Kodak (Star) 435 Focus Free Camera

This is a so-called Focus Free or Toy Camera, a simple plastic camera. It has 2 additional features, an automatic flash and an ISO (aperture) switch and it looks like a better camera. Nevertheless its a simple focus free camera. The launch date was 1990, it was produced until 1994, often as "Kodak Star". It was sold just under $50.

Its main features are:

35mm plastic lens, 2 apertures, focus free
Shutter ~ 1/100
Double Exposure Prevention, automatic flash, lens protection
Size 126x73x56,  Weight 187 gr.

Camera front closed. 

Lens open. Under the lens there is an ISO/aperture switch. Unfolding the cover switches the flash on, but it will only fire if light isn't sufficient. The Ektanar lenses were good lenses in the old days, but this one is too tiny for the format to be a good lens.

Camera back. Flash ready lamp, viewer and film advance. Back opening and film type window.

Camera top. Film rewind, film counter and shutter release.

Camera bottom. No tripod socket, wouldn't make sense with 1/100 single speed. Rewind release. Battery compartment, takes 2 AA batteries.

Film compartment. No curved film plane, sso there will be vignetting of the simple plastic lens.

These are the ultimate basics of a camera, focus free, single shutter speed and 2 apertures, linked to ISO setting. 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 OK. The rest will be "Lomo" style, but it uses the flash for interior photos. As I always say: You should have used one of these once in your life!