Kodak Smile Classic offers analogue and digital in one retro-looking camera

It is true, you can have your cake and eat it! Instant cameras have been one of the big success stories in the last few years - providing prints straight out of the camera, in defiance of the already-instant results from digital imaging. But now instant cameras are offering the best of both worlds – with instant prints and a digital version that you can share online, or archive for posterity.

Kodak chose CES 2019 to launch two instant models, that offer digital imaging as well as the analogue print. Fujifilm pioneered this kind of hybrid camera with the Instax SQ6 back in 2016.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.