Product Type: Kodak cameras
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Adequate Disposable Camera
Kodak Sport Single Use Camera
Member Name: jeremyjiao
Kodak Sport Single Use Camera
Advantages: Good picture quality
Disadvantages: Small viewfinder, slow winding process
When going on short holidays where I am unlikely to be taking huge numbers of photos, I tend to opt for disposable cameras, as there is less likelihood of me being so upset if it was lost or stolen. We were headed for Tenerife for the weekend, and I decided to buy and try out this Kodak Sport Single Use Camera because:
a) I trusted Kodak to be one of the better camera brands, of both disposable, analogue and digital cameras, so I hoped that this would meet my expectations.
b) It was under £10 in Boots, which is an acceptable price even though there were less than 30 exposures available.
and c) Because it claimed to be waterproof, so it would be perfect to use in the pool, in the sea, or other wet places which may have damaged a typical digital camera, which would have been a big loss as they are expensive.
First of all, let me just point out that, being a disposable camera, of course the picture quality was not going to be as clarified and clear as the ones of which you get in high megapixel digital cameras. Nevertheless, the picture quality was clearer than I had expected, so I was pleased. It took good pictures on both land and in water. However, one major fault of this is that it is not equipped with a flash function so it was near impossible to take good pictures in the dark; and it was also hard to get clarified pictures underwater where there was little light. But all in all, I was very impressed with the picture and colour quality, as it was by far better than the quality of the pictures from disposable cameras of which I have tried before this one.
Another fault is the small viewfinder, which makes it hard to see properly through because of its miniscule sizing- but then, that can be expected from a waterproof camera which aims to prevent water from getting into the machine. The winding button, however, took some time to work, which was quite a shame because some ideal spur of the moment picture opportunities were missed out because of this. However, I was not too disappointed as I had got good enough pictures from the camera already, and I did not expect the same speed as you received from digital cameras.
All in all, a good enough disposable camera for a good price from Kodak- better than many I have tried so far within its price range. I would recommend this for holidays and short breaks, especially if you are going somewhere with ideal scuba diving potential! This prevents you from losing expensive digital cameras, either by getting them stolen on broken because it has come into contact with too much water. Of course, its downsides should be taken into account before deciding to purchase this disposable camera, but you cannot expect too much from a disposable camera within its price range. I would therefore reward this with four out of five stars.
Summary: Good disposable camera, perfect for wet holidays!
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