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|image_text= The ubiquitous Time camera
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|image_text= The ubiquitous [[Time Magazine Camera|Time camera]]<br />The "Optical Lens" designation is a common trashcam feature
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}}The term  '''trashcam''' has sometimes jokingly been applied to simple plastic cameras of extremely low value. These might include promotional giveaways, dollar-store closeouts, or thrift-store finds.  
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The term  '''trashcam''' has sometimes jokingly been applied to simple plastic cameras of extremely low value. These might include promotional giveaways, dollar-store closeouts, or thrift-store finds—but also examples of outright deception such as the [["Olympia" camera]].  
  
 
While trashiness is naturally a subjective and debatable concept, one working definition of a trashcam might be, "any camera whose value at least doubles when loaded with film."
 
While trashiness is naturally a subjective and debatable concept, one working definition of a trashcam might be, "any camera whose value at least doubles when loaded with film."
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There is a continuum between cheap plastic cameras that actually have reasonable optics, such as the [[Ansco Pix Panorama]], and true [[toy cameras]] that are especially prized for their degraded, aberrated imagery.
 
There is a continuum between cheap plastic cameras that actually have reasonable optics, such as the [[Ansco Pix Panorama]], and true [[toy cameras]] that are especially prized for their degraded, aberrated imagery.
  
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|image_text= "Focus Free" or "Made in China"<br>may suggest trashcam status
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|image_text= "Focus Free" or "Made in China"<br>may suggest trashcam status<br />([[Vivitar PN2011]])
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|image_text= An optical lens is a highly-prized<br>feature in a trashcam
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|image_text= An [[Optical Lens|optical lens]] is a highly-prized<br>feature in a trashcam
 
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|image_text= Aperture settings: Sunny,<br>partly sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy
 
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[[Category: Toy cameras]]

Latest revision as of 21:53, 13 December 2017

Glossary Terms

The term trashcam has sometimes jokingly been applied to simple plastic cameras of extremely low value. These might include promotional giveaways, dollar-store closeouts, or thrift-store finds—but also examples of outright deception such as the "Olympia" camera.

While trashiness is naturally a subjective and debatable concept, one working definition of a trashcam might be, "any camera whose value at least doubles when loaded with film."

There is a continuum between cheap plastic cameras that actually have reasonable optics, such as the Ansco Pix Panorama, and true toy cameras that are especially prized for their degraded, aberrated imagery.