10.08.09 by Jeff

Konica Big Mini

FINALLY! I can’t wait to start shooting with this little guy.

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • For someone who doesn’t know a lot about cameras (as in me!) What makes this one stand out from the rest?

    • its got a crispy little lens that takes gorgeous photos and is one of those point and shoots that has a cult following especially in japan – much like the yashica.

  • charles law

    hey what camera would you actually recommend as an awesome point and shoot.

  • digital or film?

    • charles

      digital

    • Zook

      the g10 is amazing
      i got it
      and went to europe and got some amazing shots
      http://zookthekook.shutterfly.com/
      i also recently got an after market fish eye for 99 bucks
      check my site for pics
      hope this helps!

  • Anja

    any example-photos of this camera? i’d like to see

  • Upload your tests shots when you have some!
    Does it have a nice flash?

  • Chih-Han Hsu

    i have one too, hiromix was know to shoot with this for her earlier work! http://unsignedworks.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-like-hiromix.html

  • Glow

    i’m the proud owner of a g10, is the bst thing that has ever happned to me.
    I’m in love with that bitch

  • BALLIN JEFF. Nice toy. Don’t be shy I wanna see some of your skills with this bad boy in the up-coming posts!

  • Beautiful little shooter!

  • OMG!
    i want this!!!

  • Sebastian Hurmerints

    Panasonic LX3! Waiting for LX4/LX5.

  • I use exactly the same Big Mini model 😉
    ..and I really like this little beauty.

  • ekc

    i love that camera… not as good as our yashica, but still awesome

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/allelbows/3755581419/sizes/l/

  • Most of my recent photos were taken with a g10. i love it.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewmcdonald/page1/

    also the majority of these are g10 shots

    http://dinealone.tumblr.com/

  • YIP

    Look interesting!

  • hey hello, just receive the camera. I bought ot from price minister. i just have some question. Is that normal if when the camera is on “off” i still have the screen light on and can change the flash ?
    tx !

    • yea mine is the same way, thought that was weird too

  • haha ok, just hope it will not eat all the battery in two days.

  • do you take off the battery when you finish to take pics ?

  • pickelweasel

    Ricoh GR Digital II / III – Awesome Point and Shoot camera !!

  • GT

    hey jeff, now that you’ve had a while with this camera, what’s the overall verdict? happy with it? any complaints? GT

    • its a bit slower than most point and shoots but great lens since i bought a contax t3 i haven’t been shooting with it much

  • hermosa!





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