Zoom-lens reflex camera

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A Zoom-lens reflex (or ZLR) camera is a low-end Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera having an integrated zoom lens rather than the interchangeable lenses found on other SLR cameras.

The term was coined by Olympus for the IS-series film cameras.[1] Olympus also applied the designation to the D-500L & D-600L in press releases carried by PR Newswire.[2] Olympus now refers to these cameras, along with the D-620L,[3] simply as "Digital cameras".[4][5]

For the E-10 and E-20 digital cameras, while some journalists[6] continued to apply the term ZLR, Olympus themselves reverted to using the term SLR.[7][8]

In recent years, some have applied the misnomer ZLR to any camera superficially resembling an SLR whether or not it actually had a reflex mirror, e.g. the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8.[who?] (See: Bridge camera)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Roger] Check |authorlink= value (help); Hans van Veluwen. "Olympus Camera History". Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Olympus First To Announce Zoom Lens Reflex Digital Cameras - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research". Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Olympus D-620L Digital Camera". d-store. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
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  6. ^ McNamara, Michael (2001-07). "Olympus CAMEDIA E-10 - - PopPhotoJuly 2001". Popular Photography Magazine. Retrieved 2008-02-07.  [dead link]
  7. ^ Olympus America Inc. - CCS Department. "Archived Products &gt E-10". Olympusamerica.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  8. ^ Olympus America Inc. - CCS Department. "Archived Products &gt E-20N". Olympusamerica.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 

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