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Ilford to release retro color film disposable camera

Ilford Ilfocolor Rapid Retro Edition Single Use Camera
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Ilford Photo is set to release the ILFORD Ilfocolor Rapid Retro Edition Single Use Camera.  This retro chic disposable camera comes pre-loaded with 27 exposures of ISO 400 color film and houses a built-in auto-recharging flash (with a recycling time of 15 seconds) and a fixed-focus wide-angle lens. 

A disposable camera (opens in new tab) might be the place to start if you’ve been tempted to jump on the retro bandwagon, but have been hesitant to take the plunge and invest in one of the best film cameras (opens in new tab)available. Even when the Ilfocolor Rapid Retro Edition Single Use Camera is spent, its zingy retro design – also reflected in the packaging – looks like it will provide a colorful nod to the past in any camera collection.

Australian photography website Inside Imaging (opens in new tab) broke the news and reported a US RRP of $14.95 and an anticipated release date of May 2021. It also detailed the camera’s 31mm f/11 lens, 1/125 sec shutter speed and included battery, so you have everything you need to start shooting straight from the box.

If it’s a healthy dose of nostalgia you’re after, you’re likely already familiar with the Ilfocolor name. But if black and white photography is more your thing, it’s worth checking out the Ilford Single Use Camera XP2 C41 (opens in new tab). This diddy disposable camera is available now and packs ILFORD’s XP2 SUPER film, which can be processed with the standard C41 chemicals used by high-street photo labs.

If you’re not into disposable cameras and are looking for an affordable reusable film camera, ILFORD released the SPRITE 35-II Reusable Film Camera (opens in new tab) earlier this year. It retails at $34.95 and its suitably retro design is available in black, and black and silver.

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Technique Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab), and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  


While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to astracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.