Olympus Zoom 230 Camera
Historical artifact -- Camera
DescriptionBlack Olympus Plastic Point and shoot camera. The front of the camera contains the lens that is covered by a protective shutter as well as a flash in the upper face left corner. Beneath the flash in white letters is the word "Olympus." The face right section of the front of the camera is curved to fit one's hand with a button on the top of the curve to activate the shutter.
The top of the camera has an "on/off" switch on the face left side and to the right is an LCD screen with the words "auto, auto-s, (power Symbol) off, fill-in, (box with a star and moon), flash" in white letters. To the right of the screen are the words, "infinity Zoom230." On the far face right side of the top of the camera are two button, one marked with a "T" the other with a "W". These are used to control the zoom ("tight" or "wide" shot). In the lower face left corner is a green button with white letters next to it reading, "0.4m/1.3ft."
The back of the camera has a large door with a plastic window that opens to load film and a lever on the face Right side of the door unlocks it. Above the door are two buttons, one is blue with the word "flash" in white writing and the other is gray with the word "subject" in white writing underneath it. To The Face Right Of The Buttons Is A Viewing Lens With A Lever Across The Top To Focus The Lens. On The Camera's Left Side Is A Sliding Door That Opens A Chamber For Two 3 Volt Batteries. On The Camera's Right Side Is Where The Black Nylon Strap Is Attached. The Bottom Of The Camera Is Stamped "made In Japan" And The Number "1066527."
There Is A A Door On The Upper Face Left Corner Of The Bottom That Is Marked "unlock" And "lock" With A Sliding Latch. When Unlocked, A Small Device Falls Out. On The Top Of This Device Is An Inferred Bulb And A Gray Button On The Center Of The Top Of The Device. To The Right Of The Button Is A Switch That Moves Between A "3 Sec." And A "1 Sec." Mark. This Device Was Most Likely Used To Active The Camera From A Distance With A Three Or One Second Delay. Most Instruction Manuals Found For This Model Of Camera Were Dated 1991. This Camera Was Purchased In Grand Junction And Was Used By The Museum Of Western Colorado To Photograph Events And Collections. It Is No Longer Is Working Order.