While our camera phones and social media feeds might be the easiest way to take and show off our personal pics these days, there's still plenty of fun to be had with handheld cameras, especially instant ones. Cool but nostalgic at the same time, instant cameras allow you to capture and print images in the moment—no filters or trip to the drugstore photo department necessary.
And though the days of old-school Polaroids reining supreme may be decades behind us, the Fujifilm Instax Mini offers the same kind of point-and-print experience—but with a decidedly modern upgrade.
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Instant-print cameras were all the rage last holiday season, and we're betting that the desire for these easy-to-use photo takers hasn't died down. If you have someone on your list that can't help but hop into a photo booth whenever possible, this is the gift for them (or…yourself?).
It's currently priced at $15 less than the suggested retail cost on Amazon, so stock up! The holidays right around the bend means countless parties, get-togethers, gift exchanges and more, all ripe for capturing fun memories (even when your phone battery or storage is zapped).
We love that the Fujifilm Instax Mini has a built-in selfie mirror mounted on the lens (to help better frame your selfie photos) and a close-up lens for nearby shots. Plus, it features two shutter buttons that allow for both vertical and horizontal shots as well as adjustable lighting control, so this pocked-sized powerhouse lets you customize the angle and finish of your instant prints in a matter of seconds. Even better, the bundle comes with a roll of color-coded film so you can get to taking friend and family snapshots immediately.
Whether for yourself, a friend, or as a party favor, these compact cameras are a fun way to step up your photo game and forge some palpable memories that stand apart from the ones in your Instagram feed.