When it comes to capturing a moment, there are so many different ways to do so now that we’re in the 21st century and are practically spoilt for choice. Undoubtedly, the easiest and most convenient way is using our smartphones along with other fuss-free options such as digital cameras.
Perhaps with such convenience, many yearn to resort to old-school methods of taking photos – one of which includes using a polaroid camera. Once taken, there is only one such picture in the entire world and that can give a great sense of nostalgia when you look back at your photos sometime later.
With the rising trend of vintage polaroid cameras, we’ve rounded up 15 different options for your shopping consideration.
1. Jollylook Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera Instax Polaroid
Get ready to travel back in time with this vintage polaroid from Jollylook!
One interesting feature about this polaroid camera is the fact that it is environmentally friendly and uses less packaging than a regular camera.
Plus, it’s incredibly easy to use, making it a great choice for those who have recently just gained interest in photo-taking.
Jollylook Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera Instax Polaroid is available at S$69 on Shopee.
2. Polaroid Originals 600 Limited Edition Mickey Camera
In celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, Disney has joined forces with Polaroid and released a limited-edition, refurbished vintage polaroid camera.
It has all the signature colours that are unmistakably Mickey, making it a must-have for all avid Mickey Mouse fans!
3. Polaroid Now i‑Type Instant Camera ‑ The Mandalorian™
With just three simple steps – point, shoot, and keep, this model makes photo-taking with a polaroid camera easy even for those who have never used one before.
As it is equipped with two different lenses, the polaroid camera will automatically help you decide which lens is more suitable depending on the environment you are in.
Those looking for a classic-looking polaroid camera will also love the simple, dark, and sleek design that this option comes in.
4. Polaroid Originals 4726 Polaroid 600 Camera Express
With a bulky, box-shaped design, there’s no way you’ll miss this polaroid camera that’s giving us all the retro vibes.
While its classic design drew inspiration from the late-20th century, this model can still work for you even if you’re just starting out on analogue photography today.
Polaroid Originals 4726 Polaroid 600 Camera Express is available at SGD138.31 on Amazon.
5. Polaroid Originals 4695 SX-70 Camera
It is hard not to fall in love with vintage cameras as they will surely worm their way into your heart the moment you take a glance at them.
Case in point? This Polaroid Originals model decked in a gorgeous black, silver, and brown outfit that just screams vintage. What’s more, it easily folds into a flat, easy-to-carry design that allows you to carry it with you wherever you go.
Polaroid Originals 4695 SX-70 Camera is available at S$517 on Amazon.
6. Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera MTV Stereo Cam (4982)
If you are a fan of ’90s pop culture, then we’re certain you’ll fall in love with this limited-edition model born out of a collaboration between MTV and Polaroid.
What we especially like about this retro-looking polaroid camera is that it comes with a built-in flash – all you have to do is to aim and click!
Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera MTV Stereo Cam (4982) is available at S$190.02 on Amazon.
7. Polaroid ONE 600 Classic Instant Camera
Just like other modern-day polaroid cameras, this model makes it super easy to capture a precious moment and takes about three minutes only for photos to fully develop.
What got us sold, though, is the classic blue shade that this camera comes in.
Polaroid ONE 600 Classic Instant Camera is available at S$367 on Lazada, but it’s currently on sale for S$284 at the time of writing.
8. Polaroid Spectra 2 AF Camera
For those who are looking for a slim vintage polaroid camera, you should consider checking out the Polaroid Spectra 2 AF Camera.
This classic-looking model garnered plenty of positive online reviews, with many users quipping about its user-friendliness as well as the quality of photos it produces.
Polaroid Spectra 2 AF Camera is available at S$153 on Lazada, but it’s currently on sale for S$120 at the time of writing.
9. Polaroid 600 Sun 635 SE Red
A red and black colour combo is definitely one that will never go wrong, and the proof is on this vintage polaroid camera which looks bold and retro all at once.
Aside from a built-in flash for easy photo-taking, it’s also equipped with a strap so you won’t have to worry about dropping your precious gadget!
Polaroid 600 Sun 635 SE Red is available at S$444 on Lazada, but it’s currently on sale for S$343 at the time of writing.
10. Polaroid 1000 Land Camera
Those who already have experience with polaroid cameras will appreciate playing with the complexity of this model, as the camera settings that you have in place can make or break your pictures at the final development of the film.
Appearance-wise, we like how the rainbow stripes that run down the middle of the white camera body adds a fun touch to the overall look.
Polaroid 1000 Land Camera is available at S$346 on Lazada, but it’s currently on sale for S$268 at the time of writing.
11. Polaroid Onestep Flash Polaroid 636 Close up
Here’s another choice for those who are new to polaroid cameras: this model is equipped with a built-in flash as well as settings that you can easily adjust according to the environment you’re shooting in.
We reckon you’ll also love the ’80s-inspired design that features a classic boxy grey body.
Polaroid Onestep Flash Polaroid 636 Close Up is available at S$204 on Lazada, but it’s currently on sale for S$159 at the time of writing.
12. Polaroid 600 Business Edition 2
As it’s no longer in production, this is definitely one of the polaroid cameras that you’d want to get your hands on.
Need more convincing? You’ll be happy to know that this model is highly praised for its quality photos as well as its clean, simple design that can never go wrong.
Polaroid 600 Business Edition 2 is available at S$303 on Lazada, but it’s currently on sale for S$235 at the time of writing.
13. Polaroid Super Colour 635 CL
If collecting vintage polaroid camera is a hobby of yours, you won’t want to miss this model from Polaroid.
Its timeless retro design is one of the standout qualities that has captured the hearts of many polaroid camera lovers!
Polaroid Super Colour 635 CL is available at S$196 on Lazada, but it’s currently on sale for S$152 at the time of writing.
14. Polaroid Pronto 600
Manufactured in the 1980s, Polaroid Pronto 600 is a vintage camera that’s bound to catch your attention with its distinctive little ‘roof’ that acts as a shield over the main body.
This polaroid camera is also perfect for photo enthusiasts who crave the excitement and anticipation of waiting for the development of images.
Polaroid Pronto 600 is available at S$217 on Lazada, but it’s currently on sale for S$169 at the time of writing.
15. Fujifilm Fuji Wide 300
This polaroid camera nails the balance between vintage and modern with its sleek silver-and-black design.
We also like that it’s a considerably large instant camera that offers wide landscape format photography, which makes it the perfect gizmo to have when taking group photos with friends and loved ones.
Fujifilm Fuji Wide 300 is available at S$145 on Shopee.