|June 11, 1997|
|The clear answer
The IS-200 adds to this combination of performance and convenience. Although it has the versatility of a 4x zoom lens, it remains very compact and weighs only 640 g. To simplify handling further, it is also the first SLR with an integrated lens cap with the convenience of opening automatically when the power is turned on. The large-diameter aspherical lens has the high resolution that ensures outstanding quality, and the 28-110 mm zooming range is suited to almost every situation encountered in leisure photography. The wide-angle 28 mm setting is ideal for indoor shots and expansive landscapes, while the telephoto settings up to 110 mm are perfect for natural-looking candid photography and striking portraits.
With its pushbutton operation, the Direct Mode Select function makes it easy to select the right exposure and make the most of the IS-200's SLR performance. The Aperture-Preferred AE system and the Long Time Mode also offer the creative freedom of choosing any depth of field or shutter speed. This attention to quality is similarly apparent in the sleek lines, sophisticated metallic color and metal details. Equally important, the IS-200's friendly operation and advanced features come at a very affordable price. And that makes the latest addition the IS Series the clear answer for amateurs who are serious about both photography and fun.
|Compact, lightweight SLR with a built-in zoom lens
The IS-200 features a built-in, high-resolution 4x zoom lens, while its L-shaped design reflects a relentless pursuit of optimal handling and holding balance. Not only is operation easy, but the new model is compact and lightweight, measuring just 123 x 88 x 115 mm and weighing only 640g.
Integrated lens cap
The IS-200 is the first SLR with an integrated lens cap that opens automatically when the power is turned on.
High-resolution 28-110 mm 4x zoom lens
Quickly and easily, the zooming lever covers a broad range of 28-110 mm. The 28 mm setting offers full wide-angle photography for outstanding results in indoor scenes, group portraits, expansive landscapes and architectural shots. And the telephoto settings up to 110 mm are perfect for striking portraits and natural-looking candid photography. For even greater telephoto possibilities, the optional teleconverter extends the maximum focal length to 180 mm.
Twin Flash with GN18 power
In addition to its GN14 flashtube for wide-angle and normal focal lengths, the IS-200 has a GN18 flashtube for telephoto shots. This solution offers a flash range of 4.5m with ISO100 color negative film and 9.0m with ISO400. The automatic changeover from one flashtube to the other is determined automatically according to the focal length and distance to the subject.
Large-diameter glass aspherical lens
The large-diameter aspherical glass lens delivers high-quality images with less distortion all the way to the edge of the frame, even at the 28 mm wide-angle setting. Along with ensuring outstanding quality, the lens design accounts for the compactness of the optical system.
Direct Mode Select Button
By simply pressing the Direct Mode Select Button, photographers can explore the advantages of SLR performance, confident that the results will be all that they want. The icons are easy to understand, and there are four modes suited to the range of situations.
Photographers who want to capture every nuance of a scene will appreciate the functions that offer an optimal combination of shutter speed and aperture for every lighting situation.
Versatile flash modes
To make sure that flash photographs come out right, the IS-200's Intelligent Variable-Power Flash system checks the distance to the subject and automatically sets the appropriate flash intensity and aperture setting.
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