Kodak Sport Single Use Camera review: ideal for the beach or pool party

The Kodak Sport Single Use Camera features a watertight casing that’s not only splash-resistant but fully submersible.

Kodak Sport Single Use Camera
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Digital Camera World Verdict

You can dive deep with the Kodak Sport Single Use Camera. I like that I don’t have to worry about rainy weather or the camera getting splashed, and can even jump right in and shoot underwater to depths of 15m/50ft. Image quality is every bit as mediocre as I’d expect from a cheap disposable film camera.


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    Cheap underwater photography

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    Pre-loaded Kodak MAX film

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    Easy to use


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    No flash

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    Film winder is slippery when wet

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For the beach or pool and for watery sports like rafting, this camera comes in a sealed casing that’s watertight down to a depth of 15m or 50ft. It has a cool-looking design and is built to be easy to use for adults and children alike, making it ideal for family fun. As a single-use film camera rather than being reloadable, it comes complete with a pre-loaded roll of 35mm Kodak MAX Versatility Plus ISO 800 color film, with 27 exposures on the roll.

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Camera type35mm single-use
Film type suppliedKodak MAX Versatility Plus ISO 800
Color / B&WColor
Film length supplied1x 27 exposures
Minimum subject distance1m
Dimensions (W x H x D):110 x 76 x 45mm
Weight (inc film & battery):146g
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. An underwater casing is available as an optional extra, and it comes with a 36-exposure roll of color-negative film.


If you don’t need a camera to use underwater, the Kodak Funsaver Single Use Camera is a very similar camera but without the waterproof casing, while adding a built-in flash that makes it usable indoors as well as in the great outdoors.

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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.