5 Great Instant Film Cameras


Polaroid cameras, once a staple of taking instant film photography vanished in 2008 after the company declared bankruptcy multiple times leading up to the year. As big of a niche instant film photography might be, it’s a fun and exciting way to take photos that most people don’t commonly do nowadays.

For those who don’t know, an instant film camera is a camera that uses a self-developing film after taking a shot. Basically, it’s a camera that creates a film print immediately after you take a picture. Once widespread in the 1980s, instant film cameras began to die off in the early 2000s, but have made a slight return in recent memory.

Whether you’re interested in instant film cameras or not, there are still a wide array of instant film cameras today, many of which still hold the Polaroid name. Novice photographers love the aesthetic and simple design of instant film cameras, while more professional photographers will utilize them to express their photography in a way that’s not as common. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at 5 great instant film cameras!

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1. Polaroid Now Instant Film

 You read that right, Polaroid is still around, with one of their most popular cameras being the Polaroid Now Instant Film. This camera has a surprisingly wide range of features such as autofocus, double exposure, and a few color options to choose from. The dual lens has auto focus and will make your photos stand out a bit more, even though it’s an instant film camera. CLICK HERE to check it out on Amazon.

2. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

 Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 9 is an excellent camera for people interested in joining the world of instant film photography. Some of its features include a selfie mirror mode, a macro lens adapter, and is one of Fujifilm’s smallest cameras. Price wise, it’s one of Fujifilm’s most affordable cameras, making it a must-get for any photographer. CLICK HERE to check it out on Amazon.

3. Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ6

The Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ6 shoots square photos through Instax film that prints excellent square pictures for you to look at. Like many of these cameras, it features auto-exposure control and also has a great flash that can adjust the shutter speed depending on where you are. CLICK HERE to check it out on Amazon

4. Fujifilm Instax Wide 300

 The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 is arguably the best instant-film camera with a retractable 95mm f/14 lens, LCD screen, 0.37x optical viewfinder, and a built-in flash. Even though a professional instant film camera might be a bit of an oxymoron, it’s quite remarkable what this camera can do. CLICK HERE to check it out on Amazon.

5. Canon IVY CLIQ+

 Lastly, we have the Canon IVY CLIQ+, a pocket-friendly camera that allows you to carry it with you no matter where you go. It includes a selfie mirror and an 8 LED ring light that’ll help you take great pictures no matter where you are. CLICK HERE to check it out on Amazon.

In Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed this article on 5 great instant film cameras. After reading this, are you interested in getting an instant film camera of your own? 

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