Fuji gets titanium, Olympus gets...plastic?

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Zvonimir Tosic
Zvonimir Tosic Senior Member • Posts: 2,967
Polycarbonates
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Coasting wrote:

A plastic camera god what are Olympus thinking please don't leave it in the sun.

Sorry no, no warping in the heat. You would not pass the chemistry exam.

Let me help.

There are plastics of various kind, and there are polycarbonates (also various kinds). It's not always the same, because the word plastic precedes the polycarbonates and is used nonchalantly as a noun, not as an adverb.

Polycarbonate plastic is a lightweight, high-performance plastic that possesses a unique balance of toughness, dimensional stability, optical clarity, high heat resistance and excellent electrical resistance.

Polycarbonates offer superior strength to weight ratio; for example, several days ago I admired a brand new racing car, body and interior fully constructed from polycarbonates. It weighs less that a comparable 'metal alloy' car, it is more manoeuvrable, faster and – safer too.

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