Instant Cameras have been around since the days of the original Polaroid Land Cameras. A modern instant camera such as the Fujifilm Instax, the Impossible Project camera, and the Leica Sofort use Impossible instant, Fuji instax or Leica Instant film to capture memories and snapshots of life that are preserved forever in the physical form. The valuable keepsakes that these cameras produce will stand the test of time and are one-offs, never to be reproduced or copied or manipulated, unlike digital photos.
If you're looking to buy an instant camera, we've put together a handy guide to make your life easier: The Handy Guide to Buying an Instant Camera.
These cameras make ideal gifts - they're fun and easy to use, and they deliver physical images that can be passed around and shared amongst friends and family.
The nation's love of instant photography has exploded in recent years, with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 arriving in 2013, followed by the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 in 2015.
Then, in 2016 we were joined by The Impossible Project's first camera - the Impossible I-1 in April, and then Leica's contribution to the instant camera game with the Leica Sofort in September.