8 Best Polaroid Cameras for Instantly Capturing Moments
Instant film cameras are fairly inexpensive, yet quite cool gadgets to capture memories with. Don't forget that even though they are quite affordable, instant film cameras require users to purchase film for their shots, so in case you are an overly active shutterbug, you might be better off with a digital camera.
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 90
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, as well as one with a slow shutter speed for capturing light trails. The camera is available in two colors—brown and black.
POLAROID SNAP TOUCH
The Polaroid Snap Touch has a vibrant 3.5-inch touchscreen, thus 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, multiple color options, and it works with Zero Ink paper. It can also connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and allows you to apply filters on your photos before printing them.
The Impossible I-1 is the most cutting-edge instant film camera available today. Designed to work with 600-type film, the snapper allows users to take full control of their photographic experience by connecting it to an iPhone via Bluetooth. Its removable pop-up optical viewfinder, on the other hand, harkens back to the glory days when Polaroid cameras ruled.
IMPOSSIBLE POLAROID 600
The Impossible Polaroid 600 is brimming with old-school appeal thanks to its folding design. It works with 600-type instant film and has a built-in automatic flash to work with its 106-millimeter single-element lens.
Available in a quartet of different colors, the Polaroid Snap is one of the latest instant film cameras to hit the shelves. In order to keep up with the times, it combines the ability to capture 10MP 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). A rechargeable battery, pop-up viewfinder that acts as an on/off button, and an attractive design make the Polaroid Snap an attractive pick.
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 8
One of the most popular instant film cameras around, the quirky-looking Fujifilm instax mini 8 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. Simply requires a duo of AA batteries to work.
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 70
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 comes with convenient features that include a selfie mirror with dedicated shooting mode, optical viewfinder, and even a tripod mount. The camera is powered by CR2 batteries.
IMPOSSIBLE POLAROID SX-70
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 decidedly retro design that's sure to spark remarks from the people around you.
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