Olympus mju ZOOM 70
|Olympus mju ZOOM 70 DELUXE|
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Olympus µ[mju:] ZOOM
- 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.
|Olympus mju ZOOM 70 PANORAMA|
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- 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.
- 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.
|Olympus Sylus ZOOM DLX|
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- 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.
- Mju ZOOM PANORAMA in the official Olympus Global History (archived).
- Mju ZOOM in Sylvain Halgand's collection (in French).
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