The Olympus µ[mju:]-II (US: ∞ Stylus Epic) was an award-winning 35mm compact camera issued by Olympus in 1997. Its small splashproof body, accurate autofocus, fast and sharp prime lens, and integrated auto-flash, have led to it becoming something of a modern classic. It was originally available in black or silver. Around 3.8 million examples were sold.
It was also issued in LIMITED form in 1998, released to mark 10 million total sales of mju/Stylus cameras. 65,000 examples in burgundy fascia were made available in 1998. Versions with QD (Quartzdate date-imprinting) were also available.
- Lens: 35mm, f/2.8, focusing from 0.35m-infinity. (4 elements in 4 groups).
- Active multi-beam autofocus with focus lock.
- Film format: 35mm DX-coded film, ISO 50-3200.
- Automatic exposure range of EV 1-17, f/2.8, 4s -f/11, 1/1000s. Spot metering available.
- Self-timer (12 second delay).
- Autowind and rewind.
- Integrated colour-balanced flash. Recharges in 3.5 seconds, working range 4.1m at ISO 100.
- Flash modes: Auto, red-eye reduction, suppressed, forced/fill-in, night scene (slow synch up to 4 seconds).
- LCD with battery check and frame counter.
- Weatherproof (resistant to splashes).
- Power: 3V lithium CR123|CR123A.
- Dimensions: 108x59x35mm.
- Weight: 135g (without battery).
- G-Mark for Good Design, Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, 1997.
- European Compact Camera of the Year '97-'98, EISA, 1997
- Design Innovation '97, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, 1997.
- "Best Buys: 35mm Point & Shoot", Consumer Digest, 1997 and 1998.
- Top Products - Lens Shutter/Fixed Focal Length, Photo Trade News, 1997 and 1998.