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February  9, 1998
The µ[mju:] ZOOM WIDE 80
Compact Camera
Wide - Angle Creativity, Zoom Versatility and the Distinctive µ[mju:] Style
Wide-angle 3X zoom lens
Compact and lightweight design
µ[mju:] ZOOM WIDE 80
µ[mju:] ZOOM WIDE 80
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. is pleased to introduce the µ[mju:] ZOOM Wide 80 compact camera. The latest 35 mm model brings the creativity and versatility of a wide-angle 28-80 mm 3x zoom lens to the best-selling µ[mju:] Series.

Stylish performance
The µ[mju:] ZOOM Wide 80's contours clearly retain the series' striking design concept. Along with this style, it features a wide-angle 28-80 mm 3x zoom lens that opens up new photographic possibilities. At the 28 mm setting, the lens offers greater versatility by eliminating the composition problems in shots of expansive landscapes, tall buildings and others of this type. It is also suited to wide-angle photography indoors. And at the 80 mm setting, the 3x zoom lens is ideal for portraits and other close-ups.
The high-performance glass aspherical lens elements not only deliver superior resolution, but also contribute to the camera's compact, lightweight design. The slim body measures just 120 (W) x 64 (H) x 49 (D) mm.

An array of features
The µ[mju:] ZOOM Wide 80's many advanced features include weatherproofing that takes the worry out of photography on various occasions, such as when at a beach or on a ski slope. It is also equipped with dioptric compensation and six flash modes for varied lighting conditions.
Available throughout the zooming range, the Auto Macro system can shoot A4-size close-ups at 80 mm. The optional remote control can trigger the shutter from as far as 5 m. To highlight its stylish lines, the µ[mju:] ZOOM Wide 80 comes in a champagne-gold color.

The µ[mju:] phenomenon
Since it was launched in 1991, the µ[mju:] Series has become a phenomenon that has won international renown.
Contributing to both easy portability and style, the distinctive sliding lens barrier doubles as the power switch. Featuring stylish contours and sophisticated colors, the design has won high regard for its low weight, compact dimensions and high-quality imaging.
The series is so popular that worldwide sales have reached 9 million units (as of the end of September 1997). Meeting the diverse needs in leisure photography today, the µ[mju:] ZOOM Wide 80 promises to build on this extraordinary record.
Main Features
High-performance wide-angle 28-80 mm 3x zoom lens
Offering the versatility of a wide-angle 28-80 mm 3X zoom lens, the µ[mju:] ZOOM Wide 80 opens up new possibilities in shots of expansive landscapes and tall buildings. The 28 mm setting is also suited to wide-angle photography indoors. Complementing this capability, the 80 mm setting is ideal for portraits and other close-ups.
The high-performance glass aspherical lens elements not only deliver superior resolution, but contribute to the compact dimensions and low weight as well.

Sophisticated design and finish
The ergonomic design's streamlined contours contribute to the µ[mju:] ZOOM Wide 80's excellent handling characteristics and stylish good looks. There is also a sliding lens barrier that not only protects the lens and viewfinder, but adds to the sophisticated lines. The latest µ[mju:] model comes in a stylish champagne-gold color that complements the distinctive design.

Worry-free weatherproofing
The µ[mju:] ZOOM Wide 80's weatherproofing protects against sand and dust as well as a sudden shower or splashing. Meeting the IEC grade 4 standards for "splash-proof," it offers extra reassurance at a beach or on a ski slope.

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.
To ensure that the illumination is appropriate, the flash fires automatically in low light or backlighting.
The red-eye effect-a common problem with flash portraits-is reduced by a series of pre-flashes emitted before the main flash fires.
The flash does not fire in this mode, making it the right choice when flash photography is prohibited or the photographer wants to capture the mood of the moment.
The flash fires with every shot. Even when there are such complications as sidelighting or backlighting, 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 background. Slowing the shutter speed to as long as 4 sec., this mode captures both the subject in front and the background.
Red-eye Reducing Night Scene
This mode reduces the red-eye 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
Available throughout the zooming range, this feature creates Macro images up to A4-size at the 80 mm setting.
Spot Mode AE
This mode ensures accurate focusing and exposure for the main subject, regardless of the lighting conditions.
Focus Lock
This convenient feature keeps the subject in sharp focus while the photographer adjusts the composition.
Built-in dioptric correction
Dioptric correction of -2 to +1 is built in to compensate for any eyesight problems.
Remote control (optional)
The optional remote control makes it easy to trigger the shutter from as far as 5 m.
Type Full-automatic 35 mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with built-in 28-80mm zoom lens
Film 35mm standard DX-coded film (24 X 36mm)
Lens Olympus lens 28-80 mm, F4.5-8.4 (9 elements in 8 groups)
Shutter Programmed electronic shutter
Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder (with autofocus mark, close-up correction marks, autofocus indicator and flash indicator).
Focusing Active autofocus multi-beam system. Focus lock possible. Focusing range: 0.8m- infinity.
Exposure Control Programmed automatic exposure control, switchable from 2-Zone to spot metering.
Auto exposure range: Wide: EV2.4 (F4.5, 4 sec.)-EV16 (F11.4, 1/500 sec.)
Telephoto: EV4.2 (F8.4, 4 sec.)-EV17 (F19.8, 1 /335 sec.)
Exposure Counter Progressive type, displayed on LCD panel
Dioptric correction range -2 to +1 diopters
Self-timer Electronic self-timer with 12 sec. delay
Remote Control Infrared remote control unit (option) with approx. 3 sec. delay
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. For non-DX-coded and films under ISO 50,film speed 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.
Flash Built-in flash. Recycling time: Approx. 0.5-7 sec. (at normal temperature and with new batteries) Flash Working Range: Wide: 0.8-4.4 m, Telephoto: 0.8-2.3m with ISO 100 color negative film; Wide: 0.8-8.8 m, Telephoto: 0.8-4.6 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. Other functions operate the same as in Auto), Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene (red-eye reducing, same as Night Scene otherwise)
Battery Check Displayed on LCD panel
Power Source One 3V lithium battery (DL123A or CR123A)
Dimensions 120 (W) X 64 (H) X 49 (D) mm (without protrusions)
Weight 255 g (without batteries)
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
Date Unit (Quartzdate model only)
Imprinting Direction Data imprinted onto film from lens side
Data Coding No data, year-month-day,month-day-year, day-month-year and day-hour-minute
External Indication of Data Data display on LCD panel
Film Speed Setting Automatic film speed setting
Automatic Calendar system Up to year 2030
Power Source Ordinarily used with camera body
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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