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The Konica Pop (aka C35 EFJ in Japan) was a popular 35mm compact camera by Konica, made from 1982. It had fixed focus, one shutter speed, and manual film advance by lever. There is an 'ISO selector' which is an aperture selector in essence. It has CdS-based low-light warning LED and a retractable built-in flash powered by a pair of AA cell. It was available in traditional raven black finish as well as a palette of body colors (including but may not limited to: yellow, red, deep blue, aqua, green, lime, purple, pink). After selling 1.5 million models, a major revision was made in 1985 and a new color scheme of metallic silver was added to the line. These late editions did not have "Hexanon" mark on the lens anymore, possibly suggesting relaxed standard about optical quality, 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: 100//400 (early model), 100/200/400 (later model)
  • Tripod bush.
  • Possibly unique folding rewind lever (metal) on underside of body. (Later used again on the AF3).
  • Power: 2 AA batteries (for flash).


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