Ilford has announced the Sprite 35-II, a cheap and reusable 35mm film camera that is a revival of the original Sprite 35 released in the 1960s.

Like its 60 year old predecessor, the Sprite 35-II is a very basic point-and-shoot camera. Simply toss in your film of choice, advanced the film to the first shot and start shooting. The camera features a fixed shutter speed of 1/120s and uses a single-element 31mm F9 fixed-focus lens. There’s also a built-in flash with a 15 second recycle time.

The original Sprite 35. Photo by Akairom, used under Public Domain.

‘Back in the 1960s, few cameras were easier to use and more affordable than the Sprite 35,’ says Ilford in its press release announcing the Sprite 35-II. ‘Forget shutter speeds, aperture, or light meters – just load a roll of film, hit the shutter button, and press the film lever.’

The Ilford Sprite 35-II weighs just 122g (4.3oz) and measures in 12cm (4.7”) wide, 6.7cm (2.6”) tall and 4.4cm (1.7”) deep.

The Sprite 35-II will come in black and silver finishes and is set to start shipping in January 2021 for $34.95.

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