Photography Podcast

PhotoNetCast #83 – Instant Cameras

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 30-10-2013 | 3 Comments

Are instant Cameras still worth considering?


Instant cameras… The availability of digital cameras, with the final result right there on the display milliseconds after pressing the shutter, might fog the memories of old times when the idea of seeing an image quickly after it was made had one name only: Polaroid. A Polaroid camera could easily have been a central point of a party, and the memories, usually with added written comments (the kind actually written with a pen and not on some social networks’ statuses), could easily be made into an album right then and there. A few decades forward, and against all odds, the Polaroid name still exists, and is still recognized by a younger generation that might never have shot with one. imageSo, what is so attractive about these cameras? On this episode we talk about the latest developments in instant camera “technologies” and what a number of companies are doing to keep the “instant” alive. Keeping in the topic, Sean also reviews the Impossible Instant Lab (see video below).

And still on reviews (this show is full of them), Sean gives us a long and short version of his take on “Watermark” and “Finding Vivian Meier”.

In between other news, listener questions and our selected from the web, that’s an almost 90 minute episode right here.

Enjoy it…



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Instant Cameras

Selected from the Web

Comments (3)

Was just listening to the podcast and was wondering if you had the name of that photography show and link to YouTube for the two episodes that are supposed to be there?

Hi Greg,

You can still find all the episodes on the Indiegogo page for PhotoXplorers:


When I was a kid, everyone used the Polaroid instant camera. The sound of those things spitting out a photo is ingrained in my memory. Today we all use digital photos and that is ideal in most instances. However, there are times when you want a photo right then that you can share. In this instance, you may be wishing for that old school Polaroid camera. Fujifilm has announced a new camera in Canada that is called the Instax Mini 50S .


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