Olympus IS-300 'bridge' 35mm film SLR with 28-110 lens

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The Olympus IS-300 is one of the later models in the company's series of non-interchangeable lens SLR film cameras (often called 'bridge cameras' but dubbed ZLR or 'zoom lens reflex' in Olympus literature).

It's a superb camera with a top-notch lens. The IS-300 offers aperture priority, full auto-exposure; as well as portrait, night scene, stop action, and landscape program exposure modes. It also has a dedicated exposure compensation dial with a two stop over/under range. The IS-300's autofocus performance is excellent: it's sensitive to work in EV1 at IS0 100 (dim nighttime light). 

Its grampa-core aesthetic isn't for everyone but you'd be hard pressed to find a more capable 35mm film camera in its price range. 

The camera requires two CR123A lithium batteries (optional). 

Condition notes
The camera is in very good aesthetic condition except for a ding on the filter thread (see photos). The camera was tested with a battery and film installed (the film was not developed however) and all functions are working correctly. We also verified the lens sharpness and focus accuracy on an autocollimator. 

Example photos
Here are some pictures taken by other people with this model of camera:
https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3336174-olympus-is-300/photos

Manual
https://esif.world-traveller.org/om-sif/is-series/manuals/is_30_dlx.pdf

Specifications

  • Type: Fully automatic 35 mm autofocus single-lens reflex camera with built-in 28 mm -110 mm zoom lens.
  • Film format: 35 mm standard DX-coded film (24 X 36 mm) switchable to Panorama format^.
  • Lens: Olympus lens (filter available, 52 mm filter diameter), 28 mm - 110 mm F4.5 - 5.6, 11 elements in 9 groups (5-group zoom construction).
  • Shutter: Electronic control system vertical focal plane shutter. Shutter speed 1/2000-sec. -4-sec. Manual F8, 1 sec - 60 sec.
  • Flash-shutter synchronization: Under 1/100 sec. (1/2,000 - 1/100 sec. in Portrait mode).
  • Focusing: TTL phase-difference detection system autofocus with focus lock. Autofocus beep available. Auxiliary flash activation in low light. (Available at distances up to 8 m (26.2 ft), determined under Olympus test conditions.) Focusing range — 0.75 m (2.5 ft) - oo (infinity). Provided with predictive autofocus (in Stop Action mode only).
  • Exposure compensation: ±2 EV (1/2-step).
  • Viewfinder: Standard/panorama switchable^ singlelens reflex system, magnification ratio 0.72 (at 50 mm). Finder view-field — 85% of actual view-field.
  • Viewfinder information: Autofocus frame, spot frame, panorama frame*, autofocus indicator, flash indicator (to be used as flash warning), overexposure/underexposure indicator.
  • Diopter adjustment:-2 ~ +1.
  • Light metering system: TTL light metering system. Fuzzy logic ESP light metering, center-weighted average light metering, spot metering.
  • Exposure modes:® Program AE (Full-Auto, Stop Action, Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape). (2) Aperture-Preferred Auto. (3) Long Time (manual).
  • Exposure counter: Progressive type, displayed on LCD panel.
  • Exposure counter: Progressive type, displayed on LCD panel.
  • Film speed range: Automatic setting with DX-coded film (ISO 25, 32, 50, 64, 100, 125, 200, 250, 400, 500, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000, 3200). Other intermediate film speeds will be automatically set for next lower speed.
  • Film loading: Automatic loading (automatically advances to first frame when camera back is closed).
  • Film advance: Automatic film winding.
  • Film rewind: Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind activated at end of film, automatic rewind stop). Rewind is possible at any point with rewind button.
  • Selftimer: Electronic selftimer with 12-sec. delay.
  • Remote control (optional): Infrared remote control unit, 3-sec. delay.
  • Flash: Built-in IVP (Intelligent Variable-Power) flash system, recycling time of about 0.2 ~ 3.9 sec. (at normal temperature).
  • Flash range:
Focal length Telephoto Wide angle
ISO 100 6.3 m (21 ft) 5.0 m (16.4 ft)
ISO 200 8.8 m (28.9 ft) 7.1 m (23.3ft)
ISO 400 12.6 m(41ft) 10.0 m (32.8 ft)

  • Flash modes: Auto (automatic flash activation in low-light, backlight, fluorescent light). Auto-S (red-eye reducing, same as Auto otherwise), Fill-In (forced activation), Off (when flash is retracted).
  • Battery check: Displayed on LCD panel.
  • Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries (DL123A orCR123A) (replaceable).
  • Dimensions: 123 (W) X 88 (H) X 115 (D) mm (4.8 X 3.5 X 4.5 in) (excluding protrusions).
  • Weight: 650 g (22.9 oz) (without batteries)
  • ■ Quartz Date Specifications
  • Data recording system: Imprinting from behind film.
  • Types of data recording: ®Year-month-day,
  • (2) Day-hour-minute, (3) No data,
  • © Month-day-year, ® Day-month-year.
  • External display of recorded data:
  • Continuous LCD panel display.
  • Automatic calendar function:
  • To year 2049, self-adjusting.
  • Power source: One 3V lithium battery (CR2025).