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Kodak Fun Flash
Member Name: newby2
Kodak Fun Flash
Advantages: Cheap and fun without the worry of expensive equitment
==Kodak Fun Flash Disposable Camera==
A while back the single use cameras were on offer in Boots where you buy three and get them for the price of two. I was quick to snap up this deal as I thought it was a good price for getting three cameras.
This Fun Flash camera from Kodak retails at £6.99 p which is not a bad price when you think that you get more photos on this 35 mm film than usual with a total of 39 exposures. Also the price is reduced when you work out the actual price when purchased with the 3 for 2 offer on in Boots. These camera are available in a whole load of different places including smaller holiday shops but of course these shops have the price hiked right up so its well worth looking around.
The camera itself looks a little different to the one that Dooyoo have pictured here as it is more chunky and the coloured stickers on the front are red and yellow. There is still a flash on the front, a viewfinder, a wind on dial, photo counter and a button to press to take the pictures though.
The camera itself is loaded with a 800 speed , 35 mm, 39 exposure film and this seems to be able to take pictures quickly and efficiently and using the camera itself I found very easy to do. Unlike taking out and using my expensive digital camera, I found using this I really didn't have to worry about throwing it in my bag or even if it got pinched. The fact that I was able to allow Jack, who is 4, to try and take some pictures at the park is something I wouldn't have been so carefree about if I was using my digital camera.
The camera needs winding on each time a picture is taken and I found that if you slowly press the button to take the picture instead of pushing it fast it seems to give a better feel to using it and in theory should give a clearer picture. The flash needs pressing and charging up to use each time you want to use it and this is done by pressing a button on the front. This doesn't take long to do and as soon as it is ready to use a little red LED light is illuminated. The flash is bright and perfect for those night time shots or indeed when indoors. The counter on the top of the camera is very handy for showing you how many photos are left it in the camera is a really good little touch and in general the camera is simple to use and well designed. The 39 exposures that came with this camera are quite a lot and I had to pay more at the Boots counter when I got the film developed but I didn't mind.
I was able to get the excitement back of finding out what the pictures looked like we had taken and having to sort through them to see which ones were any good or not. I was quite surprised that a lot of the photos were really good and there was only a couple that weren't but like usual I feel it was more to do with the person taking the picture than the actual camera itself. Each photo gave a clear and crisp look which is perhaps not as good as my digital camera but far better than my old, and not so great, digital camera.
Overall I feel that the fact this camera gives a lot of exposures for the money paid for it and the quality of each print is very good too I can't help but think that I would buy it again. For a worry free stack of memories that I actually have printed out rather than saved to the computer I think this little camera is a great purchase and I won't hesitate in giving it a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A great camera for single use