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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for beginner film cameras.

If you're looking to dip your toes into the world of film photography, you have a choice to make: Do you go digital or analog? If you want to try your hand at shooting film without much of an investment, a disposable camera is a good place to start. But if you're ready to take the plunge and buy a new camera, there are plenty of options. Here are some of our favorite film cameras for beginners.

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  1. Fujifilm - INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "a super easy point and shoot camera that is fun and light weight. Takes cool pictures, expecially if you have the different film options such as the black bordered film...Doesn't come with film so you have to buy it. Takes nice pictures and doesn't take that long for film to come out....Great quality camera...Fun Camera"

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    Make a statement with your style with the INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera.  The INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera is pumped with attitude for today’s new generation of image makers and shot takers. Combining “fast to action” features with classic design cues and the use of INSTAX MINI Instant Film, it’ll keep you one shot ahead of the rest.  The INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera is ready to hit the streets running thanks to its built-in selfie mode.  Pull out the lens for an extra click, line yourself up in the mirror and capture your style in a one-of-a-kind selfie.  With the power of automatic exposure, the camera automatically calculates the brightness of the environment you’re in, so what you see is what you get, every shot, every time.  All this packaged up in a timeless and epic silhouette. We’ve even edged the design with premium silver accents and added a deluxe black texture that is sensational to touch. We’ve gone all out to propel the INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera into a league of its own.
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    "a super easy point and shoot camera that is fun and light weight. Takes cool pictures, expecially if you have the different film options such as the black bordered film...Doesn't come with film so you have to buy it. Takes nice pictures and doesn't take that long for film to come out....Great quality camera...Fun Camera"

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    Make a statement with your style with the INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera.  The INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera is pumped with attitude for today’s new generation of image makers and shot takers. Combining “fast to action” features with classic design cues and the use of INSTAX MINI Instant Film, it’ll keep you one shot ahead of the rest.  The INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera is ready to hit the streets running thanks to its built-in selfie mode.  Pull out the lens for an extra click, line yourself up in the mirror and capture your style in a one-of-a-kind selfie.  With the power of automatic exposure, the camera automatically calculates the brightness of the environment you’re in, so what you see is what you get, every shot, every time.  All this packaged up in a timeless and epic silhouette. We’ve even edged the design with premium silver accents and added a deluxe black texture that is sensational to touch. We’ve gone all out to propel the INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera into a league of its own.
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  2. Fujifilm - INSTAX MINI Evo Instant Film Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Super good for beginners and helps you save money on the film and super easy to transfer pictures to your phone <3...Great little camera that emits wasting film...Wasted picture, wasted film, wasted money... OUCH. I enjoy this instant camera because if an error does creep in, you dont have to print and waste the precious film."

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    The INSTAX MINI Evo Instant Film camera is designed to be compact and portable, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. It is small enough to fit in your pocket or bag. With 10 lens effect and 10 film effect options, you can create the exact vision you have in mind. Experiment with vivid colors, go retro, add softness to the focus or lose the color. Got a print worthy memory? The INSTAX MINI Evo Instant Film Camera prints photos at 600 DPI for a stunning image quality. Every single image you print on the INSTAX MINI Evo Instant Film Camera can be saved in a handy digital format on your Smartphone, ideal for sharing and posting.
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    "Super good for beginners and helps you save money on the film and super easy to transfer pictures to your phone <3...Great little camera that emits wasting film...Wasted picture, wasted film, wasted money... OUCH. I enjoy this instant camera because if an error does creep in, you dont have to print and waste the precious film."

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    Product Description

    The INSTAX MINI Evo Instant Film camera is designed to be compact and portable, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. It is small enough to fit in your pocket or bag. With 10 lens effect and 10 film effect options, you can create the exact vision you have in mind. Experiment with vivid colors, go retro, add softness to the focus or lose the color. Got a print worthy memory? The INSTAX MINI Evo Instant Film Camera prints photos at 600 DPI for a stunning image quality. Every single image you print on the INSTAX MINI Evo Instant Film Camera can be saved in a handy digital format on your Smartphone, ideal for sharing and posting.
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  3. Fujifilm - Instax Mini 12 Instant Film Camera - White - Front_Zoom
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    "[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This camera is a lot of fun. It’s great to be able to have an instant camera that is reusable and I don’t need to go and get the film developed. ...Camera Shy...Granddaughter loved it very much. Time for more film."

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    The super bubbly INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is bursting with joy, creativity and color. Not only is this iconic instant camera available in five super cute and appealing tones – Pastel Blue, Mint Green, Blossom Pink, Lilac Purple and Clay White – it’s fully loaded with easy-to-use modes and controls. Designed to keep up with life, the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is ready to go with a simple twist of the lens. Twist again and you’re in Close-up mode, perfect for selfies. Combined with the perfectly positioned selfie mirror, automatic flash control and INSTAX MINI instant photos, the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is a selfie extraordinaire. But that’s not all the Close-up mode can do. When activated, the viewfinder neatly pairs up with the lens, so what you see is what you get – no object shifts in your final INSTAX photo! (FYI the fancy term for this is parallax correction.) Because when you’re this close, there’s no room for error. Plus, with automatic exposure, you can simply aim and click. No need to adjust any settings, just simply fun photos every time. And with that in mind, once you have snapped, your INSTAX MINI instant photo will eject in five seconds (development time approximately 90 seconds). All without compromising on image quality. That deserves high fives all around. When you’re finished capturing memories, twist the lens again to turn the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera off. But the fun doesn’t end there. Download the free INSTAX UP! App for a new way to keep all your INSTAX photos digitally, in one place. All you have to do is use the App to scan your physical INSTAX photos with your Smartphone and they’ll be turned into sharable, digital photos that you can edit, tag and save. Ready to twist & go?
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    "[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This camera is a lot of fun. It’s great to be able to have an instant camera that is reusable and I don’t need to go and get the film developed. ...Camera Shy...Granddaughter loved it very much. Time for more film."

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    Product Description

    The super bubbly INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is bursting with joy, creativity and color. Not only is this iconic instant camera available in five super cute and appealing tones – Pastel Blue, Mint Green, Blossom Pink, Lilac Purple and Clay White – it’s fully loaded with easy-to-use modes and controls. Designed to keep up with life, the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is ready to go with a simple twist of the lens. Twist again and you’re in Close-up mode, perfect for selfies. Combined with the perfectly positioned selfie mirror, automatic flash control and INSTAX MINI instant photos, the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is a selfie extraordinaire. But that’s not all the Close-up mode can do. When activated, the viewfinder neatly pairs up with the lens, so what you see is what you get – no object shifts in your final INSTAX photo! (FYI the fancy term for this is parallax correction.) Because when you’re this close, there’s no room for error. Plus, with automatic exposure, you can simply aim and click. No need to adjust any settings, just simply fun photos every time. And with that in mind, once you have snapped, your INSTAX MINI instant photo will eject in five seconds (development time approximately 90 seconds). All without compromising on image quality. That deserves high fives all around. When you’re finished capturing memories, twist the lens again to turn the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera off. But the fun doesn’t end there. Download the free INSTAX UP! App for a new way to keep all your INSTAX photos digitally, in one place. All you have to do is use the App to scan your physical INSTAX photos with your Smartphone and they’ll be turned into sharable, digital photos that you can edit, tag and save. Ready to twist & go?
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  4. Polaroid - Now Instant Film Camera Bundle  Generation 2 - Black & White - Front_Zoom
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    "The camera works good but the film in the box was bad. ...Film or Camera?...Not sure if I received a bad batch of film or it’s the camera ,but ever picture with that film had places you couldn’t see due to white out blotches."

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    Welcome to the beautifully imperfect world of Polaroid photography with the Polaroid Now Generation 2 camera. The classic, iconic analog instant camera comes with autofocus, a self-timer, and double exposure. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Includes a Polaroid Color i-Type Film Double Pack for 16 color instant photographs with white frames. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    "The camera works good but the film in the box was bad. ...Film or Camera?...Not sure if I received a bad batch of film or it’s the camera ,but ever picture with that film had places you couldn’t see due to white out blotches."

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    Product Description

    Welcome to the beautifully imperfect world of Polaroid photography with the Polaroid Now Generation 2 camera. The classic, iconic analog instant camera comes with autofocus, a self-timer, and double exposure. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Includes a Polaroid Color i-Type Film Double Pack for 16 color instant photographs with white frames. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  5. Fujifilm - Instax Mini 12 Instant Film Camera - Green - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It’s great for a beginner...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’m a beginner at instant photography and photography in general and this was a very easy camera to use. ...Good printer camera, expensive film refills....Works exactly as advertised and the film is pretty good quality however, the replacement film is expensive and you use it up quickly as the packs are small. "

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    Product Description

    The super bubbly INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is bursting with joy, creativity and color. Not only is this iconic instant camera available in five super cute and appealing tones – Pastel Blue, Mint Green, Blossom Pink, Lilac Purple and Clay White – it’s fully loaded with easy-to-use modes and controls. Designed to keep up with life, the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is ready to go with a simple twist of the lens. Twist again and you’re in Close-up mode, perfect for selfies. Combined with the perfectly positioned selfie mirror, automatic flash control and INSTAX MINI instant photos, the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is a selfie extraordinaire. But that’s not all the Close-up mode can do. When activated, the viewfinder neatly pairs up with the lens, so what you see is what you get – no object shifts in your final INSTAX photo! (FYI the fancy term for this is parallax correction.) Because when you’re this close, there’s no room for error. Plus, with automatic exposure, you can simply aim and click. No need to adjust any settings, just simply fun photos every time. And with that in mind, once you have snapped, your INSTAX MINI instant photo will eject in five seconds (development time approximately 90 seconds). All without compromising on image quality. That deserves high fives all around. When you’re finished capturing memories, twist the lens again to turn the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera off. But the fun doesn’t end there. Download the free INSTAX UP! App for a new way to keep all your INSTAX photos digitally, in one place. All you have to do is use the App to scan your physical INSTAX photos with your Smartphone and they’ll be turned into sharable, digital photos that you can edit, tag and save. Ready to twist & go?
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    Top comment

    "It’s great for a beginner...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’m a beginner at instant photography and photography in general and this was a very easy camera to use. ...Good printer camera, expensive film refills....Works exactly as advertised and the film is pretty good quality however, the replacement film is expensive and you use it up quickly as the packs are small. "

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    Product Description

    The super bubbly INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is bursting with joy, creativity and color. Not only is this iconic instant camera available in five super cute and appealing tones – Pastel Blue, Mint Green, Blossom Pink, Lilac Purple and Clay White – it’s fully loaded with easy-to-use modes and controls. Designed to keep up with life, the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is ready to go with a simple twist of the lens. Twist again and you’re in Close-up mode, perfect for selfies. Combined with the perfectly positioned selfie mirror, automatic flash control and INSTAX MINI instant photos, the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera is a selfie extraordinaire. But that’s not all the Close-up mode can do. When activated, the viewfinder neatly pairs up with the lens, so what you see is what you get – no object shifts in your final INSTAX photo! (FYI the fancy term for this is parallax correction.) Because when you’re this close, there’s no room for error. Plus, with automatic exposure, you can simply aim and click. No need to adjust any settings, just simply fun photos every time. And with that in mind, once you have snapped, your INSTAX MINI instant photo will eject in five seconds (development time approximately 90 seconds). All without compromising on image quality. That deserves high fives all around. When you’re finished capturing memories, twist the lens again to turn the INSTAX MINI 12 instant camera off. But the fun doesn’t end there. Download the free INSTAX UP! App for a new way to keep all your INSTAX photos digitally, in one place. All you have to do is use the App to scan your physical INSTAX photos with your Smartphone and they’ll be turned into sharable, digital photos that you can edit, tag and save. Ready to twist & go?
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  6. Polaroid - Now+ Instant Film Camera Generation 2 - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Camera!...Great camera. A huge upgrade from instamax. Film is a little pricey...Cool camera, expensive film...Cool concept but the film is way too expensive. Still neat but only as cool as it's worth"

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    The app-connected Polaroid Now+ Generation 2 instant camera gives you creative control through the Polaroid App: Aperture priority, light painting, double exposure, self-timer, manual mode and more—plus 5 lens filters you can attach to the camera. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    "Great Camera!...Great camera. A huge upgrade from instamax. Film is a little pricey...Cool camera, expensive film...Cool concept but the film is way too expensive. Still neat but only as cool as it's worth"

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    Product Description

    The app-connected Polaroid Now+ Generation 2 instant camera gives you creative control through the Polaroid App: Aperture priority, light painting, double exposure, self-timer, manual mode and more—plus 5 lens filters you can attach to the camera. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  7. Polaroid - Now Instant Film Camera Generation 2 - Black & White - Front_Zoom
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    "Good camera...Using the I-type film on it gave it that retro feel to the cameras that I really liked...Great camera but film is pricey...It’s a good camera and very nostalgic. The downside is the price of the film is up there."

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    Product Description

    Welcome to the beautifully imperfect world of Polaroid photography with the Polaroid Now Generation 2 camera. The classic, iconic analog instant camera comes with autofocus, a self-timer, and double exposure. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
    See all Instant Print Cameras
    Top comment

    "Good camera...Using the I-type film on it gave it that retro feel to the cameras that I really liked...Great camera but film is pricey...It’s a good camera and very nostalgic. The downside is the price of the film is up there."

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    Product Description

    Welcome to the beautifully imperfect world of Polaroid photography with the Polaroid Now Generation 2 camera. The classic, iconic analog instant camera comes with autofocus, a self-timer, and double exposure. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  8. Canon - Ivy CLIQ+2 Instant Film Camera - Iridescent White - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Instant Camera For Beginners...Our granddaughter loves her camera. The whole family cannot get enough of it....Great beginner instant print camera...A quality beginner instant camera for my kids. This takes decent pictures and prints instantly while also saving the photo to an sd card. "

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    Easily shoot, print, edit, and stick photos, with the IVY CLIQ+2. Capture every moment with the Canon IVY CLIQ+2 — an easy to use Instant Camera Printer that is portable so you can take it with you! Instantly shoot and print 2”x3” photos and place them almost anywhere thanks to a peel and stick backing. You can take the perfect selfies with a Large Selfie Mirror and 8 LED Ring Light. Plus, you can connect your mobile device to the Canon Mini Print App1 to print photos from your camera roll and add filters, effects, emojis and more!
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    "Great Instant Camera For Beginners...Our granddaughter loves her camera. The whole family cannot get enough of it....Great beginner instant print camera...A quality beginner instant camera for my kids. This takes decent pictures and prints instantly while also saving the photo to an sd card. "

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    Product Description

    Easily shoot, print, edit, and stick photos, with the IVY CLIQ+2. Capture every moment with the Canon IVY CLIQ+2 — an easy to use Instant Camera Printer that is portable so you can take it with you! Instantly shoot and print 2”x3” photos and place them almost anywhere thanks to a peel and stick backing. You can take the perfect selfies with a Large Selfie Mirror and 8 LED Ring Light. Plus, you can connect your mobile device to the Canon Mini Print App1 to print photos from your camera roll and add filters, effects, emojis and more!
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  9. Kodak - Printomatic Instant Print Camera - Instant Digital Camera Prints on Zink 2x3" Photo Paper - Pink - Front_Zoom

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    The Kodak Printomatic Mini Instant Camera prints smudge-proof, water- and tear-resistant photos up to 5 MP automatically. With this Kodak instant camera, you just point, shoot, and print. Perfect for taking on the go, whenever you want to share prints, the Kodak Printomatic Wireless Mini Instant Camera is the easiest way to share photos with friends. This mini digital camera's compact design slips neatly into your shirt pocket. The portable camera speed even allows you to continue shooting while your photo is printing. The "Insta Camera" Zero Ink technology means you don't need to worry about messy print cartridges, film, or toner. With this instant picture camera your prints are adhesive backed, so you can get creative and use the photos to decorate, just as you would any sticker. No USB cable is included.
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    The Kodak Printomatic Mini Instant Camera prints smudge-proof, water- and tear-resistant photos up to 5 MP automatically. With this Kodak instant camera, you just point, shoot, and print. Perfect for taking on the go, whenever you want to share prints, the Kodak Printomatic Wireless Mini Instant Camera is the easiest way to share photos with friends. This mini digital camera's compact design slips neatly into your shirt pocket. The portable camera speed even allows you to continue shooting while your photo is printing. The "Insta Camera" Zero Ink technology means you don't need to worry about messy print cartridges, film, or toner. With this instant picture camera your prints are adhesive backed, so you can get creative and use the photos to decorate, just as you would any sticker. No USB cable is included.
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  10. Fujifilm - INSTAX MINI 12 Holiday Bundle - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "The only downside is the price of the film pack...Versatile camera and super good quality film."

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    Fully loaded and easy-to-use INSTAX MINI 12 Blue Holiday Bundle is bursting with joy, creativity and color. The perfectly positioned selfie mirror makes selfies so easy! Plus, the automatic exposure and flash control removes the need to adjust any settings, and once you’ve snapped, your INSTAX MINI Instant Photo will eject in five seconds (development time approximately 90 seconds). Get started capturing special moments right away with the included 10pk of INSTAX MINI Instant Film. Get inspired with the INSTAX Idea Booklet and treasure each photo in the printed photo album or display them with the printed photo magnet holder.
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    "The only downside is the price of the film pack...Versatile camera and super good quality film."

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    Product Description

    Fully loaded and easy-to-use INSTAX MINI 12 Blue Holiday Bundle is bursting with joy, creativity and color. The perfectly positioned selfie mirror makes selfies so easy! Plus, the automatic exposure and flash control removes the need to adjust any settings, and once you’ve snapped, your INSTAX MINI Instant Photo will eject in five seconds (development time approximately 90 seconds). Get started capturing special moments right away with the included 10pk of INSTAX MINI Instant Film. Get inspired with the INSTAX Idea Booklet and treasure each photo in the printed photo album or display them with the printed photo magnet holder.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
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