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May 14, 1998
Ultra-compact, high-performance design
35mm large-aperture F2.8 lens
µ[mju:] ZOOM 140
µ[mju:] ZOOM 140
Optical Co., Ltd. is pleased to introduce the µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 compact
camera. The new top-of-the-line µ[mju:] Series model features a 38-140
mm 3.7x zoom lens and an elegant design. In addition to the black
version, a champagne-gold edition is available.
The latest release retains the µ[mju:] Series' streamlined contours and
sliding lens barrier- keys to its sophisticated style as well as easy
portability. And the high-powered 38-140 zoom lens brings another
dimension to leisure photography.
Even with its 38-140 mm 3.7x zooming range, the µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 is
small and convenient. In their pursuit of a body that is only 46 mm
thick, the Olympus engineers adopted a four-stage lens barrel and
developed a new optical system for the viewfinder. A number of
innovations have gone into the electrical circuitry, and the
high-powered flash ensures sufficient illumination at the 140 mm
Not only does the high-performance aspherical glass lens deliver
superior resolution, but the lens design contributes to the compact,
lightweight design. Along with minimizing the size of the lens group,
the engineers have slimmed down the lens when it is retracted.
Reflecting these comprehensive refinements, the µ[mju:] ZOOM 140
measures only 120 (W) x 65.5 (H) x 46 (D) mm, and it weighs 255 g
without a battery.
The new model's increased zooming capability also led to the first
Passive Multi Autofocus system in a µ[mju:] Series camera. Employing a
phase-differential method, the AF system is the ideal solution for a
high zooming ratio.
Versatility and simplicity
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 140's trim lines hold an array of other leading-edge
technologies including weatherproofing and six versatile flash modes.
All this performance is packaged in the streamlined contours that are a
hallmark of the µ[mju:] Series' elegant design.
High-performance 38-140 mm 3.7X zoom lens
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 has a 38-140 mm 3.7X zoom lens. With its
high-performance aspherical glass lens and hybrid aspherical lens
elements, it delivers outstanding resolution and contributes to the
compact, lightweight design.
Smaller, lighter and thinner
A broad array of technologies account for the new model's trim
dimensions and low weight. The aspherical glass lens elements are a key
to the compact, lightweight lens system, while the four-stage lens
barrel has slimmed down the body. The roof prism in the viewfinder's
optical system also plays a part in the improved space efficiency.
Sophisticated good looks
With its streamlined contours, the design carries on the µ[mju:] Series tradition of elegant beauty.
The power of the flash system has been raised to ensure sufficient
intensity at the 140 mm telephoto setting without increased battery
consumption. Three-dimensional simulation was used to optimize the
flash's internal architecture, while the new drive mechanism that
extends the flash coverage. For natural-looking results, the µ[mju:]
ZOOM 140 features a Soft Flash system as well.
Passive Multi AF system
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 140 is the first model in the series to use a Passive
Multi Autofocus system. With its phase-differential method, the AF
system is the ideal solution for a camera with a high zooming ratio.
The µ[mju:] ZOOM 140's weatherproofing protects against sand and dust as
well as a sudden shower or splashing. Meeting the IEC grade 4 standards
for "splash-proof," it offers extra reassurance on a rainy day, at a
beach or on a ski slope.
Versatile flash modes
Six modes make it easy to take great flash pictures. There is also a
Soft Flash system that automatically adjusts the intensity of the
illumination according to the distance from the subject.
To ensure that the illumination is appropriate, the flash fires automatically in low light or backlighting.
The red-eye effect --- a common problem with flash portraits --- is
reduced by a series of pre-flashes emitted before the main flash fires.
The flash does not fire in this mode, making it the right choice when
flash photography is prohibited or the photographer wants to capture the
mood of the moment.
The flash fires with every shot. Even when there are such complications
as sidelighting or backlighting, Fill-in flash produces the balanced
illumination essential to a lifelike image.
The intensity of the flash is determined by the foreground, while the
length of the exposure is set according to the background. Slowing the
shutter speed to as long as 4 sec., this mode captures both the subject
in front and the background scenery.
Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene
This mode reduces the redeye effect in pictures taken in the Night Scene
mode. Except for the series of pre-flashes,it is identical to the Night
Wide and Tele modes
For striking close-ups, the distance to the subject can be as close as 60 cm in the Wide mode and 90 cm in the Tele mode.
Spot mode AE
This mode ensures accurate focusing and exposure for the main subject, regardless of the surrounding light.
This convenient feature keeps the subject in sharp focus while the photographer adjusts the composition.
Built-in dioptric correction
Dioptric correction of -2 to +1 per meter (m-1)is built in to compensate for any eyesight problems.
Optional remote control
With the optional remote control, it is easy to trigger the shutter from as far as 5 m.
Full-automatic 35 mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with built-in 38-140mm zoom lens
35mm standard DX-coded film (24 X 36mm)
Olympus lens 38-140 mm, F4-11 (10 elements in 8 groups)
Infrared remote control unit with approx. 3 sec. delay
Film Speed Range
Automatic setting with DX-coded film
with ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800,1600 or 3200. Other intermediate film
speeds are automatically set to the next lower speed. For non-DX-coded
and films under ISO 50,film speed is automatically set to ISO 100.
Automatic loading (auto advance to the first frame when the camera back is closed)
Automatic film winding
Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind
activation at end of film, automatic rewind stop) Rewind possible at any
point with rewind button.
Built-in flash. Recycling time: Approx.
0.5-7 sec. (at normal temperature and with new batteries) Flash Working
Range: Wide: 0.6-6.4 m, Tele: 0.9-2.3m with ISO 100 color negative film;
Wide: 0.6-12.8 m, Telephoto: 0.9-4.6 m with ISO 400 color negative film
AUTO (automatic flash activation in low
light and backlight), Red-Eye Reducing (red-eye reduction in low light
and backlight), OFF (no flash), FILL-IN (forced activation), Night Scene
(slowest shutter speed of 4 sec. Other functions operate the same as in
Auto), Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene (red-eye reducing, same as Night
Displayed on LCD panel
One 3V lithium battery (DL123A or CR123A)
120 (W) x 65.5 (H) x 46 (D) mm (without protrusions)
255 g (without batteries)
IEC Standard publication 529.
Classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures. Degrees
of protection indicated by second characteristic numeral 4
Short description: Protected against splashing water
Definition: Water splashed against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.
Test for second numeral 4: Equipment is sprayed from all practical directions
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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