Disposable cameras hold a special place in my heart. I grew up in the 80s and back then, we didn’t have any of these fancy digital cameras that are available today.
No, we only had access to disposable cameras and polaroid cameras. And that’s not a bad thing. Disposable cameras were fairly cheap and very accessible, and they had quite a unique way of capturing life’s precious moments.
Fast forward to today. Disposable cameras are making a comeback and for the past 5 years or so, they have gained a lot of popularity.
They are especially popular at weddings, and I’ve been at quite a few weddings where I was given a disposable camera on arrival. I was told to snap away and try to capture as many amazing photos as I possibly can. This is a great way for the bride and groom to get photos that are completely separate from those taken by the wedding photographer because they are taken from a very different perspective.
If you are in the market for disposable cameras, and you want to use them for your wedding, then you should read on. I have compiled a list of my 5 favorite disposable cameras that you can use at your wedding.
5 Best Disposable Cameras For Weddings in 2022
Before we get into my picks for the best disposable cameras for weddings, I’d like you to note that I will first cover single cameras. After that, we will look at camera bundles. Some disposable cameras are sold in bundle packs which can be useful if you want to purchase a few disposable cameras at once that you can hand out to your guests.
But first, let’s look at the single cameras.
1. KODAK FunSaver 35mm Single Use Camera
The Kodak FunSaver 35mm is a fan favorite and with good reason. It is very capable of taking photos indoors and outdoors, day and night. It is also loaded with Kodak Max film, which means it does not require any loading. And finally, you can take 27 photos with it so you are sure to get many happy candid moments captured on your special day.
It is my favorite camera on this list, and well worth a try.
2. Kodak SUC Daylight 39 800iso Disposable Analog Camera
If your wedding is going to be an outdoor event, then the Kodak SUC camera is an excellent choice. It comes loaded with 800 ISO film and you have 39 exposures at your disposal which is more than enough.
3. Fujifilm QuickSnap Flash 400 Disposable 35mm Camera
Also a favorite among many, the Fujifilm QuickSnap 400 is another solid choice. It has very similar specs to the Kodak FunSaver camera, with the ability to take photos indoors and outdoors, and with a total of 27 exposures.
4. Agfa Photo 601020 LeBox 400 27 Camera Flash
The Afga Photo camera might not be a familiar name to you, but trust me, it is yet another solid choice. It has an amazing flash, one of the best on the market, in fact. It features auto-loading so you don’t have to worry about reloading between shots. To top it all off, you have 27 exposures at your disposal.
5. Kodak 35mm 800 Single Use Camera w/ Flash
The Kodak 800 disposable camera is another winner, and it comes loaded with fast 800 35mm film, which means you will never miss a candid moment. And with 27 exposures at your disposal, you will never miss any of those special moments on the day.
5 Best Disposable Camera Bundles For Weddings
As mentioned earlier, you might want to consider a bundle pack if you would like to buy a few disposable cameras at once. These bundle packs tend to be cheaper than buying the above-mentioned cameras in bulk, so if you are on a tight budget, then the following packs are the way to go.
Let’s have a look.
FunSaver Disposable Camera with Flash (Pack of 6)
Fujifilm QuickSnap 400 Speed Single Use Camera with Flash (Pack of 5)
Disposable Camera for Weddings – 35mm Film, Single-use Film Cameras (White Rose) (Pack of 10)
Disposable Camera for Wedding Single Use Film Camera with Flash (Yellow Rose) (Pack of 12)
Disposable Camera for Wedding Single Use Film Camera with Flash (Pink Rose) (Pack of 12)
Where to Get Disposable Cameras Developed Near You
You might be wondering where to go to get these disposable cameras developed. Well, that’s a valid question because, while disposable cameras are becoming popular again, there aren’t as many stores available to get them developed as there used to be.
You can get disposable cameras developed at certain Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS Pharmacy stores near you. Choosing the right store is vital because getting film developed at the aforementioned stores does not cost the same, and the turnaround times differ from store to store. The cost for developing film at these stores varies from $9 to $18, and the turnaround time can be as long as several weeks.
How Much Does It Cost To Develop A Disposable Camera?
The cost of developing a disposable camera can be anything from $10 up to $49, but this will vary depending on the number of exposures, the number of prints that you require, and the finish that you require as well.
Exposures refer to the number of photos that you are looking to develop, and the number of prints refers to the number of copies you require of each photo.
It is worth noting that many processing centers will give you the option to have the photos printed in either a gloss or matt finish. A matt finish will cost significantly more than a gloss finish.
Let’s have a look at a typical cost breakdown that you can expect to get from your local processing center. Please note that these prices might vary depending on where you get your photos developed, and the prices below are for photos printed at the standard 4″x6″ size.
|4″x6″ Size||27 exposures||36 exposures|
|Single Gloss Print||$0.40 per print||$0.38 per print|
|Double Gloss Print||$0.28 per print||$0.26 per print|
|Single Matt Print||$2 per print||$1.90 per print|
|Double Matt Print||$1.40 per print||$1.30 per print|
Hopefully, by now you should have a pretty good idea as to which disposable cameras to choose for your wedding. As mentioned, they add so much value to a wedding and the guests are able to capture photos that the wedding photographer might not be able to capture.
The disposable cameras listed in this article are all similarly priced, so which one to choose is completely up to you. That said, if the photos that you are going to get from these cameras form a vital part of your post-wedding plans, then it is always a good call to stick with popular brands like Kodak and Fujifilm.
I’m not saying that the other cameras are bad, but your wedding day is important and you only have one chance to capture it all. So stick with a brand you know.