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Olympus Proudly Announces the Ultimate Marriage of Beauty and Brains

Melville, NY - When Olympus America announces an improvement to the world's best-selling camera series, it's worth paying attention to. The Stylus Epic Zoom 115 QD continues the Stylus family's impressive small and curvaceous design now with the added benefits and convenience of a quartz date model.

Don't let the small size of the Stylus Epic Zoom 115 QD fool you, it still packs a powerful punch, with a 38-115 zoom lens with a real image viewfinder that is 70 percent brighter than the original, allowing for a much clearer view. The new Stylus Epic Zoom 115 QD is smaller and sleeker than the original Stylus Zoom 115, which was the best-selling 115 on the market in 1999 and 2000. It has all-weather construction, making it the perfect skiing, hiking, ball game and beach companion. The exclusive auto color-balancing flash ensures natural color even in artificial/fluorescent light and a new rear LCD panel makes function control viewing easily accessible. The new Stylus Epic Zoom 115 QD is a full-featured 3x ultra-compact zoom camera with everything from a variable power flash for distance control to dioptric correction for individual eye needs, all packaged with Olympus' stellar optics into a svelte 7.9 ounces.

Olympus has made the highly contoured, ultra-compact Stylus the most sought-after design in the world, mimicked by almost everyone. Olympus prides itself on technological advancements like red-eye reducing flash, all-weather construction and exclusive autocolor-balancing flash. These features make the Stylus Family one of the most sophisticated and well-designed camera lines on the market.

With sales exceeding 18 million and nearly ten years on the market, the Stylus family is the world's best-selling camera series, and for good reason. In a market filled with products that are here today and gone tomorrow, the Stylus has proven itself as a camera line that can stand the test of time. Since its launch in 1991, the Stylus family has continually set the standard for the 35mm lens-shutter ultra-compact camera category and continues to do so with the Stylus Epic 115.

The Stylus Epic Zoom 115 QD will be available in March of 2001 at specialty retail stores nationwide, for a suggested retail price of $364.

Olympus America, world leader in film and filmless photography, distributes a wide range of products for consumer, scientific, health care, commercial and industrial markets. These include 35mm, Advanced Photo System and digital cameras; binoculars; microcassette and digital voice recorders; optical storage products; printers; medical and industrial endoscopes; biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments; clinical analyzers and other high- technology products. Olympus America is also responsible for sales in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.