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January  7, 1998
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 115
Compact Camera
The Next Chapter in the µ[mju:] Success Story
38-115mm 3X zoom lens
Compact, lightweight and weatherproof
Black and champagne-gold versions
µ[mju:] ZOOM 115
µ[mju:] ZOOM 115
Summary
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. is pleased to introduce the µ[mju:] Zoom 115 compact camera. The latest model in the best-selling µ[mju:] series features a 38-115mm 3X zoom lens. Complementing the striking ergonomic design, both black and champagne-gold versions are available.

The pursuit of "Small Beauty"
The µ[mju:] series' development concept of "Small Beauty" has driven a relentless pursuit of everything people are looking for-not only compactness, light weight and high performance, but also the aesthetic appeal that makes a camera enjoyable to own. Since the series was launched in 1991, some 7 million units have been shipped, and sales are continuing to increase, making the µ[mju:] one of the best-selling Olympus designs ever.
The µ[mju:] Zoom 115 is the fifth model in this continuing success story. While the 3X zoom lens opens up new photographic possibilities, the design retains the µ[mju:] series' distinctive contours and a sliding lens barrier that contributes to both portability and style.

More versatile, more convenient
With 38-115mm zooming that goes beyond the capabilities of a lens in the 2X class, the latest µ[mju:] model is ready for shots ranging from expansive landscapes to clear, natural-looking portraits. To ensure outstanding resolution, it also has the precision of high-performance glass aspherical lens elements.
Even with this level of quality, the size of the lens group has been reduced, so the µ[mju:] Zoom 115 is more compact and lightweight than earlier models. It measures only 120mm (W) X 64mm (H) X 49mm (D), and it weighs only 250 grams.
The wide range of other advanced features includes weatherproofing that takes the worry out of photography on a rainy day. The high-precision AF system has 860 steps, while the six flash modes can handle most lighting situations. The Auto Macro system can take close-ups of nearly post-card size throughout the zooming range.
Designed for today's sophisticated tastes, the µ[mju:] Zoom 115 comes in an elegant black and a stylish champagne gold.
Main Features
High-performance 38-115mm 3X zoom lens
The µ[mju:] Zoom 115 offers the versatility of a 38-115mm 3X zoom lens. The high-performance aspherical lens elements not only deliver superior resolution, but contribute to the camera's smaller dimensions and lower weight.

Sophisticated design available in two colors
The ergonomic design's flowing contours account for the camera's excellent handling characteristics and attractive looks. There is also a sliding lens barrier that not only protects the lens and viewfinder, but adds to the sophisticated lines. The µ[mju:] Zoom 115 comes in a stylish champagne-gold color as well as black.

High-precision AF system with 860 steps
With a maximum of 860 steps, the AF system ensures sharp focusing at any point from the 60cm Macro setting to infinity.

Worry-free weatherproofing
The µ[mju:] Zoom 115's weatherproofing protects against sand and dust as well as a sudden shower or splashing. Meeting IEC grade 4 standards for " splash-proof," it offers extra reassurance on a rainy day, at a beach or on a ski slope.

Versatile flash modes
Six modes make it easy to take great flash pictures. There is also a soft flash system that automatically adjusts the intensity of the illumination according to the distance from the subject.
Auto
To ensure that the illumination is appropriate, the flash fires automatically in low light or backlighting.
Auto-S
The red-eye effect-a common problem with flash portraits-is reduced by a series of pre-flashes emitted before the main flash fires.
Off
The flash does not fire in this mode, making it the right choice when a flash is prohibited or the photographer wants to capture the mood of the moment.
Fill-in
The flash fires with every shot. Even when there are such complications as sidelighting or backlighting, the Fill-in flash produces the balanced illumination essential to a lifelike image.
Night Scene
The intensity of the flash is determined by the foreground, while the length of the exposure is set according to the backdrop. Slowing the shutter speed to as long as 4 sec., this mode captures both the subject in the font and the background scenery.
Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene
This mode reduces the redeye effect in pictures taken in the Night Scene mode. (Except for the series of pre-flashes, it is identical to the Night Scene mode.)

Other features
Auto Macro
This feature offers Macro photography as close as 60cm and up to nearly postcard-size.
Built-in dioptric correction
Dioptric correction of -2 to +1 is built in to compensate for any eyesight problems.
Spot Mode AE
This mode ensures accurate focusing and exposure for the main subject, regardless of the surrounding lighting conditions.
Multi AF system
Multi AF beams calculate the exact distance to the subject and prevent focusing on the background when it is off-center.
Optional remote control
With the optional remote control, it is easy to trigger the shutter from as far as 5m.
Specifications
Type Full-automatic 35 mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with built-in 38-115mm zoom lens
Film 35mm standard DX-coded film (24 X 36mm)
Lens Olympus lens 38-115 mm, F4.5-9.7 (6 elements in 5 groups)
Shutter Programmed electronic shutter
Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder (with autofocus mark, close-up correction marks, autofocus indicator and flash indicator).
Dioptric correction range -2 to +1 diopters
Focusing Active autofocus multi-beam system. Focus lock possible. Focusing range: 0.6m- infinity.
Exposure Control Programmed automatic exposure control, switchable from 3-Zone to spot metering.
Auto exposure range: Wide: EV2.3 (F4.5, 4 sec.)-EV16 (F10.9, 1/500 sec.)
Tele: EV4.6 (F9.7, 4 sec.)-EV17 (F19.7, 1 /350 sec.)
Exposure Counter Progressive type, displayed on LCD panel
Film Speed Range Automatic setting with DX-coded film with ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800,1600 or 3200. Other intermediate film speeds are automatically set to the next lower speed. The speed of non-DX-coded and films under ISO 50 is automatically set to ISO 100.
Film Loading Automatic loading (auto advance to the first frame when the camera back is closed)
Film Advance Automatic film winding
Film Rewinding Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind activation at end of film, automatic rewind stop) Rewind possible at any point with rewind button.
Self-timer Electronic self-timer with 12 sec. delay
Flash Pop-up flash. Recycling time: Approx. 0.5-7 sec. (at normal temperature and with new batteries) Flash Working Range: Wide: 0.6-5.0 m, Tele: 0.6-2.3 m with ISO 100 color negative film; Wide: 0.6-10.0 m, Tele: 0.6-4.6 m with ISO 400 color negative film
Flash Modes AUTO (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight), Red-Eye Reducing (red-eye reduction in low light and backlight), OFF (no flash), FILL-IN (forced activation), Night Scene (slowest shutter speed of 4 sec.), Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene (red-eye reducing, same as Night Scene otherwise)
Battery Check Displayed on LCD panel
Remote Control Infrared remote control unit (option) with approx. 3 sec. delay
Weatherproofing IEC Standard publication 529. Classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures. Degrees of protection indicated by second characteristic numeral 4
Short description: Protected against splashing water
Definition: Water splashed against enclosure from any direction shall
have no harmful effect.
Test for second numeral 4: Equipment is sprayed from all practical
directions
Power Source One 3V lithium battery (DL123A or CR123A)
Dimensions 120 (W) X 64 (H) X 49 (D) mm (without protrusions)
Weight 250 g (without batteries)
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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