Film Cameras

Film and instant film cameras offer something different. They don’t provide the cutting-edge technical perfection of mirrorless cameras, and you won’t find too many professionals using them these days.

However, they do provide advantages of their own. Having digital images instantly saved to a memory card may be convenient, but physical prints of an image last forever. Cameras from the likes of Fujifilm, Lomography and Ilford provide you with a way to make real, lasting memories from your images.

Thinking about buying an instant camera? Our experts have rounded the best instant cameras on the market. Find out their opinions on the best cameras plus get buying advice and great tips for getting the best shots!

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Ilford Sprite 35-II Film Camera - Black
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If you are new to analogue photography, or someone who has always favoured 35 mm film, the Ilford Sprite 35-II is an affordable and fun little film camera. In the 60s, the original Sprite 35 was ‘the’ go-to model due to its cheap price and easy-use. The ILFORD Sprite 35-II continues this heritage with a fixed shutter speed (1/120s) with a 31mm, single element f9 fixed-focus wide-angle lens; ...

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Holga 120N Film Camera

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The Holga 120N Black Camera is equipped with a 60mm optical lens, two functional apertures (f/8 and f/11), a hot shoe for attaching external flashguns, B (Bulb exposure) for experimenting with long exposures, a standard tripod mount and an optical viewfinder. It uses a 120 roll of film and comes with two different film size masks, 6 x 6 and 6.4 x 5 so that you can take both traditional and square ...

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Ilford Sprite 35-II Film Camera - Silver

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If you are new to analogue photography, or someone who has always favoured 35 mm film, the Ilford Sprite 35-II is an affordable and fun little film camera. In the 60s, the original Sprite 35 was ‘the’ go-to model due to its cheap price and easy-use. The ILFORD Sprite 35-II continues this heritage with a fixed shutter speed (1/120s) with a 31mm, single element f9 fixed-focus wide-angle lens; ...

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera with 10 Shots - Black

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The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic is a retro-styled instant film camera with a variety of photographic modes, allowing more freedom, control and creativity. The features include: Bulb Mode for taking long exposures, Double Exposure Mode for creating whacky, dream-like effects, Kids Mode to capture fast moving subjects, Party Mode with fill in flash to brighten up your subject in lowlight, ...

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Lomography Konstruktor Flash DIY SLR Camera

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The Lomography Konstruktor Flash DIY SLR camera is now equipped with a PC socket for flash photography (no flashgun is included). Have you ever wanted to learn and understand how an analogue camera hangs together? The Konstruktor Do It Yourself kit includes all the camera parts you need to assemble one together from scratch. This camera is the world's first 35mm plastic SLR and is packed with ...

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Leica MP 0.72 Camera Body- Black

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The Leica MP 0.72 is a supreme tool for image-making. As a pure mechanical alternative to the Leica M7, every component has been meticulously planned and placed within the camera body. If there was ever a camera system that truly summed up Leica’s 50 years of optical experience, it would be this MP 0.72. The optimised rangefinder provides high-accuracy focusing even under tricky lighting conditions. As well as a tactile ISO dial that sits centre stage upon the rear of the camera body. In essence, this allows you to focus upon the pure intimacy of photography without having to scroll through numerous settings and configurations. All operating elements are constructed from metal, which means the MP 0.72 can withstand constant operation in harsh conditions. This Leica film rangefinder camera is truly a companion for life; letting you focus on framing, composition, creativity, and everything in between.

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Polaroid Originals OneStep+ Instant Camera - Black

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The Polaroid OneStep+ is a new analog instant camera that connects to your smartphone, unlocking a world of creative photography. Use the integrated Polaroid Originals app to explore fun techniques like double exposures and light painting, take full creative control with manual mode and a remote trigger, or frame your perfect close-up with the additional portrait lens.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera - Sky Blue

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The FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 is the social instant camera, here to bring friends and family together. Fitted with a selfie lens, it is perfect for sharing the frame with your favourite people (or animals!) plus the automatic exposure means that none of them gets lost in the background. Say goodbye to underexposed photos. With plenty of available FujiFilm Instax Mini film – in the white, black or ...

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera - Blush Pink

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The FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 is the social instant camera, here to bring friends and family together. Fitted with a selfie lens, it is perfect for sharing the frame with your favourite people (or animals!) plus the automatic exposure means that none of them gets lost in the background. Say goodbye to underexposed photos. With plenty of available FujiFilm Instax Mini film – in the white, black or ...

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Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Hybrid Camera - Black

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The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 is the newest hybrid digital and instant camera in the instax range. It comes with 19 filters, a digital zoom function and a motion capture mode allowing users to shoot a short video sequence and then rewind or fast-forward to choose a single frame for printing. It comes without film and is compatible with both traditional white and black border square film.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera - Charcoal Gray

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The FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 is the social instant camera, here to bring friends and family together. Fitted with a selfie lens, it is perfect for sharing the frame with your favourite people (or animals!) plus the automatic exposure means that none of them gets lost in the background. Say goodbye to underexposed photos. With plenty of available FujiFilm Instax Mini film – in the white, black or ...

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Leica MP 0.72  Camera Body- Silver

Find out more about the Leica MP 0.72 Camera Body- Silver

The Leica MP 0.72 is a supreme tool for image-making. As a pure mechanical alternative to the Leica M7, every component has been meticulously planned and placed within the camera body. If there was ever a camera system that truly summed up Leica’s 50 years of optical experience, it would be this MP 0.72. The optimised rangefinder provides high-accuracy focusing even under tricky lighting conditions. As well as a tactile ISO dial that sits centre stage upon the rear of the camera body. In essence, this allows you to focus upon the pure intimacy of photography without having to scroll through numerous settings and configurations. All operating elements are constructed from metal, which means the MP 0.72 can withstand constant operation in harsh conditions. This Leica film rangefinder camera is truly a companion for life; letting you focus on framing, composition, creativity, and everything in between.

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Film Cameras


There are loads of fantastic 35mm film and instant film cameras on the market. While there’s a burgeoning market for second-hand film cameras, there are also plenty you can buy new. You may want an instant film camera that gives you an image right away, or you might want a 35mm film camera, or even a medium-format 120 camera. Let’s take a look at the key brands.

Film camera brands – who makes film cameras?

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Since the revival of the brand in 2017, Polaroid film cameras are some of the best instant film cameras around. Polaroid prints look the business, with lots of latitude and great colour. They’re just as charming as you remember! The range includes the flagship Polaroid OneStep+, which has all the functionality of a classic film camera with flashy modern features like app connectivity. For new users, the Polaroid Now is a simpler and more affordable option, available in loads of colours.


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Fujifilm Instax cameras are hugely popular among instant film fanatics. They produce photos that develop ultra-fast – in as little as 90 seconds – and are smaller than Polaroids. Instax prints are great for scrapbooking, fridge magnets, wall art and more. The range includes cameras like the Instax Mini 11, so simple even a child can get the hang of it, or the super-stylish Instax Square SQ1.

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Ilford is a name mostly known for producing photographic film. However, they also produce some simple point-and-shoot cameras for those who want to try out 35mm shooting without chancing the second-hand film camera market. The Ilford Sprite 35-II is affordable and easy to use, designed for those who don’t want to fiddle around with settings.

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Kodak makes interesting digital instant print cameras. They aren’t film cameras, technically, but function pretty much exactly like a Polaroid or an Instax. Take a picture, wait a few seconds, and a printed version comes out on Kodak’s ZINK paper. Many of the cameras will also save a digital copy to a memory card, so you get the best of both worlds.

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Known as the makers of exciting film stocks and lenses with a twist, Lomography also makes film cameras! The Lomography Konstruktor is a camera you construct yourself, with all the latest technology such as a PC socket, bulb setting and lots more. A great project for families and tech-heads alike.

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Holga has been a name synonymous with larger 120 medium format film since the 1980s. The Holga 120N film camera has a 60mm f/8 lens, a zone focusing system, an eye-level viewfinder and much, much more. It’s a fantastic tool for serious film shooters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you still buy film for cameras?

Absolutely! Film of all types is undergoing something of a revival in recent years, and many photographers young and old are discovering the joys of shooting film. Browse our range of film and darkroom products here.

Which film camera is the best?

It depends on what you need! If you’re looking for something quick and easy that’ll be fun at parties, instant cameras like those from Polaroid or Fujifilm Instax are definitely the way to go. If, however, you’re looking for a more serious photographic tool, then you’re better off looking at Ilford or Holga.

Can film cameras zoom?

It depends on the camera. A lot of film cameras, particularly instant ones or point-and-shoots, have lenses with fixed focal lengths that can’t be changed. However, some have rudimentary zoom lenses or at least the ability to switch to a longer lens, allowing you to shoot with more versatility. For example, the Polaroid OneStep+ has a standard and portrait lens that the user can toggle between.

Why do film cameras need batteries?

Not all do! But modern film cameras will tend to have electronic functions and require batteries to keep them powered. These can include obvious stuff like the built-in flash, but also the metering system and wireless connectivity if the camera has it.

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