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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. The Big Mini Ex seems to be a cheaper model, there is very little information about it. It looks like the others, but has a cheaper lens. 
Its main features are:

34mm F4.3 Konica lens, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus ?m
Electronic shutter
Size 115x63x33,  Weight 175 gr. without battery
Limited DX coding (only 2 contacts), automatic film advance, several modes, including self-timer, makro, flash Off and B shutter (2s max)

Camera front, switched off. Lens is protected by a flat coated glass.

Bottom. Tripod socket.

Camera back. Film type window, viewer with 1 LED (exposure/flash confirm), battery compartment. Takes a CR123 battery.

On top:
LCD screen, mode button, shutter release and on/off button.

Camera on.
The lens only moves out a little..

Back open. 
The film leader is safely engaged when you close the back.

This camera is easy to use, push the on/off button, the lens moves out a bit 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.

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