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REVIEW: Konica Z-up 80e

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-07-31

Konica Z-up 80e


Lens: Konica 35-80mm f/5.6 - f/12
Closest Focus: 0.7m (2.3ft)
Aperture: f/5.6 - f/12
Shutter: 1/500 - 1/2s
Copal Leaf shutter
Light meter: Center-weighted. Auto only
ISO 100-800 (dx coded film)
Battery: One 3v CR2
Flash: Yes, built in only
Weight: 170g (without battery)

Takes 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.


Very simple, okey size and good brightness.

Image quality

Analogue B&W film

Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e


Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e

Flare / Backlight
Konica Z-up 80e
Konica Z-up 80e

Build quality

Very plastic, fairly solid but feels little like a toy.

Konica Z-up 80e


It's very lightweight and fairly small for a full frame.
But quite standard for a compact camera from this time.
Just point and click and you can do very little to control the exposure.
It have taken good exposures and got the focus right for next to all my shots.
You can half click the shutter which locks the AF and and exposure.
Works very well and it have only exposed a little wrong in bright backlight.

Image quality is also not that bad.
The lens are a very slow one which is common for compact zoom lenses.
So good light conditions is needed unless the built in flash can be used.

Can be a fun party camera or just something for the streets.

Thumbs up:
Lightweight and quiet small
Auto exposure and AF

Thumbs down:
Plastic / feel
Slow lens
Everything so auto only

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