Kodak Step instant camera review

The instant-print Kodak Step is an instant point-and-shoot camera at a great price – could it be your next holiday camera?

Kodak Step review
(Image: © Jon Stapley/Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

It’s not going to win any awards for image quality, but the Kodak Step is a heck of a lot of fun to use, and simple enough that it’s suitable for families. With ZINK paper cheap to buy in bulk, you can shoot to your heart’s content, and probably find yourself filling a scrapbook in no time.


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    Cheap to buy, cheap to run

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    Ridiculously easy to use


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    Unexceptional image quality

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    Build feels a bit flimsy

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Meet the Kodak Step – it's a point-and-shoot camera with a printer!. It’s designed to provide all the fun of an instant camera like Polaroid or Instax, with much less expense and greater ease of use. Rather than film, it uses Kodak’s ZINK (zero-ink) paper to instantly print out images upon capture. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.