Pros and Cons of Disposable Cameras

Pros and Cons of Disposable Cameras

Although disposable cameras are seen as old and outdated, there are still many uses for them. One popular example is weddings, where the cameras are left on the tables for the guests to take photos with. Disposable cameras are chosen in this instance because they are inexpensive enough to be able to buy a large number, and will not easily break. There are still several disadvantages of disposable cameras though, so the team at Tony Hakim Photography weighs up these pros and cons.


  • Disposable are extremely easy to use, so no instructions needed.
  • They are cheap, so if you aren’t ready to commit to a digital camera just yet, they are an easy alternative. Some disposable cameras can be found for as little as $2.
  • Perfect for taking on vacations, camping trips, hikes, etc. You won’t have to worry about it getting lost or broken, as it is not expensive to replace.
  • Many disposable cameras are recycled or reused almost in full.
  • You don’t need to bother with cables or devices to download your photos.
  • Perfect for events such as weddings, or other events when you need a large number of cameras.
  • Some disposable cameras can be used under water.


  • You cannot view all the photos you have taken, and can only delete the last photo taken.
  • You cannot upload them to a device instantly.
  • You cannot edit the photos before printing them out.
  • The photos will not be of a high quality.
  • Although disposable cameras are cheaper, in the long run they will cost you more money to have the photos printed than a digital camera.
  • The flash is not of a high quality, so your photos may be underexposed.
  • You cannot change any settings, such as exposure and focus.


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