Bell + Howell Old-Style Digital Camera, retail $2.99
Manufactured by Bell +& Howell (
Last updated 06-09-10

This product does not emit light of its own, so the standard review format will not be used and the product will not be assigned a rating. This website is mostly about light-emitting products, but occasionally, you'll see non-light emitting products on it too if it's something I use regularly and/or really like (this camera meets both of those criteria!).

This is the Bell + Howell Old-Style Digital Camera

It has a 0.300MP (megapixel -- that's 300,000 pixels) CMOS imager, has a black & white LCD display on the back that tells you -- among other things -- how many shots you have left, and operates from a pair of AAA cells that you furnish yourself.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Insert a couple of AAA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go shoot those damselfly nymphs (larvae).

Turn the camera on pressing & releasing the button marked "M" on the upper surface of the camera's body, at the extreme left.

Frame your subject in the optical viewfinder, then press & release that large "shutter release" button on the top of the unit toward the right to take a photograph.

This camera has an auto-shutdown that kills all power after approximately 60 seconds (1 minute) of disuse.

This camera has a female receptacle on its underside for a ž" 20 threads-per-inch "standard" tripod mounting screw.

To change the AAA cells, look on the underside of the unit for a battery door with an arrow and a bunch of lines on it. Slide it off, carry it to an open window, and huck it out that window so that the next door neighbour runs over it with his lawn mower and pulverises it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Dump the bad AAA cells into your hand (manually remove them from the battery compartment if they don't simply fall out) , and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AAA cells into the battery compartment, orienting them so that the flat-end (-) negative of each cell faces the spring for it in its chamber.

Slide the battery door back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad that you didn't chuck that battery door out the open window now?

The Bell + Howell Digital Camera is designed to be used as (what else?) a digital camera, not as flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) all over it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium or large ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, those photographs located directly below may very well be it.

The parking lot in front of the Pawn X-Change in Federal Way WA. USA.

High voltage lines (est. 69KV) near the Pawn X-Change in Federal Way WA. USA.

The Space Needle in downtown Seattle WA. USA; photographed on the afternoon of 12-29-09 from our moving vehicle along highway I-5.

Aqua suspension disk insulaters in service in Federal Way WA. USA.
This photograph is a little "furry" because it was taken through the windshield of a moving vehicle.

I'm not really going to uranate & grumble (piss & moan) about
the picture quality since this camera only cost less than $3.00 new!

Product was purchased in mid-summer 2009 on the PulseTV website.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Bell + Howell
    PRODUCT TYPE: Digital camera
    No. OF LAMPS: N/A
    SWITCH TYPE: 2 momentary pushbuttons
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2x AAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistant at maximum
    SIZE: 3.20" W x 1.70" H x 1.92" D
    WARRANTY: 1 year


    Product is not intended to be used as a light emitter,
    so the conventional "star" rating will not be used.

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