Kodak Funsaver Single Use Camera review: bring on the fun of film

The Kodak Funsaver Single Use Camera aims to let you capture fun moments on film without any hassle.

Kodak Funsaver Single Use Camera
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Kodak Funsaver Single Use Camera is a plastic camera sold in plastic wrapping. It’s typically basic for a cheap disposable camera but has quite a funky design, comes complete with a pre-loaded roll of Kodak MAX ISO 800 color film and works pretty well, but don’t expect too much in the way of image quality.


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    Easy to use

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    Curvy design

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    Pre-loaded film and battery


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    Not reloadable

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    Processing isn’t pre-paid

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Disposable film cameras have found a market for parties, wedding receptions and other events, where they’re left on tables and guests are invited to pick them up take their own snaps. The Kodak Funsaver is typical of the breed, coming pre-loaded with a roll of Kodak MAX ISO 800 film and being utterly straightforward to use. And to make things even easier, full instructions are printed on the back of the camera.

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Camera type35mm single-use
Film type suppliedKodak MAX ISO 800
Color / B&WColor
Film length supplied1x 27 exposures
Minimum subject distance1m
Dimensions (W x H x D):120 x 59 x 35mm
Weight (inc film & battery):117g
Lomography Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera Color Negative

The Lomography Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera Color Negative looks and feels like a disposable camera but you can actually reload it, if you have the patience. It’s more expensive to buy but comes with a 36-exposure roll of color-negative film. For my money, the Kodak Funsaver has better quality.


The Kodak Sport Single Use Camera costs about the same as the Kodak Funsaver, but has a fully watertight casing. It’s not only splash-proof but can be used underwater, down to a depth of 15m or 50ft. However, it lacks a built-in flash.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.