Kodak 'Fun Flash' disposable 35mm camera, 1999.
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Camera with built-in 39 exposure film and flash. Disposable cameras have become popular in recent times with people who want to take snapshots of events without having to worry about carrying heavy, valuable photographic equipment about with them. They are simple, automatic cameras with a built-in flash. Once the last picture has been taken, the whole camera is taken to a processor, where the film is removed from the camera body, which is then thrown away.