The Kodak FunSaver, B&H, Amazon, eBay, is a 'single use,' 'throw-away' or 'disposable' camera, whichever term you prefer. Like nearly all single use cameras, it has a very simple plastic lens, manual film advance, and 27 exposures. This model comes with a flash, and apparently replaced the Kodak HD Power Flash model a few years ago, so I'm updating Kodak's primary single use camera...
You've come a long way, baby; now you can get cancer and die, just like us men folk!
This week we review a Virginia Slims promotional camera from 1995. When you purchased a carton of cigarettes, you received a free disposable camera! And even better, you could get a free Beach Chair after you finished smoking 60 packs, (1200 cigarettes minimum), and then sent in the UPC labels!!
I purchased this camera as a collector's item from ebay, but guess what, I'm going to use it! Being pre-loaded with color film from 1995, I wasn't so sure I'd get any useable images after development, but as luck would have it, I did get a few grainy keepers, which I've posted below. Surprisingly, the color shifts are...
The FujiFilm QuickSnap Flash, B&H, Amazon, eBay, is a 'single use,' 'throw-away' or 'disposable' camera, whichever term you prefer. Like nearly all single use cameras, it has a very simple plastic lens, manual film advance, and 27 exposures. This model comes with a flash.
These little cameras are about as easy to use as it gets for film. The film is already loaded, all you do is advance the film via thumb wheel until it won't turn anymore, then simple look through the viewfinder and take a snap. If you want a little fill flash, just push the button up on the front of the camera until the pop-up plastic piece turns red, which means the flash is ready, see pic below.
You'll see a bunch of these at weddings where the guests are encouraged to pick them up and start shooting, especially after the liquor starts to flow, then turn them in to the hosts before going home so the newlywed couple can get them developed and have some laughs later on...
Our review camera today is the ILFORD HP5 Plus 400 single use camera (B&H Photo, Ebay, Amazon) which comes loaded with ILFORD HP5 400 black and white film. Apparently this is ILFORDs attempt to enter the ever-dwindling single use camera market currently dominated by Kodak and Fuji; if so, Kodak and Fuji have nothing to worry about. These simple little film cameras are supposed to appeal to customers that want something different, and fun. Some folks may have fun with a really cheap quality B&W camera, and some folks will be angry that they wasted ten bucks. Based on the results I received, I'm among the latter.
Shall we do a quick walk-around of our review camera?
Film type; black and white HP5 Plus 400. This is somewhat of a 'classic' B&W film with