Olympus mju ZOOM 70

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Olympus µ[mju:] ZOOM

Similar models:

  • Olympus µ[mju:] ZOOM 70
  • Olympus µ[mju:] ZOOM PANORAMA
  • Olympus µ[mju:] ZOOM DELUXE
  • Olympus ∞ Stylus ZOOM (DLX)
  • Olympus ∞ Stylus ZOOM PANORAMA

The µ[mju:] ZOOM was a fully automatic 35mm compact camera introduced by Olympus in 1993. It was very small and curvy for a zoom camera (the lightest in its class) with an integrated lens cover. It is switched on by shifting the lens cover to one side. Made in China, it was part of the hugely successful Olympus mju/Stylus series. Unlike the basic mju/Stylus, the auto-flash popped-up at an angle when used. Several versions were made for different markets, usually in black or silver, some with a switchable panorama mask and/or Quartzdate imprinting. DLX models could be controlled remotely and are weatherproof.

Specifications

  • Lens: 35-70mm zoom, f/4.5-6.9
  • Active autofocus with 200 steps, closest focus: 60cm. Pre-focus lock enabled.
  • Film format: 35mm DX-coded film, ISO 50-3200.
  • Automatic exposure with programmed shutter speeds, thought to be 1/5-1/400s on some models and up to 2 seconds or even B (bulb) on others.
  • Self-timer.
  • Autowind and rewind.
  • Integrated flash with multiple modes. (On the Stylus Zoom DLX, night-flash mode has a shutter speed of 2 seconds and rear-curtain synch).
  • LCD display with battery check and frame counter.
  • Power: 3V lithium CR123A.
  • Dimensions: 124x64x45mm.

Awards

Zoom model:

  • Top Products 1993 (Lens Shutter Cameras), "Photographic Trade News" magazine, 1993
  • People's Choice Awards: Best Compact of the Year, "Photography" magazine (United Kingdom), 1994.
  • Top Products 1995 (Lens Shutter/Zoom), "Photo Trade News" magazine, 1995.

Zoom Panorama model:

  • G-Mark for Good Design, Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, 1993.
  • Camera Grand Prix, Camera Industry Press Club, 1994.[1]

References

  1. Awards for mju series listed on mju series history page.

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Special Prize
1990: Konica Kanpai | 1991: Fuji Cardia Travel Mini Dual-P | 1992: Konica Hexar | 1993: Nikonos RS | Sigma SA300 | 1994: Olympus µ[mju:] Zoom Panorama | 1995: Ricoh R1 | 1996: Fujifilm GA645 | 1997: Canon IXY | Contax AX | 1998: Olympus C1400L | 1999: Nikon Coolpix 950 | Tamron AF28-300mm F3.5-6.3 LD Aspherical IF MACRO lens | 2000: Nikon D1 | Konica Hexar RF | 2001: Bronica RF645 | Fujichrome 100F/400F film | 2002: Minolta DiMAGE X | Nikon FM3A | 2003: Fujifilm GX645AF | Hasselblad H1 | 2004: Canon EOS Kiss Digital | Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM lens | 2005: Nikon F6 | Epson R-D1 | 2006: Ricoh GR Digital | Zeiss Ikon | 2007: Sony α100 | Adobe Lightroom software | 2008: Sigma DP1 | Fujichrome Velvia 50 film | 2009: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 | Casio EXILIM EX-FC100 | 2010: Sony Exmor R sensor | Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lens | 2011: Fujifilm FinePix X100 | Epson MAXART PX-5V (R3000) printer |

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