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New Olympus Infinity 80 QD Film Camera Features Ergonomic Design For Comfortable Shooting

38-80mm, 2.1x Seamless Zoom, Built-in Flash, 6 Shooting Modes, Quartz Date and More

Melville, New York, February 17, 2005 - While digital cameras continue to grow in popularity, film cameras are still the choice of many photographers. This year, Olympus releases the Infinity 80 QD, a compact 35mm film camera that features a powerful 38-80mm zoom lens that is sure to satisfy these consumers. With a modern design incorporating a precision 2.1x zoom lens, highly versatile quality shooting is ensured. Five flash modes, a landscape shooting option, plus a self timer make it an ideal tool for taking pictures in just about any situation.

In the renowned Olympus tradition of elegant and compact camera design, the Infinity 80 QD makes a real statement with its lustrous metallic silver color and protective sliding lens barrier. The perfect take-anywhere-camera, the Infinity 80 QD is lightweight and measures only 4.6"W x 2.5"H X 2.1"D, yet is full of features.

Comprised of four elements, the 2.1x zoom lens (38-80mm) captures subjects in full detail. To guarantee that all shots are always sharp this compact model utilizes an active-type autofocus system. A programmed electronic shutter ensures optimal exposure. And full-auto operation for auto load, advance and rewind a film.

Seven preset modes make it easy for photographers to obtain excellent results. These include five flash modes (auto, red-eye reduction, flash off, fill-in and red-eye reduction night scene) that automatically regulate brightness according to subject distance, providing full-power illumination when the subject is far away, and soft-flash illumination when the subjects' eyes adjust to the bright light of the flash.

Moreover, in landscape mode clear shots of distant scenery are captured in perfect detail. With the Infinity 80 QD photographers can also get themselves in the picture by using the self timer. Because it is a Quartz Date model, the camera imprints date and time information on photos. And for economy and convenience, the Infinity 80 QD is powered by two AA (LR6) type batteries.

Availability
The Infinity 80 QD will be available in March, 2005 and includes: Case, Strap, 2 AA Batteries, Instruction Manual and Warranty.

U.S. Pricing
Infinity 80 QD Estimated Street Price: $49.99 (U.S.)

For more information, review units, product specifications and high-resolution images of the Infinity 80 QD, contact Michael Bourne, Mullen Public Relations, 650-210-9857 or michael.bourne@mullen.com, or Chris Sluka, senior public relations manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc., Two Corporate Center Dr., P.O. Box 9058 Melville, NY 11747-9058, ph: (631) 844-5000 (800) 622-6372, Fax: (631) 844-5262.

ABOUT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC.
Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets.

Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances peoples lives every day. These include:

  • Digital and film cameras
  • Professional SLR Imaging Systems
  • Digital and Microcassette recorders
  • Digital Music Players
  • Personal Photo Printers
  • Digital Print Kiosks
  • Digital Video Projectors
  • Digital Media
  • Binoculars
Olympus Imaging America Inc. is responsible for sales in United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Company Contact: Agency Contact:
Chris Sluka Michael Bourne
Olympus Imaging America Inc. Mullen Public Relations
(631) 844-5321 (650) 210-9857
chris.sluka@olympus.com michael.bourne@mullen.com