Almost 15 years ago, Polaroid announced that it would cease production of instant film cameras, to the dismay of hipsters everywhere. But just over 2 years later, there was a consumer-driven revival of the Polaroid film system, which led to an industry-wide resurgence of instant film cameras that many top manufacturers tried to cash in on.
Two prominent names in photography, Polaroid and Kodak, make some of today’s most popular instant cameras. Generally speaking, Polaroid instant cameras have lots of features and great image quality but cost quite a bit, while Kodak instant cameras are less expensive and fit in your pocket but don’t capture images as well. If you want something in between those two extremes, there are also some great recommendations from Fujifilm, one of Kodak’s and Polaroid’s biggest competitors.