The Konica Pop (aka C35 EFJ in Japan) was a popular 35mm compact camera by Konica, made from 1982. It has fixed focus, one shutter speed and manual film advance by lever. It has a CdS-cell which activates a LED in case of under exposure.
It was available in many bright colours along with the original black. After selling 1.5 million models, new versions were launched in 1985 (including a metallic silver example). These late editions did not say "Hexanon" on the lens, but the flash had an improved recharge time. An Autodate model was issued in about 1988.
- Lens: 36mm, maximum aperture f/4. Early models are marked 'Hexanon'; post 1985 are not.
- Shutter speed: fixed at 1/125s.
- Built-in flash which pops up, hence the name.
- Button for close-up flash work (alters aperture accordingly).
- ISO selector for 100/200/400 only.
- Tripod bush.
- Possibly unique folding rewind lever (metal) on underside of body. (Later used again on the AF3).
- Power: 2 AA batteries (for flash).
|Red Konica C35 EF-J auto date|
image by Kuro Neko (Image rights)
|EFJ Auto date in black|
image by Romuald Swieconek (Image rights)
image by Chi Bellami (Image rights)
|Pop in white|
image by Vagn Sloth-Madsen (Image rights)
image by René Maly (Image rights)
- Tips on exposure and PDF manual at Saturated Imagery
- Konica POP - EF J point and shoot at OrphanCameras.com
- Konica (Hexanon) Pop in blue and green in Sylvain Halgand's collection (in French).
- Konica (New) Pop in black in Sylvain Halgand's collection (in French).
- Konica (New) Pop Auto Date in black in Sylvain Halgand's collection (in French).
- Konica pop on Kamera-Sammelsurium (in German).
- A set of photos on Flickr taken by Goran Petrasevic with a Konica pop.