135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Olympus Superzoom 105 G
The Olympus Superzoom aka Infinity 105G
first released in 2002 as a renewal of the old Superzoom series which
had been successful on the market for already 10 years. The digital
market was already in full expansion then.
It has a 3x zoom that covers 38-105mm in a small body. The Superzoom series cheaper than the high end Mju series.
got some good reviews at the release, but in general there are few
reviews altogether. Its main features are:
38-105mm F3.7-9.5 lens, 7 elements in 6 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,8m Electronic shutter, 4-1/500 Size 118x64.5x50, Weight 225 gr. without battery 50-3200
ISO, automatic DX coding, self-timer, automatic film advance, self timer
back. Viewer with flash and AF LED. Film type window.
Camera front open. The flash is set automatically. Flash
guide number ~20 (m/ISO 100). The lens moves automattically to ~38mm.
The lens set to wide position, 38mm.
Lens moved out to its tele position.
View from above. LCD
screen (shows no film warning). Flash, self timer and mid roll rewind buttons. Shutter
release. Tele/wide zoom switch.
View from below. Battery compartment, takes a CR123 battery. Tripod socket.
camera is easy to use.
Autofocus is extremely responsive and works well. Putting a film is easy as well,
you drop the film, tear the film leader up to the mark and that's it. The
camera winds it automatically. It has some manual settings if needed,
the menu is very easy to access on a big clear LCD screen.
The picture are sharp, at least mine is not bad. There are
optical limits between size, zoom and max. aperture, you have to choose. It's
a very good point and shoot camera
with a wide angle zoom lens, good picture quality in a pocketable body. It sets the flash on from
start, but there is a flash off mode. A nice find.