Film cameras you might want to invest in


There are multitude of film cameras available on the market today, many ranging from being simple and practical to more professional and complex. Each camera has its own unique and distinct features.

Film cameras come in various styles, types, designs, and functions. Not only that, but the type of film used can also range in size and design.

Cameras can be very fun to use and handy to have around. They allow you to capture the beautiful moments in life and look back on those memories in the future. But the question of what camera you should purchase always comes into play. Below is a list of cameras and their features to help you see the camera that’s best for you.

INSTAX MINI 11 ($75 – $80 USD)

  • Available in many colors
  • Easy to use
  • Uses Instax Mini Film
  • Can shoot in monochrome
  • Small and compact
  • Settings automatically adjust to the lighting of your area

KODAK m35 ($23 – $27.60 USD)

  • Uses 35mm film
  • Various colors available
  • Flash can be turned off


  • Available in three colors
  • Uses Instax Mini Film
  • Has a digital screen
  • An app is available to connect the camera to your phone
  • Films taken on the camera can be scanned to reveal a short video
  • Has a ‘Frames’ feature where you are able to add an effect to your photo

INSTAX MINI NEO 90 ($120 – $170 USD)

  • Available in two colors
  • Uses Instax Mini Film
  • More control of settings
  • Includes two shutter buttons for photos vertically and horizontally
  • Has a tripod mount


  • Available in one color
  • Has a digital screen
  • Uses Instax Mini Film
  • Is similar to the Instax Mini LIPLAY but is more complex
  • An app is available to connect your phone to the camera

POLAROID NOW+ ($149.99 – $174.99 with bundle)

  • Available in many colors
  • Uses Polaroid I-Type Film (the film is square-shaped and larger than Instax Square film)
  • Film ranges in many designs and filters
  • An app is available to control the camera through your phone

KODAK MINI SHOT 3 SQUARE ($129.99 – $139.99 USD)

  • Available in two colors
  • Uses ink to print photos
  • The film is square-shaped
  • Photos can be edited directly on the camera such as borders and filters

INSTAX SQ20 (price varies depending on sellers)

  • Available in two colors
  • Uses Instax Square Film
  • The camera is digital but cannot be connected to your phone
  • You are able to select the photos you want to print
  • Filters can be used for your photos
  • Collages and a short video can also be made

Ways to Customize Your Camera

Lots of people choose to leave their cameras as they are, however, you can decorate your camera by adding different designs to personalize it specifically to you.

Here are some ways you can customize your camera.

  • Placing stickers on your camera.
  • Make your own strap for your camera. They are also available for purchase in select stores and small businesses.
  • Different cases are available for your camera’s protection.
  • For INSTAX Mini 9, there are shutter-button add-ons in various colors to make the camera more unique.

All cameras and films mentioned are available for purchase on Amazon, Target, Walmart, Urban Outfitters, and other select retail stores. Used but fully functional cameras may be found on Mercari, Poshmark, or other selling apps.