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I'm looking at the Kodak FUNSAVER disposable camera.

Does anyone know what the shutter speed, aperture, and focal length of this camera are? Are they fixed, or do they adjust automatically?

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its amazing to see googling didn't help –  Snappy Mar 12 '13 at 8:24
    
I don't know if you are being sarcastic, but I tried searching for an answer to this before posting and was surprised myself that I couldn't seem to find anything other than ISO speed. –  Tortilla Mar 12 '13 at 18:07
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I literally mean it –  Snappy Mar 13 '13 at 4:33

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Disposable cameras usually work in a completely fixed mode of operation (lens focus, aperture and shutter speed). The flash can be turned on or off but power output is fixed . Exposure variations are handled during developing (since nobody expects the absolute highest quality from disposable cameras the effects of pushing or pulling the film go unnoticed).

Fuji disposables use a single element 30mm f/11 lens whilst the ones made by Kodak have a patented 30mm f/10 lens consisting of two aspherical moulded plastic elements. Both manufacturers use a shutter speed of 1/100s and ISO800 film.

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It wasn't just disposables. Many consumer-oriented, reusable film cameras, going back as far as the original Kodak Brownie and many of the Instamatic and similar point-and-shoot types that followed, were also fixed. Film has enough exposure latitude that you can get decent results without having to push or pull it. –  Blrfl Mar 12 '13 at 16:50
    
Great answer, thank you very much. –  Tortilla Mar 12 '13 at 18:05
    
Huh.. I would have guessed f/5.6 and 1/60s. But now that I think of it, that would be an odd aperture for such small lens. Nice to know. –  Roflo Mar 13 '13 at 3:40

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