Designed as a "party camera", the Konica Kanpai (or Konica Kanpa!), meaning "cheers" in Japanese, reacts to voices and tries to shoot the source of the sound. The camera itself is a basic fixed focus model with flash, but also a waist-level finder. The main attraction is its voice-activation, though. After adjusting to the ambient sound level, the camera reacts to loud voices or noises, indicated by a row of LEDs on the front. Standing on its funny tripod with basket shoes, it turns within a 45° angle toward the source of the sound and takes a picture automatically. As the model name implies, the intention is to take pictures when everyone at the table shouts "kampai", without user intervention. The Konica Kanpai was released in 1989, and cost 216 US dollars or 4 000 yen. It was sold in red and black colour, and a variation clad in a collage of the letters P, A, R, T, Y.
Camera, strap, soft case, manual, tripod and original box
Cosmetic: Excellent, with light signs of use.
Optical: Viewfinder clean with minimal dust. Lens clean with no haze/fungus/scratches.
Electronic: All electronic functions are working perfectly.