Lomopedia: Konica Big Mini

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 choice for compact camera fans up to the present.

Konica Big Mini © Alfred via Wikimedia Commons, Image used under Creative Commons license

This handy shooter is a fully automatic 35 mm camera with built-in flash, and a very sharp 35 mm 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.

Photos Taken by Our Community Members

Credits: dashkad, mrmaart & cbadajos

Technical Specifications

Type: Compact camera
Manufacturer: Konica
Year of launch: 1990
Film: 35 mm with speeds from ISO 25 to ISO 3200, automatic DX-code recognition
Lens: Konica f/3.5 35 mm, four elements in four groups
Viewfinder: bright frame direct viewfinder, 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 meters with film speed ISO 100
Weight: 188g without CR123A battery
Size: 115 × 63 × 34 mm

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 was sourced from Camerapedia, and Japan Camera Hunter.

geschreven door plasticpopsicle op 2014-02-12 in #gear #35mm #review #konica #compact-camera #big-mini #bm-201 #konica-big-mini #point-and-shoot-camera #lomopedia

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