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The Olympus AFL T was released in 1986, a fully automatic 35mm film camera with 2 lenses, not a zoom.
It's big and heavy, hardly a very compact camera. Its main features are:

36/60mm F2.8/4.5 lens, 4/8 elements in 3/7 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,75m
Electronic shutter, 1/30-1/500s, flash ready and focus o.k. indication in the viewer window
Size 136x71x58,  Weight 380 (!) gr. without battery
50-3200 ISO, automatic DX coding, self-timer, automatic film advance and (re-)spooling

Closed, lens protected.

Lens open. The On/Off button switches le lens as well.

Back side.
Finder is quite low, under the flash housing. Film indication window.

Seen from above.
Focus lock button, mid roll rewind and self-timer button. Mechanical counter. Shutter button. It's default auto flash, the flash only fires if there isn't enough light, but there is no way for flash off. Flash guide number ~12 (m/ISO 100)

Tele mode

Seen from below. Tripod socket.

Battery cover open. It takes an unusual CR-P2 6v battery. But there is an easy solution : 2 CR123 bateeries and a piece of aluminium foil.

2 CR123 batteries in the compartment.

Polarity is indicated.

A piece of aluminium foil to connect the 2 poles and you are done.

Camera film compartment open.

This camera is easy to use. Autofocus is responsive and works well. Putting a film is easy as well, open the back, tear the film leader a bit further, drop the film and that's it. The camera spools the film automatically. As with most point and shoot ultra compacts, auto flash is set at start and there is no way to turn it off.

The AFL-T has a good and luminous lens. Sharp images, good autofocus and a tele lens are its features. It's big and heavy. It was an advanced camera when it was released in 1986.