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The Best Instant Film Cameras

No patience? Instant film cameras are what you need. Learn what the best ones are our list of our favorites in the Moment shop.

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The Best Instant Film Cameras

My new go-to way to snapping and sharing instantly.

The Instant Film Shop baby, throwing it back, back again.

Out with the new, in with the old. Moments going analog. From Instant cameras to instant film, there’s everything you need to start shooting and sharing instantly. Everyone on the team is stoked to expand beyond mobile lenses and DSLR gimbals, we simply couldn't leave film out of the mix. Of course, it wouldn’t be proper of us to sell these bad boys without fully disclosing which ones are our favorites. So, low and behold… Here are our favorite instant film cameras of 2020.

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To Know:

Fujifilm’s Instax brand might be the most popular instant film camera of choice. It's become THE camera to use for parties, wedding receptions, and small gatherings as an immediate, personable gift to give your beloved company. On the SQ1, Fujifilm has removed multiple manual controls found on the previous model, the SQ6, and created a point-and-shoot instant camera that's incredibly simple to use. Although the controls are more limited, the improved auto-exposure system in the new Instax Square SQ1 delivers better-looking instant photos than the previous model.

What We Love:

It's Just Really Fun

With high quality grain and a durable protective square shell, we love taking this thing out on adventures for an old-fashioned whirlwind.

The Simplicity

This camera is the perfect testament to new film users; simple shoot and share with the touch of a button.

Better Exposure

Optimized for better exposure, the SQ1 is now made for darker scenarios with improved flash capabilities.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $120.00

Product Type: Instant Camera

Best For: People who want a fun, simple way to share instant photos at parties, gatherings, etc.

Shop Instax Square SQ1

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To Know:

Point, shoot, and keep: it’s that simple with the Polaroid Now. This series is an evolution of the original Polaroid OneStep cameras from the ‘70s that made photography effortless for everyone. The Now takes that simplicity and adds greater creative control, clean design, and vibrant color to make it more than a moment maker — but a life accessory.

What We Love:

Auto-Focus 2 Lens System

It decides which lens is suitable, so you get beautiful portraits in more places, more often — even without the flash.

Built-In Exposure

Dreamy, artistic, and ready to add some drama to your photography.

Self-Timer

Sometimes you need proof. Get it with the self-timer. In just one tap, you’ve got 9 seconds to gather your friends and smile.

The Details:

Brand: Polaroid

Price: $99.99

Product Type: Instant Film Camera

Best For: Those who love Polaroid’s classic name and even more classic product.

Shop Polaroid Now

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To Know:

Whether you’re relaxing at a pool party in the hills of Hollywood, sipping tea on the sofa while your dog does backflips, biking through Chilean vineyards or enjoying Sunday brunch with friends—simply select your preferred shooting mode and you’ll be on your way! Capture everything and even more with the 21mm equivalent Ultra Wide-Angle Lens attachment. Use it for wide-and-bright landscapes or instant selfie-fun with all your friends united in one frame. For stunning long exposure photographs, engage Bulb Mode on your Lomo’Instant Wide. Experiment with insane light paintings just by holding the shutter open manually for as long as you need.

What We love:

Close Up Addition

When you just can’t get close enough, simply slip on the Close-Up Lens and focus up to 0.1m!

Unlimited Multiple Exposures

With the flick of the MX switch, you can create awe-inspiring multiple exposure classics in an instant.

Color Gels

Add artistic style to your shots and experiment with cool and crazy results—4 brightly colored flash gels let paint your Lomo’Instant Wide shots with a smack of color.

The Details:

Brand: Lomography

Price: $179.99

Product Type: Instant Film Camera

Best For: Those who admire the artistic, experimental side of instant photography with additional lenses, accessories, and exposures.

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To Know:

It’s the camera you see on nearly every wedding reception table; fun, colorful, and totally a classic — the Instax Mini from Fujifilm bears no hits. With fully automated settings, a colorful outer shell swatch, and a selfie mirror — this just might be your go-to method of memory keeping. Instax also automatically determines the best brightness for taking a picture, and informs you of the suitable setting by lighting the corresponding lamp.Turn the brightness adjustment dial to the position (mark) of the lit lamp. It’s that easy!

What We Love:

Selfie Mirror

You can check your framing with the mirror next to the lens.

Close-Up Lens Attachment

Close-up shooting up to 35 cm away is possible.

High-Key Mode

Setting the brightness adjustment dial to the high-key mode mark allows you to take pictures with a softer impression.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $64.97

Product Type: Instant Camera

Best For: People who want a fun, simple way to share instant photos at parties, gatherings, etc.

Shop Fujifilm Instax Mini

How We Tested:

It’s no secret at Moment how we test our favorite products: we conjure up the best selling, most beloved items on the market and take them for a spin. This test was so incredibly fun to research, as Instant Film Cameras are making a strong comeback and make creating more playful than ever before. I can’t help but feel like a kid again! Each is different and unique to their audience; Polaroid offers that classic instant feel, whereas Lomography are more notorious for experimental offerings. Either way, there’s a little something for everybody in this list, hope you dug what we served.

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