Olympus has long been a leader in 35mm point-and-shoot cameras, and the Stylus Zoom 115 DLX is one reason why. Encased in the distinctive, clamshell design favored by Olympus, the Stylus Zoom 115 offers a 38-115mm zoom lens, six flash modes, spot focus, a panorama setting, and a host of other features that make it the toast of mid-range zoom cameras.
To turn the camera on, simply slide open the clamshell lens cover–out pops the lens and flash unit and you’re ready to shoot. Control the zoom lens using a small rocker switch that’s conveniently located on the top right of the camera next to the large shutter release button. The Stylus Zoom 115 has an autofocus system that can take in subjects as close as 2 feet. The camera’s focus-lock feature lets you selectively focus on subjects that are outside the camera’s autofocus range. Flash modes include red-eye reduction and night flash; the flash range extends to 16 feet. The camera includes a self-timer, date-time stamp, and a diopter viewfinder adjustment designed for farsighted and nearsighted users. On top of all this, the Stylus Zoom 115 is weatherproof. Although you can’t take it scuba diving, the camera will survive accidental splashes and sprays. –Harry C. Edwards
- 38-115mm zoom
- Sleek clamshell design
- Multiple flash modes
- Easy panorama switch