharp tip. 24
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TAKING PANORAMAPICTURES ToselectthePanoramamode: Slide the Panorama selector to the left. ToselecttheStandardmode: Push upward the Panorama release.ThePanoramaselec- tor slides back to the right. Viewfinder in the Panorama mode Viewfinder in the Standard mode 25 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
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PRINTING PANORAMA PICTURES CLOSE-UP CORRECTIONINTHE PANORAMA MODE Close-up correction marks As you approach the subject, the available image area reduces. At 0.65 m (2.1 ft), the subject must be positioned between close-up correction marks (the shaded area the in illustration) for satisfactory results. When Panorama pictures are shot, only the middle portion of the frame is exposed as shown. The number of exposures is the same as with the standard size. Shot in the Standard mode Shot in the Panorama mode When printed Standard-size print Panorama print Picture frame Picture frame at 0.65 m Film 26
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There are three possible ways in which a roll of film may be taken: Shot only in the Standard mode Shot only in the Panorama mode Shot in both the Panorama and Standard modes With film taken as described in or , please be sure to inform your processing lab accordingly when you have your film developed. •When pictures taken in the Panorama mode are printed in the standard size, black strips appear at top and bottom of prints as shown on right. • Processing for may be more expensive and may take longer than that for . Ask the processing lab for more details. •Availability of Panorama format film processing facilities varies according to area. Consult your local film processor or camera dealer for details. 27 IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PANORAMA-FORMAT PRINTS
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FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY This camera has five flash modes. Select the flash mode according to your shooting conditions and needs. How to select the flash mode: When the FLASH button is pressed, the flash mode changes in the order shown on the right. On the LCD panel, indicates the flash mode engaged. Note: AUTO-S will not be canceled when the power is turned OFF. All other modes will return to the AUTO mode. Mode Function Automatically fires in low-light and backlit conditions. (p. 29) Significantly reduces the pheno- menon of "red-eye" (when a subject's eyes appear red). (p. 30) The flash does not fire. (p. 30) Fires regardless of available light. (p. 31) When you want to light the subject in the foreground with a night-scene in the background. (p. 31) 28
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AUTO (Auto Flash Mode) In the Auto Flash mode, the flash will fire automatically in low-light and backlit conditions. Use this mode in ordinary situations. The orange lamp on the upper left of the viewfinder lights when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. Note: If a backlit subject is too small or is not centered in the frame, occassionally the flash may not fire automatically. If this occurs, use the FILL-IN mode. Flash Working Range ISO 100 200 400 WIDE (28mm) 0.65m~5.3m (2.1ft ~17.4ft) 0.65m~7.5m (2.1ft~24.6ft) 0.65m~10.6m (2.1ft~34.8ft) TELE (56mm) 0.65m~2.8m (2.1ft~9.2ft) 0.65m~4.0m (2.1ft ~13.1ft) 0.65m~5.6m (2.1ft~18.4ft) 29
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AUTO-S (Red-Eye Reducing Flash) Significantly reduces the phe- nomenon of "red-eye" (when a subject's eyes appear red). OFF(FlashOverride) When you don't want the flash to fire, even in the dark. In the Auto-S Flash mode, the camera will emit a series of low-power pre-flashes before the regular flash. This makes the subjects' pupils contract, significantly reducing red-eye. Except for the pre- flashes, this mode is the same as the Auto Flash mode. In the Flash-OFF mode, the flash does not fire even in low-light conditions. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited. IMPORTANT: Be sure to hold the camera still until the shutter releases. Note: Since a slow shutter speed (down to 2 seconds) is automatically selected in low-light situations, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blurred pictures caused by shaking the camera. 30
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FILL-IN (Forced Activation) When you want to fire the flash every shot. Night-Scene Flash When you want both the subject in the foreground and the night-scene in the background to be properly exposed. In the FILL-IN Flash mode, the flash fires regardless of available light. This mode can be used to brighten up a subject's shaded face, for example. Use the Night-Scene Flash mode to properly light the subject in the foreground while leaving the background naturally lit. Note: Since a slow shutter speed (down to 2 seconds) is automatically selected in low-light situations, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blurred pictures caused by shaking the camera. 31
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USINGTHESUBJECTBUTTON Press the SUBJECT button to select the required mode. Every time you press the SUBJECT button, the mode switches as shown below. Note: When the power is turned OFF and ON again, the camera returns to the Normal mode. Mode Function Self-Timer (p. 33) You can put yourself in the picture. Continuous Shooting (p. 34) You can shoot a continuous series of pictures. Dual-Frame Self-Timer (p. 35) You can take two self-timer pictures in rapid succession. Spot Metering (p. 36) You can limit light metering to a particular area of the framed picture. Normal Mode 32
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SELF-TIMER To Put Yourself in the Picture Press the SUBJECT button until is displayed on the LCDpanel. Aim at your subject, and press the shutter release button. 1. 2. Notes: •The focus and exposure will be locked when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. •After the shutter is released, the camera will return to the Normal mode. •To cancel the self-timer after it has been activated, press the SUBJECT button. The shutter will be released 12 seconds later. Self-timer indicator lights. Blinks. 33
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CONTINUOUS SHOOTING To Shoot a Continuous Series of Pictures. Press the SUBJECT button until C is displayed on the LCD panel. The camera will shoot repeatedly as long as the shutter release button is fully depressed. 1. 2. Notes: •The shutter will release at intervals of 1.7 seconds (or 4 seconds after the flash fires). • The focus and exposure will be adjusted every frame. • If the subject gets closer than 0.65 m (2.1 ft), the shutter will automatically stop releasing. 34
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DUAL-FRAME SELF-TIMER ToTakeTwoSelf-TimerPicturesin RapidSuccession. Press the SUBJECT button until is displayed. Aim at your subject, and press the shutter release button. 2. 1. Notes: •The interval between the first and second shutter release is approximately 2 seconds (or 5 seconds after the flash fires for the first shot). •After the shutter is released for the second shot. the camera will return to the Normal mode. The shutter will be released for the first time in 12 seconds, and then for a second time 2 seconds later. 35
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SPOT METERING To Limit Light Metering to a Particular Area of the Framed Picture. Press the SUBJECT button until is displayed on the LCD panel. Position the autofocus frame over the desired area. Depress the shutter release button halfway to lock the exposure. 1. 2. Note: The focus will also lock when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. 36
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Press the shutter release button fully to take pictures. 3. 37
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q: How long will the batteries last? A: If you use 24-exposure rolls of film and use the flash on half of all your pictures, two new 3V lithium batteries (DL123A/CR123A) will last for 30 or more rolls of film. If you do not use the flash and auto zoom very often, the batteries will last much longer. Q: How should I clean the lens? A: Wipe the lens gently with a soft, clean cotton cloth that has been moistened with a small amount of lens cleaning fluid. Q: Can I use film that is not DX-coded? A: Yes, but only ISO 100 film. Q: When does the camera measure and set the exposure? A: When the shutter release button is de- pressed halfway, the camera measures both the exposure and focus and locks them as long as the shutter release button remains halfway depressed. Q: I ran out of the stickers for the cartridge. Where can I get them? A: Ask your nearest Olympus service center. Q: Why doesn't the finished Panorama print show all the area that is shown on the Panorama picture negative? A: In a Panorama print, the center portion of the film, about 12 mm x 36 mm, is printed, however, to ensure optimal print size, the actually exposed area on the negative is made a little larger. Also, the area exposed on the negative may be smaller or larger depending on the zoom setting. Please note, however, that the Panorama picture seen in the viewfinder will be the actual Panorama picture when printed. (Refer to page 26 for close-up correction.) CAMERA MAINTENANCE 38
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BATTERY HANDLING NOTES • Even when batteries are brand-new, their service life may be shorter than specified if an extended period of time has passed since they were produced. • Do not mix different types of batteries or new and old batteries. • Keep spare batteries on hand when going on a long trip or to a cold area. • Sweat, oil, and so on can prevent a battery's terminals from making electrical contact. To avoid this, wipe both terminals before loading batteries. WARNINGS • NEVER TRY TO DISASSEMBLE, RECHARGE, OR SHORT CIRCUIT BATTERIES. NEVER EXPOSE BATTERIES TO EXCESSIVE HEAT OR OPEN FLAMES. • KEEP THE BATTERIES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. IF A CHILD SWALLOWS A BATTERY, CONTACT A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. • USE TWO 3V LITHIUM BATTERIES (CR123A OR DL123A). NEVER TRY TO DISASSEMBLE OR MODIFY ANY BATTERY OR BATTERY PACK FOR USE IN THIS CAMERA. 40
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TROUBLESHOOTING OPERATING PROBLEMS Symptom The camera does not work. The LCD display turns off suddenly. The green lamp blinks, and the shutter will not release. The orange lamp blinks, and the shutter will not release. The flash does not fire, even in the dark. Cause The power is OFF. The alignment of the battery terminals is not correct. The batteries are exhausted. The batteries are temporarily unable to function. The loaded film has been rewound. The film is incorrectly loaded. The LCD display turns off after four and a half minutes if the camera is not used. The camera is closer than 0.65 m (2.1 ft) to the subject. The flash has not been recharged yet. The flash mode is set to OFF. Remedy Press the power button again. Reload the batteries correctly. Replace the batteries with new ones. Keep the camera warm while using it. Load new film. Reload the film. Press the power button twice or the shutter release button halfway to turn on the LCD panel. In addition, the power is turned OFF automatically after 4 hours. When the camera is not in use, keep the power OFF as much as possible. Move the camera farther than 0.65 m (2.1 ft) from the subject. Remove your finger from the shutter release button and wait for several seconds until the flash is recharged before shooting. Set it to a mode other than OFF. See p. 18 p. 12 p. 13 p. 40 p. 24 p. 17 p. 21 p. 28 41
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PROBLEMS WITH THE PRINTED PICTURES Symptom The picture is out of focus. The picture is too dark. Cause The camera moved when the shutter release button was pressed. The subject was not within the viewfinder's autofocus frame. The lens and autofocus windows were dirty. The autofocus window was blocked, such as by a finger. The subject was closer than the minimum working distance to the lens (0.65 m/2.1 ft). While using the self-timer, the shutter release button was pressed while standing right in front of the camera. The flash was blocked, such as by a finger. The subject was out of the working range of the flash. The flash mode was set to OFF. The subject was backlit. Remedy Hold the camera correctly and press the shutter release button gently. Position the subject in the center of the frame, or use the focus lock. Clean the lens and autofocus windows. Hold the camera correctly, keeping your fingers clear of the autofocus windows. Shoot from more than 0.65 m (2. 1 ft) away from the subject. Do not stand in front of the camera. Press the shutter release button while looking through the viewfinder. Hold the camera correctly, keeping your fingers clear of the flash. Shoot within the flash working range. Check the flash mode before shooting. Set the flash mode to FILL-IN. See: p. 14 p. 22 p. 14 p. 21 p. 33 p. 14 p. 29 p. 28 p. 31 42
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SPECIFICATIONS Type: Full automatic 35mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with built-in 28~56mm zoom lens. Film format: 35mm standard DX-coded film (24 X 36 mm, switchable to Panorama size). Lens: Olympus lens 28~56mm F3.5~6.5, 8 elements in 7 groups. Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter. Viewfinder: Panorama-standard switchable Kepler type zoom viewfinder (with autofocus frame, close-up correction marks, autofocus indicator and flash indicator). Diopter correction possible. Focusing: Active type autofocus system. Focus lock possible. Focusing range: 0.65 m (2.1 ft) - (infinity). Exposure control: Programmed automatic exposure control. Center-weighted average light metering, switchable to spot metering. Auto exposure range: Wide-angle — EV2.8 (F3.5, 2 sec.) to EV15 (F8.4, 1/500 sec.), Telephoto — EV4.4 (F6.5, 2 sec.) to EV17 (F15, 1/500 sec.). Exposure counter: Progressive type with automatic reset, displayed on LCD panel. Self-timer: Electronic self-timer 12-sec. delay. Dual-frame self- timer possible. Film speed range: Automatic setting with DX-coded film with ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200. For film with less than ISO 50, film speed is set to ISO 100. Film loading: Automatic loading. (Automatically advances to first frame when camera back is closed). Film advance: Automatic film winding. Film rewind: Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind activation at end of film, automatic rewind stop). Rewind possible at any point with rewind button. Flash: Built-in flash. Recycling time: Approx. 0.2 ~ 3.5 sec. (at normal temperature with new batteries). Flash working range: Wide-angle — 0.65 ~ 5.3 m (2.1 ~17.4 ft), Telephoto — 0.65 - 2.8 m (2.1 - 9.2 ft) with ISO 100 color negative film; Wide-angle — 0.65 - 10.6 m (2.1 ~ 34.8 ft), Telephoto —0.65~5.6m (2.1 ~ 18.4 ft) with ISO 400 color negative film. Flash modes: AUTO (Automatic flash activation in low-light and backlight). AUTO-S (Red-eye reducing, in low-light and backlight). OFF (No flash). FILL-IN (Forced activation). 3 (For night scene with slowest shutter speed — 2 sec.). Battery check: Displayed on LCD panel. Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries (DL123A/CR123A). Dimensions: 136(W) X 73(H) X 56(D) mm (5-3/8 X 2-7/8 X 2-3/16 in) (without protrusions). Weight: 345 g (12.2 oz) (without batteries). SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT ANY OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF THE MANUFACTURER. 43
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OLYMPUSOPTICALCO.,LTD. San-Ei Building, 22-2, Nishi Shinjuku 1 -chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel. 03- 3340-2211 OLYMPUS CORPORATION Crossways Park, Woodbury, New York 11797-2087, U.S.A. Tel. 516-364-3000 OLYMPUS OPTICALCO.(EUROPA)GMBH Postfach 104908, Wendenstrasse 14-16, 2000 Hamburg 1, Germany. Tel. 040-23773-0 OLYMPUS OPTICALCO. (U.K.) LTD. 2-8 Honduras Street, London EC1Y OTX, United Kingdom. Tel. 071 2532772 PRINTED IN JAPAN 0192. 40MM

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