In this article we will try to find out which is the best instant camera. We managed to narrow it down to three finalists:
Polaroid Snap is a combination between the classic instant printer and a digital camera. It takes large images of 10 megapixels and saves them to a memory card while also printing them instantly on Zink photo paper. The camera costs about $100 and a pack of 50 Zink sheets is about $25.
Polaroid Snap is available in white, black, red and blue and works with an internal lithium-ion battery. It has a MicroSD card slot, self-timer and it offers the option to snap color, black & white and retro pictures.
The camera is easy to use and takes great pictures. The colors are not particularly great on printed pictures, especially when taken in a low light environment. However, black & white pictures are absolutely fantastic and they all have a retro look that would make any Polaroid user a bit nostalgic.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70
Instax Mini 70 has been released in September 2015 so it is one of the newest instant cameras on the market. It is a compact camera that comes in white, yellow and blue for a fair price of about $100. It works with Instax Mini films that cost about $10 for a pack of 10 sheets. However, there is a great variety of designs available for the frame of the printed pictures – from rainbow backgrounds to dots or stripes and even Disney characters.
Instax Mini 70 works with two CR2 batteries and is fully automatic. There is a selfie button that will set a closer focus, an option for macro or landscape and also a Hi-key function that will brighten the photos. The camera does not provide black and white options unless you buy black and white paper.
However, the colors can be great if the shots are not overexposed, which can be a real issue especially in sun light.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90
Instax Mini 90 has an awesome retro design, reminding us of Fujifilm X-series. Even if the camera is made of plastic, it comes with a textured leather strap that covers 90 percent of the exterior.
The camera retails for about $110 and uses the same film as any other Instax Mini.
Instax Mini 90 has a built-in flash, a landscape/macro mode, it allows multiple exposures and even has a bulb mode. The printed pictures have great deep colors that look really natural.
And the best instant camera is…
After reviewing the three cameras, we decided that the best instant camera is Instax Mini 90. It has the nicest design, it allows users to make their own settings and takes the best pictures.