Sure, smartphone cameras are great, but there’s nothing like watching a freshly snapped photo print and develop in front of your eyes. Instant photography, like the Polaroid pictures of old, is back. There’s a wealth of printing cameras on the market from manufacturers like Fujifilm, Polaroid Originals, Lomography, and even Leica. We’ve snapped pics with most of them, and these are our favorites.
And if you’re hunting around, we have guides to the best compact cams and some of the best mirrorless cameras.
Updated for October 2021: We’ve added a few new instant cameras and updated pricing throughout.
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