High School Musical Toy Camera


Well, this is going to be a little embarrassing…writing this post requires me to admit that I own a toy camera with a picture of the Wildcats from High School Musical on the front of it.

I found this Disney-licensed crap cam at a garage sale this summer. It was in its unopened clam shell packaging – sweaty with condensation – complete with a roll of Kodak UltraMax 400 ISO film. To be honest that roll of film was what caught my curiosity; the condensation in the package told a story about the film’s poor storage conditions, while the High School Musical branding told me that it wasn’t so old that it would be waste of developer.

The camera ranks a hair higher than rock bottom on the crap cam scale if only for the lens cover that conveniently slides open and closed by way of a switch below the lens and the built in flash that is powered by a single AA battery.

I imagine that there are identical cameras out there with a different Disney movie pictured on the front…

The heart shaped shutter button is a unique touch, and probably the reason my four year old daughter likes shooting with this one.

I can’t really think of a situation where this camera is a better choice than something else in my arsenal, but it was two bucks and came with a tiny plastic-framed picture of a young Zac Efron. How could I pass it up?

written by dirklancer on 2011-03-29 #gear #plastic #35mm #review #toy #lomography #disney #garage-sale #dirklancer #user-review #high-school-musical #crap-cam


  1. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·


  2. hidings
    hidings ·

    oh my hahaha, that was an interesting find!

  3. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    sure sure, you just happened to find it...i know you have been scouring ebay for years looking for one (you could have got one sooner but it didn't have the picture of Zac)

  4. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    @mattcharnock you're just saying that cuz you want me to mail it to you.

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