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Film compact camera grip design by OLYMPUS !

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Today we will be looking at the grip design of an auto-focus film compact camera released by OLYMPUS in 1983.

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This compact camera is made of plastic and black in color.

The grip section has a molded non-slip design.

Viewed from the top, the grip section is slightly thicker.

The shutter release button is separated from the grip section.

From the bottom you can see that they are the same thickness.

The grip section is designed to be completely inconspicuous.

The thickness of the grip section seems to be related to the strap bracket.

Today we have a look at the grip design of an Olympus 1983 autofocus compact camera.

The grip design of this camera has only a molded part like a finger stopper, and there is almost no grip at all.

At that time, auto-focus compact cameras were evolving with a priority on functionality, so the grip design must have had the same feeling as that of SLR cameras.

We look forward to introducing various grip designs for film compact cameras in the future!

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