5 cool cameras for 2023 have a few things in common. They are budget friendly, easy to use, quirky and can capture creative artsy images. These toy cameras are made entirely of plastic are meant for photographers who want to experiment and capture unpredictable images and artistic effects.
(1) Holga 135 BC 35mm Bent Corners Film Camera
The Holga 135 BC 35mm Bent Corners Film Camera uses 35mm film. This toy camera has a 47mm F/8 lens and a shutter speed of 1/100 of a second.
This camera has a cult like following because of the distinctive images it creates.
Vignette borders, light leaks, distorted colors, soft focus and blurry imagery are just some of the creative effects this camera is known to produce.
(2) Lomography ActionSampler Camera
The Lomography ActionSampler is a colorful quirky camera that shoots 4 sequential images on one frame. This is a manual 35mm film camera with a fixed aperture and shutter speed of 1/1000 second.
The camera is easy to operate and produces really cool and creative photos.
(3) Kodak Ektar H35 Half Frame Film Camera
The Kodak Ektar H35 Half Frame Film Camera is a 35mm film camera that shoots 72 frames on a 36-exposure roll of film. For each frame two images are produced.
This is a manually operated camera with a fixed lens of 22mm and a shutter speed of 1/100 of a second.
Creative blurred images can and will occur on moving subjects. The available colors are black, sage, sand and brown.
(4) Reto Project 3D 35mm Film Camera
The Reto Project 3D 35mm Film Camera has 3 lenses angled differently resulting in a 3 dimensional image. The camera has three 30mm F/11 lenses. A 36-exposure roll will produce 24 photos.
The camera has a 3D APP that pieces the images together. Animated photos, GIFs, 3D effects can be created as well.
(5) FujiFilm Instax Mini 11
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Film is an old favorite that has been updated. These updates include automatic exposure, close-up capabilities, replacing the lens attachments and a built in mirror.
This camera produces instant small prints. Available in a variety of colors like Lilac Purple, Ice White, Charcoal Gray, Blush Pink and Sky Blue.
The camera comes with (10 exposures) instant film, 2 photo holders and a small DIY booklet.