3's camera is weird. It's broken, but appears functionable in the dreams of our protagonists. Film materialises inside it in the real world of images it couldn't capture properly in the dream. It also doesn't seem like an accident our characters stumble onto it.
Why do you guys think that is? Is it the result of coming into contact with one in the real world, or does anyone in the dream have an equal chance of encountering it? I'm leaning towards the former, but I had a side theory that Rei "seeing" Miku and Kei's dreams is what gives them the camera, since they both sound like they'd been dreaming of the Manor before her but it's only then they find it.
Does anyone know why some images need to be developed too? It's a Rei-specific thing so I thought it might be something to do with her being the priestess, but I've got nothing. Developing the pictures = making the tattoo? idk.