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Lomopedia: Konica Big Mini

A popular point and shoot option for compact camera fans, the Konica Big Mini looks and feels simple, but don't let that fool you into thinking it won't produce great photos!

Introduced in 1990, the Konica “Big Mini” BM-201, as well as the succeeding models in the series, remain to be a popular point-and-shoot choices for compact camera fans up to the present. This handy shooter is a fully automatic 35mm camera with built-in flash, and a very sharp 35mm f/3.5 Konica lens, which Japan Camera Hunter says “by rights this camera should not have.” While this camera has no manual controls — it’s supposed to be just a plain and simple point-and-shoot snapper anyway — it has been lauded for taking good photos and working as a decent back-up camera.

Photo via Camerapedia

Technical Specifications:

  • Type: Compact camera
  • Manufacturer: Konica
  • Year of launch: 1990
  • Film: 35mm with speeds from ISO 25 to ISO 3200, automatic DX-code recognition
  • Lens: Konica F/3.5 35mm, four elements in four groups
  • Viewfinder: bright frame direct view albada finder, with control LEDs
  • Metering: CdS, center-weighted, controls exposure settings automatically
  • Focusing: Infrared non-scan active autofocus, focus lock at current value by pressing shutter release halfways
  • Film advance: Automatic
  • Display: LCD
  • Flash: Reaching as far as 3.8 metres with film speed ISO 100
  • Weight: 188g without CR123A battery
  • Size: 115×63×34mm

Curious about other Konica cameras? You may also want to check out the Lomopedia installments for Konica C35AF and Konica Pop!

All information for this article were sourced from Camerapedia and Japan Camera Hunter.

written by plasticpopsicle

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