Want a camera which gives instant photos? Here's my top three

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(Image credit: James Artaius)

Cameras which give instant photos have become increasingly popular. In fact, the latest Polaroids and Instax cameras are arguably more popular now than in the heyday of instant cameras, when the technology was brand new! 

There's simply nothing like having a camera which gives instant photos. Firstly, there's the quality of the photograph itself; the photochemical exposure process used by the best instant cameras results in uniquely retro looking images – colors are saturated, contrasts are crushed, whites and greys are overexposed… it's like having an Instagram filter on every shot! 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.