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February  8, 2000
The i ZOOM 2000
Advanced Photo System format
2x zoom lens
Easy to use, ultracompact and lightweight
Outstanding cost performance
i ZOOM 2000
i ZOOM 2000
Olympus Optical Co., is pleased to introduce the i ZOOM 2000 compact camera for the Advanced Photo System. The new release features a wide array of functions along with an ultracompact, lightweight design combining style and easy handling. Even with a very affordable price tag, the i ZOOM 2000 has a 25-50 mm 2x zoom lens.
The i ZOOM Series of Advanced Photo System models bring a new design concept to compact cameras. Advanced ergonomics simplify operation, while the compact, lightweight design has a touch of sophistication. The current Olympus i ZOOM 75 has a zoom lens in the 3x class, while the i ZOOM 60 is equipped with a 2x class zoom lens.
With its many features and outstanding cost performance, the new i ZOOM 2000 expands consumer choice further. Its 2x zoom lens has a range of 25-50 mm - equivalent to the 31-62 mm coverage of a 35 mm camera. Superior resolution is by design with all the lens elements made of glass and a high-precision autofocus system that has 190 steps.
The i ZOOM 2000 offers easy portability and operation as well. Even with a 2x zoom lens, it is very compact and light, measuring 89.5 (W) x 60.5 (H) x 31 (D) mm and weighing only 125 g. Along with accenting the camera's stylish good looks, the undulating contours on the front -make handling simple and sure. The sophisticated metallic-silver finish and chrome-plated lens barrel also add to the feel of quality and refinement.
Although the i ZOOM 2000 is exceptionally compact and lightweight, there is a full array of convenient functions. They include six versatile flash modes, full-range Auto Macro from as close as 60 cm and three frame formats (C, H, and P).
Main Features
All the elements in the 25-50 mm* 2x zoom lens are made of glass. Combined with the high-precision 190-step autofocus system, they deliver superior resolution.
* Equivalent to the 31-62 mm coverage of a 35 mm camera.

The i ZOOM 2000 is made for convenience and portability. Though it has a 2x zoom lens, it is extremely compact and light with dimensions of 89.5 (W) x 60.5 (H) x 31 (D) mm and weight of only 125 g. The rectangular design is highlighted by front contours that add a stylish accent and make handling stable and easy.

The body is finished in a metallic-silver color, while the lens barrier is chrome-plated. This design sophistication creates an upscale look that is stylish and refined.

Six versatile flash modes make it easy for anyone to take great flash photographs.

In low light or backlight, the flash fires automatically to ensure the illumination is appropriate.

Red-Eye Reducing
This mode minimizes the red-eye effect which often spoils flash portraits taken in dim light. When the shutter release button is pressed, there is a series of pre-flashes before the main flash fires.

Flash Off
With the flash always off in this mode, it is suited to capturing the mood of the moment or occasions where flash photography is prohibited.

The flash always fires in this mode, creating a natural look by eliminating the shadows created by strong sunlight, for example.

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 1.8 sec., this mode captures both the subject in front and the background night-time scenery.

Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene
To reduce the red-eye effect in Night Scene mode shots, a series of pre-flashes is emitted before the main flash fires.

Other Features
Full-Range Auto Macro
Macro shots can be taken at any point in the zooming range. The photographer can move in as close as 60 cm to shoot images up to B5-size (50 mm zoom setting and C frame format).

Three frame formats
Photography is even more fun when the C, H or P frame format can be selected at any point on the roll according to the subject and scene. The proportions of the real-image viewfinder change with the format, so it shows the frame exactly as it will be recorded.

Information Exchange (IX)
The camera's magnetic head automatically records shooting data - including the date/time, frame format, subject brightness and other information - on the film's magnetic tracks. The data make reprinting and print management easy and accurate.

Focus Lock
This convenient feature keeps the subject in sharp focus while the composition is adjusted.

*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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