Instant film photography has been around for about two decades with the advent of smartphones and more affordable point-and-shoot cameras. It is offered in various formats from two companies, Fujifilm and Polaroid Originals. To help you better pick out what camera is best for your needs, we’ve rounded up the best instant cameras in categories ranging from simple point-and-shoots to fully manual machines.
Whether you’re looking for a fun camera for the family, travel adventures or want to try something a little different, there’s a wide choice of instant cameras out there. Here’s our pick of the best models you can buy right in 2019.
Digital cameras have may kill analog photography off, but analog is coming back with instant cameras.
Polaroid OneStep 2 i-Type
The OneStep 2 is a new Polaroid camera that blends classic design with contemporary style. It’s inspired by Polaroid’s original OneStep, but updated to create a simple, easy-to-use instant camera that works straight out of the box – just pick up some i-Type instant film and you’re good to go. It’s got a high-quality lens and a powerful flash to give you great photos every time, and this newly improved Viewfinder model makes framing your photos even more intuitive than before. Plus with its long-lasting rechargeable battery with 60-day battery life, you’ll always be ready to shoot, whether you’re on a brief excursion or a journey round the world.
Inspired by the original OneStep camera from 1977, the Polaroid OneStep 2 and OneStep+ are analog instant cameras for the modern era. Whether yours is connected to your phone, or helping you unplug, you’ll discover new ways to play and share a moment you can hold.
With only a few buttons and simple, intuitive design, it’s easy enough for a child to use.
Whether on a surf adventure or out at a party, the stylish, compact Leica SOFORT is always by your side. Dive into the atmosphere and be inspired! When you encounter a special moment, frame it, capture it – quickly, intuitively and creatively! The simple operation and variety of settings of the Leica SOFORT will help you take control.
The Leica SOFORT is the first instant camera from Leica and it was created precisely for these lifelong memories that you can relive again and again.
Alongside the White, Orange and Mint colorways, the Leica SOFORT is now also available in the classic color that always goes with everything. This new black version stands out from its colorful counterparts with its unique signature. The product name SOFORT can be stylishly seen peeking out from the black, in white lettering all around the sides of the camera body.
Leica is most known for its impressive lineup of 35-millimeter rangefinder cameras, but the German camera maker /Leica Sofort — which means instant in German/ has jumped on the instant photo business that uses Instax Mini film.
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