The Best Instant Film Stocks

From Instant cameras to instant film, there’s everything you need to start shooting and sharing in the click of a button. Here's our favorite film stocks.

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The Best Instant Film Stocks

Playful ways to get creative and share in the click of a button.

The Instant Film Store 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 in the click of a button. 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… our favorite instant film stocks of 2020.

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To Know:

Instax Mini Rainbow Film features credit card size instant photos with unique color borders that you can leave blank or write a personal, fun message. Instax Mini Rainbow Film ensures sharp, clear reproduction, vivid colors and natural skin tones. For use in all Instax Mini Instant Cameras and Instax SHARE Printer.

What We Love:

As Colorful As They Come

With a rainbow border, no wonder you’re happier when you see your pictures as they print!

Crisp Colors and Details

The Square camera paired with Instax square film blends vibrant tones and perfect detail.

Small for Storage

They’re small enough for quick storage and easy stacking.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $14.99

Product Type: Instant Film
Best For: Fun people who want a colorful border to surround their precious memories.

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Fujifilm Instax Square Rainbow Film
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To Know:

Gorgeous, classic instant film from Instax… but with a black border instead. It helps fuel your creativity for more stylized shoots, but allows you to take shots like you normally would with any ‘ole regular camera. Inviting, creamy tones with a super natural color element, this instant film is definitely at the top of our list. We really love the simplicity and ease of use, too. Pop it in and print it out. The good ‘ole instant way!

What We Love:

Black Borders

I mean, it’s in the name. The borders are indicative of a gorgeously laid out, thoughtful design.

Comes Out Perfect Every Time

There’s no failures when it comes to Instax’s mini film cartridges, they are pretty much fool-proof and get the job done.

Great Exposure

Finally, an instant film stock that doesn’t overexpose every image.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $14.99

Product Type: Instant Film
Best For: First time film users wanting an edgy look to their printed photographs.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini Black Border Film
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To Know:

Modern film made for modern instant cameras. 8 instant photos to paint your moment with dramatic shadows and soft highlights. This black and white i-Type film is compatible with the OneStep 2, OneStep+, the Polaroid Now, and the Polaroid Lab. It’s battery-free so it won’t work for vintage cameras, but it will work for your budget. 8 instant photographs in that original Polaroid square format and finished in a white frame.

What We Love:

Rechargeable Battery

This film comes in a rechargeable battery, unlike their 600 film.

Develops Within 10-15 Minutes

Watch one of the most complex chemical processes come to life with your memories.

High Quality

Built to last, Polaroid’s proudly manufactures this film in the Netherlands built to last a lifetime.

The Details:

Brand: Polaroid

Price: $15.99

Product Type: Instant Film
Best For: Monochrome lovers looking to step it up a notch with Polaroiad’s high quality film pack.

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Polaroid B W i Type Film
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To Know:

With dazzling instant iconic-framed prints, stunning color and professional high-quality film technology, we ask you why not? Instax Wide Film is for all Instax Wide cameras (AND Lomography cameras!) and comes in 2 handy cartridges. It offers stunning instant pictures that you can fit into a purse, wallet or mini photo frame. INSTAX film ensures sharp, clear reproduction, vivid colors and natural skin tones. Highly stable, the new emulsion performs at temperatures as low as 5°C and as high as 40°C.

What We Love:

Develops Fast

Press the shutter, capture the moment, and watch the photo slide out and the image develop in front of your eyes.

HI Speed ISO 800

With superb grain quality, Instax film ensures vibrant colors and natural skin tones.

Easy-To-Load Cartridge

Each cartridge is designed and labeled for easy loading and filled with 10 photos each.

The Details:

The Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $24.90

Product Type: Instant Film

Best For: The ultra-classic looking white bordered instant film stock for both Instax and Lomography cameras.

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Fujifilm Wide White Film 2 Pack

How We Tested

Instant film is easy to test; you simple plug and play. When I was able to test out the multiple different types of instant film cameras for our 2020 review, I was able to load each cartridge into their respective canisters, shoot, and watch each memory come to life. I, of course, dig the wild and more playful borders, but the simple black or white bordered film stocks reigned superior in my taste. There’s simply nothing better than a classic instant picture frame!

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