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February 15, 1999
Specifications of
IS-300
Type Fully automatic 35 mm autofocus single-lens-reflex camera with built-in 28mm to 110 mm zoom lens.
Film Format 35 mm standard DX-coded film (24 x 36 mm).
Lens Olympus lens (Filter available : 52mm filter diameter)
28mm to 110mm F4.5 to F5.6, 11 elements in 9 groups (5-group zoom construction)
Shutter Electronic control system, vertical focal plane shutter
Shutter speed: 1/2,000sec. - 4sec. Manual F8 : 1sec. - 60sec.
Flash-shutter Synchronization Under 1/100sec. - 1/2,000sec. (1/100sec. In Portrait Mode:)
Focusing TTL phase-difference detection system autofocus with focus lock. Auto focus beep available. Auxiliary flash activation in low light. (Available at distances up to 8m, determined under Olympus' test conditions.)
Focusing range: 0.75 m to infinity
Provided with Predictive Autofocus (in Stop Action Mode only)
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (1/2- Step)
Viewfinder Single-lens-reflex system, magnification ratio 0.72x (at 50mm)
Finder view field: 85% of actual view field
Viewfinder Information Autofocus frame, Spot frame, Autofocus indicator, flash indicator(to be used as flash warning),
Exposure compensation/overexposure/underexposure warning
Diopter Adjustment -2 to +1 m-1 dioptry
Light Metering System TTL light metering system, Fuzzy-logic ESP light metering,
center-weighed average light metering, spot metering
Exposure Modes 1) Program AE: Full-Auto, Stop Action, Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape
2) Aperture-Preferred Auto
3) Long Time(manual)
Exposure Counter Progressive, displayed on LCD panel
Film Speed Range Automatic setting with DX-coded film with ISO 25, 32, 50, 64, 100, 125, 200, 250, 400, 500, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000 or 3200. Other intermediate film speeds will be automatically set for next lower speed.
Film Loading Automatic loading. (Automatically advances to first frame when camera back cover is closed.)
Film Advance Automatic film winding.
Film Rewind Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind activated at end of film, automatic rewind stop). Rewind possible at any point with rewind button.
Self-timer Electronic Self-timer with approx. 12 sec. delay.
Remote Control (Optional) Infrared remote control unit with approx. 3 sec. Delay.
Flash Built-in IVP (Intelligent Variable-Power) flash system.
Recycling Time Approx. 0.2 to 3.9 sec. (at normal temperature)
Flash
Working
Range
With ISO 100
color negative
film
Wide angle: 5.0 m Telephoto : 6.3 m
With ISO 400
color negative
film
Wide angle: 10.0 m Telephoto : 12.6 m
Flash Modes Auto(Automatic flash activation in low-light, back light or other artificial lighting), Auto-S (Red-Eye Reducing, same as Auto otherwise),
Fill-in (forced activation), Off(When flash is retracted.)
Battery Check Displayed on LCD panel.
Power Source Two 3 V lithium battery (CR 123A or DL 123A).
Dimensions 123 (W) x 88 (H) x 115 (D) mm
* Excluding protrusions.
Weight 650 g * Without battery.
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*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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