Newest Review: ... better quality than other disposables and the view finder is also bigger which makes it very nice to take photos with. I also like that the... more
Fuji Quicksnap Disposable
Member Name: xisorosix
Advantages: Does what it says!
Disadvantages: A little expensive......
The 'Fujicolour Quicksnap Flash' (Superia X-tra 400) disposable camera
I've used several different disposable cameras whilst travelling and I've found this one to be the best one. The price is around £7 with 27 exposures. Although I have other cameras available, I really enjoy using disposable film cameras since they are resistant to drops and knocks as well as given some really good quality photos. Altogether I've used around 5 of these cameras in the space of a few months - the film seems to be better quality than other disposables and the view finder is also bigger which makes it very nice to take photos with. I also like that there is a flash button at the front for you to flip up and on to charge. There is a handy red light indicator telling you that the flash is ready after you've flipped the switch. It takes only a few seconds to charge. In the past, I bought cheaper disposables e.g. a Kodax disposable camera which had a push switch and no light indicator for the flash. This led to the frustration of the flash being used when it wasn't required and wasting precious film as well since there were no indicators.
At the beginning when I first started using disposables, I found myself wasting several exposures and producing very blurry photos because I'd judged the focal distance incorrectly. With flash, the distance to get a good image is 1-3m and without flash and good lighting it is at least a metre. This is more difficult to judge than you would have thought, but after having my first one I can judge the distance a lot better and most of my photos develop.
In terms of the actual camera, it has the usual advance wheel and a simple click button to take a photo. When the wheel hasn't been turned, the film cannot be used. (The click is somewhat unspectacular potentially leaving you wondering whether you took the photo or not in a noisier environment!) There is a good indicator telling you how many exposures you have left and all the important information is well labelled. The size of the camera is around 10 x 5.5 x 3cm. This makes it a good size for carrying around even in a coat pocket. The camera is easy to open up if you want to take out the film.
I would recommend this camera, although it is an expensive habit...... so 4.5 stars from me!
Summary: A good camera overall with all the necessary functions. It's sturdy and compact - great for outdoors
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