Does a 70's Kodak Instamatic count? I remembering saving money for film, flash cubes and print processing. It was the "Gateway" camera to photography. Been addicted to photography ever since.
No it doesn't because the OP says the first camera which allowed to take picture "with control". My Kodak instamatic 36 had only 1 control: "sun" or "cloudy".
I also had a Polaroid which had a strange knob on the front of dubious utility.
Power is nothing without control.