The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.
Share this review on
Remember the days, when disposable cameras were little cardboard boxes containing a film and the picture quality was really poor (so dodge that they made 'Del Boy' look honest)? Yes, well then it is time to take another look at disposable cameras. They are ideal to take away on holiday. You do not have to take that expensive camera now for that two-week holiday in the Costa Del Wherever. Instead buy a disposable camera at the airport for a little as five pounds and the photo problem is solved.
I re-discovered these cameras last year after being put off by the boxes of the past. I became a fan after realising that I had forgotten my camera during a recent trip to New York. At the time I was still in the airport, so popped into Boots to see what cameras were on offer. Low and behold, there was a three for the price of two offer on the Advantix (fixed and variable picture formats) single use and Fun (also single use) Kodak cameras. I brought three of the Advantix range (variable) and paid £8.99 each for two plus the freebie and I have not looked back since.
There are many makes on the market and at Christmas 2000, Boots yet again had a Three for Two offer on their own disposable cameras. If I remember rightly they were around £7.99 each. These cameras come in a range of funky colours, Red, Blue, Purple, Gold, Silver and probably others. A colour for every outfit! These are not Advantix cameras hence the cheaper price.
Now for some of the technical data. The film speed is usually 400, and often contains 27 pictures within each camera, but always check the packaging so not to be caught out. Secondly, most disposable cameras have built-in flashes. The cheaper end of the market cameras are the ones which tend not to have them. There is no need to worry about loading film or batteries. They come in the camera and all you have to do is point and click (and switch on flash if appropriate!).
The picture quality tends to be high and gone are the grainy snaps of the past, but beware, as you are limited to the view and the focus of these basic cameras. The cost of the cameras tends not to include film processing. If you are abroad it is sometimes cheaper to have them processed there.
I feel that these cameras are an ideal way to introduce photography to children. If the camera is lost or damaged, all you have lost is no more than £10.00. They are ideal for field trips and they are simple to use. Also your child need not feel embarrassed about having a disposable camera. These cameras look like fashionable cameras and not the boxes of the past.
I have mentioned that you can buy them for Boots. I have seen them in Tescos, Superdrug, Waitrose etc. They are easy to find on the High Street so just take a look.
One more thing, a solicitor once told me to keep a disposable camera in my car so I could take pictures if I was every involved in a car crash. During the summer I witnessed a crash and took photos for the witness. They proved helpful with regards to her claim. Personally, I would not be without mine now.
Top features: - Flexible shooting with a wide-angle 42 x optical zoom - Enjoy crisp detail ... more
thanks to a 16 megapixel sensor - Capture more of the scene with a 24 mm wide-angle lens - Preview photos as you shoot with a 3ā€¯ screen - Replay your favourite moments in 720p HD video Get closer with a 42 x optical zoom Shoot from distance and still capture plenty of close-up detail with a generous 42 x optical zoom to help you get closer to the action whatever you're shooting. Crisp detail With a 16 megapixel sensor you can capture images that are vibrant with plenty of detail, and suitable for sharing on social media or printing on photo paper. Photos look great even when zoomed in or cropped. Capture more of the scene Shooting with a 24 mm wide-angle lens lets you capture a wider view of any scene without you having to step back to get a clearer view. With a better and wider view of the setting, you won't miss a thing. Preview as you shoot The Kodak PIXPRO AZ421-BK features a 3" screen letting you observe a live view of the scene as you point and shoot, so you can clearly preview your photos after you've taken them to help you decide whether you've captured the perfect shot. Record footage in HD Record moments and relive them in clear, detailed 720p HD footage suitable for watching back on your TV or laptop or sharing on your favourite social media websites.
Top features: - Versatile shooting with wide-angle lens with 25 x optical zoom - Enjoy ... more
lots of detail with a 16 megapixel sensor - See more of the picture with a 24 mm wide-angle lens - Relive cherished moments in clear 720P HD video - See it all as you shoot using the 3ā€¯ screen Versatile shooting Shoot from afar and still see plenty of close-up detail with a 25 x optical zoom that lets you get closer to the action without losing detail no matter what you're shooting. A 24 mm wide angle lens lets you see more of the setting by cramming everything you need to see into the frame, so you won't have to keep stepping back to capture the entire scene. Enjoy lots of detail Shooting with a 16 megapixel sensor allows lots of detail in images you can use for a variety of purposes or to share on social media, even when enlarged, zoomed in or cropped, images will remain detailed. Relive moments in HD Capture the action with video recording in 720p HD quality. Footage is crisp and clear, and suitable for sharing with friends and family on your TV, laptop or on social media. See it all as you shoot A 3-inch LCD screen lets you observe the scene as you shoot and clearly preview your photos after you've taken them to see whether you've captured the perfect shot.
Top features: - Shoot from distance with an impressive 65 x optical zoom - Capture more of ... more
the scene with a 24 mm wide-angle lens - Enjoy photos full of detail with a 20 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor - View as you shoot with a 3ā€¯ articulating screen and viewfinder - Achieve the highest quality of images by shooting in RAW Shoot from distance A powerful 65 x optical zoom lets you get closer to the action without sacrificing on detail or clarity, making it suitable for shooting special occasions or wildlife scene without interrupting the moment, or sporting events. Capture more of the scene A 24 mm wide angle lens snaps a larger field of view to help you capture more of the scene. Snapping a wider view lets you shoot a larger view of your favourite landscapes, or capture entire group shots without you having to stand further back. With more detail in the shot, your photos come to life more easily. Enjoy photos full of detail A 20 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor produces images that are clear and full of detail and clarity even in low-light situations, and look great even when enlarged and printed on photo paper to share with others. View as you shoot A 3ā€¯ articulating LCD screen flips out and rotates to 180-degress to help you survey the scene and preview your shots and footage as you shoot. Experienced photographers can take advantage of an Electronic View Finder for better real-time scene composition to help frame your best shots. Shoot in RAW Shoot in a RAW format for higher quality photos. RAW file formats capture all the data recorded by the camera sensor, so when you take a photo no information is compressed or lost. This means higher quality images with even more detail.