The best disposable cameras

Three of the best disposable cameras on a red background
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The best disposable cameras, aka single-use cameras, are a great way to try out film photography and capture shots with a uniquely lo-fi, retro look. These are basically the same point-and-shoot models everyone used to take on their holidays in the pre-digital days. Each one is loaded with a single roll of 35mm film, usually with 36 or 24 shots. And most offer little-to-no settings controls, so there's no fiddling with shutter speed or aperture. You point, and you shoot. It's a lot of fun, and couldn't be simpler.

Analogue images are great – full of charm and character. Then, if you want to digitise them, check out our roundup of the best photo scanners. We also have guides to the best cameras overall and the best cameras for beginners if you'd like something that offers more control and versatility. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting. 

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