What Is The Best Cute Disposable Camera?
In the text below you can find cute disposable cameras that are great for social events and cute reusable film cameras, which I think are a better option than disposable ones if you want a film camera just for yourself.
Cute Disposable Camera for Your Events
3 Pack Disposable Cameras for Wedding 27 EXP-35 mm Single Use Film Camera
This cute disposable camera is pocket size, lightweight, and easy to clean. It has a 35 mm color film with 27 exposures. The camera sensitivity is 400 degrees. Camera sensitivity is its ability to detect and respond to light. The sensitivity of 400 means that the camera can capture quality pictures in different lighting situations.
On the front side, there is the camera lens, flash button, and flash lamp. On the top of the camera, you can find the shutter button, flash indicator, and film counter. In this case, the film is already built into the camera, and you don’t have to load and unload it. On the back is a viewfinder and gear for rewinding the film.
Using this disposable camera is very simple. To take a picture first you have to turn the winding gear until it cannot rotate anymore and then press the shutter button. Before taking another picture, you have to do the same, turn the gear again until it cannot rotate anymore, and press the shutter button. When you want to use a flash press the flash button and if there is a red light on a flash indicator you can take a picture.
After using all of the exposures take the camera to the development. It is important to note that you should not dissemble this camera because in that case film will be exposed to the light and your photos will be ruined.
This type of camera is a great way to engage your guests more in the party, to get pictures from different perspectives, and to get beautiful memories. If you want to use the camera with film for yourself, on a trip, or for taking family photos I would not recommend buying a cute disposable camera. In that case, it is better to opt for reusable cameras where you can change the film and use the camera again.
Below you can find the same camera, just with a different design and package size (16 cameras).
Cute Reusable Cameras
RETO Ultra Wide and Slim 35mm Reusable Daylight Film Camera
This cute reusable camera is super lightweight and doesn’t need batteries to operate. Reto ultra-wide camera is plastic with a matt texture and a wide range of colors that you can get it in. It is small and can fit in your pocket. Also, you get a pouch to protect the camera when going out and a strap too.
It uses a 35 mm film roll which contains a long strip of light-sensitive material and captures images by being exposed to light through the camera’s lens. This camera is suitable for 35 mm negatives and slides, either color or black and white. It doesn’t have a flash, so you have to use it in daylight.
Reto ultra-wide camera has a 22 mm lens that captures a wider angle than regular disposable cameras, which can be useful in certain situations but can cause distortion if not used correctly. This lens allows for more creative compositions and can be used for capturing landscapes and large buildings. All of that makes this camera more suitable for use outdoors, for street, architectural, or landscape photography.
Reto ultra-wide camera is very simple to use. It has a shutter button and film counter on the top and a rewind lever and rewind button on the bottom. On the back, there is a viewfinder, film rewinder, and button for opening the film door.
How to load and unload the film?
First of all, you have to load the film. You can do that by opening the film door and pulling out the rewind lever. Insert the film facing forward to the roller. Make sure that holes in the film are inserted correctly on the wheel. Thread the film into the slot on the shaft and rewind the film a few inches to make sure that film is rolling properly. Close the film door and press the shutter button. After that advance the film rewinder until you hear a click sound and press the shutter button. You have to do this until the film counter on the top shows number one and your camera is ready for amazing photos.
To unload the film, press the rewind button, open the center of the rewind lever upward, and start turning clockwise (follow the arrow direction). Keep turning until you cannot hear a cracking sound and pull the film rewinder upward. Open the film door and if the film won’t fall out it means that the film rewinder is not pulled out enough, so give it another pull and unload the film.
KODAK EKTAR H35 Half Frame Film Camera
Kodak Ektar H35 is a half-frame film camera which means that you can get 48 images out of 24 exposures roll of film or 72 out of 36 exposures roll of film. This is a cute reusable camera with a retro vibe and comes in four colors, black, brown, sage, and sand. If you are someone that enjoys retro style then the Kodak Ektar film camera is perfect for you.
This camera has 2 element 22 mm plastic lens which means that the lens on this camera consists of 2 plastic elements measuring 22 mm in diameter. Plastic lenses are more durable and flexible than glass lenses, but they are not as optically precise as glass lenses.
The aperture of the Kodak Ektar camera is fixed f 9.5. This aperture which is considered a small aperture (a feature that controls the amount of light that enters the camera) means that less light can enter the camera lens and reach the film. It is suitable for disposable cameras that are anyways meant to be used in situations where there is a lot of light or when you want to achieve an effect when both the foreground and the background are in the focus.
This camera has a fixed shutter speed of 1/100th of a second means that the shutter remains open for 1/100th of a second when the picture is taken. This is a fast shutter speed that can be used in bright lighting to prevent over-exposing of a film.
Kodak Ektar camera has a fixed focus from 1 meter to infinity, which means that the camera is set to focus on objects that are at least one meter away. If the object is closer than one meter will not be in the focus, but if it is further than that it will be. Focus is fixed, so you don’t have the ability to adjust the focus at the distance that you want.
The film gate is 24 mm by 18 mm instead of 24 by 36 full frame and it is in portrait orientation as is the viewfinder.
This camera has a built-in flash powered by one AAA battery. This means that you don’t need additional equipment for taking pictures in a variety of lighting conditions, which is a huge benefit and makes the camera simple to use. You need to use a flash with indoor lighting, cloudy day, or sunset night. But the flash is not that powerful, they are small and have limited range, around 2-3 meters, and using them frequently will lead to faster consumption of battery. To turn on the flash of this particular camera you have to turn the ring around the lens and wait for the red light to light up.
Loading and unloading of the film is the process that is as same as on the previous camera. But when you take the film to the lab you want to give them a heads-up that you shot it on a half-frame camera which doesn’t affect the development, but it does affect scanning and printing.
This camera is perfect for beginners that don’t want to deal with settings like aperture, shutter speed, ISO or focus because it is a point-and-shoot camera. You have to have in mind that since it is not a DSLR camera, there will be some parallax errors, but when you get through the first roll you will know what to expect and adjust for the next ones. Parallax error is a type of error when the subject appears slightly shifted or miss-aligned due to a slight difference in the view angle between the viewfinder and the lens. If that happens don’t beat yourself up, because parallax error can happen with any camera.
It is also great if you like a low-five vibe, if you are going on a long weekend and don’t want to pack a bunch of film rolls with you or if you want to save money by squeezing 72 shoots on one film roll. But if you are looking for macro and portrait shoots with blurred-out backgrounds or sharp images from edge to edge this camera or any disposable camera may not be for you.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Cute Disposable Camera
Cute disposable cameras are a great way to make memories on special occasions like weddings, birthdays, or bachelorette parties. That is a great way of making memories of those kinds of events when you need instant gratification and want your guests to participate and have fun. Also, a great addition is that with developed photos you can also get CD format with your pictures to transfer them on a computer or your phone, so you will also have and digital form of your photos.
They are still available for purchase, but nowadays they are more of a niche product. Even though their popularity has declined, disposable cameras still have some advantages over digital cameras. And all of those advantages lead to more candid and spontaneous pictures. They are lightweight and portable, so it will not be so much trouble for your guests to accept the challenge of commemorating your event. Disposable cameras have limited control over the settings. You don’t have to adjust the ISO, shutter speed, or aperture, so even your most non-techy guests won’t have trouble taking a picture. Disposable cameras have built-in flash which makes them more versatile than some digital cameras. They are cheap and make a great one-time camera if you don’t want to commit to owning a digital camera.
Also, if you are not planning some kind of event and want the camera just for yourself, they are a great way to start with photography, or you can use them when traveling if you don’t want to carry a digital camera. The quality of images can be quite high and don’t forget about the vintage look of photos that is hard to replicate with a digital camera.
Another benefit of owning a disposable camera is that you can include your kids on trips or family events by allowing them to capture fun moments or use them for everyday entertainment to get the kids off the screen.
Disposable cameras may be a great addition to your event, but of course, don’t make them the main method of taking pictures. They are fun and all, but it is always better to also have a photographer with a digital camera because disposable cameras have disadvantages.
First of all, you cannot see how the picture turns out, so you don’t know immediately if the picture is usable. Prepare yourself for photos with the finger in a corner because a lot of people don’t notice right away that they have their finger over the lens. With a disposable camera, you get a limited number of photos because most cameras of that type have 24 for 36 exposures. And that may not be enough for a long trip or event with many guests and multiple activities. The quality of photos is lower, and the flash may be less effective which means poorly lit photos. Also, you have to wait for the development of pictures which takes several days, so you will not have them right after the event.
To find out more about disposable cameras and their expiration date make sure to visit my previous post on the topic “Do disposable cameras expire”