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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, led to it becoming something of a modern classic. It was originally available in black or silver. Around 3.8 million examples were sold[1].

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.

SpecificationsEdit

  • 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.
  • Time/date stamp (Quartzdate model only).
  • Optional RC-200 remote control.
  • Weatherproof (resistant to splashes).
  • Power: one 3V lithium CR123|CR123A.
  • Dimensions: 108x59x35mm.
  • Weight: 135g (without battery).

AwardsEdit

  • 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.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Olympus official website
  2. List of awards for mju series

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