|May 14, 1998|
|µ[mju:] ZOOM 140||
µ[mju:] ZOOM 140
|Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. is pleased to introduce the µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 compact camera. The new top-of-the-line µ[mju:] Series model features a 38-140 mm 3.7x zoom lens and an elegant design. In addition to the black version, a champagne-gold edition is available.
The latest release retains the µ[mju:] Series' streamlined contours and sliding lens barrier- keys to its sophisticated style as well as easy portability. And the high-powered 38-140 zoom lens brings another dimension to leisure photography.
Even with its 38-140 mm 3.7x zooming range, the µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 is small and convenient. In their pursuit of a body that is only 46 mm thick, the Olympus engineers adopted a four-stage lens barrel and developed a new optical system for the viewfinder. A number of innovations have gone into the electrical circuitry, and the high-powered flash ensures sufficient illumination at the 140 mm telephoto setting.
Not only does the high-performance aspherical glass lens deliver superior resolution, but the lens design contributes to the compact, lightweight design. Along with minimizing the size of the lens group, the engineers have slimmed down the lens when it is retracted. Reflecting these comprehensive refinements, the µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 measures only 120 (W) x 65.5 (H) x 46 (D) mm, and it weighs 255 g without a battery.
The new model's increased zooming capability also led to the first Passive Multi Autofocus system in a µ[mju:] Series camera. Employing a phase-differential method, the AF system is the ideal solution for a high zooming ratio.
Versatility and simplicity
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 140's trim lines hold an array of other leading-edge technologies including weatherproofing and six versatile flash modes. All this performance is packaged in the streamlined contours that are a hallmark of the µ[mju:] Series' elegant design.
|High-performance 38-140 mm 3.7X zoom lens
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 has a 38-140 mm 3.7X zoom lens. With its high-performance aspherical glass lens and hybrid aspherical lens elements, it delivers outstanding resolution and contributes to the compact, lightweight design.
Smaller, lighter and thinner
A broad array of technologies account for the new model's trim dimensions and low weight. The aspherical glass lens elements are a key to the compact, lightweight lens system, while the four-stage lens barrel has slimmed down the body. The roof prism in the viewfinder's optical system also plays a part in the improved space efficiency.
Sophisticated good looks
With its streamlined contours, the design carries on the µ[mju:] Series tradition of elegant beauty.
The power of the flash system has been raised to ensure sufficient intensity at the 140 mm telephoto setting without increased battery consumption. Three-dimensional simulation was used to optimize the flash's internal architecture, while the new drive mechanism that extends the flash coverage. For natural-looking results, the µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 features a Soft Flash system as well.
Passive Multi AF system
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 is the first model in the series to use a Passive Multi Autofocus system. With its phase-differential method, the AF system is the ideal solution for a camera with a high zooming ratio.
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 140'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 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.
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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