Disposable Digital Camera

By Deane Barker on August 19, 2004

A disposable digital camera enters the market at $19.99: I couldn’t find any information on how many pictures it holds, but $20 is is steep for disposable anything.

Pure Digital makes the world’s first truly digital one-time-use camera. It has been on the market for more than a year but is slated to go prime time Monday when CVS, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, puts it on its shelves. The Disney World resorts and Longs Drugs will be selling it later this year as well.

Pure Digital is a $19.99 digital camera, with a color preview screen and the ability to delete pictures. After you bring it in for processing, you get a free picture CD along with your prints.



  1. Back when cameras like this were being trialed in San Francisco, a lot of folks figured out how to hack the unit so you could just download the pictures to your PC, so that you’re basically left with a $20 digital camera. TechTV even did a story on it. It will be interesting to see if anyone can pull that off with the models that CVS sells.

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