Donald Duck Car Camera

This is a real toy camera. It's based on a basic, cheap standard black plastic model, 1 speed, 1 aperture, manual film advance and rewind. The rest is a solid plastic mould in vivid colours, a toy model of Disney's Donald Duck Car. It seems to be rare, there is little information about it. Obviously it was marketed by Nestlé, maybe in the late 70s or the early 80s. You had to buy several of their products, send in the proof and could then get the camera. If you have more information, please le me know.

Its main features are:

Moderate wide angle plastic lens, F8, focus free, 1.2 m-
Shutter ca. 1/100
Size 160x90x80,  Weight 245 gr.





...and above.

A toy car.

The underside, the back of a basic camera.

Camera open.  Just slide it open, it stops there.

Camera front..

Camera back and top. Viewer, film advance via a dented wheel, and shutter release, well integrated in one of the car wheels. There is even a hot shoe.

Car taken apart. You have to force a little bit and one part comes off. Film rewind, , no film counter.

The camera part.

Rewind lever raised.

Film compartment.
Note the curved film plane, it helps against the vignetting of the simple plastic lens.

The camera inside seems to be the same model as the Altic camera on my site. These are the ultimate basics of a camera, focus free, single shutter speed and about F8 fixed aperture. Point and shoot only. If you choose the right film, ISO 400 in general and ISO 200 on very sunny days, you can shoot outside photos that look o.k.. The rest will be "Lomo" style, but you can use flash for interior photos. There were other toys like this, built into fake soda cans or other fancy bodies. These are collectibles on their own that I will not collect, I just came across this one and had to have it for fun. You should have used one of these once in your life! This one will wait untll I find a matching Donald Duck for a fun series.