Kodak Alaris has announced the new Kodak Professional TRI-X 400TX single-use film camera loaded with 27 frames of Tri-X 400 film, one of the most popular black and white film stocks.
Kodak Alaris is a British-based manufacturer and retailer of photography supplies that range from hardware and software for the digital imaging space to retail printing kiosks. The company is actually a co-owner of the Kodak brand with the Eastman Kodak Company that is based out of New York and is also known under the Kodak Moments branding that provides photo products and services to retailers, consumers, and entertainment properties.
As you’d expect for a single-use camera, it features only a shutter button, a flash button, and a winder for moving the roll of film to the next exposure. The lens is a 30mm dual-element f/10 lens that produces rather impressive results with its single 1/125 shutter speed and fixed focus range of 1m to infinity.
Kodak says that the fine grain is good for producing high-quality images and the wide exposure latitude is ideal for achieving rich tonality which is maintained with overexposed and underexposed photos. Kodak Professional TRI-X 320 and 400 Films are high-speed panchromatic films that are a good choice for photographing dimly lighted subjects or fast action, for photographing subjects that require good depth of field and fast shutter speeds, and for extending the distance range for flash pictures.
Kodak Alaris does not say how much the camera is expected to cost, however, these are set by dealers and retailers globally, and that as a result, the price varies based on region.
More info on Kodak’s website.