Top Best 18 Instant Print Cameras in December 2021

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Kodak
Kodak - MiniShot 10.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - White
Description

Create lasting memories with this Kodak Mini Shot instant camera. Its 10-megapixel image sensor and built-in wide angle lens take high-resolution photos from a natural perspective, and it prints photos in 50 seconds for you to share with friends. This Kodak Mini Shot instant camera has a rear LCD screen that lets you review shots and make edits.

7 Features
  • 1.7" color LCD display: For clear viewing and easy navigation.
  • 10.0-megapixel CCD: Captures high-resolution images.
  • Auto white balance controls: Help achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions.
  • Built-in flash: For taking pictures in a variety of conditions.
  • Built-in Bluetooth: Makes it easy to transfer photos from the camera to your smart device or transfer any image to the Mini Shot for printing
  • Special photo effects: Include borders and color filters for creative images.
  • Instant printing capability: Prints 2.1" x 3.4" photos in under a minute, so you can show off your favorite shots.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jeff, 10 out of 10
    I love it

    Small but mighty camera and very easy to use even for me.

    Jul 29, 2020 13:17
  • Review by Debra, 10 out of 10
    Cute size

    Mini shot prints cute sized credit card photos that you can easily put inside your wallet or stick to your wall mirror. Super cute.

    Aug 02, 2018 12:08
  • Review by STEVEN, 10 out of 10
    Wonderful gift

    Bought this for my daughters to share and it was a bit of good and bad move. Good move because they uber love their mini shot and can't get over taking photos and printing. Bad move because they can't decide which owns it for real. Gotta buy another one.

    Aug 07, 2018 10:43
  • Review by Patricia, 10 out of 10
    Angles

    This camera looks small but it has wide-angle lens that can cover the subject of your photography. Lol. It absolutely can. I use this camera to take photos of gardens I like and it works.

    Jul 23, 2018 14:13
  • 10score
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    Fujifilm - Instax Square SQ1®
    Description

    Showcasing a modern, minimal and clean design, the INSTAX SQUARE SQ1 is loaded with features. From square-formatted prints and Automatic Exposure to One-Touch Selfie Mode and textured grip for a comfortable shooting experience, you’re in complete command of capturing your most precious moments.

    7 Features
  • Battery Life: Two CR2 Batteries Included
  • Adjustability: Twist the lens to turn it on. Twist it again for Selfie mode.
  • Settings: Automatic exposure
  • Material: Rounded and textured grip for a comfortable hold
  • Use: One-Touch Selfie Mode
  • Speed: ISO 800 speed
  • Appearance: Modern, minimal and clean design
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Polaroid, 10 out of 10
    Such a cute camera!

    Such a cute color! Nice to have different camera sizes!

    Oct 31, 2021 11:58
  • Review by Nate, 8 out of 10
    Great camera!

    Love this camera very easy to use which it could get higher exposure but all in all a step up from the instax mini. But I can say if your going for a more classic film look on your photos, I’d go with an older Polaroid or even other point an shoots.

    Feb 05, 2021 22:31
  • Review by 616booquacky, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Bought this for our niece for her birthday. Read the reviews, its all good.

    Jul 09, 2021 17:28
  • Review by Camera, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend it

    It's an amazing product, I really love using it, happy I purchased it

    Mar 05, 2021 16:58
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    10/10

    Purchased this for my sister. She seemed to enjoy it :-)

    Jan 21, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Carrie144, 10 out of 10
    Instant pictures! Fun!!!

    Love these cameras! Even takes great selfies! Fun on trips and love having a a picture we can share with people we meet in our travels.

    Jan 08, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Kearie23, 8 out of 10
    Camera

    Bought it as a gift for my son he loves it. The picture quality is okay. Cute gift for young kids

    Dec 25, 2020 16:21
  • Review by MikeHawk, 10 out of 10
    All females love these

    My chick loves it she hasn't put it down since she we got it

    Feb 17, 2021 18:51
  • 9.6score
    3
    Fujifilm
    Fujifilm - Instax Square SQ1®
    Description

    Showcasing a modern, minimal and clean design, the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 (Model 16670510) is loaded with features. From square-formatted prints and Automatic Exposure to One-Touch Selfie Mode and textured grip for a comfortable shooting experience, you’re in complete command of capturing your most precious moments.

    7 Features
  • Battery Life: Two CR2 Batteries Included
  • Adjustability: Twist the lens to turn it on. Twist it again for Selfie mode.
  • Settings: Two CR2 Batteries Included
  • Material: Rounded and textured grip for a comfortable hold
  • Use: One-Touch Selfie Mode
  • Speed: ISO 800 speed
  • Appearance: Modern, minimal and clean design
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Polaroid, 10 out of 10
    Such a cute camera!

    Such a cute color! Nice to have different camera sizes!

    Oct 31, 2021 11:58
  • Review by Nate, 8 out of 10
    Great camera!

    Love this camera very easy to use which it could get higher exposure but all in all a step up from the instax mini. But I can say if your going for a more classic film look on your photos, I’d go with an older Polaroid or even other point an shoots.

    Feb 05, 2021 22:31
  • Review by 616booquacky, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Bought this for our niece for her birthday. Read the reviews, its all good.

    Jul 09, 2021 17:28
  • Review by Camera, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend it

    It's an amazing product, I really love using it, happy I purchased it

    Mar 05, 2021 16:58
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    10/10

    Purchased this for my sister. She seemed to enjoy it :-)

    Jan 21, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Carrie144, 10 out of 10
    Instant pictures! Fun!!!

    Love these cameras! Even takes great selfies! Fun on trips and love having a a picture we can share with people we meet in our travels.

    Jan 08, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Kearie23, 8 out of 10
    Camera

    Bought it as a gift for my son he loves it. The picture quality is okay. Cute gift for young kids

    Dec 25, 2020 16:21
  • Review by MikeHawk, 10 out of 10
    All females love these

    My chick loves it she hasn't put it down since she we got it

    Feb 17, 2021 18:51
  • 9.6score
    Fujifilm - Instax Square SQ1®
    Description

    Showcasing a modern, minimal and clean design, the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 (Model 16670508) is loaded with features. From square-formatted prints and Automatic Exposure to One-Touch Selfie Mode and textured grip for a comfortable shooting experience, you’re in complete command of capturing your most precious moments.

    7 Features
  • Battery Life: Two CR2 Batteries Included
  • Adjustability: Twist the lens to turn it on. Twist it again for Selfie mode.
  • Settings: Two CR2 Batteries Included
  • Material: Rounded and textured grip for a comfortable hold
  • Use: One-Touch Selfie Mode
  • Speed: ISO 800 speed
  • Appearance: Modern, minimal and clean design
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Polaroid, 10 out of 10
    Such a cute camera!

    Such a cute color! Nice to have different camera sizes!

    Oct 31, 2021 11:58
  • Review by Nate, 8 out of 10
    Great camera!

    Love this camera very easy to use which it could get higher exposure but all in all a step up from the instax mini. But I can say if your going for a more classic film look on your photos, I’d go with an older Polaroid or even other point an shoots.

    Feb 05, 2021 22:31
  • Review by 616booquacky, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Bought this for our niece for her birthday. Read the reviews, its all good.

    Jul 09, 2021 17:28
  • Review by Camera, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend it

    It's an amazing product, I really love using it, happy I purchased it

    Mar 05, 2021 16:58
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    10/10

    Purchased this for my sister. She seemed to enjoy it :-)

    Jan 21, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Carrie144, 10 out of 10
    Instant pictures! Fun!!!

    Love these cameras! Even takes great selfies! Fun on trips and love having a a picture we can share with people we meet in our travels.

    Jan 08, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Kearie23, 8 out of 10
    Camera

    Bought it as a gift for my son he loves it. The picture quality is okay. Cute gift for young kids

    Dec 25, 2020 16:21
  • Review by MikeHawk, 10 out of 10
    All females love these

    My chick loves it she hasn't put it down since she we got it

    Feb 17, 2021 18:51
  • 9.6score
    Fujifilm - instax mini 11 Instant Film Camera - Lilac Purple
    Description

    Take photos instantly with the INSTAX Mini 11 Instant Camera. With its Automatic Exposure function, there is no need to adjust a dial anymore to take photos based on your lighting. Just snap and shoot! Take the perfect selfie with the Mini 11’s Selfie Mode that allows you to get up close and personal with its built-in macro mode and selfie mirror. The camera also includes 2 fun shutter button accessories that can be attached to the shutter button to customize the camera’s look. Expressing yourself has never been easier with the Mini 11!

    6 Features
  • Auto-exposure mode: The Mini 11 automatically selects the optional shutter speed in any environment. The Mini 11 captures bright backgrounds and bright subjects, even in dark scenes.
  • One-touch selfie mode: The mini 11 has a built-in macro mode and a selfie mirror for the perfect selfie. You don’t need a close-up lens attachment. Just pull the lens barrel until the “Selfie Mode” mark appears.
  • Compatible with Instax Mini Film: Images develop in approximately 90 seconds.
  • Shutter button customization: 2 shutter button accessories are included- jewel button and a glow button.
  • On the Go: Slim body size that is easy to hold and store for travel.
  • Battery Type: Mini 11 uses 2 AA batteries.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by adahctirk, 10 out of 10
    what a compact!

    super convenient and capture the background details, one of my favs so far!

    Sep 06, 2021 12:51
  • Review by Kari, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for me

    I always had a hard time figuring out what setting to use. So I love that this one does it automatically!!

    Aug 03, 2020 12:49
  • Review by Heypril, 10 out of 10
    Worth it to buy

    I received mine today! Although it took about 5 weeks to arrived, it still worth it! I love my Instax mini 11!

    Jan 23, 2021 02:39
  • Review by Cailee, 8 out of 10
    Good but could be better

    The lighting is off sometimes. I wish it had more features to adjust lighting

    Feb 12, 2021 15:38
  • Review by PinkPolaroidCamera, 10 out of 10
    Awesome experience!

    Super cute and works just the way we expected! A perfect gift for any teen, mom, or friend! Loved the color and size of photos! Finding the product came easily and the purchasing process gave us no trouble, the workers were super nice and willing to help out in anyway they could. Overall a wonderful experience, would definitely recommend to anyone interested in purchasing a Polaroid!

    Apr 02, 2021 18:21
  • Review by Breezy, 10 out of 10
    Perfect gift fir any age!

    Good quality and easy to use! Been wanting an instax mini for years now and I’m glad I waited to purchase the 11 because it has flash so helps the print quality a lot.

    Oct 09, 2020 16:01
  • Review by Awesomeness, 10 out of 10
    And when her little brother used it the camera ha!

    This little camera is darling and works really well with good Clare pictures and the only thing I would say is to be careful about being in bright sunlight up close because it looks a little over exposed in bright sun, And when her little brother used it the camera handle was hanging in front of the lens so there was a hand all in the picture which has nothing to do with the camera performance just an FYI

    Oct 30, 2020 17:17
  • Review by Dani, 10 out of 10
    Merry Christmas to me

    Love this camera so much! I have to get use to picking the right lighting but other than that .. great gift to myself

    Dec 25, 2020 19:15
  • 9.4score
    Fujifilm - instax mini LiPlay Instant Film Camera - Blush Gold
    Description

    Capture and print stunning photos with this Fujifilm instax mini LiPlay instant camera. The simple interface and built-in display screen make it easy to take pictures, sort through albums and select images to print. This Fujifilm instax mini LiPlay instant camera lets you print detailed pocket-sized photos so you can preserve and share precious memories.

    9 Features
  • Select and print your photos: Use a 2.7" color LCD screen to get your perfect shot, and select the images to print.
  • Sound on photos: Convert recorded sounds into a QR code, and add it onto your photo so you can replay the sound and relive the moment.
  • Built-in frames and filters: Get creative, and add fun frames and filters to your photos.
  • Various designs: Enjoy 10 preinstalled image frames on the camera, alongside 30 frames featured on the application. You can also use the application to assign any of these frames to add to the camera's shortcut buttons.
  • instax mini LiPlay app for your smartphone: Provides added functionality such as sound on photos, remote shooting and more.
  • Camera and smartphone printer: Allows you to easily print photos from your smartphone via Bluetooth.
  • Remote shooting: Easily capture group photos by using your smartphone as a shutter button.
  • Speedy print: It only takes about 12 seconds to send and print your images, which allows you to save your time.
  • Compact design: The small size fits just about anywhere and is perfect for use on the go.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sarah, 10 out of 10
    Love this!

    I love this. It may have cost way too much but I love that you don’t have to print every picture and you can print from your mobile phone. Will use it a bunch when our new baby comes.

    Mar 12, 2021 17:26
  • Review by Byebye2020, 10 out of 10
    Best buy by Christmas

    Well made my wife love it.....got her for Christmas can't stop using it

    Jan 08, 2021 17:10
  • Review by Ashh, 10 out of 10
    Super Convenient!

    Love this camera solely because if I ever leave my house without the camera, I can use my phone to take pictures and then print them when I get back and can put those photos in my album! Also, the filters the camera comes with are nice but I personally don’t use them.

    Jul 19, 2019 17:02
  • Review by Jaqp, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    I love that you have the option to print pictures from your phone. It allows you to print those additional memories even if you forgot your Instax.

    Nov 02, 2021 08:21
  • Review by Happy, 8 out of 10
    . Granddaughters Birthday

    Excellent for instant photos. I brought it as a gift for my granddaughter. To take pictures for her birthday celebration.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:28
  • Review by rjess, 10 out of 10
    loveeee!!

    i love this camera so much! not only can you take pictures and get a memory card to save them but you can also print from your phone.

    Aug 19, 2021 23:43
  • Review by bbjones, 10 out of 10
    camera

    I was trying to find a camera with a timer for my wedding an I found this one an I played with it an I love this camera , im so happy with this purchase an I would recommend to anybody thats looking for a affordable camera .

    Apr 16, 2021 21:28
  • Review by Sweet, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Bought this for the wife and she loves it. Great functionality, gets used every day

    Nov 27, 2020 18:30
  • 9.4score
    Fujifilm - Instax Mini 40 EX D US
    Description

    Make a statement with your style with the INSTAX MINI 40 instant camera. The INSTAX MINI 40 is pumped with attitude for today’s new generation of image makers and shot takers. Combining “fast to action” features with classic design cues and the use of INSTAX MINI instant film, it’ll keep you one shot ahead of the rest. The INSTAX MINI 40 is ready to hit the streets running thanks to its built-in selfie mode. Pull out the lens for an extra click, line yourself up in the mirror and capture your style in a one-of-a-kind selfie. With the power of automatic exposure, the camera automatically calculates the brightness of the environment you’re in, so what you see is what you get, every shot, every time. All this packaged up in a timeless and epic silhouette. We’ve even edged the design with premium silver accents, and added a deluxe black texture that is sensational to touch. We’ve gone all out to propel the INSTAX MINI 40 into a league of its own.

    4 Features
  • Compatibility: Uses INSTAX MINI instant film only; produces instant print, credit card sized 2” x 3” photos
  • Exposure: Built-in automatic exposure for ideal pictures every time
  • Design: Classic, deluxe design with premium silver accents
  • Accessories: A hand strap, user manual, and 2 AA batteries are included.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JokerSenpai, 10 out of 10
    Neat Camera

    I bought this camera for my sister's birthday and she really likes it. To be honest, the camera is pretty pricey; however, my sister takes it around with her everywhere, so I am not worried about her forgetting about it.

    When it comes to shipping, the camera came in perfect condition. Extra note is that this camera does not come with film.

    Sep 24, 2021 20:04
  • Review by Holladay, 10 out of 10
    My favorite point and shoot instant camera

    It’s exactly the mini 11 but with a retro look. Fun camera that could benefit from a bigger view finder.

    Jul 24, 2021 05:41
  • Review by Yonce, 8 out of 10
    Love it

    I wish it took usb (it take AA battery) and it not great for night but it polaroid camera so I would expect that much when it comes at Night

    Sep 09, 2021 05:47
  • Review by Holden, 8 out of 10
    Nostalgia Camera

    Nice looking nostalgia for a new camera without the flash bulbs

    Sep 24, 2021 15:56
  • Review by CasualGamer, 10 out of 10
    Decent mini polaroid option

    Compact and stylish camera. Film a little pricey but simple enough to operate.

    Jun 11, 2021 16:19
  • Review by Heyzues, 10 out of 10
    Best purchase

    This is perfect for on the go. Pictures are amazing. I would def recomend this. Thank you

    May 21, 2021 15:47
  • 9.4score
    Polaroid Now i-Type Camera The Mandalorian Edition
    Description

    Bring the Disney+ series home with The MandalorianTM Edition Polaroid Now analog instant camera. Polaroid’s new point-and-shoot camera with autofocus, double exposure, self-timer, and a more accurate flash wrapped in the colors and iconic characters from the latest Star Wars franchise.

    5 Features
  • Polaroid Now i-Type Camera The Mandalorian Edition: Polaroid’s new point-and-shoot camera with autofocus, double exposure, self-timer, and a more accurate flash wrapped in the colors and iconic characters from the latest Star Wars franchise.
  • Shoot with the light: The more light in your shot, the better your photo will turn out. Instant film loves light, especially natural light. Use the flash for all your indoor photos. For best results we also recommend using the flash for outdoor shots, unless it’s a bright sunny day.
  • Develop in the dark: All photos appear blank at first. They’re most sensitive during this time, so don’t bend or shake them. Shield them from the light, and place them face down as they develop. Keep B&W photos shielded from light for about 1 minute, and color film for about 6 minutes.
  • Care for your camera: Your camera has a set of rollers inside the film door. Each photo passes through these rollers as it’s made, so it’s important to make sure that they stay clean. If the rollers get visibly dirty then gently wipe them down with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Shutter System: Custom design, using precision step motor for shutter
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Vilent, 10 out of 10
    Great Quality, Photos are as expected, Easy to use

    I absolutely adore this camera! Very easy to use, came with instructions on how to load the cartridges and change the focus! It also came with the charger and a neck strap. The quality is slightly better in color than the original polaroids (to be expected) and the develop time takes a bit longer, make sure your subject is still, not very good for moving subjects (as to be expected). Weight is light but feels sturdy, the grip is not awkward but rather comfortable. Great for any beginner or one who enjoys the novelty of a physical print.

    Dec 11, 2020 16:58
  • Review by DeadBoy88, 10 out of 10
    Solid Camera

    Loving this Star Wars camera. Sometimes hard to get a good picture with it, but that could be on me the user

    Nov 02, 2021 15:23
  • Review by Xbox, 10 out of 10
    Camera

    Looking for a gift to give it to my son who love to collect a lot of item. Found it.

    Oct 30, 2021 10:34
  • Review by heyitsme2091, 10 out of 10
    Satisfied My Needs

    Very nice camera, I like the way it is reminiscent of the older Polaroid cameras. I wanted a darker coloured camera, so I chose the Mandalorian edition one. I was also pleasantly surprised by the quote on the bottom of the camera. I have no regrets from purchasing this camera.

    Jun 25, 2021 22:08
  • Review by Film, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Loved it, this was my first polaroid camera and it was great took amazing photos with it i would totally recommend this item.

    Aug 07, 2021 21:33
  • Review by Dave, 10 out of 10
    Polaroid Now

    The Polaroid now is a easy camera to start on with detailed instructions, a long internal battery life, as well as the Itype film being slightly cheaper

    Jul 02, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Xarafortlauderdale, 10 out of 10
    XARA

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    Sep 03, 2021 22:23
  • Review by lawbreaker102, 10 out of 10
    POLIARDO

    GREAT ITEM THANK YOU IT WORKS GREAT I HOPE TO BUY MORE FILM FROM U THE FILM IS GREAT ALL SO

    Aug 07, 2021 00:18
  • 9.2score
    Fujifilm - Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle - Sky Blue
    Description

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle comes with instax mini 11 camera, 10 pack of white bordered instant film, photo holder clip stand that holds 8 instax mini photos, and an idea booklet. Capture your picture or selfie with the easy one-touch selfie mode and watch the instant film develop right in front of your eyes. Instax mini film comes with a white background that you can personalize with a messgae.

    5 Features
  • Included in Bundle: Bundle contains instax mini 11 instant camera, 10 pack of white bordered instant film, photo holder clip stand, and idea booklet
  • Automatic Exposure: The high-performance flash automatically calculates surrounding brightness and adjusts shutter speed accordingly
  • One-Touch Selfie Mode: Simply pull out the lens to instantly switch to Selfie Mode and check your framing with the selfie mirror
  • Personalize: Film has classic white frame that you can leave blank or personalize with fun messages
  • Accessories: Customize your camera with the two shutter button accessories and strap included
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Johnb, 8 out of 10
    Memories

    I bought this item for my granddaughter and she loves it. Brought back memories of the original Polaroid. I would caution though that I personally find the pictures on the small side but as far as quality is concerned it is very good. As I said it was bought as a gift and since the recipient was pleased so was I.

    Oct 20, 2021 08:48
  • Review by Instex, 8 out of 10
    My Daughter Loved it, that’s all matters

    I bought this for my daughters birthday and the smile I got on her face worth millions. She loved it.

    It’s easy to setup and photo quality is also good. For beginners like my daughter the auto one is good, but I would rather prefer the previous version where you have control on few light options. As only got 10 snaps all are used and had to get stock up the 2 pack one, one of the disadvantages of this cameras as well, you keep investigating.

    Nov 09, 2021 13:31
  • Review by Manny, 10 out of 10
    Loves it

    I got this for my daughter's 7th bday and she loves it

    Oct 29, 2021 18:21
  • Review by Michelle, 8 out of 10
    Nice combo pack

    Liked the combo pack but the camera had some glitches. Tried troubleshooting it to no avail.

    Oct 17, 2021 19:06
  • Review by Lisa, 10 out of 10
    Great camera

    So cute! My daughter loves this camera. The color is just what she wanted. Film is easy to load and the included picture holder works great and is adorable.

    Nov 03, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Kierstin, 10 out of 10
    Instamax Mini

    Absolutely love!! Love taking many pictures and having all the memories right then and there!

    Oct 16, 2021 15:57
  • Review by PuraCandela, 10 out of 10
    Memorializing everything

    Purchased as a back to school present. Best present for my daughter to document an históric time.

    Oct 08, 2021 21:22
  • Review by juan, 8 out of 10
    Fun

    Awesome for taking quick instant pictures. Film is quite pricey

    Nov 05, 2021 20:54
  • 9.0score
    Polaroid Now Instant Film Camera Bundle - White
    Description

    Capture and print memories with this Polaroid Now Everything Box. The white camera with a classic housing has a powerful flash for illumination, and the included neck strap secures your device during excursions. This Polaroid Now Everything Box contains two packs of color film for developing your shots on the go, and the USB cable allows hassle-free charging.

    6 Features
  • Double exposure: Frame two moments in one with double exposure, or get yourself in the picture with self-timer and an accurate flash to make everyone look like they should.
  • High-performance lithium-ion rechargeable battery: Allows you to shoot up to 15 packs of photos without additional charging.
  • Instantly produces photos: Works with i-Type and Polaroid 600 films.
  • Autofocus system via two fixed focus zones: Polaroid's new point-and-shoot analog instant camera has all you need to catch every life moment in an original Polaroid photograph.
  • Neck strap included: Ensures convenient carrying.
  • Double pack i-Type color film included: You'll have everything you need to capture Polaroid moments.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Awesome, 8 out of 10
    A vintage dream but....

    The products purchased worked as expected. It was a big hit at the event I purchased it for. The only thing I would change would be adding more film to this bundle. It is also important to note the products in this bundle are DELICATE, are FRAGILE however they box was dinged up and not packaged very well. Also be mindful of the settings in which you use this. Have enough film for test shots to find the right lighting etc.

    Jun 25, 2021 15:39
  • Review by Happy, 10 out of 10
    Fun camera

    This camera is so much fun to use, it really takes you back dusting off the pages of a time before digital photography. We are still playing with it trying to work out the darkness of the film but overall AWSOME. It brings out smiles anytime you show up with this around your neck.

    Jan 01, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Bran, 10 out of 10
    Love this!

    This thing works absolutely great! I’ve even dropped it a few times and it’s still working like a champ. I had a fujifilm instax camera before but I think this one is a better quality. Highly recommend.

    Nov 05, 2021 14:20
  • Review by Taytum, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Polaroid

    Awesome camera, takes wonderful Polaroid photos! Love that it comes with a strap for your neck or shoulder and it comes with a set of photos to use right away. Very happy with my purchase

    Nov 09, 2021 18:43
  • Review by Darla, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Wedding Gift!

    As a gift to a friend, this old school camera with film is an amazing fit for anyone with the sense of nostalgic. The films take a few minutes to showcase the image after the photo is taken, but it's the perfect way to capture a moment.

    Oct 18, 2021 08:05
  • Review by Tigger1042, 10 out of 10
    Polaroid Instant film camera bundle white

    Polaroid Instant film camera bundle white amazing products I recommend Bestbuy customers friends family to purchase Polaroid camera Bundle. Excellent product.

    Oct 09, 2021 14:47
  • Review by Moosebiscuit, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Love this camera, if you’re into older stuff this is a necessity too have and usually makes everyone go crazy when you pull it out.

    Oct 20, 2021 20:54
  • Review by Tyjoh24, 10 out of 10
    Best Price

    The bundle is the best deal out right now! The camera quality is amazing and is the best gift I’ve given anyone.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:22
  • 9.0score
    Polaroid Now Instant Film Camera - White
    Description

    Capture stunning photos with this Polaroid Now i-Type instant camera. Autofocus lets you adjust the lenses to take sharp images, while the self-timer mode is ideal for selfies with your friends or family shots. This Polaroid Now i-Type instant camera features double exposure to combine two images into one for an enhanced look.

    5 Features
  • Double exposure: Frame two moments in one with double exposure, or get yourself in the picture with self-timer and an accurate flash to make everyone look like they should.
  • High-performance lithium-ion rechargeable battery: Allows you to shoot up to 15 packs of photos without additional charging.
  • Instantly produces photos: Works with i-Type and Polaroid 600 films.
  • Autofocus system via two fixed focus zones: Polaroid's new point-and-shoot analog instant camera has all you need to catch every life moment in an original Polaroid photograph.
  • Neck strap included: Ensures convenient carrying.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Njuice, 10 out of 10
    A Throwback That's Still So Satisfying

    I think many people would say "Why would I buy a polaroid camera when I can use my phone?" and I think that's the wrong question to ask. The question to ask is "What should a camera do?" And that is to capture memories. The Polaroid Now does a fantastic job of bringing back the uniqueness of it's style of camera, and its a lot of fun!

    PROS:

    - The Camera itself is really a nice retro design. The design is sleek and the camera is very light, the only reason the camera is long is to accommodate for the film/pictures you put inside.

    - Set up for this device is as simple as can be. All you do is plug the camera into charge (if needed, mine has plenty of charge out of the box) and put in the film/picture paper inside of the camera. Boom you are ready to go!

    - The controls on it are really easy to use given there is a power, flash, timer, and capture button. That's it! The flash defaults to being on every single time you take a photo unless you turn it off and there is a nice indicator to let you know how many photos you have left.

    - I have to say, using the Polaroid Now has been a lot of fun! It's not complicated to use because you point, capture, and the picture prints instantly. Once the picture dries the quality was very good!

    - Overall, this camera is meant for an exact purpose. It points, takes pictures, and prints them off instantly. It's meant to be a simple device to use and bring you joy in having those memories printed right away. I personally think it's a well made product that does exactly what it's meant to do really well.

    CONS:

    - Probably the biggest downside is going to be the amount of pictures it can hold and the cost of buying more. The Polaroid Now holds 8 pictures at a time and the 8 packs aren't as cheap as you would like them to be.

    - The drying time of the photos take some time and is quicker if you put them in a dark place like your pocket. Not a huge deal to me but doesn't give you instant satisfaction in seeing the photo.

    - I don't love the placement of the capture button. It is on the front of the camera and I think placing it on top would have been easier to use for taking regular pictures or selfies.

    - The Polaroid Now charges via Micro USB and I think it would have benefitted using USB C given most tech is pushing that way.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - The Polaroid Now is a throwback to a different time in picture taking but it still applies very much to this day! The pictures print with a modern nostalgia to them and you will have a lot of fun using this and having the pictures right away!

    May 23, 2020 13:39
  • Review by Namdnas, 8 out of 10
    Great camera, but film is costly / Pics too blurry

    My wife loves taking vintage-style Polaroid pictures, so, I figured this Polaroid Now camera would be perfect. It's a modern version of the "old" ones, but with zoom options and a USB charger.

    Unboxing the camera is a pretty standard affair. Nothing special here. I did want to say that there was only a Quick Start guide included with the camera. No manual that we could find. The included camera strap was a pain to put on. So much so, that I went online and downloaded a copy of the manual to see if we were doing it right. The strap listed in the manual was for a different type of strap - not the one included. Just disappointed that there was no regular manual included to outline how to use the features of this camera, such as the zoom and such.

    During the first two days of use, we took 11 total pictures. Of those, 4 came out blurry. Of these 4, 2 were zoomed in a bit, the other 2 were not. This is why I needed to reference the manual for something as simple as the zoom feature. The other 7 pictures that came out normal were good. They kept the vintage "old-school" style look to them and captured the correct lighting around and behind the subject.

    However, my biggest issue with this camera is the cost of the i-type film that it uses. I looked at Best Buys site and for a pack of 40 total pictures, it's around $65. That's pretty expensive and a significant investment in something that we would just use for "fun" and nostalgia. It does use another type of film as well, but this was not tested and the manual says the default/best use film for this camera is the i-type, so that is what we will stick with.

    Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. The camera itself is great and well build. But with a lack of an included manual and having to look it up online, just to figure out some simple features such as the zoom and certain questions, such as "did I load this film right?" and "do I remove the tab from the film cartridge?" that were just a mystery when trying to figure it out on your own. We even had to watch a few YouTube videos. This, in addition to the cost of the film itself and the amount of blurry pictures we got with only 11 total pictures taken, was a huge concern to me. So much so that I almost gave this 3 stars. But I figure the more we use the camera, the better we will get at using it. Based on this, I wouldn't personally recommend it to a friend.

    May 02, 2020 19:00
  • Review by DaveW, 8 out of 10
    Retro Feel - Fun Camera

    Blast from the past! The Polaroid Now Instant Film Camera is a throwback to a simpler time – a less digital one. I have to admit that I never had the pleasure of using an original Polaroid camera, but I always wanted to. I’m an 80’s baby, so I grew up through the 90’s and watched as friends and family toted one of those cameras around, snapping pictures and seeing the outcome minutes later. Back then you had to wait until all the shots were used up on the film roll before you took it in to get developed. Weeks would go by before you found out your thumb was over the lens. Polaroids were your first chance to see those captured images in almost real time. Now with cameras in phones, mirrorless, and DLSR’s everywhere you can snap pictures at every opportunity. You can see your latest shot instantly, and delete it if you don’t like it. Pictures just don’t mean as much when they can be cast off so easily. With the Polaroid Now you get that permanence and tangibility of the image back, so I was really looking forward to using it.

    Again, I have no prior usage of a Polaroid camera, so this is all new to me.

    Fresh out of the box the Polaroid Now comes with a simple detachable strap, a micro-USB charge cable, some literature, and the camera itself. There’s not much else, so it’s pretty straightforward. The little “getting started” literature is helpful for getting familiar with the camera. Shows you what all the buttons do, how to load the film, etc. There’s only 5 buttons on the camera. Power, flash, shutter, timer/dual exposure, and the button to reload the film tray. The literature doesn’t explain dual exposure, so I had to look it up on the website. You have to click the timer button twice, quickly, to engage the dual exposure. Double-click it again to turn it off. The charging port is on the side and has a colored LED to indicate the battery life. 16 shots in, most with flash, and it still shows a good charge is left. The Polaroid Now is a pretty simple camera with basic abilities and features. If more features are needed the OneStep+ has an expanded feature set over the Now (tripod mount, exposure and focal point adjustments, Bluetooth).

    From loading the film to shooting is a relatively short time – 15-20 sec. Per the recommendations I have been storing my film in the fridge to help it keep longer. So far I’ve shot 2 packs of pictures – 8 color and 8 B&W. I have the same amount of film still available, and I am looking forward to shooting it. I have noticed that I prefer shooting in B&W, and I’ll explain why.

    I didn’t care for the color shots as much as I would like. They have been washed out or dark, and getting the light right has been pretty difficult. I shot in my kitchen with all the lights on, no flash, and the picture was very dark. With the flash on it looked fine, but I was in a well-lit room, so it didn’t feel like it should have been necessary. Shooting outside, in full sun, was the only way I was able to avoid using the flash. Unfortunately those pics came out a little washed out. I thought maybe it was getting hit with too much light, so I moved to shoot from the shade. Objects in the shade with me came out looking good, and I liked the exposure. I took pics of my kids out in the sun, while I was in the shade, and I got a lot of lens flare and a little overexposure. So overall, shooting in color, is a little problematic.

    Switching gears to shooting in B&W. Completely different story in my opinion. I really enjoyed shooting B&W. The exposures in similar situations to the color came out looking a lot better. My favorite pictures of my kids and SO came on the B&W. Contrast and clarity were both better than expected. I honestly think going forward I will probably shoot in B&W 75% of the time. Part of it is the novelty of the B&W polaroid shots like the old days, but also I really enjoy the quality and look of it. I’m not big on digital B&W, but for some reason I really like it in this format.

    The only issue I have found with the camera is a weird little discolored section that comes out on every picture. Its right down at the bottom and has a wavy border. The picture still continues, but below the border the colors are off. It shows up on both color and B&W, so I know it’s not the film. I don’t know if this is a normal phenomenon or maybe my sensor or whatever is a little wonky, or maybe it’s from shaking the picture to get it to develop faster. It doesn’t detract from the pictures, but that is something that I have noticed. Again, this is the only “issue” I have had with the camera. The rest may just be limitations of the sensor or ability.

    Jun 07, 2020 22:54
  • Review by Dakingindanorf, 4 out of 10
    More of a Novelty Item, Unfortunately

    I really wanted to love the Polaroid Now. On paper, it seems like a good addition to the Polaroid family with a good amount of features that includes autofocus. Sadly these features do not translate into a very functional product that I want to use often.

    Inside the box, you will find the camera itself, a neck strap, micro USB charging cable, and a big, well organized quick start guide. Film is NOT included. Build quality on the Polaroid Now is fine. The entire body of the camera is made of plastic. While it looks minimalistic and feels nice to the touch, I worry about scratching the plastic when I’m out shooting photos. There is no carrying case or soft fabric bag included and there is no tripod mount. If you try and take a selfie outdoors, you’ll have to set the camera down on a bench, pavement, rocks, etc. which could easily scratch the base. Instead of a tripod mount, you find a quote on the bottom of the camera that reads, “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail” - Edwin Land. Each button on the camera corresponds to a self-explanatory function, except for one. The self-timer button doubles as the activation button for double exposure. Double exposure activation is not explained well at all in the quick start guide and it took me a few frustrating minutes to figure out that you need to push the self-timer button twice to activate this feature. I think a dedicated double exposure button would have been nice.

    Using the Polaroid Now is a lot of fun, just like any Polaroid. It’s really satisfying to take a photo and immediately have the shot print out the front. Sadly, it isn’t very practical, nor does it produce very high quality photographs. Photographs take 10-15 minutes in the dark to develop. No shaking necessary. Even when following the recommended shooting instructions from Polaroid, my outdoor photographs with and without flash were completely washed out. My indoor photos with and without flash were so dark. While I understand this is the “look” of Polaroid, these photos are exceptionally bad. At roughly $2 a shot, this makes me think quite a bit before I take a photo. When you hit the shutter button, you feel blind because you have no idea what you’re going to get after that 10-15 minute development time. This detracts significantly from what is supposed to be an enjoyable experience and can be a real downer when you missed a memorable moment. One positive is that the autofocus on the camera has lessened the amount of out-of-focus throw-away shots.

    I will likely take this camera with me as an adjunct device on day trips to the lake or while hiking because there’s nothing quite like pinning a Polaroid shot to a bulletin board. For all other travel, this camera is too large and not worth the hassle of packing. I’ll stick to using my phone.

    Apr 30, 2020 00:44
  • Review by ssuperlame, 10 out of 10
    the cutest camera

    Love this camera! Also a huge fan of the self timer option and the double exposure. I was able to use the self timer when I went on a trip with my boyfriend to San Francisco and it was just the best option since it was just us. Absolutely a new favorite.

    Sep 08, 2021 13:29
  • Review by underdog217, 10 out of 10
    Nostalgic Joy

    There’s no way around it, I really recommend getting one of these, especially before summer hits.

    The whole thing is so simple that it’s kind of difficult to write a very detailed review but out of the box, there’s no real frills here. The packaging is very standard, instructions are a light read and setup doesn’t take long. Out of the box you’ll obviously have the camera (mine was charged), a mini usb charger, and then a carrying strap for the camera.

    The carrying strap attaches easily, but I never really bother with those type of things, even though I’m contemplating using one in the future because the camera is a smooth plastic material, a tad heavier than you’d expect, and awkward to hold.

    As for setup, and use, it couldn’t be easier. You load in the Polaroid film (sold separately), hit the power button, decide if you need flash or not, point the camera, and shoot! There’s an indicator next to the power button to let you know how many film cartridges are still inside and the flash next to that. The front of the camera also has a timer on it, which would be useful if you want to try and get in the picture too, or take a selfie but that’s likely not a feature I’ll use much more past initial testing. The historical downside with polaroids is that each picture costs about $2 in film, much more than its competition, so the idea of hoping to time a selfie right or use the timer to hope I get in the family photo on time isn’t a high priority.

    Just as it’s always been, you wait about five minutes after the film pops out of the camera, and just like that, you’ve got your physical copy ready to roll.

    If I was to be super picky about one thing it’s that, in the world of smart phones and incredible cameras in our pocket at all times, the quality of the pictures on here need to be higher. The attached picture was something I shot with the subjects 20ish feet away and they come out lacking much definition or detail.

    That said though, these are still incredibly fun, very nostalgic, and always come out looking great with natural lighting so spring-fall usage is ideal. There’s no better time to buy than right now!

    May 10, 2020 16:04
  • Review by SamG, 8 out of 10
    Fun Camera, Expensive Film

    I like the Polaroid Now and if you’re looking for that type of camera and can work within its constraints you can get some really striking and memorable photos. It’s certainly not for everybody and the high cost of the film packs means you have to be very selective about the photos you take, but that extra consideration can also go towards capturing moments that might get deleted out of hand on a digital camera or phone.

    I would say that before getting out and using this camera, it helps to research and understand the type of shots it’s good at taking and the ones it’s bad at. For example, though it may be something that’s well understood by those familiar with Polaroid cameras, they are at their best when there’s a lot of light. It’s why the flash defaults to always being on instead of off. The lens system in the camera provides 2 focus zones, but will not focus on anything closer than 1.8ft. Not initially knowing that left me with a lot of blurry pictures in the first pack of film I went through.

    After my initial run of photos (and going out to buy more film packs) I feel a lot better about taking pictures with the Polaroid Now. The photos have that iconic vintage look and feel to them in something that’s real, tangible, and instant. It’s certainly something you could mostly replicate on your phone, but the overwhelming amount of choices you have with various apps and filters can lead to results feel a little manufactured. Sometimes the simple option is better.

    My only real problem with this camera is the cost of the film packs. Depending on the quantity you buy the cost of each picture is between $1.63-$2.00. The best bang for your buck is getting the 5-pack (40 photos total) for $65. That cost might not feel so outrageous to some, but in the days where you can store near limitless amounts of photos on your phone and print them for many times less it’s a little harder to stomach. You’re paying for a very particular experience with the Polaroid Now, but if you know that’s what you want going in I think you’ll be happy.

    May 31, 2020 12:33
  • Review by Crasher, 8 out of 10
    Bringing back to the 80s!

    The Polaroid instant film camera is a great way to step back in time with something most of us may of grew up with. The real question becomes rather or not this an exact replica of a former camera or are there some minor upgrades.

    First off out the box your going to receive to receive the main camera, micro usb charging cable, neck strap and a box of film. Fully charging before the first use is always recommend and on a depleted cell it took about a hour to fully charge. A fully charged battery will last long enough to go through 15 film packs. At first glance it doesn't appear too much has changed. On the backside of the camera you have your tiny view finder, power button, flash button, and LCD screen which displays how many photos you have left. On the front of the camera you will find the shutter button along with a nice little timer button which will allow you to jump into the shots with your friends or loved ones.

    So lets dive in to how well it works and what you can expect. Exposure is what you would expect to receive from a Polaroid. Under low light conditions even with the flash on picture quality is still low. Flash off with natural light works the best. I have uploaded a couple of photos that show what natural lighting photos look like with the flash off. There not too bad but they do look and feel pretty similar to the Polaroid photos i remember taking as a kid. But hey im not even upset because you don't a Polaroid camera for studio quality photos. You buy a Polaroid to be able to shoot film on the fly and have fun with it. The next thing i wanna talk about is develop time. The old photos i grew up with i remember we used to always shake the photos and i never really knew why. Also i remember them developing a lot faster (or at least i think i remember). These new photos advise against you shaking them and also advise that you place them face down or in a dark place during the developing process. Couple things to say in this regard. One, if you do shake the photo it seems to throw the chemicals around and the photos can come out with streaks. Second, even though they will still develop in any condition i did notice a big difference in quality of the photos of them developing in natural light versus being put a dark space and allowing them to develop. Also on average depending on how hot the camera is getting and how rapid your shooting photos the developing process can take anywhere from 5 to 10 mins which in my opinion seems a little longer then i remember, however i could be wrong as its been a very long time since i've used a Polaroid camera. The camera has a nice little led light next to the charging port which lets you know when your low on charge. Green is charged, yellow is getting low and red means your done. Pretty standard light indicator.

    Overall guys this camera is pretty cut and dry. It does what we all remember Polaroids doing which is shooting quick, fast, low quality photos that you can have fun with around your friends and family. While there are some small upgrades like a chargeable battery cell and a heads up display for your photo count, in my opinion this feels and shoots just like the old Polaroid cameras did when i was young. For me this isn't that big of a deal and i like it because when it comes to replicas i prefer them to work and even act just like its former glory. Though there isn't that much of a big difference in picture quality versus its predecessor its still just as fun as ever to use. And at this price point that the unit comes in at, you really can't go wrong picking one up. So should you buy one? If your looking for studio quality shots then obviously no, you came to the wrong area. However if your looking for something to take on camping trips, BBQ or local family outings where you can shoot, have fun and hand out some photos then ya pick this unit up as you truly can't go wrong with a old school Polaroid. I love this unit as it looks and feels just like something i grew up with.

    Apr 30, 2020 16:54
  • 8.8score
    Canon - Ivy CLIQ+2 Instant Film Camera - Iridescent White
    Description

    Easily shoot, print, edit, and stick photos, with the IVY CLIQ+2. Capture every moment with the Canon IVY CLIQ+2 — an easy to use Instant Camera Printer that is portable so you can take it with you! Instantly shoot and print 2”x3” photos and place them almost anywhere thanks to a peel and stick backing. You can take the perfect selfies with a Large Selfie Mirror and 8 LED Ring Light. Plus, you can connect your mobile device to the Canon Mini Print App1 to print photos from your camera roll and add filters, effects, emojis and more!

    8 Features
  • Photoshoot + Edit + Print + Stick 2"x3" photos: With the IVY Cliq+2 simply shoot and print photos to instantly capture your favorite memories. Share the prints or stick them almost anywhere— each print is a sticker with an adhesive back!
  • Slim, pocket-friendly design: Never miss a moment! The IVY CLIQ+2 is ultra-compact and slips right into your pocket or bag so you can take it on-the go. Plus, it comes in four stylish colors (Iridescent White, Metallic Mocha, Rose Gold or Midnight Navy) with a beautiful glossy sheen on the front.
  • Mix it up with Built-in Frame & Filters: Shoot and print your photo stickers with a white border frame and/or choice of vivid or B&W filter! The creative options are built-into the camera printer, simply select what you want with the buttons on the back so you can instantly print and share.
  • Peel & Stick ZINK® Photo Paper: Print fun-sized 2” x 3” photo stickers that are smudge-proof, and tear and water-resistant. Simply peel off the backing and stick almost anywhere to help you remember and share good times with your besties.
  • Selfie-inspired features: Take perfect selfies with the IVY CLIQ+2’s large 2.0-inch selfie mirror and Selfie shooting mode with auto flash and 8 LED ring light. You can also use the Remote Live View + Shutter in the Canon Mini Print app to get the perfect shot each time.1
  • Personalize & Print1: Connect to the Canon Mini Print App to decorate with frames, stickers, text, emojis and more. Get even more creative and craft a larger version of your image by printing up to 9 tiled sections using Tile Print.1
  • Get Creative with Pre-Cut Stickers: Use Pre-Cut Layout Print in the Canon Mini Print app1 to print on Canon ZINK® Pre-Cut Circle Sticker Paper. These 1.3in circles are a super easy and fun way to decorate a notebook, water bottle, and more!
  • MicroSD card slot: Allows you to save your photos to a microSD card (sold separately) for later use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Beradon, 8 out of 10
    Fun camera with minor drawbacks

    Right off the bat, I like this Canon Ivy Cliq+2 Instant Camera & Printer. It has a nostalgic feel to it of point-n-shoot cameras that were fun to use back when cell phones were these giant bricks that needed a cigarette lighter in the car to charge. I’ll break this review down in two parts: The Camera and The App.

    This Cliq+2 has a sleek design and feels purposeful w/ the limited buttons and controls (all the frills are found in the app). You have the power button, the light setting (flash, outdoors, auto), a button to choose between Black & White or Vivid (color), a button to put a white border around your picture, and a button to take the actual picture. That’s it. Five buttons. It has an SD Card slot and it comes with a Micro-USB plug to charge the camera. The Micro-USB cable is annoyingly short, just over a foot long. There is a tiny little bar to thread a wristlet on either side of the camera for your preference, but I found it too cumbersome to attach it and gave up after 20ish minutes. The flash works great. The printer itself is quiet and really quick, although taking the cover off to insert the sticker printer sheets was tough. The camera would print whether I held it, laid it down, or stood it upright. It looks like it holds only 10 sheets at a time and it will blink when it’s out of paper or needs to be charged. The Cliq+2 uses Canon Zink 2”x3”sticker sheets and these are some high quality sticker sheets. I was seriously impressed with these sheets! I’m assuming you can use other brands of Zink sheets, but they all seemed to be within the same price range as Canon so I will continue to use this brand. These are not flimsy sticker sheets, they are THICCC and have a smooth, glossy finish. They were easy to stick to smooth surfaces (like my desk, a folder, my phone) and I was actually able to re-position them on some notepad paper a few times. They will lose their stickiness if you reposition it more than a few times though. I may have gotten carried away testing that out. The “quality” of the photo will vary with your app usage, but for simple point-n-click shots the pictures were nice. If you do NOT put an SD Card in, the camera will not save any pics. It will work just like any regular instant camera. If you do install an SD card, it will save your pics to the card and you can transfer them to your computer later. It will not send any pics you take to your phone. By the way, if you have not used these types of instant camera printers before, Zink is a type of ink-less printing (the sheets have these tiny color crystals in them that the camera heats up in a way to create your picture). Supposedly, these pictures will last for a couple of decades before fading out.

    The camera also has an auto-shutoff feature when it’s not being used to save your charge. The viewfinder is just like those when I was a 90s kid using disposable cameras on vacation because my parents would never allow us to use the Rebel (or was it an Eos?). Anyways, it’s a fish-eye lens to get your subject in the picture…generally. Do not count on it to get a perfectly centered picture. I wasted a few of my sticker sheets on shots that were off-centered before I figured the best way to get the right shot….

    …and that’s to use the App.

    The box that this comes in lacks a user guide, but there’s a card inside w/ a QR code that will take you straight to the app store to download (or you can search Canon Mini Print) and it’s from here that can access the user guide, FAQ, and all the fun options to manipulate your photos. You will need your Bluetooth turned on for you to communicate with the printer part of the camera from your phone when you are ready to print. The app contains the standard photoshop options (filters, light adjustments, borders, texts, stickers, collage etc.), however; there is no crop or delete option! The closest I could get to crop was to pinch-to-zoom and then continue with my edits. The text option may be hard to read on some photos as they do not have a black/white border to help the letters standout on any background. Everything in the app was free and there were plenty of options (even Halloween frames as it’s October at the time of this review). You can edit your photos in other apps and access them from the gallery to print or even pull pics off your Facebook or Instagram to print as well. They also offer circular sticker sheets to purchase if you want something other than rectangle. You can save any of your photos that you create in the app. My Galaxy S10+ had no problem running the app or communicating with the camera. If you want to get a really good sticker pic, use your phone then send it to the camera to print.

    I believe this camera was meant to be used in a fun way, but I have much more in store for this Canon. Although this will be a blast for older children or adults to use at a party, this can do so much more! The Canon Ivy Cliq+2 would be great to use as a “picture label” for items that needed to be stored in containers for organization (crafts, toys, accessories). For example, you can easily snap a picture of your shoes and then stick it to the outside of the shoe container then store it away. Then you can see your shoes at a glance without opening every box. This would also be great to use at the start of the school year, take a picture of your students/staff and edit in their name and stick the label at their desk or backpack cubby or for making a chart to hang up. Or even design your business card and then stick this to your folders, merchandise, etc. You can avoid the sticky part altogether and put these pictures in frames for your desk, make tree ornaments, or add to holiday cards to send.

    Overall, this is a neat and fun camera that can do more than capture great memories.

    Oct 23, 2020 01:01
  • Review by BIGASN, 8 out of 10
    Slim pocket camera and wireless printer.

    The Canon Ivy Cliq +2 is a fun little camera that’s more like a pocket photo printer. I’ve seen a few other competitors around, but I think this is probably the thinnest and most truly pocketable. It’s as slim as a deck of cards and while it kind of reminds me of the old instant print Polaroid days, this little camera is easier to carry and does so much more. As a camera, it has a unique layout in that there’s a traditional viewfinder with a fixed wide angle lens, but the front of the lens has a reflective coating around it which serves as a selfie viewfinder. It seemed kind of gimmicky at first, but the reflective coating actually does the job fairly well, even at night. Keep in mind, this is meant to be a casual, fun phone, so don’t expect anything remotely close to serious, high end digital photos. In fact, your smartphone might take better quality photos but that’s not a problem here, because the Ivy Cliq + 2 was made to sync up with your phone through Canon’s Mini Print app. Setup was a breeze on my Android phone and thankfully the app is straightforward and easy to use. There’s photo filters, frames, stickers, text, and other custom photo editing options to choose from, but the best part to me is how it can sync up with my phone’s camera feed, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos. This was huge to me, because I have a bunch of photos on those accounts that I wanted to edit and print out for friends. In fact, I’ve been using it as a wireless pocket printer more than anything and there’s a certain joy to turning my friends into printable meme stickers right in front of them. The prints come out as 2”x3” full color photo stickers with a peelable back that reveals the adhesive. Adhesion is pretty good, kind of reminds me of a bumper sticker, but not nearly as permanent. Print quality is ok, nothing studio quality, but clean enough overall and perfectly suitable for casual photo stickers. At about 50 cents each photo print, it’s on par with other cameras with built in printers, but this might have the most friendly form factor. The translucent white has a pinkish sheen, the fit and finish is good, and the body feels sturdy despite being all plastic. I like this camera a bit more than I thought I would, but I think that’s because I find using it as a pocket printer for my phone to be pretty fun. For the price point, I do wish the camera was a bit better, but it’s good for what it’s designed to do. This is casual photography at its most casual. If you’re in the market for a fun and truly pocketable camera with a built-in printer, or even just a wireless pocket photo printer, definitely give the Canon Ivy Cliq + 2 a look. Being truly pocketable is huge plus and it's a camera I don't mind giving to little kids to play with.

    Oct 26, 2020 21:16
  • Review by Sophia, 8 out of 10
    Super Fun Instant Camera

    Canon has been pumping out some really cool portable photo printers and the Ivy Cliq + 2 is no exception. Whether you use it as a camera or a printer, it’s a really fun device!

    The camera itself has some settings that you can apply with the push of a button like Vivid, Black & White, and the option of a white border or borderless printing. The printing quality is okay to good: some photos have a blue ink edge, some will show blurring if the subject is moving, and it’s easy to over expose your shot in sunny conditions. That being said, I’m not totally put off - it’s got a digital camera “vintage” look and I kind of like that. If you want better quality, just connect this device to the mobile app and print specifically selected images from your smartphone. The Canon Mini Print App is fun and user friendly - it has a good selection of stickers and borders as well as filters.

    The camera’s physical profile is thinner than I expected, and it’s pretty compact for what it is. The lens does not protrude very much and has a super convenient “selfie mirror”. I love the iridescent quality. It's very visually appealing! The black wrist strap is difficult to apply and doesn’t match the camera, but honestly, that’s not really a main concern of mine so no deductions for this. A small charging cable is included, charging time is reasonable, and the battery lasts a good while - I've only charged it once since I got it.

    These 2”x3” photos are great keepsakes and awesome for scrapbooking given that they’re also stickers themselves! I peeled and stuck some on my laptop case, my fridge, and my sticker wall. I’m looking forward to sticking these on personalized holiday and birthday cards.

    The Canon Ivy Cliq + 2 has a small learning curve as the camera buttons are not all explained in the manual or literature, but they’re not hard to figure out. All in all it’s pretty easy to use and printing doesn’t take very long. I will happily keep using this device and I can recommend it to anyone looking for a compact instant camera.

    Oct 26, 2020 08:32
  • Review by HeatherS, 6 out of 10
    Great concept, so so execution!

    This was a great concept that Canon failed to execute well. However when it comes to instant print cameras, this one is probably one of the best.

    To start, this camera came with ZERO instructions! This made using this camera extremely difficult as this isn't a camera you can efficiently operate without instructions. I was able to find a pdf with instructions in the app. These were very cumbersome also.

    The camera came with 10 sheets of sticker photo paper. One upside is that these cost substantially less than the competitions instant print paper.

    The picture quality isn't bad for what it is. This machine does not use ink, it prints via heat. The images are not super sharp but overall acceptable. The color is also a little off. See the pics attached to this review for example. My dogs look very red when in reality the mastiff is almost blonde and the other is a GSD for reference.

    The camera boasts that you can edit pictures in the app before printing. This is only somewhat the case. You can take pictures that are on the SD card or on your phone, edit them and print them. However I could not edit a picture I was taking before printing (other than adding a solid color border)

    The stickers and filters you can add to pre-taken pictures is a fun touch however.

    In the app you do have the ability to preview the picture you are taking before deciding to print. This is a hair more difficult but helpful to not waste paper. I have added a Screenshot of this app feature.

    When it comes to editing pre taken pictures there are a ton of cute frames, filters and stickers to choose from. You can also add text. If you look at the picture of my daughter and I or the picture of one of our dogs (both taken from a smartphone) i have added filters and stickers. You can then print these pictures through the camera eventhough it was not taken from the camera.

    Where I see flaws in the execution of this camera is the inability to take a picture with this camera without it printing if you do not use the phone app simultaneously. It boasts that you can add an SD card to use it as a regular camera also. However this only works if there is no paper in the camera! There should be a setting on the camera or in the app to turn off printing at times as to not ruin paper by taking it out or it printing less than desirable pictures (the subject blinking or moving, etc).

    This makes the camera fairly frustrating! While I did learn to use the app to preview and reject photos, we wanted to give this to our 6 year old who loves taking pictures. However without her having our phone much paper would be wasted.. or she wouldn't get to enjoy the instant print feature we though she'd love.

    The few things I loved most on this are on the front of the camera. There is a selfie mode. When this mode is on there is a ring light around the lense (pictured). Also on the front, on the inside of the light ring, is a mirror! Great touch. The light from the ring actually creates a nice even glow on the face.

    All and all this would be a great camera if Canon could make a few change, add instructions in the box, and fix some of the app quirks. This is definitely more of a novelty than practical.

    Oct 26, 2020 22:30
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    User-friendly. Family friendly!

    Canon IVY CLIQ+2 is a beautiful camera that takes equally nice instant square photos. This one also improves over the old Cliq camera which I've been using over the year. I have had some time using the camera and I've enjoyed most of the features the camera comes with. You can peel off the back of the Zink paper and use your photo as a sticker. It's' a nice take on a family photo for someone who loves photo stickers everywhere.

    One of the camera's best features I think with this one is the LED ring light provided on the front of the camera to help with low light issues. Flash does its job and it's pretty mighty for a camera of this size. This was fun to use at a party and friends seem to enjoy the photos bring printed out. It gets nice and bright to bring lighting to selfies. in fact, I think with the next version a bigger ring light would be appreciated. Canon made this as user-friendly to use as possible.

    The design of the product is nice with a "Paeralsent white" color that gives it a unique vibe. A big photo mirror in front of the camera gives an ample view of you and your surroundings; it also doesn't take long to charge and go. Viewfinder gives you more of the area of the eye. There is an SD card slot at the bottom of the camera so you can expand the storage. Cliq+2 connects to other devices through Bluetooth and the connection was just fine with my iOS device. Canon has an app called "Mini Print" camera where you can add stickers, filters, and other effects to your little 2x3 photos. The app does compliment the product and gives you more control over what you want to be printed.

    Speaking of printing it does a nice job printing but it doesn't print any faster than the first generation Cliq camera but I am glad that the Zink paper is still cheap for the camera. if you want or need a solid digital camera this is one the family seems to enjoy. the design is perfect but there are some things I believe that can be improved such as a bigger ring light for the camera but overall it's a solid fun camera anyone can pick up and use.

    Nov 02, 2020 18:16
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Gen 2 is Fun AND Useful

    Instant print cameras have been around since the Polaroid Corporation introduced the Land Camera Model 95 back in 1948. And while it may seem like instant print photos are a gimmick that fell out of fashion with the invention of digital photography, printable photos have become big business once again (as it is a way for camera & film companies to ensure consistent revenue in a similar way to how they once sold film).

    The Canon Ivy Cliq uses Zink paper which requires no ink. (Zink actually stands for Zero Ink.) Instead, the photo paper consists of multiple heat sensitive layers containing dye crystals that display various colors when they melt. The camera delivers varying intensities of heat which quickly results in a colorful picture. It is important to note that while many companies (such as HP, Polaroid, Lifeprint, Fujifilm, & Canon) offer Zink cameras – all Zink paper is made by one company: Zink Holdings. They created the underlying technology – which has been licensed out to several companies. So, while physical cameras or printers may vary in quality, all of the photo paper is essentially the same.

    Just how good is the second generation of Canon’s Ivy Cliq+?

    Well, compared to the first Cliq+, this new generation is fantastic! The Cliq+ 2 still feels like a toy (as the form factor has not changed), but Canon wisely added bluetooth connectivity - turning the device into a fully functional Zink printer.

    ...The device is still only able to snap 8 megapixel images, but it now allows pictures to be taken even when no Zink Sheets are installed (as long as you have inserted a Micro SD card). And, users are now able to edit and print any image stored on their mobile device - greatly increasing the usability and the fun!

    When I reviewed the 1st Gen Cliq, I commented that Canon had focused too heavily on creating a flashy new device that looks fun and lost sight of actually making a good camera. And, while the camera still feels limited and gimmicky, I do feel as though Canon put genuine thought into improving nearly every aspect of the device. By combining the camera with a Zink Printer, the Cliq+ 2 is finally fun and actually worth owning.

    I, personally, would still choose to save money by purchasing a Canon Zink printer over this combination device. But, instant print cameras are just plain fun. (And thankfully Zink pictures only cost 50 cents each - compared to literally $2.00 for a single Polaroid picture.) Canon truly has done an impressive job adding so many features while keeping the cost low. The Cliq+ 2 is now a device that I can recommend. And, I genuinely look forward to snapping a bunch of goofy sticker pictures with my 6 year old.

    Pros:

    + Takes a digital copy of the image that prints (if a Micro SD card is inserted)

    + Photo prints are actually stickers

    + Photos are thin and stick well, but can also generally be peeled off of surfaces without causing damage

    + Only 50 cents per picture (as compared to classic Polaroid pictures which cost $2.00 each)

    + Zinc Photo Paper is not sensitive to light (in the same way as film). This means you can open the back of the camera without ruining film.

    + No ink or development chemicals to worry about

    + Allows double exposure prints (Simply re-load a picture back into the camera and take a 2nd picture that prints over top of the first. Fun & artsy!)

    + Photos print in about 55 seconds and do not require time to develop (compared to Polaroid pictures which take up to 10 minutes to develop)

    + Rechargeable battery built in

    + Built in flash and LED selfie Ring Light (which is very bright)

    + Selfie mirror actually works reasonably well

    + The Cliq+ 2 also functions as a photo printer and can print any picture stored on your phone / mobile device

    + The mobile app makes both editing and printing photos incredibly easy

    + The mobile app is easy to use and has tons of fun editing options

    + The App allows you to see all of the pictures on the memory card within the Cliq Camera and choose to edit and print

    + The app even allows you to create a collage of pictures before you print

    + The Camera now saves digital images even when zinc photo paper is not installed in the camera! (This was not the case with the previous version.)

    + The camera now has a physical button that allows you to select to print images with a white border (or turn this feature off and print without a border).

    + The camera now has a physical button that allows the user to take Black and White pictures, or Vivid pictures.

    + The shutter button now offers some tactile feedback and is much less prone to taking pictures accidentally (which was an issue with the previous version)

    + The app allows a mobile device to be used to control the shutter remotely

    + The camera is able to snap additional pictures while printing is in progress

    + The lens is recessed and protected from scratches

    + The flash can now me turned off, placed on auto, or turned on

    + The wrist strap can be attached to either the left, or right side of the camera

    Cons:

    - The camera no longer has a physical button that will re-print the most recent picture that was taken. (This function can, however, be performed from within the mobile app.)

    - The camera no longer has a physical button that changes the printable image from 2x3 inches to 2x2 inches. (Images now fill the entire Zink sheet unless the border button is pushed, or other options are selected from within the app.)

    - When the mobile app is connected, the camera’s power button will not turn off the camera.

    - Camera does not have a screen (pictures must be viewed and edits made from within the mobile application)

    - The mobile app is not able to offer a live view of what the camera sees

    - Photo resolution is still only 5 megapixels (same as the previous version)

    - Camera does not have any indication of how many pictures are left (although you can take the paper out and count the sheets)

    - Image quality on the Zinc Photo Paper is still fairly poor (this does not appear to be due only to the 8 megapixel resolution of the camera - as mobile photos taken at higher resolutions still have limited clarity when they are printed)

    - Water eats through the top layer of the photo paper destroying the image underneath. If rain touches an image, or if liquid is spilled on a photo – they will be ruined. Keep in mind, these are stickers – so they may end up on notebooks or other areas that kids might splash or get wet.

    - The back of the stickers are difficult to peel away (there should be a slit on the back of the paper – instead of needing to be peeled at the corners)

    - No battery indicator

    - Does not include a Micro SD memory card

    - Does not include any carry case, or bag/pouch

    - The cost of Zink photo paper is the same price regardless of the quantity you buy (50 cents per 2x3 inch sheet) and the cost does not appear to have gone down over the past year

    Oct 25, 2020 03:10
  • Review by Balboa3, 8 out of 10
    A Fun Little Camera / Printer

    I am old enough to remember the days of instant Polaroid cameras, and this cute little camera brings back those vibes. Light weight, great battery, good print quality, and some nice 2020 bells and whistles.

    Connection is a breeze. There is a QR code on the quick guide page inside the box. You just scan it and it will take you to the app store on your smart device. Once I downloaded the app, it walks you through the steps on how to load the paper and connect camera to your phone. It asked me to update the camera’s firmware as soon as I connected to my phone, but that was a quick process as well. Once it was up and running, it was time to see the magic.

    You can use your phone as a viewfinder to make sure you setup your shot correctly. If you choose to, you can just use the camera’s built-in viewfinder to snap off photos without your smartphone. Just know that once you click that shutter all the way down, and the image is shot, within a few seconds it will begin to print them out. I took about 3 pics while I was playing with it, and it took a couple of minutes to print out all 3. The image quality is good considering it is an instant print built-in to the camera.

    Some nice things can be done when you are using your smartphone to view the images. To begin with, you can preview your shots before you print them, which is very nice so you are not wasting prints on bad framing. Second, you can also shoot pictures with your smart phone and then send them to the Cliq to be printed. It also allows you to connect to your Google Photos, Facebook, and Instagram accounts so it can print images from there. You can also go through your smart phones Gallery and choose images you might have shot already.

    The camera also has a slot for a microSD card on the bottom of the camera which I still need to test out. I imagine it will let you snap off a bunch of images and then view them back on your phone to choose which you’d like to print. Honestly, I think I would just snap them with my phone and then send them over to the Cliq, but that might be an option for some folks.

    This a fun little camera/instant printer. It would be fun for anyone looking to make some quick fun prints to hand out to friends, or to decorate their room/work areas. Battery is good, easy to setup and use, and the features offered when connected to your phone are great.

    Oct 27, 2020 10:49
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 8 out of 10
    All-In-Wonder Instant Camera

    If you’re in the market for an instant camera, then this camera has to be the best in terms of price, features and portability. But in this day and age, why would you buy a camera like this? It boils down to being a fun camera that brings digital photos instantly to life in your hands. The Canon Ivy + 2 is the jack of all trades in terms of instant cameras. Using the Canon Mini Print app, it can customize and print your photos taken from your own camera phone. With an SD card installed in the Ivy, it can save off your photos while printing them, which I love because there have been countless times where I wish I had a digital copy from an instant camera. Let’s not forget that it does take instant photos too!

    The camera itself is quite simple to use and does not have a whole lot to tinker with. A simple on/off button will get you up and running. There is a slider on the top of the camera to choose between landscape, portrait and selfie modes. In portrait and landscape modes, there is an illumination to aid in autofocus in dimmer lighting. Yes, this thing has autofocus and has the very familiar Canon beep sound when focus is optimal. This can be attained when pushing the shutter button halfway down. Again, if you’ve used any point and shoot or a DSLR for that matter, this will be very familiar to you. In selfie mode, 8 LED lights around the ring of the lens illuminate to help your selfies brighten up. The 8 LEDs activate when the shutter is halfway down; go ahead and frame your shot based using the large mirror as a guide and finally complete the selfie. Around the backside of the camera is the viewfinder (sorry, no LCD display), a button to toggle between black and white or vivid image processing, and finally a button to toggle a border around your framed shot. It is also on the backside where you’re able to slide a cover off to load fresh prints (I think the max is 10 at a time), which is relatively simple to do.

    Within the Canon Mini Print app, you’ll find the one most important thing: the User Guide. It doesn’t come with one in the box and that might irritate some folks, but rest assured that you’ll have 24/7 access to the PDF version of it (and you can even download it and print it if you really want to). Moving forward from there, you’ll find lots of things that you can do in the app. You can access your photo albums from the camera phone, Instagram, Facebook, Google Photos (I am an Android user), and even shots from the Ivy if you’ve got an SD card installed and customize them as you choose (with frames, stickers, text, filters, or even free-hand draw) before you send them for print to the Ivy. You can also choose up to 6 photos and print a collage of photos on a single print sheet. If you purchase the Circle Sticker Pack down the road, the app will allow you to create prints using the Pre-Cut Sticker tool. Finally, if you really wanted to know what kind of shot you were framing, you can control the camera remotely using the Snap a Shot! feature which allows you to see the shot in real-time before you take the shot. You can evaluate how B&W/Vivid filters change your shot and even 2x zoom. You can adjust contrast, saturation and color balance as well. You can even add a choice of frames to finish off your photo. But to be honest, I don’t think much of us will use this feature full-time as it’s more fun just picking up the camera and taking photos, ya dig? Oh, and I forgot to mention it’s very simple to connect to the camera from the app; just have the camera on and press the connect button on the app.

    Picture quality captured from the Ivy is average at best and is on par with the other instacams on the market. If you’re looking for high quality shots from an instacam, I don’t think there is such a thing, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t great looking photos either. The 2x3 prints are all stickers and can be stuck anywhere your heart desires, and there is no ink involved during each print. You can rapidly fire the shutter button if you need to take those in-the-moment shots; the camera will queue up your photos and print them one by one after the fact. Finally, taking a selfie is very easy with the help of the large mirror.

    My one true complaint is the sensitivity of the shutter button. Depending on my grip, I found myself taking photos inadvertently. The shutter button seems a little on the soft side. Normally I wouldn’t mind this accident, but with each accident comes an accidental print. I don’t think there is a switch to disable instant printing, so you’ll have to be extra careful around the shutter.

    Oct 23, 2020 01:03
  • 8.6score
    Canon - Ivy CLIQ2 Instant Film Camera - Black
    Description

    Instantly shoot, print, and stick photos, from the IVY CLIQ2. The Canon IVY CLIQ2 is a simple and fun Instant Camera printer that is pocket-sized so you can take it with you on-the-go. Easily shoot and print 2”x3” photo stickers instantly, and place them almost anywhere thanks to a peel and stick backing. You can even get creative and print with a white border or filters with Built-in Frame & Filters. The IVY CLIQ2 also has a Large Selfie Mirror so you can take the perfect selfie and even a memory card slot to save your photos!1

    6 Features
  • Photoshoot + Print + Stick 2"x3" photos: With the IVY Cliq2 simply shoot and print photos to instantly share your favorite moments. Stick your photos almost anywhere— each print is a sticker with an adhesive back!
  • The perfect size, so you can take it on-the-go: Never miss a moment! The IVY CLIQ2 is ultra-compact and slips right into your pocket or bag so you can take it anywhere. Plus, it comes in four trendy color options with a matte finish: Turquoise, Petal Pink, Charcoal, or Black.
  • Mix it up with Built-in Frame & Filters: Shoot and print your photo stickers with a white border frame and/or choice of vivid or B&W filter! The creative options are built-into the camera printer, simply select what you want with the buttons on the back so you can instantly print and share.
  • Peel & Stick ZINK® Photo Paper: Print fun-sized 2” x 3” photo stickers that are smudge-proof, and tear and water-resistant. Simply peel off the backing and stick almost anywhere to help you remember and share good times with your besties.
  • Perfect for selfies: The IVY CLIQ2’s large 2.0-inch selfie mirror and auto flash work together to help your photos stay on point — and keep your selfie game going strong.
  • MicroSD card slot: Allows you to save your photos to a microSD card (sold separately) for later use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DaveW, 8 out of 10
    Simple and Fun

    The Canon Ivy Cliq 2 is a portable printer/point and shoot camera all in one. It features a Zink (zero ink) 2x3” instant printer. The camera comes with 10 sheets of the paper in the box, with paper readily available on the market (at around $0.50/print). The camera has an expandable memory storage slot for microSD cards (up to 256GB).

    The Cliq 2 has similar features to the previous generation but has seen a number of tweaks. Gone are the duplicate/reprint and the aspect ratio buttons, and instead are replaced by filters and borders. The loss of the aspect ratio is minor, but the reprint is noticeable loss. The Cliq 2’s filter button allows you to toggle between a regular exposure, vivid (brighter colors, softer image), and B&W. The border button literally adds a border to the photo to give it a polaroid look. The Cliq 2 is pretty similar to the last generation. Both feature 700mAh rechargeable batteries, 5MP sensors, manual viewfinder, and an auto flash. That’s really where the similarities end though.

    The Cliq 2 has a smaller aperture (F2.2 vs 2.4) which helps reduce blur at the expense of image appearing darker. It seems they have tried to balance this with a higher ISO range for dealing with lower light situations. The 2 also features a wider angle lens (2.6 vs 24mm focal length) making group selfies easier to pull off. The printer also received an upgrade. Print times remain the same (50 sec), but the print resolution has increased from 314x500 dpi to 314x600 dpi. Lastly the most notable upgrade is the large selfie mirror that surrounds the camera lens – this feature was originally on available on the Cliq+.

    The microSD utilization also appears to be different. From what I could find the original Cliq didn’t allow you to take pictures if you ran out of paper. That seems bonkers to have such a limitation. The Cliq 2 does not have that issue at all. If you run out of paper you can keep snapping away like you would with a point and shoot. If you still have paper in the camera but don’t want an image printed, you can pop the paper out, close the cover, and take your picture. This image will be stored on the SD card, but not printed. To that point you can only print pictures as you take them – you cannot print from storage. Also if you use a filter or add a border the camera stores 2 files on the memory card. One file is the image that would be printed with the filter/border, and the other file is the untouched version. You can snap away in B&W and still have the color version available. The modified images start with IME_1XXX.jpg while the standard versions are named IMG_1XXX.jpg. This is pretty nice to be honest.

    Image quality for the camera is average. You need to keep a steady hand and avoid shooting moving subjects, and then you get a fairly clear image. The 5MP resolution is nothing to write home about, but the goal is to print a 2X3” image, so the resolution doesn’t need to be really high. The camera struggles in low light situations, so they really should be avoided. The B&W filter does a nice job in medium light, but gets a bit washed out in super bright lighting situations. In medium/low light I feel like your best chance at a good image is the B&W filter. The standard and vivid filters both look good in medium to bright lights. The colors popped more in vivid when I used it on an overcast day versus the standard. The vivid filter takes some sharpness out of the images and leaves them a bit softer.

    So what is the purpose of this camera? I set out to find it over the last few days and I think I did. I went to 2 outdoor outings over the weekend. An outdoor fall party with my kids and their grandparents, and the other with my GF at a brewery – doing our best to stay distanced though. At the fall party I took a couple pics of my kids with some Halloween decorations and was able to give the prints to Grandma for her scrap book – the peel and stick photo paper came to good use here. I took pictures of the other kids and gave parents the prints, and people seemed to enjoy it and find it to be neat. The other outing was a doggo costume contest at brewery. We brought our dog in a pirate outfit and had a number of kids coming over to pet him. I took a pic using the selfie mirror of the GF and I and waited for it to print. The kids saw it print out and asked if I could take their pictures with my dog so they could have prints as well. They were super excited and it made their day to get the little prints to take home.

    So what did I learn from this? This camera is a really neat novelty. People at parties love it, kids love it, and I got to spread some joy. Would I use this camera day to day – no because my smart phone is more convenient. But that’s not what this is for. I have really nice Canon mirrorless EOS and Nikon mirrorless that get pulled out only when the occasion is right - even though they are my best cameras. The Cliq 2 is similar in that regard – the occasion has to be right to use it. If you use this as a basis for explaining the camera then it becomes easier to see its value.

    This is a fun camera that takes decent pictures and prints them out on the go. Based on this view point I think it’s a good platform. It has some drawbacks – I wish the reprint button was still a thing, viewfinder is a little awkward, no way to cancel a print, and print costs. If you buy this camera with the right intentions I think you would be pleased with how it performs.

    Dec 15, 2020 13:52
  • Review by CoppinFam, 8 out of 10
    Great print out camera

    In the box comes the camera, charging cable, and 10 sheets of its printer paper. It is sleek, lightweight, and smaller than most counterparts. Right away it has a plus, no batteries. This makes it an excellent gift that can be used the same day it’s given without an extra trip for batteries. After no more than a fifteen minute charge time, you’re more than ready to shoot away.

    The camera itself is easy to use, power button is clearly marked right next to the shoot, buttons to toggle filters and frames are also clearly marked. After you take a photo, wait about four or five seconds as the indicator will begin flashing an array of colors, and the photo will begin audibly printing. It’s a subtle sound, but quite noticeable. If you don’t have anymore paper, do not fret, a standard SD card can be purchased to save any photos you still wish to take, and with the charging cable (or any micro usb) you can connect the camera to a computer to access them.

    The camera’s quality itself, is a pretty good camera. Taking still photos comes out quite nicely, but if you’re taking photos of moving subjects the camera does not attempt to focus before printing so you may get some blurry images. The vivid setting is as described, a filter that brings out the color in your image, though this setting does sometimes make the image appear less sharp than its original setting. As for the black and white, this setting may be better used for indoors, as the natural sunlight may hit certain surfaces harshly and create sections of bright white on the image that should be darker. But it is still a lovely setting to capture nature and loved ones in. The photos can be printed with or without borders; Without borders produces small pictures that would be nice in a book or even framed with others as a nice collage, and with borders produces photos great for the wall, fridge, or wallet.

    One last great feature to the photo paper is the sticky backing. Peel the back and stick photos anywhere.

    Over all, although the quality of the photos are sometime not picture perfect, I would still recommend to friends and family for the size of the camera and the sticky photo paper.

    Oct 22, 2020 17:14
  • Review by nickcal, 8 out of 10
    a fun novelty camera

    Growing up in the 1980s, we didn’t have the luxury of having a digital camera to carry around in our pockets. In fact, most photos we took had to be processed and we wouldn’t know for sure if the pictures turned out for about a week after we dropped them off. We did, however, have an instant camera that would print photos out from the camera and within about 10 seconds after the photo was pushed out, it was developed. That is what the Canon Ivy Cliq2 reminds me of.

    The design of the camera is very similar to a slim point and shoot digital camera, but it’s not as heavy. I have to admit that when you hold the camera, it almost feels like a toy. It has a simple layout and only has four buttons (five including the reset button) for operation. To use the camera, you turn it on, snap a photo, and then it prints out automatically. The printer is audible, but not ‘loud’.

    The camera is rechargeable and uses a Micro USB connection to gain power. This was one of the things I didn’t care for about the camera. I personally feel that Micro USB is ‘old tech’ and that devices should be moving more toward USB-C as a charging option. That said, the port for the Micro USB cable is a bit on the large side. At first glance, I actually thought it was a Mini USB port. Next to that port is a Micro SD Card slot, which can be used to store photos.

    The camera is only a 5MP camera. Therefore it takes decent photos to capture the moment, but in all honesty, most people’s smartphones have a higher megapixel count than this camera. It’s a fully automatic camera so you don’t really have any control over focus or lighting effects. You can change the photo to black and white or upgrade its basic look by changing the vivid filter settings. You also have the option to add a border if you like. But, since there is no preview option for the photo, you cannot see what the filters might do to the picture before it prints out. Once you print out your photos you can peal to stick the photos with its sticky back. I can see a quick family photo for fun and sticking it to the fridge. My daughter will love this but for me, I am a bit more on the high-end of photography. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV. So it was a bit getting used to when playing with the Ivy

    The printer portion of the camera can hold up to 10 sheets of its specialty paper (Zink Photo Paper). One set is shipped with the camera, but you can purchase additional packets of the paper. This is the major downside to this camera - the specialty paper.

    All in all, the Ivy Cliq2 is a fun instant camera to play around with. I could see using this for a variety of things including as a party favor or holiday gift. It’s almost a novelty-style product.

    Oct 25, 2020 03:13
  • Review by kayjay104, 8 out of 10
    Good first camera for the kids

    The Canon Ivy Cliq 2 instant camera printer is more of a novelty item than a useful digital camera or adults. The camera itself has a good build quality that does not make it feel too cheap. It reminds me of a hybrid of the first camera my parents bought for me when we were going on vacation just so I would not screw up their SLR camera and a polaroid camera. The camera has an internal rechargeable battery that is charged via the micro usb input at the bottom of the camera. There is also a micro sd slot at the bottom of that camera so that you can save the photos you take in a digital format

    The camera does not have any digital screen on it so that you can preview the photos prior to printing them. You simply frame the photo in the viewfinder and click the shutter button. The camera does give you a audible sound to indicate that it took a picture. You have the option of printing a photo with no filter, a vivid filter or a black and white filter and with or without a border. The print quality is not going to blow you away however its good enough for the kids to take some fun photos. The 2 X 3 instant photo paper that the camera uses is peel and stick so you can make your own photo stickers.

    Simply put if you are expecting a great print quality from these photos then you will be disappointed. This is more of a fun novelty item for the kids so they can have the nostalgic feeling of using a polaroid type camera.

    Nov 05, 2020 01:27
  • Review by Doug, 8 out of 10
    Good camera for kids

    The Canon Ivy Cliq 2 instant film camera will be nostalgic to many of us that grew up with instant cameras. It's also at a price point that makes it affordable as a fun camera for kids or teenagers. If you're looking for a camera that produces really exceptional quality photos though then this camera may not be for you as the print resolution according to Canon is 314x600 dpi with a 5MP camera. The camera itself has no built in storage and so you may want to consider adding a MicroSD memory card (up to 256GB). The battery life is quite good with the ability to take approximately 25 photos between charges and the battery is charged with a Micro USB cable.

    Nov 04, 2020 12:46
  • Review by APFLORES413, 8 out of 10
    Decent little pocket camera.

    This is a nice little Instant Film camera for a beginner. It fits perfectly in my pant pocket, and can carry it and use it for simple scenic photos or capturing memories that you would like to print and post on a wall/mirror/etc.

    Pro:

    -Pocket size: I mostly have my dtr use it, since I use my phone as my primary camera. But my daughter wanted to use it and mess around with it. It’s pretty sturdy and the size is perfect for her hands.

    -Point and shoot: I miss cameras like that. No LCD screen, going back to basics of using the viewfinder to aim the camera. Has boundary guides in the viewfinder for the perfect alignment.

    -Instant Film: it comes with 12 2x3 film. They print up immediately after you taking a shot.

    Cons:

    -Small film tray: 12 is not enough. It should’ve come with at least 24z

    -Film quality: it’s not the best; but maybe a higher quality to offset the small amount of film.

    Overall, my kids love this camera and it does the job really well of capturing small good moments.

    Oct 30, 2020 11:53
  • Review by blahnika, 8 out of 10
    Nice compact instant camera

    Now that we all have cell phones for pictures, you don't see many physical pictures anymore so it is nice to have something to get a quick physical picture. The camera is easy to just look through the lens and take a picture, then wait 30 seconds and you have the photo. The colors are decent, but the quality is not going to match what you'd get with a phone picture printed out as a photo.

    My main complaint about using the camera is that once you take a picture there is a click but you wait 5 or 10 seconds, thinking did I take the picture? Then finally you hear it start to print. It would be nice to have some noise to indicate the picture is being processed.

    The pictures are small but overall it's a nice experience with decent quality for what it is. You have the choice to add frame and filters are easy to use just click the button you will see it is with Frame or b&w or vivid. This isn't going to replace taking pictures and getting them printed out as photos, but nice to play around with to hang up a few sample pictures. Nice for kids to play with or when you can get a group to take a picture together.

    Oct 30, 2020 14:26
  • Review by HiFiBlaster, 6 out of 10
    Hesitant to Give it 3 Stars

    I say that as I waiver to give it more stars AND less stars.

    On one hand I was excited to reminisce about an updated version of what is basically a modern Polaroid, minus the shaking and waiting. To take ONE picture and have it print. There’s something concrete and certain about it. In the days where you can click a thousand pictures and take the best one, this challenges the user to be selective. It is solid and rigid. Everything I’d expect from Canon. The simplicity of B&W, Vivid and border features makes easy enough for a younger child to use. It’s rechargeable via USB (which is fast!). Outside, the pictures were more than I expected. Now keep in mind we’re talking about Zinc paper. It is made for speed, not quality. But nonetheless, quality was higher than expected.

    Now for the negatives. First off, I’m all about simplicity. But for the instructions to not have a single word??? Just pictures. I’d like to think I am a capable person, but it took me two tries to figure out which way the paper went in because it wasn’t specific enough in the directions and there were only two ways to put it in. At first I thought I was doing something wrong taking pictures. It took a while to respond after I took the picture, and because of that I burned through three more photos by accident thinking the pictures weren’t registering. While picture quality in natural lighting is great for what it is, the pictures I took inside were bland and poor. It did in fact remind me of an old Polaroid photo where the zinc didn’t squeeze through properly. These were the first photos I took and was about to give up. I’m glad I went to other locations to try different light settings.

    Picture paper refills are “reasonably” priced for the market. For the retail price point of this product, I think it’s a little overpriced for a gimmicky camera. But for my daughter who is very artistic and loves to make sticker books and be creative, I know she will enjoy this camera.

    So my bi-polar review is two stars and, in the same breath, 3.5 stars. I would hesitantly recommend this product to a friend, mainly as a gift for a young teen.

    Nov 04, 2020 15:01
  • 8.4score
    Polaroid Go Camera-Everything Box
    Description

    Oh, the places you’ll go! And the times you’ll share and treasure, all captured with your Polaroid Go. Pocket-sized and built to go go go wherever adventure takes you. Get to know a more grownup instant camera featuring artful double exposure, selfie mirror, and a self-timer for the days you step inside the frame. The Everything Box also includes 2 packs of film.

    5 Features
  • Pocket-sized Analog Instant Camera:
  • Double Exposure:
  • Selfie Ready: Selfie-mirror and Self-Timer built into camera
  • Flash On/Off:
  • 15-Pack Battery Life:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SteveL, 8 out of 10
    Nostalgic fun in a small, lightweight package

    Bottom Line: The Polaroid Go Camera is fun, easy to use, and delivers decent prints.

    Pros: fun and lightweight design, easy to use, decent image/print quality

    Cons: print handling is a bit more cumbersome than other instant cameras, lengthy print development time, relatively high cost per print

    Review: The Polaroid Go maintains the nostalgic Polaroid look in a simplified and streamlined design. The camera is lightweight and does fit in the pocket of my shorts, although it won’t fit in my wife’s. Fortunately, it’s not too cumbersome to carry with the included wrist strap.

    The camera itself is easy to use. Loading the film is as simple as popping open the cartridge door and lining up the arrows. There are three buttons: power, flash, and shutter. A small display shows the number of prints left (note that the camera must be on to show this) as well as whether the flash is on.

    Taking a photo is as easy as pointing the camera and clicking the shutter button. Selfies are also easy to take by simply turning the camera around and making sure you can see yourself in the mirror; my wife and I had no problem ensuring we were both in the frame. Overall, the camera performs well in bright and low light (which can be seen by the photos of the flowers taken in full sun and the selfie taken indoors). Like the Polaroid prints of my childhood, images do lose some contrast particularly in the brighter parts of the image (e.g., the flower versus the leaves; my wife’s face versus mine).

    Print handling and development are a tad bit on the cumbersome side. The instructions state that the image should not be exposed to light during development. When the print ejects, the image is covered by a black plastic film where it should remain for five seconds. When you remove the print, the film recoils back into the machine, so it’s not as simple as simply pulling out the print when it ejects. Next, the instructions say to lay the image face down on the table, where it takes 10-15 minutes for full development.

    Last, the “Everything Box” comes with two print cartridges with each containing 8 prints. Refills are also sold as 16 packs (once again two cartridges of 8 prints), which, at current retail, seems to put the cost per print over $1.

    Jul 28, 2021 18:40
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 6 out of 10
    Compact & light, prints just ok

    It’s been a long time since I’ve used a Polaroid analog instant camera, but it’s every bit as fun as I’d remembered. The Polaroid Go is currently the smallest version of the classic Polaroid instant camera, and while not tiny, is small enough to carry in a bag or oversized pockets. It’s roughly the size of my mirrorless digital camera. The body is made from a durable yet light plastic and contains a rechargeable battery that powers the camera and the flash. Rather than a typical camera neckstrap, the camera is bundled with a wrist strap that you attach to a corner on the base. The Everything Box also comes with two film cartridges containing 8 film sheets each and a set of fun rainbow colored stickers to decorate your prints and camera. On a full charge, the battery should last for about 15 cartridges before needing to be recharged via the included microUSB cable.

    Loading the film is super easy. Just open one of the aluminum foil sealed pouches containing a cartridge, slide the door latch mechanism on the bottom of the camera, and insert the cartridge wide end first with the arrows on the cart and camera lined up. When a new cartridge is inserted, the dark slide on the top protecting the film from light exposure ejects automatically. You’ll also receive an 8-pack of small double-sided round stickers with each cartridge to adhere or display your prints on other surfaces.

    When you turn the camera on, it automatically charges up the flash and displays the number of shots remaining in the cartridge on a small LED display next to the power button. A small dot next to the counter indicates when the flash is enabled and pressing the white flash key on top toggles it on or off for your next shot. Note that the flash will automatically re-enable after each photo is taken.

    Despite having only three buttons, I was surprised to learn that the camera supported double-exposure and self-timer modes, though the quick start guide was lacking on how to enable these features. To enable the self timer, just press and hold the flash key for two seconds until an orange light appears next to the flash on the front of the camera. Then after pressing the red shutter button, you’ll have 9 seconds to position yourself in front of the camera. Keep in mind there is no threaded mounting point on the camera, so it cannot be attached to a tripod, and you’ll need to find a flat stable surface to set your camera when not using handheld. For double-exposure mode, long press the flash button until a ‘1’ flashes on the counter display, indicating it’s ready for the first exposure. After taking the first photo, a ‘2’ will flash on the display when the camera is ready for the second exposure. You can even turn the camera off if you’re not immediately ready to take the second exposure; the camera will pick up where it left off when you turn it on again. This mode allows you to creatively merge two images together for surprising and interesting prints.

    The camera has a built-in selfie mirror on the opposite side of the viewfinder to help you frame up your shots when taking them in front of the camera. It’s okay and usable, but in very bright conditions may be hard to see. The built-in flash is eye-wateringly bright when it goes off but its reach is limited, so you’ll need to be somewhat close to your subject and/or the background if you wish to illuminate both.

    For beginners, it may take a bit of trial and error and practice to produce decent looking prints. First and foremost, the images don’t actually appear instantly, and you should place them face down or in a dark place, like a pocket, for 15-30 minutes to allow the film to develop fully. If allowed to develop face-up in the presence of light your image may become overexposed and blurry. The second thing is that the focal range of the camera is 1.5 feet and greater, so you’ll want your subject to be at least that distance from the camera if you want it to be clearly in focus. That means no macro or close-up shots. If you’re planning on scrapbooking or putting these photos in an album, the recommendation is to not compress or seal them in plastic for at least 30 days to allow the chemical processes in the film to halt and dry out.

    The photos are approximately 1-3/4 inch square and with the frame, the print dimensions are about 2-1/8W x 2-5/8H, so they’re fairly small, but that’s not a surprise since the camera itself is compact. The print quality was slightly disappointing though, and I felt that the color saturation was not very vibrant, the focus a bit soft, and the contrast too low. A friend of mine remarked that the photos looked like they had a “vintage filter” on them due to their washed out appearance, which may or may not be a desirable quality depending on what you’re going for. While they’re a fun size, the price per print is on the high end for what you end up with.

    Overall, I do find taking photos with the Polaroid Go fun. Once you’re familiar with how the film behaves and what sorts of print you’ll be able to produce with it, playing around with lighting and shooting conditions can help you create artful and stylized prints. It may not be the best camera for ultra crisp fashion portraits, but if you’re looking to give the world of instant film cameras a try, the Polaroid Go offers you that opportunity in a cute palm-sized camera.

    Jul 29, 2021 14:05
  • Review by JinOH, 4 out of 10
    Nostalgia and conversation starter, but ...

    Let me start by saying I'm an older photo enthusiast and have enjoyed the Polaroids of yesterday (80's/90's era) and looked forward to trying this new Polaroid Go. And while it's cute retro design and small 2 inch photos should impress and will make those who see you using, share fond memories of days gone by. That's where the nostalgic similarities ends for me.

    I wanted and tried to love this little camera. I even contacted the Polaroid technology person to get the best tips for making this camera be all it can be. Unfortunately, the film or the camera (possibly a bit of error on my part), only yields oddly colored or washed out images outside and dimly lit indoor pictures. One picture didn't even get full development.

    I think some will get better results because of their talent. And others will love the "Artsy" look these photos produce. Even the included sticker pack might be fun to get younger photogs in to the photography hobby. Just know, based on the camera I used for this review. It requires a little skill, steady hand for 2-3 seconds (because the picture is not "taken" till the film ejects). And while it can do selfies with the reflective coating. Pictures closer than a foot will not likely focus.

    To sum up my experience with the camera:

    + Fun size and nostalgia others will want to share with you.

    + Can do selfies, timer and double exposure.

    - Film is not cheap and photos that do develop are styled with odd hues and/or washed out colors. And 2 inch photos are very small.

    - indoor photos barely worked and not worth risking limited photos.

    - Pictures need 5 seconds of cover then up to 15 minutes in the dark to reach optimal development.

    I think at a reduced price this could be fun just for the laugh of it all. The camera I used just required more patience to use to it's best abilities. Far different from current cameras and pictures of a digital world that many of us have got accustomed to.

    Jul 30, 2021 13:44
  • Review by rjv86, 8 out of 10
    Fun little camera for nostalgia and goofing off

    Picked this up for my daughter for her birthday. Its very compact, which is nice since she's small.

    very easy to use and set up. I had to convince her to take her time with it because there's only 8 pictures per pack. It'd be nice if it held more but i understand space constraints with such a small camera. Not a problem though as refills are plentiful and can be picked up easily at multiple places. Its about $20 for a 2 pack (16 pictures)

    My only issue is the film takes 10-15 min to develop. when we're at home, its easy to just flip it upside down on the counter and leave it and set a timer so she can wait. I imagine it'd be more annoying out and about, because where do you store the picture.

    Hey Ya is not an instructional video.. do not shake these pictures like a polaroid

    if you want something fun to goof around for fun physical pictures and you don't have a photobooth near by, then its definitely a cool toy to have around.

    Jul 29, 2021 08:35
  • Review by RogueWave, 4 out of 10
    Micro Nostalgia!

    The Polaroid Go Camera-Everything Box is a great idea! That nostalgic feel when you line up your shot, hit the shutter button, see the flash, hear, and feel your image being captured and released into the world, there isn't much better. I love how Polaroid cameras are so interactive. This new Polaroid Go Camera captures all senses of any other Polaroid camera new or old. It is an easy camera for anyone to pick up and create creative images. It is small enough to store in a bag and even comes with a wrist lanyard if you desire to carry it. The camera viewfinder doubles as a selfie mirror to help you line up that perfect shot. The lightning bolt button on top of the camera has 3 options, flash/self-timer/Double Exposure Button. The display screen shows how many photos are left and if the flash is on or off and displays the camera mode. The color scheme is cool, I love the clean black and white look with the signature Polaroid rainbow stripe just over the lens.

    Everything about this camera makes me happy, almost everything. The one thing I had the biggest problem with was getting great-looking photos. I know this camera is supposed to take fun vintage-looking pictures, but in a lot of the photos I took you can barely make out what the subject in the photo is. I tried different ranges, different lighting, Keeping the dark slide over the image longer, not exposing the image to light while it was developing, longer development time. I even thought I may have gotten a bad film cartridge, so I went and bought new film. Nothing I did seemed to work. The best photo I got was a selfie in incredibly low light with flash. I really want to love this camera, but if it cannot take great photos then what's the point? If Polaroid comes out with a new type of film for this model, I will still go out and give those a try. In all, I am torn, I love this little machine, but it could be so much more! I think the idea is amazing, and I love the idea of vintage-looking photos, but with the one job of taking photos, they missed the mark with extremely blurry images.

    Pros:

    -Nostalgic feel, sounds, and function

    -Selfie Timer

    -Mirrored viewfinder to help line up selfies

    -Flash on/off

    -Simple operation

    -Wrist lanyard included

    -Charging cable included

    -Nifty foam double sides stickers to hang pictures anywhere

    -Small enough to take anywhere

    -Awesome color scheme

    -Free stickers!!

    Cons:

    -Picture quality

    -Micro USB cable (not USB-C)

    -Camera holds 8 photo slide cartridge

    -16 photo slides come in package (2 cartridges that have 8 photo slides per cartridge)

    Jul 29, 2021 12:39
  • Review by Sophia, 4 out of 10
    Vintage Quality Photos

    The Polaroid Go camera and photos are both small and cute. The photos have a very vintage quality to them. I did find artifacts on some of the prints letting me know that the development process is a bit delicate but I think it has more to do with the defective film packs I got (more info below).

    I recommend a lot of lighting! I liked the outdoor/sunny photos I took. I also took some photos indoors in low lighting and the flash does help but flash-only will give you photos that are still a bit dark.

    The instructions say to leave the photo under the film shield for 5 seconds before removing it from the camera slot, and it’s also advised to let it develop either in a dark place or faced down on a flat surface. In the process of learning this camera, I also learned to be gentle with the photos while they’re developing.

    This instant camera is great for selfies as well as for wider shots, but not intended for maco (close up) shots. I took a close up picture of my dog and the background was in focus instead of him. That's a user error, not a Polaroid issue. Just a part of the learning process.

    This package comes with 2 film packs, 8 in each pack. Both of my film packs had an ink leaking issue that caused the photos to have discoloration in certain spots, which kind of lends even more to the vintage look, but I would definitely prefer a film pack that doesn’t have that issue. The ink would leak from the back of the photo as soon as it starts developing and I would either wipe it off carefully or just let it dry because it takes quite a few minutes to develop anyway. The leaking ink got on the film shield but it does not seem to have gotten on the front of any photos.

    The included quick start guide has a link to the manual online [polaroid.com/go-manual] which is how I learned to activate the Double Exposure (double tap flash button) and Self Timer (press flash button >2 seconds) modes.

    Overall, this is a fair product. I may have recommended the Polaroid Go if at least one of my film packs didn’t have the leaking issue, but both did. I will likely buy another set of film packs to test it out one more time. I like the idea of mini Polaroid photos but was disappointed by the defective film packs. I would be more excited to add the Polaroid Go to my instant camera collection if the film didn’t leak or discolor.

    Aug 01, 2021 12:56
  • Review by TayTay, 4 out of 10
    Stepping Back Into Time

    Growing up in the late '70s and '80s was excited to test out the Polaroid Go Camera. The camera brings back the nostalgic feeling of what the cameras use to look like. As a child loved taking pictures with our polaroid. Would love to wait for the anticipated photo to develop. My review is based upon that feeling of growing up and the improvements I was anticipating. What I like about the revised camera is the feeling of durability, being lightweight, and smaller in comparison to the older version. The camera can fit in my small purse, but not pocket-size if wearing jeans.

    When I think of the on-the-go concept, I think of the convenience of the film developing automatically and quickly. I was not anticipating having to locate a place to turn over the film when taking pictures and expected the development time to go faster than when using past cameras. This took me by surprise, as the film took approximately 5 to 10 minutes to develop.

    I tested the camera outdoors and indoors by taking selfies, pictures of objects, and nature. When taking a selfie (image not posted), the film captured my face and the background came out dark evening when using the flash. When taking pictures outside I was able to capture an image of a tree by standing 3 feet from the object. Was expecting the image to appear more vibrant and vivid. Instead, the tree had more of a faded look. When taking a picture of an exercise therapy ball indoors the ball came out but the background once again was black.

    What was disappointing was the quality of the images not being the same as those back in the '80s or even better. I liked the idea and the concept. I really tried to like this camera, it's a No for Me.

    PROS:

    Pretty and Cute

    CONS:

    Image Quality

    Not pocket size

    Price Point.

    Was expecting more.

    Sep 06, 2021 21:39
  • Review by PolaroidPlusplus, 10 out of 10
    Small camera with a big impact

    I love it. A cute camera to have and casually use where ever you go. Surprisingly, the size of the lens and viewfinder don't suffer, despite it's tiny build. You can get nice pictures out of it. Will they come out perfect all the time? No. Instant film is always unpredictable at times but this is such an easy to use camera, and very straightforward. And it also comes with a timer, flash toggle, and double exposure. What's not to love?

    Aug 24, 2021 23:12
  • 7.8score
    Arcade1Up - Polaroid Photobooth Red
    Description

    At Home Instant Photobooth

    5 Features
  • POLAROID At- Home Instant PHOTOBOOTH (Red): Wi-Fi enabled for easy sharing
  • POLAROID At- Home Instant PHOTOBOOTH (Red): 10" capacitive touch screen with tiltable camera angle
  • POLAROID At- Home Instant PHOTOBOOTH (Red): One-touch photo taking & printing. Edit photos with filters, borders, text & more.
  • POLAROID At- Home Instant PHOTOBOOTH (Red): Print 2x3 photos using built-in ZINK Zero Ink Printing technology.
  • POLAROID At- Home Instant PHOTOBOOTH (Red): LED lighting for every environment
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bayareabuyer, 8 out of 10
    Good one stop shop photo print solution

    This is a solid product with a few limitations. I managed to get it on sale for $50 off, so that felt like a decent price. Based on the build, touchscreen, and print quality, it’s definitely worth buying if you can get it closer to $200. Now, the camera quality is decent, but not the best. The prints look really good but that’s mostly due to the small size. It also does support a portable battery and has a holder for it on the back, but it is not included. If you are considering wall mounting this then the portable battery is a good option. The software looks to be a version of Android with a lot of the basic filters, frames, sticker art you would find on basic photo editing apps. It also has an SD card slot for saving photos. What makes this product cool is that it’s easy to setup for parties with the built in stand and it’s a one stop shop. There have been comments from people saying you can do all of what this product does cheaper with a separate Zink printer and phone, but that would require cords, clutter, and a lot more setup. In the end this is a cool item for parties or small events. If you have kids that want to photograph their exploits on a regular basis this would also work good for that. I think at $199 this thing would be a steal, at $299 it’s good buy, but only if you plan to use it frequently.

    Feb 13, 2021 10:41
  • Review by Sommers, 10 out of 10
    Worth it!

    Bought this for my wedding reception and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it from children to grandparents!

    Jul 19, 2021 09:36
  • Review by Awesome, 10 out of 10
    Awesome item

    Great for what i was looking for. Use it for parties

    Sep 24, 2021 15:43
  • Review by greatpurchaseever, 10 out of 10
    Purchase

    It’s great love it my granddaughters love it too used it on Father’s Day and in July 4 too do it’s a keeper

    Jul 10, 2021 08:59
  • Review by LuckyKat, 8 out of 10
    Overall a good purchase.

    Overall this is a great product. It could be better in some aspects. But I'm not one to buy without doing my research, with the limited reviews though, it made it hard to decide if this would be worth it. But after purchasing it and using it, its actually pretty simple.

    Definitely use with good lighting. otherwise the images will come out dark/green. But for a cheaper, on the go photobooth option, this was great. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars, just based on the image quality being ehh. This machine would be better and sold more, if it was priced around $250 or so, where i fit best in price range based on quality of the machine and its images.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:06
  • Review by Daniel, 8 out of 10
    Easy setup fun product

    Setup was really easy. The lighting (flash mode) isn't great we had to add extra lighting but overall its a fun product. Maybe a little high priced but my girlfriend really wanted it.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:53
  • Review by Smartmom, 8 out of 10
    Party planning on a budget

    I bought this to use in lieu of a photo booth for a party. We haven't had the party yet but this will serve the purpose with just a fraction of the price! The joy is in the instant pictures and the props, which this lets you do all of that. You can also save copies of your pictures to a memory card to put in a album for later. It was a great idea for a budget savvy situation.

    Jul 24, 2021 02:23
  • Review by Mica, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Too cute! Works great family fun and pictures are perfect!!

    Jul 30, 2021 23:20
  • 7.8score
    Polaroid Now+
    Description

    Our most creative camera yet. Polaroid Now+ is our revamped analog instant camera with even more creative tools. Get 5 new lens filters, and unlock two extra tools — aperture priority and tripod mode — inside the Polaroid mobile app. Try light painting, double exposure, manual mode and more. Plus a tripod mount to steady your ideas inside the original Polaroid square format frame.

    7 Features
  • Double Exposure:
  • Light Painting:
  • Manual Mode: Works with the free Polaroid Originals mobile app
  • Self-timer:
  • Autofocus:
  • Accurate Flash:
  • Tripod Mount:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechBuyer, 8 out of 10
    Nostalgia for me, Novelty for my kids

    This Polaroid really brings me back to the time these were extremely popular and used my families across the US to capture their favorite moments.

    The build quality and quirky design are amazingly great and my kids instantly wanted to touch and play with it. At nearly $2 per picture however, I wasn’t going to just give them free access to it without some supervision!!!

    That’s really the only negative in my opinion that will prevent me from using this more but it will definitely come with us on family trips to capture and immediately develop some pictures.

    Lastly, make sure to place the pictures face down for a outside 15 mins after taking the pictures while they develop or they will come out dark. Fanning them like the old ones doesn’t work to speed up development. Also while the camera does have a flash, good natural light photos will turn out out the best.

    Great blast from the past camera that will capture another generation of family moments!!!

    Nov 03, 2021 20:13
  • Review by MigDigital, 8 out of 10
    the classic photography with mobile app

    Review of Polaroid Now Plus.

    The camera is extraordinary that can image new way of experience with the classic photography.

    It comes with 5 filters, a USB charging cable, neck strap loop. The camera it self is easy to understand each buttons function at first glance,

    Connecting to the app process doesn’t get notice at all. In this aspect, as soon as download the app, and turn on bluetooth from the camera, immediate get connected without having to do the pre connection via bluetooth function from the phone.

    However, the use of the application feels bit odd as there seems to be lot of cool functions but felt alike lost. The application has function for self portrait, light painting, manual, self timer, double exposure, aperture, tripod, under the region My Now +. But to understand how it work each of them need multiple times trial and error process. For instance for portrait, it has indicator of if too close or too far, too dark and so on. I was not able to find when it is ready in first trial and gave up to use the shutter button from the camera.

    The camera itself I find cool and the fact that it can get connected and controlled via mobile phone makes greater imagination. But actually using the application it takes some time of usage at least from my end.

    Nov 09, 2021 03:08
  • Review by gadgeTT, 10 out of 10
    Classic Camera with Cool Creativity Boosters

    TLDR:

    (that’s Too Long, Didn’t Read)

    Everything you love about instant analog photography plus some useful creativity tools in an app.

    Pros:

    * Simple controls.

    * Easy onboard control for basic adjustments.

    * Light and easy to carry.

    * Classic styling with snazzy stripes.

    Cons:

    * Steep learning curve if your first experience with analog instant photography.

    * Expensive per-shot costs.

    Summary:

    I’ve been a hobby level digital photographer for about 30 years. My first digital camera was a Casio with a now-laughable 320x240 resolution. I loved the benefits of a nearly Infinite camera roll and instant reviews of my shots. Over the years, digital camera resolution and quality has drastically improved, but at the end of the day, a digital photograph is still just a digital copy.

    Long before digital cameras emerged, a Polaroid camera was the ONLY way to take a photo and see the results per-shot without having to develop an entire roll. Polaroids were cool before instant digital photography was available. I applaud Polaroid for keeping instant analog photography alive! Today, its advantages are mostly as a unique creative tool.

    The Polaroid Now+ is yet another extension of the groundbreaking Polaroid camera for creators. The “+” part mainly offers a BTLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) connection with an app on your phone. This type of connection doesn’t require pairing so it’s fast and easy to use. The app enables a lot of cool creative tools like a remote shutter, full manual controls, double-exposure and light painting that basically is a really long exposure so you can “draw” with the light from your phone (or a flashlight, etc.).

    The is a nice addition, but you can also do a lot without it. There are only four buttons on the actual camera but they allow you to do a lot of stuff fairly easily. The shutter and power buttons basically do what you’d expect of them. The Flash button doubles not only to turn the flash off for the next photo or until the next power cycle but can also temporarily adjust the camera’s exposure to “more”, “normal” or “less.” This model now has a “+” button on the front which is used to set a self-timer, start a double exposure mode or do whatever favorite mode you assigned from the app. You can also hold that “+” button while turning the camera on to get a more detailed battery level reading on the single-digit display.

    Being used to instant digital photography, most of my first 8 photos did not come out well. Polaroids really love light and a steady hand. For me, getting used to analog instant photography has been a steep learning curve but one that I’m sure will pay off with creative results that are not easy to match with a now-ubiquitous digital camera.

    I really enjoy the classic styling of this camera and enjoy the colorful stripes on the front. The eyepiece is rubberized for comfort and the provided shoulder straps are easily removable if you need to do so. There’s a tripod mount on the bottom for steadier shots and the supplied creative lenses add some flair to your photos; although they are a tad cumbersome to store in the provided canvas roll which does not have a way to clip it to anything. I especially liked the effects of the Starburst filter but the others have uses as well.

    If you’re used to Polaroid photography and are looking for more tools to express your creativity, this camera will not let you down. If you’re new to analog instant photography, you might want to buy a few extra packs of film to go with your camera so you can experiment and get used to the differences of shooting analog. Either way, you won’t be disappointed in this medium where each photo is a unique one-of-a-kind.

    Nov 07, 2021 17:10
  • Review by grimmace, 8 out of 10
    Nice update to the original

    This is a modern version of the original camera. Looks and feels just like it. The upgrades are a nice touch. It's instant film again. The camera is easy to use, just charge, open up the bottom front and drop in film. After that you can just start taking pictures. The view finder has nothing in it, just point and shoot. Flash works automatically if on. After the picture comes out, it takes around 15 minutes to develop. So, kids need some patience. The pictures come out nice, just make sure you have enough light.

    The Bluetooth functions add some more capabilities to the camera. With Bluetooth pairing and the Polaroid App you get, Remote picture taking, time delayed picture taking, Double Exposure pictures, Aperture changes, tripod setting, portrait setting, Light painting (longer shutter open), and a manual setting (aperture and shutter). All can help you make better pictures.

    One issue with using any of the included colored lens or the advanced settings is the view finder. It’s not connected to anything in the camera, so if you use the sunburst lens, clear center with tinted around the outside, you can only guess if you have the subject in the right spot. The film is expensive, but it’s twice as big as the smaller instant cameras. You only get 8 pictures per tray. The camera can use 600 and i-Type film. It takes 15 minutes to fully develop. The charger is exposed, no cover, so don’t get it water near it. Overall, it’s a fun easy to use camera with film coming out instantly.

    Nov 06, 2021 11:41
  • Review by Brandon, 6 out of 10
    Has Potential

    As a Polaroid camera, it does exactly what you would expect from a polaroid camera in terms of quality and usage. It does have 21st-century technology to go with it also, but it's not much.

    To me, using the buttons on the camera could be confusing at times. "How do I set a timer?" "How do I set double exposure?" And even though there is a paper guide you wouldn't want to haul it around with you. What makes this process simpler is the phone application because you can set your options and mode from there. Beyond that, the technology part ends there.

    At the very least it was instantly paired. I didn't have to touch my Bluetooth settings and I never lost connection. But if you ever memorize the buttons and corresponding light modes the app becomes pointless. I'm not sure what hardware limitations there are for Polaroid technology but I would love to see more functionality. How cool would it be to make the printing portion optional and you're suddenly able to take digital, uploadable shots all the time with this camera?! I'm sure and I'm hoping the polaroid team has more ideas for the future.

    The flash is necessary for photos and blinding. After your shot, you will see spots in your eyes ten minutes later. Without it, the pictures will come out unrecognizable and poor. Granted, I only took the photos inside my room next to a lamp yet it still struggled to pick up light. And the areas where the picture was lit up it was over-exposed. The quality just wasn't there. The quality of these photos is something you would expect from the 80s or earlier, which is disappointing coming from a modern take on this camera technology.

    I know Poloraid has made smaller versions of these cameras and I haven't tried them, but this one, in particular, is bulky.

    Overall, I think the best use case for this camera would be to take photos of a person or object outside.

    Lastly, the film is pricey. I did want to try all the filters included but when you think about it, it's essentially $2 per shot. And for me, to slap on any of the filters to see what it looks like is not worth $2.

    To wrap this all up you must think I hate this thing. I hate that it was not executed properly. I hate that it's expensive. The idea behind it is great. The first photo I took immediately took me back to my childhood. I immediately imagined it being the 90s again and my mom handing me all the photos we just developed. Except our point and shoot took better photos, was cheaper and the film was cheaper, by a factor of 10x cheaper. This camera has the power to create great experiences and unearth old ones, and it's almost there.

    Nov 09, 2021 23:29
  • Review by Caladbolg, 8 out of 10
    Nostalgia with a boost in tech and cost.

    This is a perfect gift for someone with an artistic itch and wants to get the Polaroid experience of taking and printing photos. Although the process isn’t identical, it’s very close and this unit is packed with more features than any model from the old days had.

    The first feature that sticks out is this lens! It’s huge compared to the original cameras this is based on. The flash on this is large as well but unfortunately taking photos with this will require a lot of light. More than what this provides normally. It works so much better in a lot of sunlight or plenty of indoor lighting. As with any new camera, or printer for that matter, it takes several photos to be able to dial it in and get a feel for it. So, if you are committed or getting this as a gift, I would definitely recommend getting extra film for it.

    Additional features available through the app are also something you certainly won’t find on the models of yesteryear. Which makes this as fun to use for 90’s kids as it is for today’s kids who are itching for immediate and tangible media in the moment. And the construction definitely gives you some confidence in its structural integrity when being handed around in the presence of children who might be less careful with it.

    Nov 09, 2021 15:41
  • Review by Tony, 4 out of 10
    Fun novelty, but expensive

    I was excited to try out a new generation of Polaroid cameras after growing up with one and loving it as a child. Sadly, I am disappointed considering the price of the camera and the film. It seems like they could do better on either the technology or the price. The camera definitely has some fun and impressive new features for the 21st Century. I can use my phone to control the shutter activation and speed, and add in special effects like writing with light, catching motion in the dark, or doing a double exposure where two images are superimposed on one another.

    As someone who has embraced digital photography, it is intimidating to have to be extremely conservative with the number of images I take, then I have to wait 15 minutes to see if I even got the shot. Sadly, none of my shots so far have turned out great. I have tried multiple lighting environments and they either come out too dark or too light. One image didn't come out at all. I do not know if the film was bad, or my living room lights were not enough, even though the camera's automatic light sensor did not feel that it was necessary to fire the flash.

    I at least like the app's ability to scan in the pictures. It does a great job of scanning the exposed film, while avoiding any glares, to show a great representation of the original image. I also like that the camera can be mounted on a tripod. This allows for some great low-light capabilities and group shots when the photographer wants to be in the picture. I can either set a timer through the app, or I can remotely activate the shutter with the simple push of a button in the app. Both are extremely easy to do. Speaking of which, the app effortlessly connects to the camera. Simply open the app and turn on the camera - that was it. I did not even have to pair the camera to the phone. They just knew they were meant for each other.

    I am really mixed on whether I would recommend this to a friend. If they want the nostalgia of Polaroid, go for it. But, if they want the ability to instantly print good pictures, it's cheaper to buy a photo printer. Maybe my expectations were too high. I am disappointed, and I would not consider this a toy considering the price of the camera and the film.

    Nov 09, 2021 03:26
  • Review by Stylian, 10 out of 10
    Memories from the good ol'days

    This is so cool!

    First off let me cover the unboxing. It was pretty straight forward you get the camera, a small cube style pouch with some filters that you can put on if you want, and a charging cable along with a pouch that has 16 total poloroid pictures you can take. And a black fabric string to keep the camera around your neck if you want.

    As far as buttons very easy to figure out, and adding the picture cartridge is pretty easy, I put it in the wrong way initially and it didn't close so i then put it correctly and it closed and spit out a cute message to let you know its ready to go.

    So... Tomorrow we go to Universal and we plan on using most of our pictures then but so far its so fun! Colors are awesome and the app is very intuitive and easy to understand.

    This is a great holiday gift for those that might not like technology or are afraid of it (like grandma/grandpa or parents) as it can be used with or without the app and is "old fashioned" but MUCH more improved and cooler then the really old fashioned versions. The pictures are incredibly clean and rich and so quick too! Love it very fun.

    Nov 05, 2021 08:09
  • 7.4score
    Polaroid Now+
    Description

    Our most creative camera yet. Polaroid Now+ is our revamped analog instant camera with even more creative tools. Get 5 new lens filters, and unlock two extra tools — aperture priority and tripod mode — inside the Polaroid mobile app. Try light painting, double exposure, manual mode and more. Plus a tripod mount to steady your ideas inside the original Polaroid square format frame.

    7 Features
  • Double Exposure:
  • Light Painting:
  • Manual Mode: Works with the free Polaroid Originals mobile app
  • Self-timer:
  • Autofocus:
  • Accurate Flash:
  • Tripod Mount:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechBuyer, 8 out of 10
    Nostalgia for me, Novelty for my kids

    This Polaroid really brings me back to the time these were extremely popular and used my families across the US to capture their favorite moments.

    The build quality and quirky design are amazingly great and my kids instantly wanted to touch and play with it. At nearly $2 per picture however, I wasn’t going to just give them free access to it without some supervision!!!

    That’s really the only negative in my opinion that will prevent me from using this more but it will definitely come with us on family trips to capture and immediately develop some pictures.

    Lastly, make sure to place the pictures face down for a outside 15 mins after taking the pictures while they develop or they will come out dark. Fanning them like the old ones doesn’t work to speed up development. Also while the camera does have a flash, good natural light photos will turn out out the best.

    Great blast from the past camera that will capture another generation of family moments!!!

    Nov 03, 2021 20:13
  • Review by MigDigital, 8 out of 10
    the classic photography with mobile app

    Review of Polaroid Now Plus.

    The camera is extraordinary that can image new way of experience with the classic photography.

    It comes with 5 filters, a USB charging cable, neck strap loop. The camera it self is easy to understand each buttons function at first glance,

    Connecting to the app process doesn’t get notice at all. In this aspect, as soon as download the app, and turn on bluetooth from the camera, immediate get connected without having to do the pre connection via bluetooth function from the phone.

    However, the use of the application feels bit odd as there seems to be lot of cool functions but felt alike lost. The application has function for self portrait, light painting, manual, self timer, double exposure, aperture, tripod, under the region My Now +. But to understand how it work each of them need multiple times trial and error process. For instance for portrait, it has indicator of if too close or too far, too dark and so on. I was not able to find when it is ready in first trial and gave up to use the shutter button from the camera.

    The camera itself I find cool and the fact that it can get connected and controlled via mobile phone makes greater imagination. But actually using the application it takes some time of usage at least from my end.

    Nov 09, 2021 03:08
  • Review by gadgeTT, 10 out of 10
    Classic Camera with Cool Creativity Boosters

    TLDR:

    (that’s Too Long, Didn’t Read)

    Everything you love about instant analog photography plus some useful creativity tools in an app.

    Pros:

    * Simple controls.

    * Easy onboard control for basic adjustments.

    * Light and easy to carry.

    * Classic styling with snazzy stripes.

    Cons:

    * Steep learning curve if your first experience with analog instant photography.

    * Expensive per-shot costs.

    Summary:

    I’ve been a hobby level digital photographer for about 30 years. My first digital camera was a Casio with a now-laughable 320x240 resolution. I loved the benefits of a nearly Infinite camera roll and instant reviews of my shots. Over the years, digital camera resolution and quality has drastically improved, but at the end of the day, a digital photograph is still just a digital copy.

    Long before digital cameras emerged, a Polaroid camera was the ONLY way to take a photo and see the results per-shot without having to develop an entire roll. Polaroids were cool before instant digital photography was available. I applaud Polaroid for keeping instant analog photography alive! Today, its advantages are mostly as a unique creative tool.

    The Polaroid Now+ is yet another extension of the groundbreaking Polaroid camera for creators. The “+” part mainly offers a BTLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) connection with an app on your phone. This type of connection doesn’t require pairing so it’s fast and easy to use. The app enables a lot of cool creative tools like a remote shutter, full manual controls, double-exposure and light painting that basically is a really long exposure so you can “draw” with the light from your phone (or a flashlight, etc.).

    The is a nice addition, but you can also do a lot without it. There are only four buttons on the actual camera but they allow you to do a lot of stuff fairly easily. The shutter and power buttons basically do what you’d expect of them. The Flash button doubles not only to turn the flash off for the next photo or until the next power cycle but can also temporarily adjust the camera’s exposure to “more”, “normal” or “less.” This model now has a “+” button on the front which is used to set a self-timer, start a double exposure mode or do whatever favorite mode you assigned from the app. You can also hold that “+” button while turning the camera on to get a more detailed battery level reading on the single-digit display.

    Being used to instant digital photography, most of my first 8 photos did not come out well. Polaroids really love light and a steady hand. For me, getting used to analog instant photography has been a steep learning curve but one that I’m sure will pay off with creative results that are not easy to match with a now-ubiquitous digital camera.

    I really enjoy the classic styling of this camera and enjoy the colorful stripes on the front. The eyepiece is rubberized for comfort and the provided shoulder straps are easily removable if you need to do so. There’s a tripod mount on the bottom for steadier shots and the supplied creative lenses add some flair to your photos; although they are a tad cumbersome to store in the provided canvas roll which does not have a way to clip it to anything. I especially liked the effects of the Starburst filter but the others have uses as well.

    If you’re used to Polaroid photography and are looking for more tools to express your creativity, this camera will not let you down. If you’re new to analog instant photography, you might want to buy a few extra packs of film to go with your camera so you can experiment and get used to the differences of shooting analog. Either way, you won’t be disappointed in this medium where each photo is a unique one-of-a-kind.

    Nov 07, 2021 17:10
  • Review by grimmace, 8 out of 10
    Nice update to the original

    This is a modern version of the original camera. Looks and feels just like it. The upgrades are a nice touch. It's instant film again. The camera is easy to use, just charge, open up the bottom front and drop in film. After that you can just start taking pictures. The view finder has nothing in it, just point and shoot. Flash works automatically if on. After the picture comes out, it takes around 15 minutes to develop. So, kids need some patience. The pictures come out nice, just make sure you have enough light.

    The Bluetooth functions add some more capabilities to the camera. With Bluetooth pairing and the Polaroid App you get, Remote picture taking, time delayed picture taking, Double Exposure pictures, Aperture changes, tripod setting, portrait setting, Light painting (longer shutter open), and a manual setting (aperture and shutter). All can help you make better pictures.

    One issue with using any of the included colored lens or the advanced settings is the view finder. It’s not connected to anything in the camera, so if you use the sunburst lens, clear center with tinted around the outside, you can only guess if you have the subject in the right spot. The film is expensive, but it’s twice as big as the smaller instant cameras. You only get 8 pictures per tray. The camera can use 600 and i-Type film. It takes 15 minutes to fully develop. The charger is exposed, no cover, so don’t get it water near it. Overall, it’s a fun easy to use camera with film coming out instantly.

    Nov 06, 2021 11:41
  • Review by Brandon, 6 out of 10
    Has Potential

    As a Polaroid camera, it does exactly what you would expect from a polaroid camera in terms of quality and usage. It does have 21st-century technology to go with it also, but it's not much.

    To me, using the buttons on the camera could be confusing at times. "How do I set a timer?" "How do I set double exposure?" And even though there is a paper guide you wouldn't want to haul it around with you. What makes this process simpler is the phone application because you can set your options and mode from there. Beyond that, the technology part ends there.

    At the very least it was instantly paired. I didn't have to touch my Bluetooth settings and I never lost connection. But if you ever memorize the buttons and corresponding light modes the app becomes pointless. I'm not sure what hardware limitations there are for Polaroid technology but I would love to see more functionality. How cool would it be to make the printing portion optional and you're suddenly able to take digital, uploadable shots all the time with this camera?! I'm sure and I'm hoping the polaroid team has more ideas for the future.

    The flash is necessary for photos and blinding. After your shot, you will see spots in your eyes ten minutes later. Without it, the pictures will come out unrecognizable and poor. Granted, I only took the photos inside my room next to a lamp yet it still struggled to pick up light. And the areas where the picture was lit up it was over-exposed. The quality just wasn't there. The quality of these photos is something you would expect from the 80s or earlier, which is disappointing coming from a modern take on this camera technology.

    I know Poloraid has made smaller versions of these cameras and I haven't tried them, but this one, in particular, is bulky.

    Overall, I think the best use case for this camera would be to take photos of a person or object outside.

    Lastly, the film is pricey. I did want to try all the filters included but when you think about it, it's essentially $2 per shot. And for me, to slap on any of the filters to see what it looks like is not worth $2.

    To wrap this all up you must think I hate this thing. I hate that it was not executed properly. I hate that it's expensive. The idea behind it is great. The first photo I took immediately took me back to my childhood. I immediately imagined it being the 90s again and my mom handing me all the photos we just developed. Except our point and shoot took better photos, was cheaper and the film was cheaper, by a factor of 10x cheaper. This camera has the power to create great experiences and unearth old ones, and it's almost there.

    Nov 09, 2021 23:29
  • Review by Caladbolg, 8 out of 10
    Nostalgia with a boost in tech and cost.

    This is a perfect gift for someone with an artistic itch and wants to get the Polaroid experience of taking and printing photos. Although the process isn’t identical, it’s very close and this unit is packed with more features than any model from the old days had.

    The first feature that sticks out is this lens! It’s huge compared to the original cameras this is based on. The flash on this is large as well but unfortunately taking photos with this will require a lot of light. More than what this provides normally. It works so much better in a lot of sunlight or plenty of indoor lighting. As with any new camera, or printer for that matter, it takes several photos to be able to dial it in and get a feel for it. So, if you are committed or getting this as a gift, I would definitely recommend getting extra film for it.

    Additional features available through the app are also something you certainly won’t find on the models of yesteryear. Which makes this as fun to use for 90’s kids as it is for today’s kids who are itching for immediate and tangible media in the moment. And the construction definitely gives you some confidence in its structural integrity when being handed around in the presence of children who might be less careful with it.

    Nov 09, 2021 15:41
  • Review by Tony, 4 out of 10
    Fun novelty, but expensive

    I was excited to try out a new generation of Polaroid cameras after growing up with one and loving it as a child. Sadly, I am disappointed considering the price of the camera and the film. It seems like they could do better on either the technology or the price. The camera definitely has some fun and impressive new features for the 21st Century. I can use my phone to control the shutter activation and speed, and add in special effects like writing with light, catching motion in the dark, or doing a double exposure where two images are superimposed on one another.

    As someone who has embraced digital photography, it is intimidating to have to be extremely conservative with the number of images I take, then I have to wait 15 minutes to see if I even got the shot. Sadly, none of my shots so far have turned out great. I have tried multiple lighting environments and they either come out too dark or too light. One image didn't come out at all. I do not know if the film was bad, or my living room lights were not enough, even though the camera's automatic light sensor did not feel that it was necessary to fire the flash.

    I at least like the app's ability to scan in the pictures. It does a great job of scanning the exposed film, while avoiding any glares, to show a great representation of the original image. I also like that the camera can be mounted on a tripod. This allows for some great low-light capabilities and group shots when the photographer wants to be in the picture. I can either set a timer through the app, or I can remotely activate the shutter with the simple push of a button in the app. Both are extremely easy to do. Speaking of which, the app effortlessly connects to the camera. Simply open the app and turn on the camera - that was it. I did not even have to pair the camera to the phone. They just knew they were meant for each other.

    I am really mixed on whether I would recommend this to a friend. If they want the nostalgia of Polaroid, go for it. But, if they want the ability to instantly print good pictures, it's cheaper to buy a photo printer. Maybe my expectations were too high. I am disappointed, and I would not consider this a toy considering the price of the camera and the film.

    Nov 09, 2021 03:26
  • Review by Stylian, 10 out of 10
    Memories from the good ol'days

    This is so cool!

    First off let me cover the unboxing. It was pretty straight forward you get the camera, a small cube style pouch with some filters that you can put on if you want, and a charging cable along with a pouch that has 16 total poloroid pictures you can take. And a black fabric string to keep the camera around your neck if you want.

    As far as buttons very easy to figure out, and adding the picture cartridge is pretty easy, I put it in the wrong way initially and it didn't close so i then put it correctly and it closed and spit out a cute message to let you know its ready to go.

    So... Tomorrow we go to Universal and we plan on using most of our pictures then but so far its so fun! Colors are awesome and the app is very intuitive and easy to understand.

    This is a great holiday gift for those that might not like technology or are afraid of it (like grandma/grandpa or parents) as it can be used with or without the app and is "old fashioned" but MUCH more improved and cooler then the really old fashioned versions. The pictures are incredibly clean and rich and so quick too! Love it very fun.

    Nov 05, 2021 08:09
  • 7.4score
    Polaroid Now+
    Description

    Our most creative camera yet. Polaroid Now+ is our revamped analog instant camera with even more creative tools. Get 5 new lens filters, and unlock two extra tools — aperture priority and tripod mode — inside the Polaroid mobile app. Try light painting, double exposure, manual mode and more. Plus a tripod mount to steady your ideas inside the original Polaroid square format frame.

    7 Features
  • Double Exposure:
  • Light Painting:
  • Manual Mode: Works with the free Polaroid Originals mobile app
  • Self-timer:
  • Autofocus:
  • Accurate Flash:
  • Tripod Mount:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechBuyer, 8 out of 10
    Nostalgia for me, Novelty for my kids

    This Polaroid really brings me back to the time these were extremely popular and used my families across the US to capture their favorite moments.

    The build quality and quirky design are amazingly great and my kids instantly wanted to touch and play with it. At nearly $2 per picture however, I wasn’t going to just give them free access to it without some supervision!!!

    That’s really the only negative in my opinion that will prevent me from using this more but it will definitely come with us on family trips to capture and immediately develop some pictures.

    Lastly, make sure to place the pictures face down for a outside 15 mins after taking the pictures while they develop or they will come out dark. Fanning them like the old ones doesn’t work to speed up development. Also while the camera does have a flash, good natural light photos will turn out out the best.

    Great blast from the past camera that will capture another generation of family moments!!!

    Nov 03, 2021 20:13
  • Review by MigDigital, 8 out of 10
    the classic photography with mobile app

    Review of Polaroid Now Plus.

    The camera is extraordinary that can image new way of experience with the classic photography.

    It comes with 5 filters, a USB charging cable, neck strap loop. The camera it self is easy to understand each buttons function at first glance,

    Connecting to the app process doesn’t get notice at all. In this aspect, as soon as download the app, and turn on bluetooth from the camera, immediate get connected without having to do the pre connection via bluetooth function from the phone.

    However, the use of the application feels bit odd as there seems to be lot of cool functions but felt alike lost. The application has function for self portrait, light painting, manual, self timer, double exposure, aperture, tripod, under the region My Now +. But to understand how it work each of them need multiple times trial and error process. For instance for portrait, it has indicator of if too close or too far, too dark and so on. I was not able to find when it is ready in first trial and gave up to use the shutter button from the camera.

    The camera itself I find cool and the fact that it can get connected and controlled via mobile phone makes greater imagination. But actually using the application it takes some time of usage at least from my end.

    Nov 09, 2021 03:08
  • Review by gadgeTT, 10 out of 10
    Classic Camera with Cool Creativity Boosters

    TLDR:

    (that’s Too Long, Didn’t Read)

    Everything you love about instant analog photography plus some useful creativity tools in an app.

    Pros:

    * Simple controls.

    * Easy onboard control for basic adjustments.

    * Light and easy to carry.

    * Classic styling with snazzy stripes.

    Cons:

    * Steep learning curve if your first experience with analog instant photography.

    * Expensive per-shot costs.

    Summary:

    I’ve been a hobby level digital photographer for about 30 years. My first digital camera was a Casio with a now-laughable 320x240 resolution. I loved the benefits of a nearly Infinite camera roll and instant reviews of my shots. Over the years, digital camera resolution and quality has drastically improved, but at the end of the day, a digital photograph is still just a digital copy.

    Long before digital cameras emerged, a Polaroid camera was the ONLY way to take a photo and see the results per-shot without having to develop an entire roll. Polaroids were cool before instant digital photography was available. I applaud Polaroid for keeping instant analog photography alive! Today, its advantages are mostly as a unique creative tool.

    The Polaroid Now+ is yet another extension of the groundbreaking Polaroid camera for creators. The “+” part mainly offers a BTLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) connection with an app on your phone. This type of connection doesn’t require pairing so it’s fast and easy to use. The app enables a lot of cool creative tools like a remote shutter, full manual controls, double-exposure and light painting that basically is a really long exposure so you can “draw” with the light from your phone (or a flashlight, etc.).

    The is a nice addition, but you can also do a lot without it. There are only four buttons on the actual camera but they allow you to do a lot of stuff fairly easily. The shutter and power buttons basically do what you’d expect of them. The Flash button doubles not only to turn the flash off for the next photo or until the next power cycle but can also temporarily adjust the camera’s exposure to “more”, “normal” or “less.” This model now has a “+” button on the front which is used to set a self-timer, start a double exposure mode or do whatever favorite mode you assigned from the app. You can also hold that “+” button while turning the camera on to get a more detailed battery level reading on the single-digit display.

    Being used to instant digital photography, most of my first 8 photos did not come out well. Polaroids really love light and a steady hand. For me, getting used to analog instant photography has been a steep learning curve but one that I’m sure will pay off with creative results that are not easy to match with a now-ubiquitous digital camera.

    I really enjoy the classic styling of this camera and enjoy the colorful stripes on the front. The eyepiece is rubberized for comfort and the provided shoulder straps are easily removable if you need to do so. There’s a tripod mount on the bottom for steadier shots and the supplied creative lenses add some flair to your photos; although they are a tad cumbersome to store in the provided canvas roll which does not have a way to clip it to anything. I especially liked the effects of the Starburst filter but the others have uses as well.

    If you’re used to Polaroid photography and are looking for more tools to express your creativity, this camera will not let you down. If you’re new to analog instant photography, you might want to buy a few extra packs of film to go with your camera so you can experiment and get used to the differences of shooting analog. Either way, you won’t be disappointed in this medium where each photo is a unique one-of-a-kind.

    Nov 07, 2021 17:10
  • Review by grimmace, 8 out of 10
    Nice update to the original

    This is a modern version of the original camera. Looks and feels just like it. The upgrades are a nice touch. It's instant film again. The camera is easy to use, just charge, open up the bottom front and drop in film. After that you can just start taking pictures. The view finder has nothing in it, just point and shoot. Flash works automatically if on. After the picture comes out, it takes around 15 minutes to develop. So, kids need some patience. The pictures come out nice, just make sure you have enough light.

    The Bluetooth functions add some more capabilities to the camera. With Bluetooth pairing and the Polaroid App you get, Remote picture taking, time delayed picture taking, Double Exposure pictures, Aperture changes, tripod setting, portrait setting, Light painting (longer shutter open), and a manual setting (aperture and shutter). All can help you make better pictures.

    One issue with using any of the included colored lens or the advanced settings is the view finder. It’s not connected to anything in the camera, so if you use the sunburst lens, clear center with tinted around the outside, you can only guess if you have the subject in the right spot. The film is expensive, but it’s twice as big as the smaller instant cameras. You only get 8 pictures per tray. The camera can use 600 and i-Type film. It takes 15 minutes to fully develop. The charger is exposed, no cover, so don’t get it water near it. Overall, it’s a fun easy to use camera with film coming out instantly.

    Nov 06, 2021 11:41
  • Review by Brandon, 6 out of 10
    Has Potential

    As a Polaroid camera, it does exactly what you would expect from a polaroid camera in terms of quality and usage. It does have 21st-century technology to go with it also, but it's not much.

    To me, using the buttons on the camera could be confusing at times. "How do I set a timer?" "How do I set double exposure?" And even though there is a paper guide you wouldn't want to haul it around with you. What makes this process simpler is the phone application because you can set your options and mode from there. Beyond that, the technology part ends there.

    At the very least it was instantly paired. I didn't have to touch my Bluetooth settings and I never lost connection. But if you ever memorize the buttons and corresponding light modes the app becomes pointless. I'm not sure what hardware limitations there are for Polaroid technology but I would love to see more functionality. How cool would it be to make the printing portion optional and you're suddenly able to take digital, uploadable shots all the time with this camera?! I'm sure and I'm hoping the polaroid team has more ideas for the future.

    The flash is necessary for photos and blinding. After your shot, you will see spots in your eyes ten minutes later. Without it, the pictures will come out unrecognizable and poor. Granted, I only took the photos inside my room next to a lamp yet it still struggled to pick up light. And the areas where the picture was lit up it was over-exposed. The quality just wasn't there. The quality of these photos is something you would expect from the 80s or earlier, which is disappointing coming from a modern take on this camera technology.

    I know Poloraid has made smaller versions of these cameras and I haven't tried them, but this one, in particular, is bulky.

    Overall, I think the best use case for this camera would be to take photos of a person or object outside.

    Lastly, the film is pricey. I did want to try all the filters included but when you think about it, it's essentially $2 per shot. And for me, to slap on any of the filters to see what it looks like is not worth $2.

    To wrap this all up you must think I hate this thing. I hate that it was not executed properly. I hate that it's expensive. The idea behind it is great. The first photo I took immediately took me back to my childhood. I immediately imagined it being the 90s again and my mom handing me all the photos we just developed. Except our point and shoot took better photos, was cheaper and the film was cheaper, by a factor of 10x cheaper. This camera has the power to create great experiences and unearth old ones, and it's almost there.

    Nov 09, 2021 23:29
  • Review by Caladbolg, 8 out of 10
    Nostalgia with a boost in tech and cost.

    This is a perfect gift for someone with an artistic itch and wants to get the Polaroid experience of taking and printing photos. Although the process isn’t identical, it’s very close and this unit is packed with more features than any model from the old days had.

    The first feature that sticks out is this lens! It’s huge compared to the original cameras this is based on. The flash on this is large as well but unfortunately taking photos with this will require a lot of light. More than what this provides normally. It works so much better in a lot of sunlight or plenty of indoor lighting. As with any new camera, or printer for that matter, it takes several photos to be able to dial it in and get a feel for it. So, if you are committed or getting this as a gift, I would definitely recommend getting extra film for it.

    Additional features available through the app are also something you certainly won’t find on the models of yesteryear. Which makes this as fun to use for 90’s kids as it is for today’s kids who are itching for immediate and tangible media in the moment. And the construction definitely gives you some confidence in its structural integrity when being handed around in the presence of children who might be less careful with it.

    Nov 09, 2021 15:41
  • Review by Tony, 4 out of 10
    Fun novelty, but expensive

    I was excited to try out a new generation of Polaroid cameras after growing up with one and loving it as a child. Sadly, I am disappointed considering the price of the camera and the film. It seems like they could do better on either the technology or the price. The camera definitely has some fun and impressive new features for the 21st Century. I can use my phone to control the shutter activation and speed, and add in special effects like writing with light, catching motion in the dark, or doing a double exposure where two images are superimposed on one another.

    As someone who has embraced digital photography, it is intimidating to have to be extremely conservative with the number of images I take, then I have to wait 15 minutes to see if I even got the shot. Sadly, none of my shots so far have turned out great. I have tried multiple lighting environments and they either come out too dark or too light. One image didn't come out at all. I do not know if the film was bad, or my living room lights were not enough, even though the camera's automatic light sensor did not feel that it was necessary to fire the flash.

    I at least like the app's ability to scan in the pictures. It does a great job of scanning the exposed film, while avoiding any glares, to show a great representation of the original image. I also like that the camera can be mounted on a tripod. This allows for some great low-light capabilities and group shots when the photographer wants to be in the picture. I can either set a timer through the app, or I can remotely activate the shutter with the simple push of a button in the app. Both are extremely easy to do. Speaking of which, the app effortlessly connects to the camera. Simply open the app and turn on the camera - that was it. I did not even have to pair the camera to the phone. They just knew they were meant for each other.

    I am really mixed on whether I would recommend this to a friend. If they want the nostalgia of Polaroid, go for it. But, if they want the ability to instantly print good pictures, it's cheaper to buy a photo printer. Maybe my expectations were too high. I am disappointed, and I would not consider this a toy considering the price of the camera and the film.

    Nov 09, 2021 03:26
  • Review by Stylian, 10 out of 10
    Memories from the good ol'days

    This is so cool!

    First off let me cover the unboxing. It was pretty straight forward you get the camera, a small cube style pouch with some filters that you can put on if you want, and a charging cable along with a pouch that has 16 total poloroid pictures you can take. And a black fabric string to keep the camera around your neck if you want.

    As far as buttons very easy to figure out, and adding the picture cartridge is pretty easy, I put it in the wrong way initially and it didn't close so i then put it correctly and it closed and spit out a cute message to let you know its ready to go.

    So... Tomorrow we go to Universal and we plan on using most of our pictures then but so far its so fun! Colors are awesome and the app is very intuitive and easy to understand.

    This is a great holiday gift for those that might not like technology or are afraid of it (like grandma/grandpa or parents) as it can be used with or without the app and is "old fashioned" but MUCH more improved and cooler then the really old fashioned versions. The pictures are incredibly clean and rich and so quick too! Love it very fun.

    Nov 05, 2021 08:09
  • 7.4score