Kids React To Old Cameras Just How You'd Expect

Somewhere deep in the bowels of my memory, I remember my mother being really upset about the film with all the pictures from my sister's birthday party getting destroyed and all the pictures turning out really wonky because of it. The only proof that I have that this actually happened and it wasn't some delusion of childhood comes from the latest video from The Fine Bros. showing kids reacting to old cameras. We use the word "old" a little liberally here, because it wasn't all that long ago that we were using cameras with film in them (and of course a lot of people still do), but it is a little jarring even to me, a geezer who was born in the '90s, to see those cameras back in action.

More jarring still is the realization that digital is all this new crop of kids has ever known – and that they have, unfortunately, picked up some of the lesser celebrated clichés of the millennials who have paved the way for them. "SELFIE TIME!" one girl immediately exclaims after realizing that the "pretty ugly" thing that they'd been handed was a camera. Some shining moments in this video are the children attempting to load film in the camera and startling in fear when the noisy lens wakes itself up and pushes forward, but the best by FAR is the way they react to the flash when they inevitably all go for selfies. They also have unanimously deemed the idea of going to a store to pick up their physical pictures as a great karmic injustice.

"Who knew taking a picture could be such hard work?" one of the girls moans. I don't know about you guys, but this is enough of a throwback for me to stroke my smart phone lovingly and bask in the glory of one tap instant pictures. If you want more nostalgia and a good laugh, The Fine Bros. are also responsible for gems such as kids react to a walkman, kids react to gameboys, and kids react to rotary phones. I can't wait until I have kids of my own and can submit them for "kids react to smart phones," because by then I'm assuming we'll all have holograms we tap on our wrists, rendering any physical technology obsolete. In the meantime, here's the latest video on old cameras below:

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