Polaroid closed its last factory in 2008 and a bit of everyone's childhood died. Over the past decade, however, a number of camera manufacturers, including Leica and Fujifilm, have designed their own versions of the instant camera. and in 2014 The Impossible Project rode that wave by buying Polaroid's old machines to continue making film for old Polaroid cameras - and as of 2020 they're also making new instant cameras.
Today, thanks to these camera makers and the resurgence (and enduring love) of film photography, there are more instant cameras available than ever before. Many of these instant cameras are as simple and straightforward to use as the old school Polaroids of decades ago. However, there are also more sophisticated instant cameras, which have advanced shooting capabilities and even smartphone compatibility.