Ah, the 80's. I wasn't alive for much of it but there's a good chance a lot of you reading this were, so no doubt you remember the rise of Polaroid. Its instant print camera technology defined childhood for quite a lot of folks and many will be happy to know that they are still alive and kicking in the 21st century. They have an impressive array of cameras that expertly combine the nostalgia and fun of old with the new technology of today.

The New Hottness: OneStep+

Announced at CES 2019, the new OneStep+ camera is one of Polaroid's latest instant cameras. It's a step up from the OneStep 2 and the biggest improvement is the Bluetooth connectivity. With this device you can download the Polaroid Originals app, connect it to your smartphone, and open up a whole new world of Polaroid photography. It uses either 600 or i-Type film.

$120 at Amazon

The New Original: OneStep 2 Viewfinder

This is inspired by the original OneStep camera from Polaroid but designed to work straight out of the box. All you need is some 600 or i-Type instant film and you're good to go. It's got a better lens, a strong flash, and a 60-day battery life so you're always ready to capture the moment. It also comes in either white or black.

$100 at Amazon

The Old Original: SX-70

This is the camera that put Polaroid on the map and made them a household name. It was the first instant SLR camera ever made and it pioneered the instant film that Polaroid is now known for. It also keeps the iconic folding design that made it so portable. Just keep in mind that it does not have a built-in flash so you'll need your own. It's also pricey, but it's still a pretty fantastic camera. Be sure to pick up some SX-70 film for it.

$387 at Amazon

A New Angle: Mint Camera & Printer

Polaroid is no stranger to coming up with inventive new ways to take pictures and the Mint camera and printer is a great example of that. It's a pocket-sized camera that is oriented vertically to mimic the way a smartphone takes pictures. As expected of a Polaroid, it's got a printer integrated into it to instantly print out your best shots. It's a pretty neat little camera for the price.

$100 at Amazon

The Compact Original: POP Instant Digital Camera

The POP camera from Polaroid allows you to take those same 3.5 by 4.25-inch Polaroid prints you know and love but in a much smaller package. There's a large 20MP lens up front and a large 4-inch touchscreen display on the back. Polaroid has incorporated a lot of cool features into this camera like 1080p video recording, 15 second GIF's, photo editing, and digital zoom. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity for even more features.

$200 at Amazon

Photos In a Snap: Snap Touch Instant Digital Camera

The Snap Touch camera shrinks down to a more traditional sized digital camera. It has a 3.5-inch touchscreen but laid out in landscape orientation. It has a smaller 13mp lens but keeps the same 1080p video recording. It adds the option to print photos in three color modes, black and white, color, and sepia, as well as Bluetooth capability. It also comes in six different colors to match your personality.

$173 at Amazon

The First Snap: Snap Instant Digital Camera

The original Snap camera has a 10-megapixel lens on it and allows you to print in the same three color modes as the newer version - black & white, color, and sepia. It prints 2 by 3-inch images and will also save them to a MicroSD card if you desire. The Snap also comes in the same six color options as the Snap Touch, black, white, blue, pink, purple, and red.

$79 at Amazon

The Action Camera: Cube+ Lifestyle Action Camera

Polaroid has an action camera, because of course it does. It's actually pretty impressive too. For about a hundred bucks you get a tiny 124-degree wide-angle camera that captures up to 1440p video, 8MP stills, and a battery that records up to 107 minutes on a charge. It's even got Wi-Fi and image stabilization.

$100 at Amazon

The Digital Camera: i20x29 Digital Camera

The i20x29 is a true digital camera without the instant printing capabilities that Polaroid is known for. That doesn't mean this isn't a solid camera. It's got a 20-megapixel lens with 10x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. It also records 1080p video and saves everything to a MicroSD card which, unfortunately, is not included.

$60 at Walmart

The Waterproof One: iXX090 Waterproof Digital Camera

This digital camera is similar to the i20x29 but has a few notable differences. The biggest one is that it's completely adventure proof meaning it's waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof so if you're a high adventure type, this should be your choice. It has a 20MP lens and a 4x digital zoom. It even has a front facing preview screen so all your selfies are on point.

$60 at Walmart

Great for the Kids: iE090 Waterproof Digital Camera

The iE090 offers an 18MP camera that is waterproof and shock proof along with Polaroid's signature front facing LCD display for all your selfies. This is a great camera for the kids to play around with on their adventures as it's easy to use and will capture all the special moments.

$77 at Amazon

Adventure on a Budget: iS085 Waterproof Digital Camera

If you're looking for a waterproof digital camera that won't break the bank, check this one out. For as low as $40, you can get a 16MP camera that's waterproof up to 3 meters. It also has the dual LCD displays on the front and back so you can capture the perfect picture no matter what you're doing. It also comes in some fun colors.

$40 at Amazon

Just the Basics: iS048 Waterproof Digital Camera

Sometimes all you need is something to just get the job done. In that case, the iS048 is the guy for you. The 16MP lens with the 2.4-inch LCD screen and MicroSD slot to store your stuff offers all you need for the basic shots. It's also waterproof and comes in three different colors: Teal, Red, and Blue.

$40 at Walmart

Polaroid has become a household name thanks to its fun, innovative, instant printing camera technology. The idea that you could take a picture and instantly have it print out for you to share and enjoy cemented Polaroid forever in the hearts and minds of 80's and 90's kids alike and kicked off a whole industry of instant cameras. If you're looking for a great mix of the old and new, I'd recommend the OneStep+ as you get the best of both worlds but there's definitely a camera on this list to match whatever your needs might be.

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