Disposable Cameras & Disposable Digital Cameras
|The disposable or single-use camera is a box camera sold with one roll of film installed that is meant to be used once. Most of these types of cameras are focus free, meaning that there is no way of altering what you see through the view finder.|
For a small amount of money extra on top of the basic disposable camera they can come equipt with an intergrated flash to eluminate your subjects, underwater and water proof single use cameras are now on the open market. Most of these disposable cameras use a 135 film or even an APS cartridge. The whole camera is then handed in for processing at a photographic shop. It is usual that the cameras come with between 20 and 30 exposures, it is also possible that some are recycled, i.e. refilled with film and resold which is better for the enviroment.
|Disposable digital cameras are a recent innovation. These types of cameras do not have film inside of the casing and use digital technology to take pictures. The cameras are returned for processing in the same fashion as film cameras.
While there seem to be no apparent reasons to use a digital disposable camera over a standard film one, the quality of the image at the end can be far greater than that of a film based disposable camera.