Olympus Superzoom AZ330 35mm film camera

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Released in 1990, Olympus SuperZoom AZ-330 is the more refined follow-up to the acclaimed AZ 300 from two years. It's an exemplary 'bridge camera', combining point-and-shoot ease of use with the lens quality and many of the advanced features typically found in SLRs. It was quite an expensive camera when new, this Popular Mechanics review listed the price as $610US (that'd be $1,214.53 in 2020 US dollars!). 

One of our favorite features of this camera is its very easy to use double exposure feature (there's a dedicated mode).

 

The camera requires two CR123A lithium batteries for power (available as an add-on).

Condition notes
This camera was tested with a battery and film roll installed (the film was not developed) and all functions are working perfectly. We verified it's film plane focus accuracy and lens performance on an autocollimator (excellent sharpness). Its aesthetic condition is also good (see photos) with some cosmetic wear on the body.

Example photos
To give you an idea of the camera's optics, here are some photos taken by other people using this model of camera: https://www.lomography.com/homes/ammers/cameras/3358522-olympus-az330-zoom/photos

Manual 
https://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/Infinity_SuperZoom_330_Instructions_EN.pdf

Specs

  • Type: Full-automatic 35 mm autofocus lensshutter camera with built-in 38—105 mm Zoom lens
  • Film format: 35 mm standard DX coded film (24 x 36 mm)
  • Lens: Olympus 38—105mm F4.5-6 lens with
  • 12 elements in 11 groups
  • Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter
  • Viewfinder: Kepler type 0.46-1.2x bright frame zoom-finder (with autofocus frame, AF indicator, flash indicator, spot metering indicator) Parallax compensation system in macro photography Finder view-field: 85% of actual picture field
  • Focusing: Passive autofocus system with focus lock
  • Focusing range: 0.8 m (2.6 ft)—oo (infinity) (at 38 mm)
  • 1.3 m (4.3 ft)— * (at 105 mm)
  • 0.8 m (2.6 ft)—oo (infinity) (at macro mode)
  • Exposure control: Automatic exposure control with programmed electronic shutter (Center-weighted average light metering, switchable to spot metering) Auto exposure range: WIDE: EV3.4 (F4.5, 2 sec.)—EV 17 (F16, 1/500 sec.) TELE: EV4.4 (F6, 2 sec.)—EV 17 (F18.4, 1/400 sec.)
  • Exposure compensation: ± 1.5EV Compensation possible (1/2 step)
  • Exposure counter: Progressive type, displayed in LCD panel
  • Selftimer: Electronic Selftimer with 12 sec. delay
  • Film-speed range: Automatic setting with DX coded film ISO 25 — 3200 with color negative film (Actual setting at 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200. For other intermediate film speeds, the camera is automatically set to the lower speed. For ISO 32 film, it is set to ISO 100.)
  • 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 the end of film, automatic rewind stop), rewind possible at any point with rewind button.
  • AF illuminator: Automatic actuation in low light Flash: Built-in flash
  • Recycling time: SINGLE MODE: approx. 3.5 sec. (at normal temperature) Flash working range: at Auto Mode, WIDE: 0.8 m (2.6 ft)—4.7 m (15.4 ft) TELE: 1.3 m (4.3 ft)—3.5 m (11.5 ft) with ISO 100 negative color film
  • WIDE: 0.8 m (2.6 ft)—9.4 m (30.8 ft) TELE: 1.3 m (4.3 ft)—7.0 m (23.0 ft) with ISO 400 negative color film
  • Flash modes: AUTO (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight), AUTO-S (Red-eye reducing, in low light and backlight) FILL-IN (forced activation), SLOW (slow-synchro possible with longest shutter speed of 2 sec.) OFF (activation stop)
  • Battery check: Displayed in LCD panel Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries (CR 123A/DL 123A) (replaceable)
  • Dimensions: 137 (W) mm x 80 (H) mm x 99(D) mm (5.4" x 3.1" x 3.9") (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: 610 g (21.5 oz) (without batteries)