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The “Kings” of Polaroid Cameras

Despite the “smartphone mania” and the super easy access to technology which both characterize our modern world, there are still some things from the past that “stand tall”. One of these things is the Polaroid camera.

Polaroid cameras are affordable cool gadgets, that unlike digital cameras, offer to the user the satisfaction of instant development of his photos, instead of the “screen-captured moments” of the digital ones. Although they need the film to function, these cameras are preferable to a great number of people, and there’s a reason for that.

It’s because it satisfies the desire of instant gratification that our world has become so used to, while at the same time, it provides something sentimental and authentic. Taking pictures with these kinds of cameras, gives a feeling of reward and satisfaction, due to the ability to create a physical memento of life’s most special and important moments, with just one press of a button.

But, what is actually the best of these “camera relics” if someone decides to buy one?

Well, here’s a list with 3 of the best Polaroid cameras on the market right now ( listed in an ascending order based on their price).

1) Fujifilm Instax 8

With its quite low price, it’s small and compact, its attractive exterior size and the user-friendly operation, this camera is, undeniably, one of the most popular Polaroid cameras on the market. It’s simplicity of operation, makes it perfect for first-time users.

Some of its key features are:

  • Picture size: 62 x 46mm
  • Lens Fujinon 60mm f/12.7
  • Range of focus/shoot: 0.6m ( 2ft ) to infinity
  • Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
  • Auto Exposure with Manual Switching System
  • Built-in constant firing flash
  • Accepts Fujifilm “Instax Mini” instant color film

2) Impossible Polaroid 600 Square Instant Camera

This camera looks like it came straight from the ’80s as it keeps all the vintage, old-school characteristics of the classic Polaroid cameras. It comes with a “film protector” from the light, once it is expelled from the camera, so it is guaranteed the film’s proper development.

Some of its key features are:

  • Picture size: 79 x 79mm
  • Lens 106mm f/14- f/42 (fixed focus)
  • Range of focus/shot: 1.2m (4ft) to infinity
  • Shutter Speed: 1/3 to 1/200 sec
  • Built-in automatic flash
  • Accepts Polaroid 600 Type film

3) Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera

This camera could easily be called a hybrid. Why? Because it’s both Polaroid and digital.That’s right, instead of using instant film, this one uses an LCD touch screen for previewing the photos and a built-in printer which allows instant development. A great combination for those who want to keep the convenience of a digital camera, with the main functions of a Polaroid.

Some of its key features are:

  • Picture size: 76.2 x 50.8mm
  • 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen viewfinder● 13 megapixels
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Photobooth Mode and Burst Mode
  • In-camera filters, borders, and digital stickers
  • Built-in self-timer and selfie mirror
  • Built-in printer
  • Micro USB port and microphone speaker
  • Accepts Polaroid Premium ZINK photo paper

In conclusion, people will always have the need to built a connection between the “modern” and the old, even if we’re speaking about Polaroid cameras. Our society has become so accustomed to the digital-modern technology, that this phenomenon itself enhances the impulsion to “resurgence” things from the past. The cameras which are listed above, answer better to this need, as to any other requirements the user might have.

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