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We’re all ready to travel again and if you’ve patiently waited over a year to head out on your next family vacation, there are a few essentials you need to stock up on before you hit the road. You’ve got your best sunglasses, bathroom essentials and linen shirts all packed away, but don’t forget to pack your new disposable camera.
The best disposable cameras are an easy and budget-friendly way to save some of your best memories. And, unlike digital cameras, disposable cameras are designed to deliver printed photographs, giving you a tangible way to remember your best trips. Add on a family photo album to your order and save the memories for years to come.
Keep on reading for the best disposable cameras to shop for right now.
Disposable Camera Buying Guide: What to Look for
There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind before springing for a new disposable camera. The first is whether you want color photographs or a more old-school black and white print. We’ve included options for both below, depending on your preference.
The second is whether your disposable camera has flash — so you can take pictures at night. Every disposable camera we recommend comes with flash.
Finally, you’ll want to look at the exposure number. This number lets you know how many photos your new disposable camera can take. Most of our options feature 27 exposures, meaning you can snap 27 pictures. We recommend grabbing the two packs of these disposable cameras, this way you’ll have double the amount of pictures available.
1. Kodak Funsaver (2-Pack)
Both 35mm color disposable cameras have 27 exposures per roll and come with flash for both indoor and outdoor use. The brightly colored plastic build is just durable enough too, meaning it can handle light bumps and bruises in your carry-on or beach tote. The disposable cameras also come pre-loaded with batteries, so you’ll be able to start using them straight out of the box. Take this set on your next family trip or day out, or to your best friend’s wedding.
2. Ilford XP2 Super Single Use Camera
If you’re looking for a black and white option, go with the Ilford XP2 35mm disposable camera. It’s got a flash setting and comes with a total of 27 exposures (27 pictures). The brand also says that this camera will deliver high contrast black and white images with fine grain. Plus, the film can be developed using the C-41 process — the most common film developing process available at stores, so you can take it just about anywhere to get it developed.
3. Lomography Simple Use
This camera has a built-in flash and color gel filters, so you’ll be able to add a little more character to your photographs. You’ll even get a simple ‘how-to’ instruction guide for the color filters, especially if you’re new to photography and looking to experiment. Unlike other disposable cameras, the Lomo Simple Use is reloadable, meaning you can add a new roll to your camera and keep going — if you want.
You can even grab a compact DIY photo album to go with your new disposable camera, allowing you to keep your color-tinted photos forever.
4. Fujifilm QuickSnap (2-Pack)
Like other picks on our list, these disposable cameras come with built-in flash to help you shoot in low light conditions. Since they use a 400 ISO film, they work best when used without flash in well-lit areas — especially when you’re photographing landscapes. Do remember to use flash in dimmer conditions though, otherwise, you’ll be left with unusable images.
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