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Olympus Infinity Zoom 230 Operating Instructions
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INSTRUCTIONS
Table of contents
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Description of controls
Before you begin
Loading the batteries
Checking the batteries
Adjusting the viewfinder
Attaching the strap
Loading the film
Unloading the film
Simple point & shoot photography
How to take pictures
Auto flash photography
(1)Taking pictures in low light
(2)Taking backlit subjects
Advanced shooting techniques
Focus lock
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6
7
8
9
10
13
15
20
23
24
Remote control
Super macro photography
Spot mode
Auto-zoom mode
Continuous mode
Selftimer
AUTO-S flash photography
Flash OFF
FILL-IN flash
Night scene flash photography
How to use the filters (optional)
How to use the soft case (optional)
Care and storage
Questions and answers
Specifications
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30
32
35
37
38
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42
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47
48
50
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Thank you for purchasing the OLYMPUS Infinity Zoom 230. Please read this instruction manual carefully before using
the camera. This camera will not operate unless the batteries are loaded and the power switch is set ON. Before taking
important pictures, it is recommended that you shoot a roll of film just to familiarize yourself with the camera's
features.
Symbols used in this manual
Correct
Attention
Incorrect
Operation
Operation sound
Order
Operation order
Automatic operation
Lamp on
Lamp blinking
Press lightly
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Description of controls
Viewfinder
Super macro button
Zoom buttons
Shutter release button
Autofocus windows
Dioptric correction lever
Power switch
LCD panel
Flash reflector
Strap eyelet
Selftimer indicator
Steady grip
3
Lens
Light sensor
Lens barrier
Subject button
Flash mode button
Film window
Back cover
Tripod socket
Viewfinder
Back cover release
Battery compartment cover
Remote control unit
Rewind button
4
Viewfinder display
(flash) indicator (orange)
"AF" indicator (green)
Close-up
correction marks
Autofocus frame
LCD panel
Exposure counter
Auto-zoom
Continuous mode
Selftimer
Battery check
Spot mode
Flash mode
Flash mode selection
5
Super macro
Remote control
Before you
begin...
Loading the
batteries
Insert two 3V lithium batteries as
Remove battery cover on the side
of the grip.
shown and replace the cover.
*Before replacing the batteries, set the Use Panasonic CR123A, Duracell
DL123A, or equivalent.
power switch OFF.
*Do not mix different types of batteries or
new and old batteries at the same time.
*Remove batteries if you do not plan to use
the camera for an extended period of time
(more than a year).
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Turn power ON by sliding the power
switch as shown.
The battery check indicator will be
displayed for 12 seconds.
Checking the
batteries
7
When is displayed, batteries are
OK.
If flashes, batteries are low, have
spares handy.
If is displayed continuously,
batteries should be replaced
immediately.
*When the battery power is low, the
flash will take longer to recharge.
*To turn OFF, slide the power switch
again.
A dioptric correction lever on the
viewfinder eyepiece allows you to
adjust the clarity of the viewfinder
image. This is especially helpful for
photographers who wear eyeglasses.
Adjusting the
viewfinder
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Attaching the
strap
Green mark for super macro photography (see P.30)
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Stopper
Insert the film cartridge into the
Open the back cover by sliding the
back cover release toward the top of camera. Always avoid direct sunlight
when loading the film.
the camera.
Loading the film
This camera is designed to
use DX-coded 35mm film.
DX coding, used by virtually
all major film manufacturers,
allows the camera to identify
and set the film speed
automatically. If DX-coded
film is unavailable, use ISO
100 film.
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Make sure the film lies flat.
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Align the film leader with the red
film loading indicator.
Unless the film leader matches the
film loading indicator, the film may
not be loaded.
*Do not touch the lens inside the body
with your fingers or the film leader.
Close the back cover. The film
automatically advances to the first
frame.
Set the power switch ON to make
sure that the exposure counter shows
"1".
If film is improperly loaded, the LCD
panel will display a blinking "E". In
this case, open the back cover, and
realign the film leader.
Use the window in the camera back to
check type of film loaded.
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The camera automatically rewinds
the film when you reach the end of a
roll. The exposure counter on the LCD
panel counts down as the film is
rewinding.
Unloading the
film
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*The final reading of the exposure counter
before rewinding may be more than the
number of exposures specified for the film.
If you want to rewind the film before
the end of the roll, press the rewind
button with the tip of a ballpoint pen.
Do not use any device with a sharp
tip.
Once the film has been rewound, a
blinking "E" will be displayed on the
LCD panel. Further operations are not
possible until the rewound film
cartridge is removed.
Open the back cover, and remove
the film cartridge from the camera.
Avoid direct sunlight when removing
the film.
"Rewinding completed" indicator
When the power
switch is OFF,
there will be no
indication on the
LCD panel.
When the power
switch is ON
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Simple point &
shoot
photography
How to take
pictures
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When the power switch is ON,
the LCD panel lights.
The LCD panel goes out after 4 to
5 minutes to minimize battery
drain. After 4 hours the power is
automatically turned OFF. To
resume operation, set the power
switch OFF and then ON again.
Set the power switch ON.
* When the camera is not in use,
always set the power switch OFF so
that the shutter cannot be activated
accidentally.
While looking through the
viewfinder, aim the camera at your
subject.
Use the zoom buttons to adjust the
size of your subject in the frame.
(telephoto or wide-angle)
The shutter release cannot be operated
while zooming.
Press the "T" (Telephoto) button to
zoom in. (The maximum focal length
in the "T" position is 90mm.)
Press the "W" (Wide-angle) button to
zoom out. (The minimum focal length
in the "W" position is 38mm).
Hold the camera correctly.
It is particularly important to hold the
camera steady when shooting at a
longer focal length; use both hands for
maximum stability.
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*Keep your fingers and the strap away Position your subject within the
autofocus frame in the viewfinder.
from the lens, flash, autofocus
windows and light sensor.
With the composition shown on the
right, the background will be in focus
as the autofocus frame does not cover
the subject. In this case, use the focus
lock to keep the subject in focus. (Refer
to page 24.)
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Press the shutter release button
halfway to focus.
When correct focus has been
achieved, the "AF" indicator (green)
will light up in the viewfinder.
If the "AF" indicator is blinking,
correct focus has not been achieved. If
this occurs, let go of the shutter release
button. Make sure your subject is
within the autofocus frame in the
viewfinder and press the shutter release
button halfway again.
The entire subject should normally be
positioned within the picture frame,
however, the actual available image
area will become smaller as you get
nearer to the subject. At 0.6m (2ft),
the subject should be positioned
within the close-up correction marks.
Picture frame at (infinity)
Close-up correction marks
Picture frame
Picure frame at 0.6m (2ft.)
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If the subject is nearer than 0.6m (2ft),
the "AF" indicator (green) will blink
and the shutter will not release.
However, the shutter may sometimes
be released erroneously when the
subject is extremely close to the
camera.
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Shooting range: from 0.6m (2ft) to
(infinity).
At 0.4m (1.3ft) you can take pictures
with super macro mode.
(Refer to page 30.)
Super macro
mode
When correct focus has been
achieved (the "AF" indicator has lit
up), press the shutter release button
fully (gently, to minimize camera
shake).
As soon as the shutter is released,
the film will automatically advance to
the next frame. The LCD exposure
counter shows the next frame number.
Auto flash
photography
(1)Taking pictures
in low light
Confirm flash charge by pressing the
shutter release button halfway. The
indicator (orange) will light up in the
viewfinder when the flash is charged.
Compose your shot and press the
shutter release button. The flash will
fire automatically.
When the flash mode is set to
AUTO or AUTO-S, the flash
will fire automatically in low
light conditions.
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The shutter release cannot be operated while
the flash is charging.
It takes about 0.2—3.5 seconds after the film
is advanced to recharge the flash (at normal
temperatures with new batteries).
NOTE: To significantly reduce red-eye
phenomenon, use the AUTO-S flash mode
(P.40).
From 0.6m(2ft) to l.6m(5.2ft), the
flash strength is controlled
automatically as shown. This soft flash
mechanism prevents pictures from
being overexposed.
Soft flash:
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Overexposed (with conventional
flash).
Color negative film offers the widest
exposure latitude, compensating for
over and underexposure more readily
than other films. The flash working
range shown below is optimal for color
negative film. Actual flash working
range for other film type may vary.
Properly exposed (with soft flash).
Flash working range:
WIDE (38mm)
ISO
100 0.6m—4.3m(2ft—14.1ft)
200 0.6m—6.1m(2ft—20ft)
400 0.6m—8.6m(2ft—28.2ft)
TELE (90mm)
0.6m—2.7m(2ft—8.9ft)
0.6m—3.8m(2ft—12.5ft)
0.6m—5.4m(2ft—17.7ft)
In continuous mode
ISO
WIDE (38mm)
100 0.6m—3.5m(2ft—11.5ft)
200 0.6m—4.9m(2ft—16.1ft)
400 0.6m—7m(2ft—23ft)
TELE (90mm)
0.6m—2.2m(2ft—7.2ft)
0.6m—3.1m(2ft—10.2ft)
0.6m—4.4m(2ft—14.4ft)
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Auto flash
photography
(2)Taking backlit
subjects
When the flash mode is set to
AUTO or AUTO-S, the flash
will fire automatically in
backlit situations.
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Confirm flash charge by pressing the
shutter release button halfway. The
indicator (orange) will light up in the
viewfinder when the flash is charged.
*If the backlit subject is very small or
is not in the center of the viewfinder,
the flash may not fire automatically.
Advanced
shooting
techniques
When the main subject is not in the
autofocus frame, use the focus lock.
Otherwise the camera will focus on the
background and the subject will not be
in focus.
Focus lock
Using the focus lock, your
subject will be in focus even if
it is not in the center of the
picture.
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Position your subject in the
autofocus frame and press the shutter
release button halfway. The "AF"
indicator (green) will light up in the
viewfinder and the focus will be
locked.
*When focus is locked, exposure
settings are also locked (AE lock).
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Recompose your picture while
keeping the shutter release button
pressed halfway.
*If you remove your finger from the
shutter release button, the "AF"
indicator (green) will disappear and
the focus lock will be canceled.
Press the shutter release button
fully to take the picture.
Using a coin, turn the screw to
remove the remote control unit from
the bottom of the camera.
When the remote control unit has been
removed from the camera, blinks
on the LCD panel.
Remote control
Use the remote control unit to
take pictures when operating
at a distance from the camera.
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The camera should be set firmly in
With the remote control unit in
position (with a tripod for example). your hand, position yourself in front
While looking through the viewfinder, of the camera and press the release
aim the camera at the subject.
button on the unit's side.
*The remote control unit functions at
distances up to 5m (16.4ft) from the
camera within an arc of about 30°
(3.5m (11.5ft) to the right or left of
the center of the frame).
Outside of this range use the
selftimer.
*Strong backlighting through the
viewfinder may interfere with remote
control operation.
Release button
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Remote control unit
The remote control can be set to
release the shutter either l or 3
seconds after the release button is
pressed.
Press the release button. The
selftimer indicator will blink rapidly
until the shutter is released.
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NOTE:
After using the remote control unit,
•The remote control unit will operate replace it and lock it in place with a
for approximately 18 minutes after coin.
removing it from the camera. Outside
of this period the remote control unit
cannot be operated. To resume
operation, replace and then remove
the remote control unit.
• Although all operating modes can be
used in conjunction with the remote
control unit, continuous-frame
advance is limited to two frames.
•The battery of the remote control
lasts approx. eight years.
In case of battery drain, contact
your local distributors.
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Super macro
photography
Super macro photography is
possible at a distance of 0.4m
(1.3ft).
Note: Without performing
any special operations, macro
photography is possible at
any focal length up to a
distance of 0.6m (2ft).
Press the super macro button.
The lens will automatically extend to
telephoto and will be displayed on
the LCD panel.
*In this mode, the flash always fires
regardless of available light, though
the flash mode indicator is set to
AUTO.
Pull the camera strap to adjust the
stopper to the strap eyelet.
Stopper
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Measure the distance of 0.4m (1.3ft)
with the green mark on the strap.
*0utside of 0.4m (1.3ft) the shutter
will release, even though correct
focus has not been achieved.
*In this mode, the "AF" indicator
(green) will not light up in the
viewfinder.
At 0.4m (1.3ft), position your subject
within the area outlined by the closeup correction marks.
The shaded area is the area that will
actually be taken.
macro button or the zoom button.
Stopper
Green mark
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*In this mode, none of the flash or subject
modes can be used.
*After releasing the shutter, the super macro
mode will be automatically canceled.
*To return to the normal shooting mode
before releasing the shutter, press the super
Close-up correction frame
When there is strong backlight, your
subject will appear too dark.
By using the spot mode, your subject
will be properly exposed.
Spot mode
Use the spot mode when you
want to limit light metering to
a particular area of the
composition. In this mode,
your subject will be properly
exposed without being
affected by backlight.
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Press the SUBJECT button until
"SPOT" is displayed on the LCD
panel.
Position your subject in the
autofocus frame in the center of the
viewfinder and press the shutter release
button halfway.
Autofocus frame
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When correct focus has been achieved,
the "AF" indicator (green) will light up
in the viewfinder. The exposure and the
focus will be locked in the autofocus
frame.
While keeping the shutter release
button pressed halfway, change the
position of your subject in the
viewfinder to achieve the desired
composition.
Press the shutter release button
fully to take the picture.
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Press the SUBJECT button until
is displayed on the LCD panel.
Auto-zoom
mode
Use auto-zoom mode to
maintain a constant head and
shoulders subject size within
the frame, even though the
distance to the subject may
vary.
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Press the shutter release button.
The lens will automatically zoom and
after the appropriate subject size has
been achieved the shutter will be
released.
Auto-zoom mode working range: from
1.3m (4.3ft) to 3.lm (10.2ft).
*Outside the range as shown, autozoom may not operate.
*Even in the auto-zoom mode, it is
possible to use the zoom buttons.
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Press the SUBJECT button until
"C" is displayed on the LCD panel.
Continuous
mode
Use continuous mode to
shoot a continuous series of
pictures at approx. 1 frame
per 1.7 seconds.
(1 frame per approx. 2.5
seconds when the flash is
fired.)
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The camera will shoot repeatedly
as long as the shutter release button
pressed.
If the subject gets closer than 0.6m
(2ft) the shutter will automatically
stop.
Set the camera firmly in position.
Press the SUBJECT button until
is displayed on the LCD panel.
Press the shutter release button
halfway to focus.
Selftimer
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When correct focus has been achieved,
the "AF" indicator (green) will light up
in the viewfinder.
*In case your subject is not in the
center of the viewfinder, use the
focus lock. (Refer to page 24.)
*During selftimer operation, the focus
Press the shutter release button
fully to start the selftimer. The shutter and exposure will be locked when
the shutter release button is pressed.
will be released 12 seconds later.
The selftimer indicator on the front of *To cancel the selftimer after it has
the camera will light up for the first 10 been activated, press the SUBJECT
button or set the power switch OFF.
seconds, then blink rapidly for 2
seconds until the shutter is released.
Selftimer indicator lights
for the first 10 sec.
Selftimer
indicator
then blinks
for 2 sec.
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AUTO-S flash
photography
Press the FLASH button to set the
*Hold the camera firmly while
mode to AUTO-S.
pressing the shutter release button.
Compose your shot and press the
*AUTO-S mode will not be canceled
shutter release button. The flash will
when power is switched OFF.
emit a rapid series of low power preTo cancel AUTO-S mode, press the
flashes, followed directly by the main FLASH button.
flash.
AUTO-S flash significantly
reduces "red-eye"
phenomenon (when a
subject's eyes appear red) in
flash portraits and group
photos. Red-eye phenomenon
is most likely to occur in very
low light, and at longer focal
lengths (telephoto).
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Press the FLASH button to set the
flash mode to OFF.
*In the super macro mode, AUTO-S
mode will be canceled and the flash
mode will be reset to AUTO.
Flash OFF
AUTO-S flash mode working range:
WIDE(38mm) TELE(90mm)
ISO 0.6—4.3m 0.6—2.7m
100 (2—14.1ft) (2—8.9ft)
ISO 0.6—6.1m 0.6—3.8m
200 (2—20ft) (2—12.5ft)
ISO 0.6—8.6m 0.6—5.4m
400 (2—28.2ft) (2—17.7ft)
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Use this mode for
photography utilizing
available light, in situations
where flash photography is
prohibited or when you don't
want the flash to fire, such as
for a night scene.
*In low light conditions, the necessary
shutter speed may be very slow (up
to 2 seconds) to attain proper
exposure. To prevent blurred pictures
resulting from camera shake, the
camera should be set firmly in
position (with a tripod for example).
FILL-IN flash
In this mode, the flash always fires
regardless of available light. Use this
mode for daylight shooting in backlit
conditions to compensate for
backlighting which may make the
subject appear too dark.
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By using the FILL-IN mode, the
subject will be properly lit by the
flash.
Press the FLASH button to set the
flash mode to FILL-IN.
Night scene flash
photography
Use the night scene flash to
capture dimly lit
backgrounds, such as the sky
at dusk, while properly
lighting the foreground with
flash.
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Press the FLASH button to set the
flash mode to
*In the night scene flash mode the
necessary shutter speed may be very slow
(up to 2 seconds) to attain proper
exposure. To prevent blurred pictures
resulting from camera shake, the camera
should be set firmly in position (with a
tripod for example).
In the flash AUTO mode, only the
By using the night scene flash mode,
main subject will be properly exposed. both the subject in the foreground and
the night scene in the background will
be properly exposed.
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How to use the
filters
(optional)
Special-effects can be
obtained by using the
optional Olympus filter and
filter adaptor.
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Olympus offers the following optional
filters.
(Filter diameter: 35.5mm)
(1) Skylight
Prevents a blue tone in color
photographs taken on fair weather
days and provides an overall more
natural color tone.
When the Softon is used.
(2) Softon
Use this for portraits; it softens the
image for more "moody" pictures.
(3) Sunny Cross
The photograph will have rays of light
around bright objects.
When the Sunny Cross is used.
Filter adaptor (optional)
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How to use the
soft case
(optional)
47
Make sure to set the power switch
The soft case can also be carried on
OFF before the camera is inserted into a belt using the belt loop on the back
the case.
of the case.
The camera's neck strap can be used
to carry the camera after the camera is
properly inserted into the soft case.
Care and storage
Never disassemble the camera; it
contains a high-voltage circuit.
Do not use thinner, benzine or
organic solvents to clean the camera.
Do not touch the DX read-off
contacts. Do not disassemble or
expose batteries to excessive heat.
Do not rotate the camera once it is
mounted on a tripod. Use the tripod
swivel to vary direction. Do not open
the back cover while it is mounted on
a tripod.
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Do not expose the camera to
extreme heat (over 40°C/104°F), such
as inside a car during the hot summer
weather, or to extreme cold (below —
100C/14°F).
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Do not leave the camera near
magnetic fields, like on top of a TV
set, or radio.
In case of malfunction, take the
camera to your nearest Olympus
dealer or service center.
Questions and answers
Q: What kind of batteries should I use?
A: Use two 3V lithium batteries (DL123A or CR123A). Do not
mix new and old batteries at the same time. Change them both
at the same time.
Q: How long will the battery last?
A: If you use 24-exposure rolls of film and expose half of all
your pictures with flash, two new 3V lithium batteries
(DL123A/CR123A) will allow you to take 30 or more rolls of
film. If you do not use flash and zoom so often, the batteries
will last much longer.
Q: The camera does not operate. What should I do?
A: (1)Make sure the power switch is ON. (2)Make sure there are
batteries in the camera, and that they are inserted correctly.
(Refer to page 6.) (3)If the film has been rewound, the camera
will not operate until the back cover is opened. (4)While the
flash is being charged, the shutter will not release. (5)If the
distance range to the subject is less than 0.6m in normal
shooting mode, the shutter will not release.
Q: The camera does not focus correctly. What should I do?
A: In the following situations, the camera's autofocus
mechanism may not function properly. Compose your picture
by focusing on a different subject which is in the same range
as your subject. (Refer to page 24.)
Objects that reflect too much light Black objects
Pictures taken through a glass window or wire screening
Pictures including flames or smoke When the sun is
included in the picture
Q: The flash does not fire.
A: (1 )Make sure the flash mode is not set to OFF mode.
(2)When the flash is fired too often continuously, flash
charging will take longer, and the flash may not fire. Wait
until the indicator lights up in the viewfinder.
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Q: The camera fails to operate in cold weather. What can I
do?
A: Generally, low temperatures will reduce the battery
performance temporarily. Try to keep the camera warm before
using them.
Q: The remote control does not operate.
A: Due to the noise produced by specific types of fluorescent
lighting (fluorescent lights without glow lamp), it may not be
possible to use the remote control unit. In such cases, use the
selftimer.
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Specifications
Type: Full-automatic 35mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with
built-in 38—90 mm zoom lens.
Film format: 35mm standard DX coded film (24 × 36mm)
Lens: Olympus lens 38 — 90mm F4.5—7.2, 7 elements in 7
groups.
Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter.
Viewfinder: Kepler type zoom-finder (with autofocus frame,
close-up correction marks, autofocus indicator and flash
indicator).
Dioptric correction possible (–2—+1 diop.).
Focusing: Active type autofocus system, focus lock possible.
Focusing range: 0.6m (2ft) — (infinity).
0.4m (1.3ft) (in super macro mode).
Exposure control: Programmed automatic exposure control.
Center-weighted average light metering, switchable to spot
metering.
Auto exposure range:
Wide-angle: EV 3.3 (F4.5, 2 sec.) to EV16 (F11, 1/500 sec.)
Telephoto: EV4.7 (F7.2, 2 sec.) to EV17 (F16, 1/500 sec.).
Exposure counter: Progressive type with automatic reset,
displayed on LCD panel.
Selftimer: Electronic selftimer with 12 sec. delay.
Film speed range: Automatic setting with DX coded film ISO
50 — 3200 (color negative film). Actual setting points at
ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200.
For non-DX coded film, film speed is set to ISO 100.
Film loading: Automatic loading (automatically advances to
first frame when camera back is closed).
Film advance: Automatic film winding.
Film rewind: Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind
activation at end of film, automatic rewind stop). Rewind
possible at any point with rewind button.
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Flash: Built-in flash.
Recycling time: approx 0.2—3.5 sec. (at normal
temperature with new batteries).
Flash working range (ISO 100 color negative film):
Wide-angle: 0.6m—4.3m (2ft—14.1ft),
Telephoto: 0.6m—2.7m (2ft—8.9ft)
Flash working range (ISO 400 color negative film):
Wide-angle: 0.6m—8.6m (2ft—28.2ft),
Telephoto: 0.6m—5.4m (2ft—17.7ft)
Flash modes:
AUTO (Automatic flash activation in low light and
backlight)
AUTO-S (Red-eye reducing, in low light and backlight)
OFF (No flash)
FILL-IN (Forced activation)
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(For night scene, automatic flash activation in low light.)
Battery check: Displayed on LCD panel
Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries (DL123A/CR123A)
Dimensions: 137(W) × 72(H) × 61(D)mm
Weight: 385g (13.6oz) (without batteries).
Remote control: Wireless remote control unit with 1-second and
3-second delay time.
*Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
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