What are the best instant cameras?

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    #1Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic

    The Instax mini 90 includes features like a bulb and double exposures, that are peculiarities of analogue cameras. Because of its fast shutter speed,  this device allows you to take pictures of kids, pets and anything that moves quick.


     

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    Jacqueline Wheeler
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "This is a nice instant camera. The pictures come out really nice. I like this camera a lot. I take a lot of pictures of my kids. "
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    #2Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

    Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

    The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Hybrid Instant Camera prints on the new Instax squared film (2.4"x2.4"). It also allows you to preview the image before you print it thanks to the 3" LCD screen. 

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    Deborah Johnston
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "I grew up in the age of Poloroids, and have missed the luxury of instant photos. The new Fujifilm Instax camera fills that need. I love the larger size and the ability to view my photos before I print them. I can even share photos online - we all know how important that is! The ability to apply filers right in the camera make family events fun and exciting the second I bring it out. The price is a little higher than other instant cameras, but the extra features are totally worth it!"
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    #3Polaroid Mint SLR670

    Polaroid Mint SLR670

    The Mint SLR670 is a vintage camera by Polaroid that allows you to take the world-known instant photos. It features the Time-Machine accessory that allows you to play with the light getting astonishing images. 

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    Billy Mendez
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "Ahh, bringing back the old days with the instant camera. This is basically an updated version of an old classic. I remember using a Polaroid back in the 80's and it was so much fun. Well, it's even more fun now with the many technological advances since then. This is the best instant camera you can get (I'm not even sure anyone else does this). Everyone knows that Polaroid = instant cameras and they have delivered once again!"
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    #4Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

    The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is the most affordable instant print camera by Fujifilm. It features a slimmer body, automatic exposure measurement, high-key mode and improved viewfinder for clarity. It works with Instax Mini Film. 

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    Concepción Núñez
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "I love printing out pictures so I was hoping this was a good product. It is. I went through several instant cameras. This one is by far the best made. Great product. "
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    #5Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

    The Instax Mini 70 is the Fujifilm's newest addition to the line of Instax cameras, offering more advanced feature set like a special dark mode, improved picture quality, new selfie mode, a tripod socket, and much more.

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    Jeffrey Cook
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The camera is compact, and just big enough to do the job. The pictures are modern, and the materials are up to date, resulting in images that easily compete and even trump those photos that we take with our phones."
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    #6Lomo'Instant Wide

    Lomo'Instant Wide

    The Lomo'Instant Wide is a retro-style analogue camera that uses Fujifilm Instax mini film. Presented in white colour, it features unlimited multiple exposures into the same picture, long exposures, two-step focusing and colour gels to transform your photos. 

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    Wu Wen
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "As a photographer, sometimes I like the shots I take on film instead of just using digital. I purchased the Lomo'Instant Wide camera, and it really fits my needs. I really enjoy using it."
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    #7Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
    Instax Mini 9 is a beautiful camera that has a selfie mirror and a close-up lens adapter which makes easier to focus on subjects as close as 35-50cm.  It comes in five different colours: Flamingo Pink, Ice Blue, Lime Green, Cobalt Blue and Smokey White.



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    Randy Jimenez
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "I bought Instant Mini 9 camera and its a very effective camera that gives me what I want like I love very up-close photos and this has delivered good results for me.Am able to focus on subjects very easily."
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    #8Leica Sofort

    Leica Sofort

    The Leica Sofort is an elegant instant print vintage camera by Leica. It is simple and very fun to use and uses Fujifilm Instax Mini film. It features a compact body with navigation icons by Leica Camera, 3 zone focus system and 2 year warranty. 

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    Stephanie Weaver
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "The Leica Sofort is an okay instant camera. The print quality can be a little bit better and I believe there are better ones on the market."
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    #9Polaroid Z2300

    Polaroid Z2300

    The Z2300 10MP is a Polaroid camera print instant photos in 2x3" in full color in less than 1 minute. It features a 10MP sensor, compact size and 3" bright color LCD and it's compatible with SD cards up to 32GB

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    Phillip Lee
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "This is a neat concept with a nice package that ultimately falls just short of the mark. The idea of printing a picture immediately without the old school "Polaroid border" was appealing, until I noticed an awful lot of grain on the pictures, no matter what kind of light I was shooting in. Neat idea, not so neat execution."
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    #10Lomo'Instant Automat

    Lomo'Instant Automat

    The Lomo'Instant Automat is a vintage style camera presented in a lot of different combinations. It is a fully automated camera designed for fun. It works with instant film Instax Mini by Fujifilm.

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    Ankita Kapur
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "Such a cute camera! I use this camera for making magnets of the photos I take for my family and friends. The pictures are great quality and it's so much fun introducing this vintage camera to the kids in my family. We have a lot of fun with it and it comes in a nice variety of colors."
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    #11Polaroid Snap Touch

    Polaroid Snap Touch
    With this beautiful digital camera, you can print your photos instantly in Polaroid Zink Zero Ink Paper. The device comes in various colours, has an LCD viewfinder, and is compatible with smartphones! It also includes a useful handy wrist strap!



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    Kathleen Moreno
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "This camera is beautiful and the performance is average. Not a bad choice but I would keep looking."
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    #12Fujifilm Instax Wide 300

    Fujifilm Instax Wide 300

    The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 allows you to make the biggest Instax photos of the Fujifilm Instax family (62mm x 99mm). It has extended options such as 95mm f14 lens with 2 focus areas, light and dark control and flash-on button. 

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    Ruth Patel
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "In this age of digital cameras and cellphones being able to take amazing pictures, why would anyone want to buy a film camera? Well, the answer in this case is that it takes instant pictures. Even with all the technology we have, there's nothing like seeing film develop in real time, people always look amazed, and at the end of the day have something physical to take home. It's always a great hit at parties."
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    #13Fujifilm Instax 210

    Fujifilm Instax 210

    The Instax 210 is an instant camera by Fujifilm that works with the Instax Wide film (4.25 x 3.4"). It features LDC control panel displaying the focal distance and remaining film, electronic shutter, two-range shooting options and automatic flash. 

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    Amanda Thomas
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "I bought this camera for a family vacation. I wanted to give my younger kids an option to take pictures from a young persons view point without having to hand over my phone every time they saw something that fascinated them. I am exceedingly impressed with the Fujifilm Instax 210. The ease of use was even better than I had hoped for. My kids had a great time taking many random photos and there were several occasions when they were arguing over who gets to take pictures next. If you're looking for a great camera that takes exceptional photos and it's easy enough for a child to master, this camera is the perfect choice. I highly recommend."
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    #14Polaroid PIC-300

    Polaroid PIC-300

    The PIC-300 is the cool, modern and easy to use vintage-style camera by Polaroid. It uses card-size instant colour photos Polaroid 300 instant Film and PIF-300. It features automatic flash, instant print and 1/60 seconds electronic shutter. 

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    Louis Smith
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "I grew up in the 80s and 90s. I can remember old Polariod cameras. When I saw they were releasing a new instant carema I had to get it. The PIC-300 works exactly like I remember. Oh, the nostalgia."
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    #15Impossible Project I-1

    Impossible Project I-1

    The Impossible Project I-1 Analog Instant Camera delivers the Polaroid-style photography, featuring an advanced ring flash designed to take high-quality portraits. It works with the Impossible I-type and 600 type instant film. 

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    Terry Schneider
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "If analog cameras are your interest, like my interests, the Impossible Project I-1 Analog Instant Camera should not be overlooked. It's the 'original instant camera, reinvented' is their slogan and I couldn't agree more. If you are an avid photo connoisseur, you can't go wrong with this camera."
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    #16Nikon Coolpix W300

    Nikon Coolpix W300

    Nikon Coolpix W300 Camera is freezeproof, shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof to 100 feet. It features a 16-MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor and performs well even in a low-light environment. It can also record 4k Ultra HD videos.

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    Ruth Ellis
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Some goods and bads with this one. The rattling as others mentioned can be annoying. Performance is fine once you learn its limits. I have found the flash, and custom flash controls, to be excellent and helps to compensate for its limits. I do miss the folding screen of my old TG 870 which was perfect for snorkeling and off angle shots which happen with some regularity with this class of camera. Surprise feature: Direct micro USB charging! No proprietary wires to lose or wall plug thingy's, and you can recharge on the go using standard cell phone battery banks. Bravo! I would not recommend the CP3 silicone jacket - looks cool but adds too much size with no real function. "
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    #17Polaroid Snap

    Polaroid Snap
    This digital instant camera has an extraordinary design and comes in a pocket-size, what makes it very practical to use! It is an amazing device that allows you to get digital images and also impressed photos by using Zero Ink. 


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    Brandon Gardner
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a cool camera that is easy to use. I like how small the camera is because it makes it easy to transport."
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    #18Polaroid Spectra AF Instant Film Camera

    Polaroid Spectra AF Instant Film Camera

    This is an original Polaroid Spectra instant camera ideal for collectors and hobbyists. It features the classical folding design and autofocus system. Also, it includes a pack of 20 pictures. 

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    Leonardo Ventura
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "Call me old fashioned but its hard to be a Polaroid instant film camera. Point, snap, and you've got a picture in seconds. You just can't beat it. These things are pretty much indestructible as well. They can really take a beating. The only issue is that it isn't as easy to get more film in stores as it used to be but, hey, that's what the internet is for. "
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    #19Polaroid SX-70

    Polaroid SX-70

    The SX-70 is a folding SLR camera manufactured by Polaroid Corporation from 1972 to 1981. The body is made of glass-filled polysulfone, the film pack contains a flat, 6-volt "PolaPulse" battery to power the camera electronics, and the original flash system is a disposable "Flash Bar" of 10 bulbs.

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    Larry Fuller
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "This camera is only worth it if you are a collector. I didn't find the photo quality to be anything special, and it feels fragile. I would recommend going with a more modern iteration for something well built and to save some money."
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    #20Polaroid Snap Instant Camera Bundle

    Polaroid Snap Instant Camera Bundle

    Polaroid Snap Instant Camera Bundle includes a gift bundle of 60 sheets of ZINK paper, 9 sticker sets, camera pouch, twin tip markers, photo album, hanging frames and other accessories. This can hold a micro SD card up to 32GB.

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    Kevin Hudson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Polaroid is the pinnacle of cameras and when it comes to instant cameras, they are #1. Polaroid took their classic camera from the 80s and made ti relevant again putting in a micro SD card and live pictures at your fingertips. Polaroid continues to be at the forefront of instant cameras."
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    #21Polaroid Insta-share Printer

    Polaroid Insta-share Printer

    The Polaroid Insta-share Printer is a gadget designed by Polaroid in collaboration with Motorola. It will turn you Moto Z into a portable Polaroid camera, which makes it a great gift for every photography lover. 

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    Yi Tan
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I love the fact that I can print my photos immediately! This is the best invention for a photographer like me! I just like to take pictures on the go! "
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    #22Fujifilm Instax Mini 90

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 90

    The INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic is a retro camera that features a variety of new shooting modes, like double exposure and macro modes. The INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic features a Kids mode with a fast shutter speed for capturing fast moving objects.

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    Patricia Morgan
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "this is the best instant camera I have gotten. I like that I can take pictures of sports games and have them turn out well."
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    #23Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

    The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 features the magic of vintage instant analog pictures. It has a selfie mirror incorporated on the front side, macro lens for close-ups and automatic exposure measurement. It is available in five colors. 

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    Karen Soto
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "This is a nice instant camera. There are a couple different colors to choose from and its really easy to use. The picture quality is really good too."
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    #24Nikon COOLPIX W100

    Nikon COOLPIX W100
    Nikon COOLPIX W100 is a shockproof and waterproof instant camera equipped with a 13.2 megapixels lens. The camera also features a sensitivity sensor of up to 1,600 ISO,  3x optical zoom capacity, and a 2.7-inch LCD.
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    Christine Ryan
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "While shopping for cameras on Amazon, I looked at the Nikon COOLPIX W100. It does look like a very nice, inexpensive camera with some neat features. However, I am currently searching for an instant camera for my daughter, so this one will not work."
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    #25Olympus TG-5

    Olympus TG-5

    Olympus TG-5 Camera is a 12MP highspeed lens camera that is dustproof, crushproof, freezeproof and waterproof up to 50 feet. This durable instant camera is specifically made for extreme adventures and tough weather conditions.

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    Alice Porter
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Exciting camera that is high in quality pictures and can go underwater for up to 50 feet. Great for those who like to have an adventure."
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    #26Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2

    Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2
    Select your best shots from your smartphone and get instax prints by just transferring the shots from the app to SP-2 via Wi-Fi connection.
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    Thomas Cox
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "I bought this awesome printer, the Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2, so my fiancee could print the pictures we take around, and I definitely made her happiness! The printer is easy to configure, and it prints great quality pictures. I suggest it to everyone interested in printing while being around."

Summary

Best What are the best instant cameras
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo ClassicElectronics 24 Paid
2Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10Electronics 18 Paid
3Polaroid Mint SLR670Electronics 17 Paid
4Fujifilm Instax Mini 8Electronics 15 Paid
5Fujifilm Instax Mini 70Electronics 14 Paid
6Lomo'Instant WideElectronics 13 Paid
7Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant CameraElectronics 13 Paid
8Leica SofortElectronics 12 Paid
9Polaroid Z2300Electronics 9 Paid
10Lomo'Instant AutomatElectronics 7 Paid
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