The Best Cheap Film Cameras Under $100 – The Phoblographer | Episode Movies

If you’re like us, you love movies. And while it’s gotten expensive, there are few things we love more than cheap film cameras. Not every camera has to drain your bank account and be as expensive as a Leica. So let’s round up a few cheap film cameras that we’ve reviewed over the years. Just look!

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How we chose these budget film cameras

If you’re curious how we picked the cheap film cameras in this roundup, take a look at this section:

  • Be sure to check out our editorial guidelines for how we do these types of summaries. We do not comment on products that we have not tested. We used all those cheap film cameras for this purpose. All product images were photographed by our staff. Dive in and buy knowing you are in experienced hands.
  • Almost all of these cheap film cameras are essentially disposable cameras. They’re a lot of fun if you want a cheap thrill. But the Kodak Ektar H35 is a half-frame camera, and while it looks like a disposable camera, it’s not at all.
  • The best of these cameras are made by Kodak and Fujifilm. If you want more, there are a few other good cheap film cameras on the market. The thing is, they’re probably not in the best condition.
  • All these cheap film cameras are very plastic. And to that end, their use could create more plastic waste. Consider your purchase carefully.

Kodak Ektar H35

advantages

  • It is wonderful
  • Anyone can use it
  • fun to use
  • Small enough to take with you anywhere
  • The picture quality is pretty good.
  • It only costs $49.99

Disadvantages

  • It should have a faster shutter speed, like the 400TX
  • The flash fires on the next picture after it is turned off.
  • Kodak should use more durable film rewind material.

In our assessment we state:

“The Kodak Ektar H35 in Sage is beautiful to look at and easy to use. Its retro style is sure to be a fan favorite among point and shoot enthusiasts. It’s an excellent option for those who like disposable cameras with no environmental impact. Kodak’s H35 camera is ultra-portable, making it an ideal travel companion. It’s also light enough to throw in your camera bag and leave there.

The operation of the half-frame camera takes some getting used to. Once the brain gets used to the shooting style, it’s a lot of fun. It delivers sharp images with lots of detail. Pair with Kodak Ektar film for added fun and enjoy the muted vintage colors. Photographers who want contrast will enjoy the results when using high contrast film. The 1/100 second shutter speed can easily result in blurry photos if you’re not careful.”

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Fujifilm Quicksnap 800

advantages

  • Waterproof
  • swims
  • Easy to use
  • Great film colors
  • Recyclable
  • It’s $13

Disadvantages

  • Tiny viewfinder
  • Fixed focus
  • Grainy (but it is the good grain)

In our assessment we state:

“The Fujifilm Quicksnap 800 Waterproof is an easy-to-use disposable film camera. You get photos that are straight out of the ’90s, but you have to work with a lack of versatility and a tiny, tiny viewfinder.”

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Kodak 400TX disposable

advantages

  • Anyone can use it
  • Black-and-white film
  • Tri-X is so forgiving it’s hard to get an unusable frame.
  • The camera flash is great for events
  • Have fun

Disadvantages

  • The flash of one of the cameras could not be switched off, although the pictures were fine.
  • Not the sharpest, which can be expected from a plastic lens
  • I prefer a finer grain with more contrast, but that’s picky.

In our assessment we state:

“The Kodak 400TX disposable camera is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s so simple that anyone can use it. Even professionals will enjoy looking back and remembering days in the darkroom. The solid plastic lens doesn’t produce the sharpest images, but they do. And if you love cereal, you’ll love this little gem. It’s a great camera to throw in your bag when traveling or heading to a party. The price is $13 for 27 frames, making it an inexpensive way to play with film photography.”

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