Ilford disposable cameras

Ilford launches a new line of disposable cameras using its lovely line of black and white film. You can pick from XP2 or HP5, both at ISO 400. Sadly, no Delta 100! "Steven Brierley, the company’s director of marketing, says that Ilford regularly receives requests for 'retro style black and white film cameras' from 'digital users who now want the look of real black and white prints from a film negative.'" (PetaPixel)


  1. Link is screwed. Used to love revealing B&W films on Illford paper. It was just great being in a tiny bathroom, with all windows blacked out and the smell of the chemicals. Good ol’ times… Ah, the 90’s.

  2. Be careful getting this developed.  Most places will just print out your B&W negatives onto colour photographic paper.  This cuts your resolution to 1/3rd of what it should be.  One of the whole points of B&W photography is that every “pixel” on your print only has to be of the kind that is on the Black -> White continuum.  On colour paper you have groups of three chemical “pixels” (usually one each of Red, Green and Blue) to make one visual dot on your print.  In the same space you could have three dots of Black and White “pixels”.

    1. “Disposable” is only the vernacular term for such cameras. They are not thrown away, but are refilled with film, the battery changed (if it has a flash), and then repackaged and resold. The disposable camera you buy in a store has been used many times.

  3. Any idea when these will be available in the US? The one store I found that would ship here charged 75 pounds to ship. A tad high given the cost of the camera. 

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