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?