The best instant cameras

Good for weddings, beaches and the pub

We’ve all spent longer than is necessary deleting and reworking digital photos. So why not ditch the small screen and start snapping up surprises with these cameras? Good for weddings, beaches and the pub

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Fujifilm

Once you’ve got used to getting the lighting right, this Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera is nice and easy to use and has an in-built flash. It’s also rather cutely rounded, but if that’s not enough to sway you, it helpfully comes with 10 shots of colour film included. £59-£64.99, John Lewis

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Go Wide

It may be named after London’s Portobello Road, but the colour of this Lomo’Instant Camera reminds us of an art deco French Riviera poster. The limited edition package comes with wide lens attachments and coloured gel filters, so you can capture even more. £209, Lomography

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Sports Kit

Everyone has owned one of these Kodak Sport disposable cameras at some point in their life. There’s a reason; it’s waterproof up to 50 feet, shockproof and scratch and sunscreen resistant. You’ll need to get the film developed at your local Boots, but it’s well worth the wait. £16, Boots

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Instant classic

Some photos are just better in black and white. Lucky, then, that the Ilford Photo disposable camera doesn’t give you a choice. The Cheshire-based company knows that a generous 27 shots, built-in flash and glorious greyscale is a solid combination. £8.95, The Digital Camera Shop

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Old faithful

Ah, Polaroid, the firm that launched a thousand teenage bedroom collages. These guys pioneered the instant camera, and the Polaroid 600 is part of a collaboration with the Impossible Project – the only company who make the original film to put in it. £105, Impossible Project

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