The teaser, uncovered by our good friend Yamada Kumio of the digitalcamera.jp website, begins by showing a history of some of Konica's photographic highlights. The "Cherry", Konica's first ever camera back in 1903 (when the company was known as Konishi Honten), the C35AF Jasupin (the world's first autofocus camera) and others are shown, before a brief teaser showing a Hexanon zoom lens and an unidentified Konica camera circuit board with imager. Our best attempt at translating the teaser - albeit probably not very good, Mike's Japanese could be a lot better! - follows below. Konica's main emphasis seems to be on image resolution, with the suggestion being that the new camera will offer more resolving power than you'd expect from a compact camera.
Unusually for such a teaser - and, we think, probably a rather good idea - Konica has already released two sample images from the as-yet unannounced camera. Whilst these teasers can be rather frustrating for consumers, getting to see sample images before you see the camera might let potential purchasers judge what's important - the end result - rather than the spec sheets. That said, of course we have no idea if the images are straight out of the camera or have been retouched in any way - at the very least, any EXIF data has been stripped, or preproduction cameras are not yet adding EXIF data to their images.
The flash teaser actually contains higher-resolution pictures of the circuit board and lens than can be seen through a web browser, so we've extracted them for you to see in more detail:
Check back here on June 3rd for details on exactly what Konica has announced, and in the meantime, browse the screenshots from the flash teaser below, and view the sample pictures here: (Sample 1) / (Sample 2).