The Best Instant Cameras as Gifts for Christmas

Instant cameras make wonderful Christmas gifts - they're fun, easy to use, give physical, tangible images that can be shared and passed around, and let you hold your memories in your hand.

Here's our quick guide to buying an instant camera as a gift this Christmas.

The nation's love of instant photography has exploded in recent years, with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 launching in 2013, followed by the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 in 2015.

Then, in 2016 we welcomed The Impossible Project's first camera - the Impossible I-1 in April, and then Leica's contribution to the instant camera market with the Leica Sofort instant camera in September.

So here are our Top 4 picks for instant cameras for Christmas...

The Impossible Project's I-1 Analogue Instant Camera:

The first new camera in over 20 years designed specifically to use Polaroid's photo format, the Impossible I-1 is the original instant camera, reinvented. Featuring a ring flash, manual mode, and a remote trigger and self timer, the I-1 delivers high quality physical images.

The Leica Sofort Instant Camera:

Designed by Leica Camera in Germany - makers of some of the world's greatest cameras, used by the world's best photographers - the Leica Sofort is for lovers of light and creative souls, bringing a sophistication and seriousness to instant photography. 

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Camera:

A modern take on the instant camera from Fujifilm, the Instax Mini 70 is a portable, stylish and fun camera that's available in 3 colour variations & with selfie mode, a selfie mirror, automatic exposure control, and hi-key mode, it's easy to take great shots.

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera:

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 makes the perfect Christmas Gift - it's an ideal, affordable first instant camera, producing amazing results in a wide range of lighting conditions. It's easy to use, with a variety of modes to choose from, and comes in a range of colours to match your style.

Hopefully this has helped you in your buying decisions this Christmas - but if you're after some more gift ideas and inspiration, check out our other Christmas Gift Guides:

Finding the best Under £50 Gifts for Photographers at Christmas

Camera Bags: A Christmas Gift Buying Guide

Christmas Gift Ideas: Buying an Action Camera

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