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Konica made several ultra compacts in different lines. The non-zoom optics are all moderate wide angles of 35mm focal length. Only the Big Mini F opens up to F2.8. As it is also the smallest of the Konicas, it's the most expensive. The A4 is much cheaper, so it's a good alternative. And then there is the Lexio 70. It goes from 28 to 70mm and it has impressing data at the wide end: F3.4. The Konica A4 was released in 1989. It's the predecessor of the other lines. 
Its main features are:

35mm F3.5 Konica lens, 4 elements in 4 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,6m, 0,35 - 0,6m in close focus mode
Electronic shutter, 1/3-1/500
Size 117x63x36,  Weight 193 gr. without battery
50-3200 ISO, automatic DX coding, self-timer, automatic film advance

Camera front closed and bottom. Tripod socket. Takes a CR123 battery.

Camera back. On top: Shutter release, close focus setting and on/off button. Viewer with parallax lines. LCD screen, mode button. Film window.

Camera front open.
The lens only moves out a little. Flash guide number ~16 (!) (m/ISO 100).

Back open. 
The film leader is safely engaged when you close the back. The camera needs a CR2025 back-up battery.

This camera is easy to use, push the on/off button, the cover opens and it's ready. Autofocus is responsive and works well. Putting a film is easy as well,
drop the filn, tear the film leader up to the mark and that's it. The camera winds it automatically. It has few manual settings if needed, the menu is very easy to access on a LCD screen. Auto flash setting at start, which is the case with most ultra compacts. This camera seems a bit noisier to me than others.

It's a basic point and shoot camera with a good, moderate wide angle lens, good picture quality, in a very small pocketable body.