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OM-20 (US: OM-G)

In 1983 the OM-20 (which was named OM-G in the US) was introduced. This model incorporates quite a few improvements compared to the OM-10: a shutter speed ring instead of a removable Manual Adapter, an exchangeable camera grip (Steady Grip 2), a better Mode Selector Lever and Exposure Compensation Dial, slightly larger controls, a new matte area (Lumi Micron) in the focusing screen, a better display (with a Manual Mode Indicator, an Exposure Compensation Indicator and shutter speed number LEDs), a sunken Hot Shoe, Motor Drive capability and a PC flash synchro bus. The OM-20 didn't replace the OM-10: both models were available untill 1987.
The OM-20 was available in chrome and in black.

Main specifications

Unit type: 35mm SLR Reflex with automatix exposure control, electronic focal plane shutter. Focusing screen: Fixed Lumi-Micron microprism/split image-matte screen.
Film format: 24mmx36mm. Finder view-field: 93% of actual picture field.
Lens mount: Olympus OM Mount, bayonet type. Viewfinder magnification: 0.92X with 50mm lens at infinity.
Shutter: Focal plane shutter, automatic exposure control from 2 seconds to 1/1000 second (ASA 100, F1.2 at normal temperature and humidity). Indicators in viewfinder: 12-step shutter speed scale (indicated with shutter speed LEDs) with overexposure marker and flash charge (triggered by T series flashes); Manual Mode indicator and Exposure Compensation indicator.
Synchro: X contact. Direct contact only. In combination with a T series flash the 1/60 synchro speed is automatically selected. Reflex mirror: Oversize, quick return mirror.
Automatic exposure control: Aperture-priority electronically controlled shutter. TTL Direct (OTF) Light Measuring system.
Measuring range: EV-0.5~EV18 from 2 sec. to 1/1000 sec. at normal temperatures and humidity with ASA 100 and F1.2 50mm. lens. Exposure compensation: 2 EV.
Film advance: Lever type with 130 angle. It can be wound with one long or several short strokes, 30 pre-advance angle. Power winding is possible with a Winder or Motor Drive.
With Motor Drive 1 or 2 unit attached, single frame and continuous advance at speed of 5 frames per second (at exposures of 1/500 sec. and above, with fresh batteries and at normal temperature and humidity).
Manual exposure control: 1-1/1000 sec., ring mounted control. Exposure counter: Progressive type with automatic reset when camera back is opened.
Film speed setting: ASA 25-1600. Film rewind: Crank type, with rewind release lever setting, automatic return.
Battery check: Battery voltage can be checked by both LED and PCV (acoustic signal). Mirror lock to limit drainage. Self-timer: Electronic self-timer with about 12 second delay.
Power source: Two 1.5 silver oxide batteries SR44 (Eveready or UCAR EPX-76 or equivalent). Accessory shoe: Built-in type, with X-contact and contact for flash ready / flash ok signal with T series flash (flash ok signal with Normal Auto mode only).
Viewfinder: Pentaprism type. Dimensions and weights:
Body only: 135x84x50mm, 430g.
With 50mm/F1.8 lens: 135x84x81mm, 600g.
With 50mm/F1.4 lens: 135x84x89mm, 660g.

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