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Kodak Disposable Cameras
Member Name: SoadFan
Kodak Disposable Cameras
Advantages: Easy to use disposable cameras
Disadvantages: Results can be hit and miss at times
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I have used a number of Kodak disposable cameras in the past and have found that some times you can end up with some rather pleasing results once your photographs are developed and printed. I feel that the over all quality of many of the photographs I have taken with Kodak one use cameras has been reasonably good with a few real photographic diamonds that I feel have turned out extremely well. On the other hand there have been quite a few times when things haven't gone as well as they could and the end results have been a little lack lustre, with some shots being blurred and hard to view.
These days we all have mobile phones that have cameras built in to them and don't tend to use these types of cameras as much as in the past, but these cameras can still be really useful. I have used Kodak cameras at weddings and parties where they can be placed on a guest table for anyone to take snaps with, to give to children to take on school trips etc, as well as for family days out where I didn't want the risk of having to take an expensive camera with me. For these situations this type of camera can be a really good low risk option in my opinion.
~Using Kodak disposable cameras~
Variants Kodak offer which I have used include the child and adult friendly Fun Flash range which you can use to take an initial 27 photos with. Some also come with a freebie as they offer the bonus of an extra 12 photos, which I feel makes these good value for money at between £4 and £6 per camera depending on where you shop. These cameras are so easy to use as they are a very simple point and shoot set up which youngsters will find very easy to get to grips with for school trips etc. These cameras come neatly boxed and sealed ready for use making them something that is really quick and easy to set up ready for use when out and about, as once they are out of the pack they are near enough ready to go.
I feel that most of the Kodak disposable cameras I have bought and used have had a neat and compact look to them with simple yet bright Kodak branding. In use they are very light and portable with easy to use control switches and buttons which only require a light touch when in use. The lightness of these cameras makes them ultra easy to carry with you in a pocket or bag as they are quite compact and don't weigh you down at all. The built in flashes that come on these cameras seem to work well enough when your subject is not too far away, or when lighting conditions are not overly dark. The flash option is a simple thing to handle which is another aspect of these cameras that I like, as you don't need a qualification in camera handling in order to use them.
When using Kodak disposable cameras you do need to be aware that the end result will be effected by the weather conditions on the day/ or night you use them, so it pays to always think about your lighting conditions etc when using these. As long as you are aware of the limitations of these types of camera and remind yourself each time you set up a new shot that you cannot go back and erase it in order to get a better one, I find that these cameras can be fun to use. As far as I am aware all the Kodak disposable cameras I have used have had built in flash options which I feel makes them something that can be used in all kinds of situations.
When thinking about the over all ease of use of the Fun Flash range of cameras I recall them being a light easy to handle camera that offered a comfortable grip in line with their smoothed and curved shape. These cameras feel about the right size in your hand and the buttons are placed at points which are easy to reach. As I have used Kodak disposable cameras and found them to be easy to use, with them having good quality camera film pre installed that can give some pleasing photos once developed I feel they ought to get a 4 star product rating.
Summary: A good option in certain situations
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