An instant camera is a camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture.
Were first introduced to the market in 1948 by Edwin H. Land. These cameras used a unique technology that allowed users to take a picture and then have a physical print appear immediately, without the need for developing the film.
The instant cameras became very popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s as they offered a fast and convenient way to capture memories.
However, with the introduction of digital cameras and smartphones, the overpriced costs and the chemical regulations in the 2000s, instant cameras fell out of favor and Polaroid Corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2001.