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This is a very basic compact camera, probably not an ultra compact one. I got it for next to nothing on a flea market, so I tested it nevertheless. There is nearly no information about this camera.

Braun is a German Company, founded in 1915 for metal and optical goods, which changed its name to Carl Braun Camera-Werke in 1948. They made high quality cameras at good prices such as the famous Paxette series. Their film cameras, especially the Nizo series, gained some fame. They also made millions of projectors for diapositives named Paximat. Camera  production was moved to the Far East as soon as 1965. In the 70s and 80s they did the service for Konica cameras in Germany. When the market for analogue cameras broke down, the company went bust and reappeared as Braun Photo Technik which sells rebranded cameras of all kinds, mainly cheap ones. There are more cheap ones on my plastic cameras page.

This camera is from the 1990s and has nearly no features. 

34mm F4.5 lens, min. focus ?m
Focus range and flash indication in the viewerfinder window
Size 125x73x43,  Weight 324 gr. batteries included
auto DX, only 2 cantacts, 100 or 400 ISO, auto wind, autofocus (?) and AE

Front closed and case.

Back view. Camera OK lamp, flash charging lamp. Viewer. Film type window.

Seen from above. Just a shutter button.

Seen from below. Film counter. Battery compartment (takes 2 AA batteries). No tripod socket.

Camera open. Button to force the flash.

Film compartment open.

This camera is incredibly basic. You slide it open and push the shutter, that's all. There are no features except forcing flash in backlight situations. All the rest is all automatic. The camera indicates focus range and flash in the viewer. The lens doesn't move and you don't hear the focussing. But it gets everything right. Point and shoot as basic as possible.