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Collectors item - OLYMPUS ECRU in Banbury



Olympus Ecru is a quirky-looking analogue snapper from the 1990s, the all-automatic, all-white Olympus Ecru is certainly one of the most interesting and compact cameras you can add to your collection.
It may look more like a sophisticated surveillance camera, but this unusually-designed camera was introduced by Olympus in 1991 as a limited edition concept camera. Called Olympus Ecru, this all-automatic compact camera got its name from the French word for "unbleached" and was intended to be a symbol for "living an intellectually enhanced life as natural as unbleached cloth." Only 20,000 units of this quirky, white-bodied camera were made, with 10,000 sold in Japan and the other 10,000 overseas.
Apart from its unusual design (including a polished aluminium lens cap), users have noted that it's basically a Olympus Stylus Infinity fitted into the white body fashioned by industrial designer Naoki Sakai.
Technical Specifications:
Camera type: Compact
Lens: 35mm f/3.5 (3 elements)
Film: 35mm
Image format: 24 -- 36 mm
Autofocus: Active infrared, for focusing automatically from 0.35 m to infinity
Exposure: Automatic
*Shutter speeds: Between 1/15 and 1/500 sec.
*Aperture: between f3.5 and f16
*Viewfinder: optical finder (Kepler type)
*Flash: Built-in, guide number 12
*Batteries: AAA x 2
Dimensions: 106 -- 91 -- 40 mm
Weight: 215 g without the batteries

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