They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Luckily, it doesn’t take a thousand dollars to
take that picture. These days, there are so many ways to document moments in your life –
whether big or small. From your iPhone, to your Android, to Snapchat, Instagram, and even
your mom’s old digital point-and-shoot camera. But with technology at our fingertips, there’s a
yearning for tangible evidence of picture-perfect moments. The resurgence of the polaroid
camera in various forms makes that yearning a reality. Check out the list below for some of the
best camera finds that deliver on great quality insta-print photos.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
With just two AA batteries and a hipster attitude, you can fit the mold of a proud owner of a
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera – or perhaps gift it to the hipster in your life. This affordable find
comes in five cheerful pastel colors on Amazon. Instant gratification never looked so sharp.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
The Neo Classic is a slightly pricier (although still attainable) version of the Instax Mini 9. The
looks are – you guessed it – “classic; they harken back to the early versions of Polaroid with a
feau leather body and gunmetal grey accents. It even has auto-adjusting flash and shutter
speed for optimum photo quality.
Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera
The 2×3 “snaps” from the Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera are ready to share with friends
in under a minute. Not only that, but these adhesive prints can be stuck onto binders, folders,
scrapbooks, and more almost instantly! The camera comes in fun, bold colors making it the perfect gift for anyone.
Polaroid PIC-300 Instant Film Camera
Long battery life, a tiny portable camera, and instant picture posts – nothing could be better!
This would make a great gift for a first-time camera owner. The bright purple color is an
especially fun draw for youngsters with an eye for angles.
Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Film Camera
We’ve figured out by now that Fujifilm knows what they’re doing when it comes to cameras. So
when we found this one that has an automatic extending 95mm f14 lens with two focus zones,
optical viewfinder (have to get that focus RIGHT), and light-and-dark control, we knew it would
appeal to the more sophisticated camera consumer that still wants that instant photo printing
Lomography Lomo’Instant Automat
This Lomography camera boasts some pretty impressive qualifications – two shooting modes, a
fully automatic shutter, “super straight-forward zone-focusing (whatever that means),” and you
can even use the Fujifilm Instax film with it. Not to mention it has multiple settings, giving you
the versatility to produce long or short exposures (which means you can shoot during the day
or capture some sweet night time photos…I think).
Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF Instant Film
The Polaroid Originals OneStep is a true spin on the classic Polaroid camera. The shape is
sleeker than old models, but gives you a similar feel to the good old fashioned hand-held point
and shoot we vaguely remember and love so much. It even has a self timer (can you say,
selfie?!). It even comes with a neck strap to really solidify your “cool” factor.
Polaroid Originals 600
This little guy is so vintage it’s giving me “all the feels.” I get instant flashbacks of my mom
holding this thing – snapping photos of the family during the holidays and laying them on the
dining room table to develop. It just makes you want to host a family function. Some of your,
shall we say, more seasoned family members will get a kick out of receiving this as a gift.
Especially those who are tired of the camera phones that pervade modern society.
As the holidays approach, make sure you and your loved ones are fully prepared to capture
every special moment. And while you’re at it, set a goal to spend less time on your mobile
devices and more time with each other. What makes this doable? A Polaroid (or Polaroid-type)
camera that captures your holiday memories, prints photos you can share, and allows you to be
in the moment. Happy photo taking!