OLYMPUS AFL ("Picasso")

Product name
OLYMPUS AFL ("Picasso")
Compact 35mm film camera
October 1983

Launched in 1983, the Olympus AFL was one of the first cameras powered by a lithium battery. The high capacity of the built-in battery reduced the strobe flash recharge time to about 1.5 seconds. The nickname "Picasso" derived from the Japanese word "pika," meaning "flash" from the way in which the camera's flash operated. It was superseded by the FTL-S, which offered an improved range of functions.