A disposable camera for nearly $50?! Talk about daylight robbery...

Ricoh 35mm point and shoot
(Image credit: Azfan Nugi on Unsplash)

I first started buying disposable cameras because they were a cheap and safe alternative to taking my compact digital camera to festivals and on holiday. I love the aesthetic of film and the excitement you get when you collect them from being developed, but in recent years the cost of disposable cameras has skyrocketed.

Last week I was in Snappy Snaps and was absolutely shocked at the price of disposable cameras. Since I own a semi-automatic film camera (as well as Nikon FM2, a Canon AE-1 and an Instax Mini 11) it’s been years since I bought one but I said I'd pick one up for a friend. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.