You probably don’t remember the good old times when point-and-shoot camera was actually point-and-shoot. No messing with shutter speed, aperture, or whatever. Just load a roll of film, hit the shutter button, and proceed to press the lever to forward the film.
Well, that good old times is coming back with the Ilford Sprite 35-II, a true point-and-shoot camera that captures images on 35 mm film. The Ilford Sprite 35-II is a revival of the photographic materials maker’s good old camera from the 60s and like its forebear, it will none of the bells and whistles.
It will be just a retro-licious camera with a fixed shutter speed of 1/120 of a second, a single-element 35 mm f9 fixed-focus lens, and a built-in flash with a 15-second recycle time – presented in an updated design without the original’s square edges.
If I can be honest, I do prefer the 60s design. I mean, the updated design is sleek and recognizable as a piece of nostalgia, but nothing beats a straight edge design in screaming “this is retro!” Anyhoo… the Ilford Sprite 35-II is set to drop in January 2021 for a very affordable US$35.