Дата публикации: 2017-07-17 15:20
Gone are the minutes you have to wait while your photo fades into view the Polaroid prints your photo straight onto Zink paper , which develops instantly and is significantly cheaper than Instax film. The camera adjusts itself for each photo, and you can print in full colour, black and white or sepia. Insert a memory card and the snap will save all your photos, ready to upload onto social media.
The I-6 may carry the highest price-tag, but if you’re in this for the long haul then this is the camera for you. It combines instant film and digital technology in a way that is both true to Polaroid’s original design and fit for modern use. However, if you’re looking for a fun camera on a budget, you can’t go wrong with the Instax Minis, especially the Mini 8 , which although is the cheapest does everything you need it to.
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More control over a camera’s settings comes at a cost, but the Mini 95 offers more manual adjustments than its Instax counterparts, from double exposure to bulb mode, as well as brightness adjustment. You select the settings yourself, illustrated clearly on the digital panel on the back. This is great for beginners looking to get more experimental with their snaps. It takes Instax Mini film and is available in black or brown. It also comes with a rechargeable battery.
Pictures taken with the Instax Wide 855 bear more resemblance to the traditional Polaroid photo, printing out in larger sizes. With just two lens settings and a detachable close up lens (with a mirror for self-portraits) this camera sticks with the simplicity that Instax does so well, so it’s great for a beginner looking to take larger photos. Takes Fujifilm Instax wide film.
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This sits at the top end of the scale, and works best for pre-existing polaroid fans who are looking for an upgrade. There are enough accessories and hidden features packed in to keep even seasoned instant users entertained, from lens splitters and flash filters to the lens cap doubling up as a remote, so you can take self-portraits. It might take a few days to figure this one out, but at this price it is certainly an investment. Larger than many, the camera takes Fujifilm Instax wide film.
All of the cameras, and corresponding film, vary in price and functionality – most of the cameras we've listed here come in bundles with film, but we've listed what type of film to buy separately, too. While cameras are the more traditional ‘point and shoot' type, at the other end of the scale are cameras that require a little more patience to figure out their quirks.
When Polaroid announced it would stop producing film for Polaroid cameras, the Impossible Project was founded in an attempt to save instant photography. It bought the last remaining factory, days before it closed down, despite the fact the machines had been dismantled and the formulas destroyed. For the past eight years it has been refurbishing classic Polaroid cameras, such as the 655 Type. It is perfect for beginners wanting an original Polaroid camera, as it has only few controls: you can adjust focus length and lighten or darken your shots. The bulky, retro looks will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. It takes 655 Type film.