Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of computer accessories — including the best digital cameras, gifts for photographers, and an affordable, portable tripod, here we’ve rounded up the best-reviewed instant cameras for IRL photo sharing, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated instant camera
For the most part reviewers of the Instax Mini 90 preferred it over other instant cameras because of its stylish design and its superior picture quality. One reviewer who bought it to capture images while on a trip with his girlfriend admitted, “I bought this camera on a whim. My girlfriend and I were headed to Iceland, and I was planning to propose. This thing is an absolute blast.” Another reviewer who is a fan of the Instax Mini 90’s design said “This camera looks so much better than the 8, which looks like a toy. The 90 also gives you the capability