The beauty of film photography lies in capturing moments as you see them. It also has an element of surprise when developing the films – you’ll never know how the photos turn out until they’re printed! Interested in experiencing the beauty of film photography but not ready for the long-term commitment to a film camera? Then you should consider disposable film cameras for an affordable yet true film photography experience. From Kodak disposable cameras to Fujifilm disposable cameras, read on for our recommendations on the best disposable film cameras in Singapore!
What are disposable film cameras?
Point, shoot, throw. As its name suggests, disposable film cameras are simple box cameras meant for single use only. As such, they are much simpler to operate as compared to modern digital cameras. Before taking a picture, all you have to do is simply wind the gear to advance the film. Then look through the viewfinder, press the shutter and voila! Repeat the steps until you have used up the roll of film in the camera before developing your film. Once the roll of film has been processed, the disposable camera case is often discarded.
The best disposable film cameras in Singapore offer two film options: black & white and colour. Some are also equipped with an integrated flash unit, and there are even waterproof versions for underwater photography. Hence, disposable film cameras are often used to capture memories by tourists during travels or during big occasions like weddings and birthday parties.
Are disposable film cameras worth it?
Given that they are one-time-use devices, you might be thinking twice about getting a disposable film camera. But here’s why we think they are a worthy investment:
Rather than having to spend time setting up your best camera phone on the best phone tripods, disposable film cameras offer a lot more convenience. Given its compact size, they are easy to lug around, especially during travelling. It helps that they are rather easy to use and don’t require any external batteries (unless they have flash).
No technicalities involved
Put your worries about bad lighting aside. Disposable film cameras have fixed technical settings such as the ISO, focus and aperture. This means that you don’t have to change the settings halfway and can just capture the moment as it is!
Photos taken from disposable film cameras have a natural vintage vibe thanks to its fixed camera settings. This makes the photograph look like it has a fabric overlay, gritty surface, or even a dreamy smoothness. How captivating!
Best disposable film cameras in Singapore
1. Fujifilm Simple Ace Disposable Film Camera
When it comes to the best disposable film cameras in Singapore, Fujifilm disposable cameras are definitely a frontrunner. In particular, the Fujifilm Simple Ace Disposable Film Camera (available on Januarysix) wows with its built-in flash which simply pop-ups when needed and can be discreetly locked down when it’s not being used. It adds no additional weight to the camera too! Like most photos produced by Fujifilm cameras, you can expect super fine grains on the film. The technical settings also give a slight hue of magenta to your images, adding a nostalgic twist to your shots!
2. Lomography Simple Use Film Camera
If your favourite colour is blue, then the Lomography Simple Use Film Camera (available on iCm Photography) will be right up your alley! Flashy aesthetics aside, this best disposable film camera in Singapore is preloaded with fantastic colour-negative film. Additionally, this Lomography film camera has three colour gel flash filters (yellow, magenta, and cyan) which create six different hues. Your shots will definitely turn out as aesthetically pleasing as the camera itself! And with 36 exposures, you’ll have more than enough film to go around. Alternatively, you can consider the Lomography Simple Use Film Camera Black & White (available on 8storeytree) for a more traditional option!
3. Ilford HP5 Plus Single Use Disposable Camera
Planning a road trip from Singapore to Malaysia? Grab the Ilford HP5 Plus Single Use Disposable Camera (available on iCm Photography) along to document the adventure! After all, it is preloaded with the ISO 400 HP5 Plus Black And White Negative Films (available on iCm Photography) which promises sharp photo quality and fine grains. This makes for great photos in open daylight or when shooting natural light portraits in your travels. As one of the best disposable film cameras in Singapore, you can also count on this Ilford film camera to have a built-in flash for more convenience!
4. Kodak Fun Saver Disposable Film Camera
Having been around since the 1990s, the Kodak Fun Saver Disposable Film Camera (available on Pastlanes) is remarkably one of the best disposable film cameras in Singapore. As one of Kodak’s best film cameras, it boasts a high ISO of 800 meaning it can capture more light in low-light conditions in comparison to other disposable cameras. But that doesn’t mean it pales in increased light situations. This Kodak disposable camera is very versatile and can shoot well under direct sunlight too. Yup, it’s the perfect film camera to bring along when you’re partying at the best Bali beach clubs!
5. Polab Goodie Disposable Film Camera
Its quirky motifs makes the Polab Goodie Disposable Film Camera (available on iCm Photography) one of the best disposable film cameras to own in Singapore! These film cameras are available in Japanese and Hong Kong designs — each having symbolic cultural icons plastered on its exterior. Aside from having eye-catching aesthetics, these film cameras are also capable of capturing aesthetically pleasing shots! Embedded with a built-in flash, this device helps to take excellent photos in any setting. Now, you can whip them out and capture the picture-perfect shots you ever dreamt of.
6. AGFAPhoto Lebox Disposable Film Camera
Talk about the best disposable film cameras in Singapore and one might think of Kodak disposable cameras and Fujifilm disposable cameras. However, the AGFAPhoto Lebox Disposable Film Camera (available on blackmarketcamera) definitely holds its own as well. We love its flash switch which comes with an auto-recharging function so you won’t have to worry about charging it! Furthermore, this AGFA film camera is better for capturing outdoor shots thanks to its fixed focus lens, making it a must-have hand-carry essential for your travels! Oh, and can we just say that the design of this camera reminds us of The Incredibles? Yes, how very flashy (literally!)
7. Korean Duck-Themed Disposable Film Camera
Fujifilm disposable cameras have simplistic designs so this Korean Duck Themed Disposable Film Camera (available on The Luna Store) easily steals the show in terms of aesthetics. It immediately caught our eye with cute characters such as a duck and a dog against a striking yellow background. At just 150g, it is also one of the lightest disposable film cameras in Singapore to carry around. Going for fun outdoor activities with your kids? Bring this handy disposable film camera along to capture vintage-hued memories with your family!
8. BLACKPINK Disposable Film Camera
Calling all BLACKPINK fans! If you can’t get enough of ROSE ballading it out to hit single ‘GONE’ then the BLACKPINK Disposable Film Camera (available on Kpopmerch.kr) is one of the best disposable film cameras in Singapore you’ll want to get your hands on. After all, the title track is literally plastered in the centre of the camera against a simple monochromatic colour scheme. Features-wise, it is similar to the popular Kodak disposable cameras! For instance, it has a 35mm colour film with 18 exposures and a built-in flash. What’s more, this purchase comes with a film photo set. How’d you like that? (wink)
Overview of the best disposable film cameras in Singapore
|Disposable Film Camera
|No. of Exposures
|Why we love it
|Fujifilm Simple Ace Disposable Film Camera
|Has a built-in flash
|Lomography Simple Use Film Camera
|Has three colourful flash gel filters
|Ilford HP5 Plus Single Use Disposable Camera
|Works in all kinds of lighting conditions
|Kodak Fun Saver Disposable Film Camera
|27 or 39
|$26.80 – $29.80
|High fixed ISO
|Polab Goodie Disposable Film Camera
|AGFAPhoto Lebox Disposable Film Camera
|Auto-recharging flash feature
|Korean Duck-Themed Disposable Film Camera
|BLACKPINK Disposable Film Camera
|For hardcore Blackpink fans
Capture precious moments with the best disposable film cameras in Singapore
From Kodak disposable cameras to Fujifilm disposable cameras, this list of the best disposable film cameras in Singapore shows that #filmneverdies! For other ways to capture memorable moments especially when you’re travelling, these best action cameras are a must-have. Otherwise, you can keep a physical copy of the moment when you take pictures with these best portable photo printers. Alternatively, head on down to the best self-photo studios in Singapore with your loved ones where you can flash your million-dollar smile!
This article was updated on 15 June 2022. Additional research done by Gabriel Choo.