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Instant Cameras Are Alive and Well

There are holiday moments that you want to treasure forever, and luckily, instant cameras are there for you when you need a keepsake of those special times. Instant cameras have been around for decades, but their popularity is on the rise in recent years. Many brands like Fujifilm and Leica have elevated the instant camera cult, all the while quietly paying homage to the first instant camera—the Land Camera Model 95—manufactured by Polaroid in the late 1940s.

Being able to capture moments with instant film can add a fun, creative element to your holiday plans. At KEH Camera, we have a wide selection of cool instant cameras. Check these out:

Leica Sofort Instant Print Camera, White

Leica is known for their legendary, sleek, stylish and iconic cameras. The Leica Sofort Instant Camera is their instant objet d’art. Available in a variety of colors, its size is great for easy travel and it’s a fun way to add a lot of personality to your summer photos. Equipped with a 60mm f/12.7 Automatik Hektor lens, it can capture a group shot beautifully. If you’re looking for a more official group shot, flip your camera around for a selfie! The mirror on the front of the Sofort assures you can capture each face into the frame. You can purchase a pack of Fujifilm Instax Mini Film to start snapping instantly.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Moon White Instant Print Camera

Another colorful instant camera is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70. The Instax Mini 70 is equipped  with a selfie mode, a front-facing mirror and a variety of controls to set exposure levels and capture gorgeous snapshots. Place your Mini on a tripod, set the timer and you’re ready to shoot group shots with all your friends. The Instax Mini accepts the Instax Mini Film which has 10 shots per cartridge.

Polaroid One Step (SX-70) Camera

This camera has classic looks and proves there is nothing new about the instant camera craze. Manufactured in 1977, the One Step is a non-folding SX-70, inspired by its predecessor the Polaroid Land Camera. Though not equipped with a built-in flash (it originally used flash bulb bars), you can attach an electronic flash with a special flash bar connection for better lighting. SX-70 film is known for its slower development, so that gives you more time to try the creative fun of Polaroid manipulation—this is the process of drawing on a Polaroid frame while the film is still developing. Let the artist in you shine!

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