Lomopedia: Konica Hexar

The fixed lens and autofocus compact camera Konica Hexar was reportedly quite expensive when it was introduced in 1993, and remains a coveted yet pricey option up to the present. This is most likely because it was marketed as a luxury point and shoot camera, and this distinction never seemed to wear off through the years.

Konica Hexar © Gabor Balogh via Flickr, Image used under Creative Commons license

It boasts of a 35 mm f/2 Hexar lens often compared to other high-quality lenses (such as that of Leica) as well as several unique features, the most notable of which is its "stealth mode." In fact, the Konica Hexar has been hailed as one of the quietest 35 mm cameras despite its automatic winding, making it a favorite for street photography.

Konica Hexar © Hiwen via Flickr, Image used under Creative Commons license

This camera is also called Konica Hexar AF to distinguish it from interchangeable lens rangefinder-focus Konica Hexar RF.

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Technical Specifications

Lens: Hexar 35 mm f2; six groups, seven elements; minimum aperture f22; built-in lens hood
Autofocus: infrared active - 290 steps
Close focus: 0.6m
Shutter: Electromagnetic 30secs - 1/250
Light meter: SPD - Centre-weighted (15 degrees) Spot-metering (4 degrees)
Sensitivity: EV 0-16 at ISO 100 (centre) EV3-18 (spot)
Modes: Programmed AE, aperture priority, metered manual
Film speed setting: DX coding or manual (6-6400)
Viewfinder: Reverse Galilean with bright lines, automatic parallax and angle of field correction
Displays: LCD on top, viewfinder
Film transport: Motor (and rewind)
Self-timer: Electronic (approx 10 seconds; no thread for a cable release)
Other features: focus lock, exposure compensation (1/3 stop increments); silent mode (standard with some variants, programmable with others)
Power: 6v (2CR5 battery)
Dimensions: Width 137.5 mm, height 76.5 mm, depth 64.5 mm
Weight: 495 g without battery
Matching flash: HX-14 (GN14)

_All information for this article was sourced from Konica Hexar and Camerapedia

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