Paper Shoot’s eco-friendly camera (yes, it’s made of paper!) gets a 2-megapixel upgrade

The Paper Shoot Camera is an eco-friendly alternative to disposable cameras, and it really is made from paper! Marketed as a great alternative for those who love the features of disposable cameras, with no need for developing or scanning, the Paper Shoot Camera doesn’t need to be thrown away once you’re done shooting .

The company behind the Paper Shoot camera has announced that an all-new 18MP option (as opposed to the original 16MP) is now available for pre-order, with an exclusive offer and a host of new features offering resolution higher.

Read our honest Paper Shoot Paper Camera review (opens in a new tab)

As an exclusive offer for early risers who pre-order the 18MP version, priced at $135 / £149 (the product is currently not available in Australia), orders will receive a free brand new feature map of their choice (essentially SIM cards, worth $30 / £32, which add new shooting options) which includes options for the latest Retro Frame, Color Palette, Square and Double Exposure cards. Also: find a pumpkin anywhere on the Paper Shoot camera (opens in a new tab) website in October to receive a bonus promo code!

Along with a resolution upgrade, a few other features have changed on the 18MP cameras. The USB interface is now Type-C as opposed to A, video quality has been increased from 1080p to 1440p (although videos are still limited to 10 seconds), and memory card support is increased from 32GB to 128 Go.

Paper Shoot cameras come with 4 interchangeable filters: color, black and white, sepia, and cool tone, which photographers can switch between using the filter switch that toggles on the back of the camera. The company also sells lenses, such as fish-eye, star lens, prism, wide-angle, and radial effect lenses that can be swapped on and off your camera to customize the shooting effect you desire.

Paper shoot cameras are certainly very aesthetic with great designs, and you can choose from a wide range of paper cases and beautiful colors to assemble your camera. We hope the latest 18MP offering is better than the first, and we’re excited to see what effort has gone into this new eco-friendly alternative to regular disposable cameras.

See our Paper Shoot camera review (opens in a new tab) (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

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Hopefully the company has made some internal improvements to this latest camera that go beyond the megapixel upgrade. When we reviewed a Paper Shoot camera in February (opens in a new tab)we found it to be overpriced with poor image quality and extremely poor battery life.

That said, we’d absolutely love to be proven wrong by Paper Shoot this time around, and hope the company can create a product that’s appropriate, quality, and affordable alternative to the damaging and wasteful trend of using disposable cameras.

Check out the 18MP Paper Shoot Camera (opens in a new tab) if your curiosity has been piqued. It’s definitely time to place an order, with plenty of early bird deals and exclusive pre-order discounts to make it worth your while.

• You might also be interested in our guides to the best film cameras (opens in a new tab)as well as the best disposable cameras (opens in a new tab)or maybe the best instant cameras (opens in a new tab)not to mention the best retro cameras (opens in a new tab) and finally the best camera for film students (opens in a new tab).

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