I have owned a Konica C35, and I feel it's one of those under-rated cameras that produce better images than they should. Most of the models listed here have 38-42 mm lenses with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. B, and a maximum shutter speed of 1/500 sec. No built-in flash, but the do have a hot shoe, and flash sync at most speeds. A few even have a pc socket for flash. My perfect "camera" has either shutter or aperture priority with manual over-ride, a decent rangefinder, self-timer, cable-release socket, tripod socket, and B mode. The camera that fits that specification is the Ricoh 500G.
The Ricoh 500G dates from 1971-75, and features the typical CdS exposure metering in the rim around the lens, which enables the use of filters and accurate metering. The camera focuses from just under a meter to infinity, so yes, it can do portraits. It has a 40mm f/2.8 Rikenon lens, shutter speeds from B, and 1/8 to 1/500 sec. It can be shutter priority exposure or completely manual (and an M shows in the viewfinder). Aperture ranges from f/2.8 to f/16, and can be manually set or chosen by the camera under "A" mode. The front filter ring takes 46 mm filters. It operates VERY quietly, as one would expect from a non-motorized manual RF from the 1970s. I happened to have a case of GAS a few years ago (no, it's not the only time!) and after seeing an all-black 500G, I found one on eBay that was at a decent price (The chrome model is more common). I had to redo all of the foam on the film door, but it was worth the effort, as the camera operates beautifully and I am happy with the images. You can find these cameras on eBay for between $25-$75.
What is so great about these cameras is that they are well-made, metal-bodied, and have no quirks in operation. I don't use my 500G a lot, but it has a place in my camera bag, and easily fits into a jacket pocket.
Here are a few images from the camera.
|November, 2014 - Clinton, MI|
|Wall of money, Quickie Burger|
|I was sitting inside Quickie Burger.|
|Matthaei Botanical Gardens|
|Fostoria, OH, April 2016|
|Huron River, Feb. 2015|