Kids react to 1998 camera and film roll

(Courtesy: TheFineBros YouTube)


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The reaction to an alien object from 1998 plopped into the young hands of children in 2014 is almost too much to handle: good or bad. Watching kids trying to figure out how to use a Canon camera is hilarious – especially their perplexed looks of curiosity when they stumble upon the buttons to activate functions or when they’ve reached the end of the film roll and it automatically begins to rewind. But for those of us who actually used those cameras – ever-faithfully, too — we’re almost instantly saddened once we come to the realization that this once-very-relevant gadget now sits with the likes of typewriters and other nearly nonexistent technology items.

“I hope there’s a YouTube tutorial video for this or something; that’d be great,” says one of the kids as he tries to figure out how to load the film. Nevermind the effort it took to figure out the opening in the back of the camera to load it.

“This is like a scavenger hunt,” says one kid about trying to find the buttons to get the camera to work.

According to the video, the camera sold for $240 at the time, which would now be $350 today. But the real question: Can it take a selfie? Or in the words of one blatant girl: “Old-time selfie!” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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