Choosing Your Instant Camera

With instant cameras, you can record a moment in time by not only taking pictures but also sharing physical, one-of-a-kind printed pictures. The classic aesthetic and method of taking an immediately printed photograph is unique.

The resurgence of film photography has meant Fujifilm, Polaroid and other leading brands have redeveloped instant cameras and film cameras to be jam-packed with contemporary features. Think compact designs, phone connections for printing digital photographs, and hybrid cameras with quick print and digital features. It is understandable why Fujifilm has long been a market leader in instant photography with their broad selection of excellent cameras.

With a range of alternate instant camera models out there, we wanted to help you navigate the range to decide which camera is best for you. 

If you’re keen to learn more about Instax photography, check out our article Polaroid & Instax Photography Tips on the Camera House blog

Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay Instant Camera

The LiPlay camera from Fujifilm Instax is a hybrid instant camera that allows you to  choose which shots you want to print after viewing captured images on the LCD monitor on the camera's rear. It’s perfect to make sure you always capture a great shot and have a digital copy. 

The sound feature on the camera also allows for up to 10 seconds of audio to be captured and attached to a photo through a QR code. This enables you to describe the scene in the picture and contextualise the memory. 

LiPlay also has a Direct Print functionality which sends a smartphone photo to LiPlay so that it may be printed. This gives your digital memories a film aesthetic but allows you to choose the best photo option before using up your film. 

The camera body is lightweight and stylish, more compact than most other instant cameras on the market. Its size makes it perfect to always keep in your bag for when the perfect photo moment arises. 

Polaroid Now i-Type Instant Camera

The Polaroid Now i-Type Instant Camera allows you to take stunning instant images whenever you want and wherever you are. It has a straightforward design and is very simple to use. You can take sharper pictures with this quick camera's autofocus 2-lens system. Simply take pictures of lovely occasions to save them as memories.

Don’t miss out on being in images with your loved ones with the inbuilt self timer to let you set up the camera and get into the shot. The autofocus will ensure the image is as crisp as it would be if you were behind the camera! 

Kodak C210R Mini Shot 2 Retro Instant Camera

The Kodak C210R Mini Shot 2 Retro Instant Camera lets you capture and print gorgeous photographs with ease. With a 10MP camera take clear images, and capture gorgeous selfies with help from the inbuilt selfie mirror. The inbuilt flash allows you to illuminate the subject in any lighting conditions. 

With the C210R Mini Shot you can even use this camera to print pictures that were taken by your phone via Bluetooth and altered using the Kodak App. You can print your favourite digital pictures in less than a minute!

The C210R Mini Shot uses 4Pass Technology for enhanced reproduction, resulting in exceptional print quality. It makes use of a film that creates photographs that are waterproof and finger-proof. 

The Wide-Angle FujiFilm Instax Wide 300

The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Camera allows you to capture stunning images in a wider format than the traditional instant image. The images are 62 x 99mm in size on a 86 x 108mm piece of film so you can add more into your instant images. The wide format of the film lends itself to capturing wonderful landscapes, group images, and cityscapes. 

Packed with great features, the Instax Wide 300 has a 0.37x optical viewfinder and target spot, retractable 95mm f/14 lens and built in flash. Easy to use, this model of camera takes Fujifilm Instax instant wide colour film.  

The Pro FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 NEO

For a compact instant camera, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 NEO provides cutting-edge capabilities in a lightweight and small camera body. The design of the Mini 90 NEO is nostalgic of the original instant camera, but with contemporary features to capture crisp and sharp images. 

Packed with features, the Mini 90 NEO features six shooting modes, including: double exposure mode, bulb exposure mode, macro mode, landscape mode, kids mode and party mode. With the built in flash, you’ll be able to capture clear images in any light conditions. The FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 NEO takes Fujifilm Instax Mini Film.

FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

The FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera has been designed with a 60mm f/12.7 lens to allow for close-up photography capabilities. This eliminates the need for a lens attachment with the close-up focusing able to be done from  11.8" to 19.7" to capture portraits, selfies or close-up objects. Selfies are made even easier with the built in mirror at the front of the camera design to perfectly frame your images. 

With a sleek and compact design, the Instax Mini 11 produces classic looking film prints the size of a credit card. With an automated exposure feature, the images will come out perfect for the lighting conditions without having to fiddle with manual adjustments. The FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 takes Fujifilm Instax Mini Film.

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