When we talk about instant camera 2016 , we have several new Instant camera models released to market in this year. Polaroid has released a new and cheapest instant digital camera and Fujifilm has released the Next Camera in Instax mini series. Another Important thing happened in this year is Impossible Project has launched their own instant photo camera. So it’s a quite exciting year for Instant photo camera fans.
Instant Camera 2016
Anyway If you are looking for instant photo camera to buy then there are several questions you have to ask your self,
- Your Budget. Yes it’s really important. All new Polaroid cameras are lot expensive than Fuji Instax models. All of these digital instant models cost you $150 or more (Only exception is Polaroid Snap). But these cameras are digital so you can save images into internal or external memory and move to other devices like phones or computer.
- Film Pack price. Both Instax Film and Polaroid ZeroInk film packs are lot cheaper than old Polaroid film packs or their new alternative Impossible project film packs. These new Polaroid 600 / Spectra / SX-70 packs cost you around $25 for 8 photo prints. But with new Instax and ZeroInk film packs you can get 25-50 photo printer for $20.
- Type of Camera you want. There are those who really, badly need one of those old Polaroid cameras and willing to pay $25 for 8 exposure film packs. For others it depends on what you need. If you need bigger 3 x 4 format prints then you can go for Fujifilm Instax 210 , Instax 300 or Polaroid Z340. For those who are happy with 2×3 Mini Film then there are plenty of options from Polaroid Socialmatic to Instax Mini 8, Instax Mini 90 and Instax Mini Hello Kitty.
- If you want an old Polaroid Camera then you have only three models which still has film packs available. That’s Polaroid 600 series, SX-70 series and Spectra series. You can get film for these cameras from Impossible Project company. Polaroid Mio and 300 cameras can use Instax Mini Film. Also if you want or have a Landcamera which use peel-apart type 100 instant film then you are lucky. You can use FujiFilm FP-100C film for those models like Polaroid 420, Polaroid 104, Polaroid Colorpack II etc.
Okey now lets look at what choices do we have in 2015 if you want an Instant photo Camera or Polaroid Camera,
Impossible Project I-1 Camera
First ever instant film camera from Impossible Project Co. This one released in May 2016. A quite expensive camera if you compare with similar models. Impossible Project I-1 Camera is basically a Polaroid 600 model. The different is I-1 doesn’t relay on batteries on 600 instant film pack. It has it’s own battery. You can use Impossible Project 600 film.
Polaroid Snap is nice and simple instant digital camera which was released in early 2016. This is the cheapest Polaroid camera in market today. It comes in five different colors. It’s compact camera which will fit into your pocket. Polaroid snap has a 10 mega Pixel Sensor so images are pretty good for an instant photo camera. Snap camera uses new Polaroid Zink photo paper, 2×3 format type. This model powered by a built-in lithium ion battery. This is not a good thing in my opinion because if something goes wrong with battery camera would be useless.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 is released in early 2016 and this camera is one of the best out there in market among analog instant cameras. It’s pretty much good as Instax Mini 90s camera. It has lots of features and options than older Instax mini models.
If you are looking for instant cameras 2016 then I think this is the first camera to consider. It’s an bit expensive camera so I’m not saying it’s the best camera when it comes price but Polaroid Socialmatic camera is bridge between past and present. It’s an Instant camera which give instant photo prints just like any other instant photo camera out there but also it’s an instant digital camera. Which means you can save images, move images in or out or select which images you want to print and discard the rest.
But that’s not all! This camera also has Android OS and Wi-Fi so you can edit and upload images to your favorite social media sites like Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. So it will popular among youths today since everyone connected to social media sites and most of youths are always updating things about their lives using photos. But like I said before this Polaroid camera cost you around $300. So it’s not a cheap instant camera.
FujiFilm Instax 300
Fujifilm Instax 300 is the successor of Instax 210 camera. This camera looks so nicer than the old bulky 210 model. It cost you twice but I’m sure everyone who needs a Fuji Instant photo camera which print bigger photos would want this one just for it’s elegant look. Basically it’s the same camera just with different and new look.
Instax 300 uses WIDE film which is 3 x 4 format. It’s similar to old Polaroid camera film but gives you better prints. Camera cost you around $140 and Cost per photo print would be around $0.80.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty
Guys these days you can get this Hello Kitty Camera for less than $100 !! Original price was $250! Click the above image and check Amazon page for more details. If you are in USA then this is for you. If you are not then check local camera stores maybe it’s a worldwide special offer.
This Mini Hello Kitty is Instax Mini8 camera with different more cute design they released for Fuji’s 80’s anniversary and 40th Anniversary of Hello Kitty. If you are a big Hello Kitty fan thing you would love this camera. All features are pretty much same as Mini8.
This camera cost you around $100. It’s no longer too expensive and a good collectible item for Hello Kitty fans. Fuji Believe they will able to sell more than three million cameras even thought it’s not available in most local stores. It’s a good camera. One new feature this one has Mini8 doesn’t have is shelfie mirror like in Mini25 and Mini50s cameras. This Mini Hello Kitty camera is the cutest model among Instant cameras of 2016.
LomoInstant Camera is another new model launched in last but released to market in 2015. You can get LomoInstant white camera for around $100 and Lomo’Instant Sanremo model the brown color one cost around $140. This camera was developed by Lomography as a peoples project. It was funded by Lomo and Instant camera fans around the world.
You can buy this instant photo camera from stores around the world Specially the while color version is cheaper and available more commonly than Sanremo model. Other three models. It uses FujiFilm Instax Mini film. This camera has some pretty cool and advance features like built-in Wide Angle lens, three shooting modes, unlimited multiple exposures and also Infinite Long Exposure feature etc.
Maybe it’s too early to give it five star rating but it might become serious competition to other advance Instant cameras like Fujifilm Instax Mini 90. At least it’s not expensive like other Instant camera 2016 models. It’s the only other camera in market after Mini 90s which has so many features giving you more control over your photos.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90s Camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90s Camera is released in 2013 so now it’s been two years since this one has hit market but still it’s very popular among instant film camera fans. This is the best instant camera Fujifilm has released so far. It has lot’s of features to give you more control over photos.
These days you can by Mini 90s from Amazon for around $150-$170 and it use Instax mini film which is one of the cheapest film packs available in market. If you are looking for camera which gives has more manual settings and you can take more quality photos then you should try this one. It might be little bit more expensive than other mini cameras but quality is lot better than any other in market.
Mini 8 Camera
Instax Mini 8 camera is one of the most simple and also cheap instant cameras in market. It comes in eight colors and price depends on the color. You can buy it from $70 to upward. Powered by 2 AA batteries and uses Mini film packs. doesn’t have too many features like the Mini 90 model but price is lot less. If you are looking for a cheap instant camera then this one is one of the few new models out there in market.