Olympus OZ Classy 105 [Quartzdate Model]
- Olympus OZ Classy 105 [Quartzdate Model] 35mm film camera
- Olympus Strap
- CR123A battery
- Roll of Kodak Colorplus 200 (may vary due to availability)
CONDITION: Pre-owned. Film tested and fully working. Excellent condition, with normal signs of light use. Nine photos from two test rolls can be viewed in the images. The photos at the beach were shot on Kodak Pro Image 100 and the photos in the backyard were shot on Kodak Portra 160.
MORE ABOUT THIS CAMERA: The OZ Classy 105 was released by Olympus in 1996 and was also branded as the 'Infinity Accura Zoom 105' and the 'SuperZoom 105' (not to be confused with Olympus's more recent SuperZoom 105 which was released in 2000). The SuperZoom range of point and shoots are considered as a slightly bulkier, cheaper, and arguably more reliable variations on the renowned 'Mju' series cameras. The OZ Classy 105 was manufactured in China from parts made in Japan. Whilst some of its specs sound fairly average (such as an aperture range of f/4.5 to f/8.9), it genuinely takes very good photos due to other factors such as a sophisticated active-type autofocus system, a decent Olympus lens (with 6 elements in 5 groups), and a capable shutter speed range of 1/500 to 4 seconds. The 38mm to 105mm zoom range is good too and would have been a great selling point for this camera in 1996, although film camera users these days aren't typically as keen for a big zoom as they used to be; but its there if you want it. In early 1997 the camera retailed for 1290 francs in France, which is equivalent to approximately AUD $570 in today's terms. Some of the OZ Classy 105's have a Quartzdate feature, and it actually goes up to the year 2030, which is great because most of the other film cameras with datestamps don't go past 2019/2020. Many also require an additional battery to power the datestamp, but this model was designed to not need an additional battery which makes life simple. It just runs off one CR123A battery which are fairly affordable and can be commonly found at supermarkets, camera stores, etc. It can focus on subjects as close as 0.6 meters away and has a flash reload time of approximately 7 seconds (depending on how fresh the battery is). And we need to say that we've found this camera to be a standout with photos taken at night using the flash. Overall a great camera capable of taking similar photos to the Mju series but at a lower price bracket.
YEAR RELEASED: 1996
LENS: Olympus zoom lens (6 elements in 5 groups)
FOCAL LENGTH: 38mm - 105mm
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/500 sec - 4 sec
AUTOFOCUS: Active type autofocus system
FOCUS LOCK: Yes
INFINITY FOCUS MODE: No
MACRO MODE: No
CLOSEST FOCUS DISTANCE: 0.6m
DX READING: 50 ISO - 3200 ISO
LCD PANEL: Yes
FILM CONFIRMATION WINDOW: Yes
RED EYE REDUCTION: ?
FLASH RELOAD TIME: 7 sec
FILM ADVANCE/REWIND: Auto advance / auto rewind (plus a mid-roll rewind button)
TRIPOD SOCKET: Yes
POWER SOURCE: 1x CR123A battery
BATTERY LIFE: ?
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