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LIST: Cutest instant cameras to buy for snapping lasting memories

By AYIE LICSI Published Jun 27, 2022 6:04 pm

While you can take amazing photos with a tap on your smartphone, there's still something magical with snapping pictures with an instant camera.

There's a certain charm with looking through the small viewfinder, the sound of the camera shutter, and how photos immediately print after a click of a button. The photos you end up with might not be as crisp and clean as shots taken with your phone, but the results are utterly unique.

Instant cameras have evolved with the times, too. Some of them have screens like more modern cameras so you can easily compose your shot, and some of them even allow you to print photos from your smartphones.

Functionality aside, today's modern instant cameras are pure aesthetic—they look like they were plucked from yesteryear. Here are some of the cutest instant cameras you can get your hands on for snapping lasting memories.

Instax Mini 11

Featuring a toy-like design, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is a great, simple point-and-shoot camera. This kid-friendly shooter only needs AA batteries and film to start, which can be easily replaced. 

Unlike previous Instax Mini models, this one has automatic exposure so it's easier to take bright photos anywhere. For selfies, there's a small mirror mounted on the front of the camera.

The Instax Mini 11 comes in blush pink, ice white, sky blue, lilac purple, and charcoal gray for P3,990.

Instax Mini Evo

If you're willing to shell out extra cash on an instant camera, you can try the Instant Mini Evo. This hybrid camera sports vintage dials and buttons with an LCD screen. It also has a microSD slot so you can store and view images before printing them.

The Instax Mini Evo is available for P11,499.

Polaroid Go

Another tiny option like the Instax Mini 11, the Polaroid Go is the world's smallest analog instant camera—it can easily fit in the palm of your hand! This camera features a self-timer and double exposure mode—great for those who want to practice more advanced film photography.

The Polaroid Go is available for P8,990 at Henry's Cameras.

Polaroid Now

For those who are fans of the retro look, the Polaroid Now is a great choice. It boasts a dual-lens autofocus system for better photos and has Bluetooth connectivity for remote triggers. 

The Polaroid Now, coming in black and white, is available for P9,790 at Henry's Cameras.

Escura Instant 60s 

This battery-free instant camera will give you old-school vibes as you wind it after taking the shot, and crank it to print—no retaking or post-processing needed. The Instant 60s features a retro funky design with 60mm lens and two aperture options.

The Escura Instant 60s starts at P3,980 with the flash sold separately.