In a world of digital cameras, one important aspect of photography seems to have been lost: the printed photo. Today, most of our photos live on our phones and hard drives. As great as digital photographs are, there’s really nothing like an instant print that you can have as a memory forever. Many instant cameras still use the same chemical process of their predecessors, which means you’ll still get that retro look that photo enthusiasts love – one that is hard to duplicate even in the best photo editing software.
So if you’re looking to branch out with instant cameras, here are a few of the best of 2021.
When you think of instant cameras, no doubt Polaroid is the first brand that comes to mind. This new model utilizes everything that made the original so good, while adding modern technology that takes it to the next level. OneStep+ features several settings from landscape to portrait (with a corresponding 89mm lens), as well as Bluetooth technology for a remote shutter controlled by your phone. If you loved the original Polaroids, this is the camera for you.
Kodak Mini Shot 3 Retro
This camera gives you the best of both worlds: an instant photograph and the ability to save a 10 MB digital copy into the Kodak Mini Shot App via Bluetooth technology embedded in the camera. These print out with Kodak’s 4PASS ink cartridges that come out with popping colors in a 3x3 print. The retro look of this camera, using classic Kodak branding, is a fun addition.