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The Stylus Epic Limited
Compact Camera from Olympus

Since it was launched in 1991, the Olympus Infinity Stylus Series of ultracompact, high-performance cameras, has been a sales phenomenon. To date over 10 million have been sold worldwide.

To celebrate this milestone, Olympus is pleased to introduce the Infinity Stylus Epic Limited. Only 20,000 units of the commemorative Stylus Epic Limited will be available.

The Stylus Epic Limited has a lustrous Starry Night appearance, a deeper shade of the metallic-black color that was developed in 1997 for the Stylus Epic DLX. This limited edition camera is specially packaged with a leather case and strap in a beautiful keepsake box.

ADVANCED FUNCTIONS

With its large F2.8 aperture, this 35mm lens offers great shooting and creative possibilities. In addition to being able to work in relatively low-lighting conditions, photographers can capture the nuances of the mood created by ambient light. This extraordinary lens also incorporates an aspherical lens element that ensures a high-resolution image.

The high-precision 414-step AF system delivers sharp focusing at every point -- from macro shots at only 1.1 feet from the subject to the infinity setting. The intelligent flash system’s state-of-the-art technologies include a soft flash capability which will automatically fire in fluorescent or other artificial light as well as in low-light. The ultracompact design has been achieved without compromising performance, easy operation or reliability. A high-magnification real-image viewfinder simplifies composition, while the all-weather casing offers extra protection outdoors. The Stylus Epic Limited also has the touches that will re-affirm international acclaim for the Stylus design. Not only does the limited edition retain the series’ sophisticated good looks and responsive handling, but it has the added elegance of the unique Starry Night finish. MAIN FEATURES Compact, Lightweight and Stylish The flowing contours create a sophisticated look, and this elegance is enhanced by a sliding lens barrier that covers the flash on the front of the camera when it is closed. Easily portable, the ultracompact Stylus Epic Limited measures 4.3" (W) x 2.3" (H) x 1.5" (D) and weighs only 4.7 ounces. Lustrous Starry Night Finish Finished in a new shade of metallic black, the Epic Limited is more stylish than ever. Many other Stylus Series cameras have been available in a distinctive champagne-gold version as well as black. Now, with the lustrous new look of the limited edition, the internationally acclaimed Stylus design is suited to a wider range of tastes. High-Resolution 35 mm F2.8 Lens The F2.8 lens extends the range of creative possibilities well beyond the capabilities of conventional compact cameras. Even in relatively dim light indoors or at dusk, the large aperture lets the photographer make the most of available light and capture the nuances of the mood. The optical configuration has four elements in four groups and uses an aspherical lens to deliver high-quality images. High-Magnification Real-Image Viewfinder With its high magnification of 0.45X, the real-image viewfinder provides a bright clear image. High-Precision AF System Utilizing a three-point focusing system with 414 steps, the AF system provides the high levels of accuracy needed to optimize the shallow depth of field created by the large-aperture lens. Intelligent Variable-Power Flash System To ensure life-like, high-quality results, the Intelligent Variable-Power Flash System developed for the Stylus Epic Limited fires automatically in a wide range of conditions. The Auto mode triggers the flash in dim light and backlight situations—for example, when sunlight is filtered through trees—while the soft flash capability prevents over-exposure. With its Auto Color Balancing Flash, the system also detects the wavelength of fluorescent or other artificial lighting, and will automatically fire the flash, thereby providing natural-looking pictures that have an ideal color balance free from an unnatural cast.

Making it easy to take great flash pictures, the Intelligent Variable-Power Flash System has six flash modes.

  • Auto
To ensure that the illumination and colors are natural, the flash fires automatically when fluorescent or other artificial light is detected as well as in low-light and backlighting.
  • Red-Eye Reducing
The red-eye effect—a common problem with flash portraits—is reduced by a series of pre-flashes emitted before the main flash fires. (This mode is identical to the Auto mode in all other respects.)
  • Fill-in
The flash always fires in this mode, eliminating the shadows that can be caused by strong sunlight.
  • Flash Off

The flash does not fire in this mode. It is ideal for capturing a natural ambiance or when flash photography is prohibited.
  • Night Scene
The intensity of the flash is determined by the foreground, while the length of the exposure is set according to the backdrop. Slowing the shutter speed to as long as 4 seconds, this mode captures both the subject in the foreground and the night-time scenery.
  • Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene
This mode reduces the red-eye effect in pictures taken in the Night Scene mode. (Except for the addition of a series of pre-flashes, it is identical to the Night Scene mode.) All-Weather, No-Worry Casing The all-weather casing protects against a sudden shower or splashing. Meeting IEC grade 4 standards for "splash-proof", the design offers extra reassurance on a rainy day, or on a ski slope. Mid-Roll Switchable Panorama At the flick of a switch, the Stylus Epic Limited lets you capture the beauty of nature in panorama-format pictures. Even in the moddle of a roll, you’re ready for wide-format opportunities whenever they arise. Quartz Date Imprinting There is no need to forget when a photo was taken. The Epic Limited is equipped with a quartz date option, allowing the date or time to be imprinted on the photo. Wide-Ranging Accessories The Stylus Epic Limited is sold with a leather case and leather strap and comes in a striking gold keepsake box. Available as an option, the RC-200 remote control is also weatherproof, and is designed for easy replacement of the CR1220 battery. OTHER FEATURES
  • Auto Macro
Close-up shots can be taken from close as 14 inches.
  • Optional Remote Control
The remote control enables you to trigger the shutter from a distance of up to 16 feet.
  • Spot Mode AE
This mode ensures accurate focusing and exposure for the main subject, regardless of the surrounding lighting conditions. The suggested list price of the Stylus Epic Limited is $273.00. For more information, or for a photo print, slide or transparency, please contact Marlene Hess at 516-844-5195 (phone), 516-844-5262 (fax), mhess@olympus.com (email) or visit Olympus on-line at http://www.olympus.com. Olympus America distributes a wide range of products for consumer, scientific, health care, commercial and industrial markets. These include 35mm, Advanced Photo System and digital cameras, binoculars, Microcassette™ and digital voice recorders, optical storage products, printers, medical and industrial endoscopes, biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments, clinical analyzers, and other high technology products. Olympus America is responsible for marketing Olympus products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

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SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Fully automatic 35mm autofocus lens-shutter camera. Film Format:
35mm standard DX-coded film (24 x 36mm). Lens:
Olympus lens 35mm F2.8 lens with 4 elements in 4 groups. Shutter:
Programmed electronic shutter. Focusing:
Active-type multi-beam autofocus system. Focusing Step: 414 steps. Focus lock and Spot AF possible. Focusing range: 1.1 ft -- infinity. Viewfinder:
Real-image viewfinder (with autofocus marks, autofocus indicator and flash indicator). Exposure Control:
Programmed automatic exposure control, 2-zone light metering, switchable to spot metering. Auto exposure range: EV1.0 to EV17(F2.8, 4 sec. -- F11.0, 1/1000 sec.) Exposure Counter:
Progressive type, displayed on LCD panel. Film Speed Range:
Automatic setting with DX-coded film with ISO 50,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200. For non DX-coded film and film with less than ISO 50, film speed is automatically set to ISO 100. Film Handling:
Automatic film loading (automatically advances to first frame when camera back is closed). Rewind is possible at any point with rewind button. Flash:
Built-in flash. Recycling time: Approx. 0.2--3.5 sec. (at normal temperature with new battery). Flash working range: 1.1-13.5 feet ISO 100 color negative film; 1.1-26.9 feet with ISO 400 color negative film. Flash Modes:
AUTO (Automatic flash activation in low light, back light and fluorescent light or other artificial light.)
RED-EYE REDUCING (Plus all other features of Auto flash)
OFF (No flash)
FILL-IN (Forced activation)
NIGHT SCENE (For night scenes with slowest shutter speed of 4 sec. Other functions operate the same as in AUTO mode).
RED-EYE REDUCING NIGHT SCENE (otherwise same as in NIGHT SCENE).
Status Display:
LCD Panel Battery Check:
Displayed on LCD panel. Weatherproofing:
Conforms to IEC grade 4 (protected against water splash from any direction). Selftimer:
Electronic self-timer with 12-second delay. Remote Control (optional):
Infrared remote control unit with 3 second delay. Power Source:
One 3V lithium battery (CR123A or DL123A) Dimensions:
4.3" (W) x 2.3" (H) x 1.5" (D) (excluding protrusions). Weight:
4.7 oz. (without battery).

Specifications are subject to change without notification