Modern instant film cameras were invented by American scientist Edwin Land, who unveiled the Land Camera, in 1948, a year after unveiling instant film in New York City. The earliest instant camera, which consisted of a camera and portable darkroom in a single compartment, was invented in 1923 by Samuel Shlafrock. Fujifilm is now the only remaining supplier of instant film in the United States. Camera models sold by Polaroid now print the image on a small card, rather than develop the image, but it does emerge from the camera in a short time. Continue reading to see some of the coolest models out on the market today.
3. Fujifilm Instax 210
Fujifilm’s Instax 210 Camera produces near-instant, vivid, high-quality prints. With its rounded shape, easy-to-hold side grip, and fingertip controllable composite control panel, the Instax 210 offers vivid, high-quality prints almost instantly. Its automatically-adjusting flash, high-resolution retracting lens and big clear viewfinder add up to unsurpassed performance.Product page.
2. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 8 Camera offers new features and enhancements, starting with a slimmer lighter body. It’s approximately 10% smaller than the Mini 7S in volume ratio and boasts automatic exposure measurement. The camera signals the recommended aperture setting with a flashing LED light and the user can manually adjust the dial to the recommended setting. A High-Key mode enables consumers to take brighter pictures with a soft look – perfect for portraits. Product page.
1. Polaroid Z2300
Polaroid Z2300 features an integrated printer with ZINK Technology, enabling users to instantly capture, edit and in less than a minute print full color, 2″ x 3″ prints. Along with the ability to easily upload images to any social media platform, the Z2300 combines a compact form factor with a host of fun, easy-to-use features to create the ultimate social media machine. Product page.