|Machine style O-Product|
image by Coleccionando Camaras (Image rights)
The O-Product was a retro-styled, aluminum-clad point and shoot camera introduced by Olympus in 1988 as a limited edition of 20,000 worldwide (half reserved for the Japanese home market). It was designed by Naoki Sakai of Water Design. The internals were based on the Olympus Infinity Jr. It has a autofocus 35mm f/3.5 lens that is protected by a built-in lens cap that opens when powering on the camera. The shutter release is on the face of the camera next to the lens. The matching detachable flash unit is made of plastic and connects with a short rubber cable.
- "The Story of 'O' " in the Snapshots column, March 1989 Popular Photography (Vol. 96, No. 3; page 14).
- Olympus O-Product user manual at Butkus.org
- Olympus O-product description and brochure part one and part two PDFat Olympus Global History (archived)
|Rear panel dated 1988; serial number|
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