Fueled almost entirely by nostalgia, instant film cameras, like the traditional Polaroid, are still a fixture in today's market. These are the best offerings available right now.
The Fujifilm instax mini 90 has a cool retro design and the ability to automatically adjust its settings based on the lighting conditions. Other image capture modes include macro, a slow shutter speed for capturing light trails, and a double exposure mode, where two images are produced on a single sheet of film.
Although the Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 sports a larger and bulkier body than other instant film cameras, it prints photos in a larger film format (3.4 by 4.3 inches) akin to original Polaroid film. The camera's affordable price is appealing, as is its grippy and comfortable silver and black body.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 50S is the best instant film camera for those on a budget. It sports a compact body that's durable and comfortable to hold.
The Polaroid Snap Touch has a vibrant 3.5-inch touchscreen, enabling users to easily adjust from taking smartphone images to capturing real photos. Like all Polaroid offerings of late, the Snap Touch has a cool design and works with Zero Ink paper.
With its removable pop-up optical viewfinder that harkens back to the glory days when Polaroid cameras ruled, the new Impossible I-1 is the most cutting-edge instant film camera available today. Its built-in ring flash makes for great portraits, too.
The Impossible Polaroid 600 is brimming with old-school appeal, thanks to its folding design. It works with 600-type instant film, and it has a built-in automatic flash to work with its 106-millimeter single-element lens.
In order to keep up with the times, this Polaroid camera combines the ability to capture 10 MP photos in digital format or deliver them as 2-by-3-inch prints in less than a minute. Digital photos can be stored on a microSD card (the Snap supports up to 32GB cards).
One of the most popular instant film cameras around, the quirky-looking Fujifilm instax mini 9 can capture credit-card-sized prints using the manufacturer's proprietary film. It has an optical viewfinder, available auto exposure mode, and built-in flash.
Prynt Case, as its name suggests, can print the images you have captured on your iPhone. It has a rechargeable battery and a dedicated app that allows you to edit your photos before printing them.
The colorful Fujifilm instax mini 70 is an attractive instant film camera option from one of the market leaders. It can produce credit card-sized prints, and it comes with convenient features that include a selfie mirror with dedicated shooting mode, optical viewfinder, and even a tripod mount.
The pricey Impossible Polaroid SX-70 comes straight from the glory days of the instant film cameras. It features folding SLR setup, sonar-type autofocus, and a decidedly retro design that's sure to spark remarks from the people around you.
In case you're not sure if instant film cameras are for you, try the Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer. It has Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, so you can print 2-by-3-inch photos straight from your smartphone, via a Polaroid ZIP app for Android and iOS.
The Fujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2 uses a Wi-Fi connection to print photos from your smartphone or tablet. It comes in gold or silver, and it takes just 10 seconds to print your photos.
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