Superzoom 160G Compact
Features | Technical Specifications
Olympus Superzoom 160 comes equipped with a 4.2x 38 mm - 160 mm zoom lens, but achieves the world's
smallest body in the 160 mm lens class thanks to the use of an aspherical lens element to reduce lens group's size and weight.
In addition to the high-performance lenses and compact body, the Superzoom 160 also features a sophisticated, urbane design
with a silky gold front body color and pearl-tone accents to emphasize the camera's compact size and distinctive bodylines.
The lens group achieves high image resolution with the use of an Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) lens
and aspherical lenses. The Passive Multi Autofocus System automatically sets the focus on the subject even in compositions
where the subject may not be in the center of the frame.
Olympus Superzoom 160 has a versatile array of six flash modes, including Auto Flash and Red-eye
Reducing Night Scene Flash. In spite of this rich assortment of features and the compact body, the Superzoom 160 is available
at an attractive price, offering consumers a zoom compact camera with outstanding cost performance.
Main Features of Olympus Superzoom 160G
38 - 160mm High-Performance 4.2x Zoom Lens
Superzoom 160 is equipped with a 38 - 160mm 4.2x zoom lens that features 10 elements in 8 groups. An Extra-Low Dispersion
(ED) lens element is used to suppress chromatic aberration, while aspherical glass and hybrid lens elements are used to achieve
high resolving power and compact size.
Slim, Compact and Lightweight Design
The Superzoom 160 boasts
the smallest body size of any 4.2x high-power zoom compact camera. This remarkable feat was made possible by using an aspherical
lens element to reduce lens group size and weight, and a small diameter spool.
Bold, Distinctive Body Lines
Bold, distinctive bodylines are
enhanced by silky gold and pearl-tone accents that emphasize the camera's compact size.
Passive Multi Autofocus System
With a 5-point Passive Multi
Autofocus system, the camera automatically sets the focus on a subject even in compositions where the subject is not in the
center of the frame.
Dioptric correction of -2 to +1 m-1(per
meter) allows viewfinder focus to be adjusted to suit the user's preference.
Photographers can take close-ups from as near as 70
cm at the wide angle and 120 cm at the telephoto setting.
Landscape mode ensures that shots taken of distant
scenery are always sharp and clear. The flash does not fire in this mode.
Versatile Flash Functions
flash features six versatile modes that make it easy for virtually anyone to take beautiful flash photos.
Auto: Fires the flash automatically to ensure correct exposure
when shooting in low light, backlight or artificial light.
Red-Eye Reducing: When the shutter button is pressed, a series
of pre-flashes is emitted before the main flash fires. This helps the subject's eyes adjust to the bright light of the flash
and reduces the unsightly red-eye effect that can occur when shooting in very dim light.
Flash Off: If the photographer prefers the ambience of available-light
photography or is in a location where flash photography is prohibited, this mode can be used to prevent the flash from firing.
Fill-In: In this mode, the flash fires with every shot. It can
be used to erase shadows and ensure balanced illumination when shooting in bright sunlight or other high-contrast lighting
Night Scene: Regulates flash brightness and extends the shutter
speed up to a maximum of four seconds to ensure that both foreground subject and lights in the background (city skyline, sunset,
etc.) are properly exposed.
Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene: Combines the advantages of Red-Eye
Reducing Flash mode and Night Scene mode, thereby minimizing the red-eye effect in Night scene shots.
|Technical Specifications of Olympus Superzoom 160G|
||Full automatic 35 mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with built-in 38 - 160 mm zoom lens.|
||35 mm standard DX-coded film (24 x 36 mm).|
||Olympus lens 38 - 160 mm zoom, F5.7 - 12.3, 10 elements in 8 groups.|
||Programmed electronic shutter|
||Real-image zoom viewfinder (with autofocus mark, close-up correction mark, green lamp,
and dioptric adjuster).|
||Passive-type multi autofocus system. |
Autofocus auxiliary light activation.
lock possible. Shutter release locks to warn when inside minimum working distance.
Wide: 0.7m - infinity.
1.2m - infinity.
||Programmed automatic exposure control..|
Auto exposure range: .
Wide: EV5 (F5.7,
1sec.) - EV17 (F17.7, 1/410sec.).
Tele: EV7.2 (F12.3, 1sec.) -EV19 (F38.5, 1/355sec.).
||Progressive type with automatic reset, displayed on LCD panel.|
||Electronic self-timer with approx. 12 sec. delay|
|Film Speed Range
||Automatic setting with DX-coded film with ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600. Other
intermediate film speeds are automatically set to the next lower speed. For non-DX-coded film and film with less than ISO
50, film speed is set to ISO 100.|
||Automatic loading (Automatically advances to first frame when camera back cover is
||Automatic film winding.|
||Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind activation at the end of film, automatic rewind
Rewind possible at any point with rewind button.
Recycling time: Approx. 6 sec. (at normal temperature and with new
Flash Working Range:
With ISO 100 color negative film:
Wide: 0.7 - 4.0 m Tele: 1.2 - 1.8 m
400 color negative film:
Wide: 0.7 - 8.0 m Tele: 1.2 - 3.6 m
||Auto (automatic flash activation in low light),Red-Eye Reducing (reducing red-eye effect,
same as Auto otherwise), Off (max. shutter speed: 1 sec.), Fill-In, Night Scene (max. shutter speed: 1 sec.), Red-Eye Reducing
Night Scene (reducing red-eye effect, same as Night Scene otherwise) and Landscape (max. shutter speed: 1 sec.). |
||Displayed on LCD panel.|
||One 3V lithium battery (CR2).|
||111.5 (W) x 62 (H) x 48.5 (D) mm (excluding protrusion).|
||235 g (without battery).|