Welcome to the new era in photography! With your new KODAK Disc 4000 camera, taking pictures is as simple as load, aim and shoot.
This camera uses the “new” Kodacolor HR Disc Film, and features automatic disc advance, built-in electronic flash that turns on and off automatically. You can read all this marvelous details in the owner´s manual.
There was introduced in the 80´s, and we were surprised by the technology with this one and other marvels. The camera in itself was the whole advance: protects the lens, automatic flash, automatic advance of the film… a technological marvel!!
As the disc was similar to those of the computers, in case of an accidental opening the rear compartment, only one of the stills would be damaged.
It had its limitations though: every disc had in it only 15 shots: neither 14 or 16, only 15. Also, the battery of lithium that it was feeding to the flash and the engine of advance the stills, could only be changed by a technician.
The size of every still was 10.5 × 8 mm. Therefore, even if you were shooting at 200 ISO, … when you develop the film and make prints in paper … the grain of the shots is plenty!
The disc format ultimately failed due to the poor picture quality, the relative expense of the cameras compared to other formats, and reliability problems. Newer 35mm cameras – providing much better images and more automation along with a choice of film types – had become more popular. These new cameras were not as thin as disc cameras, but were smaller in outline. Disc cameras went out of production in 1988. Most manufacturers stopped making film shortly afterward – although Kodak carried on with film until 1999.