Torn between your love of digital photography and your nostalgia for instant prints? This slick snapper will be a treat.
Our smartphones might be becoming the most popular tool for snapping photos, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still space for analog. There are a few awesome instant cameras on the market today that inject some IoT fun into the traditional camera, and Impossible I-1 has to be up there with the most mind-boggling cool.
With a Hollywood-esque ring flash that turns blue when connected to your phone’s Bluetooth, the I-1 is ready to snap at the touch of your finger.
The app on your phone puts you in control of a whole bunch of settings and features for remote snapping and photo editing, including being able to superimpose images on top of each other, paint with light and colour and even trigger a shot with a loud noise – like your group shot shouting ‘cheese’.
That advanced flash ring we mentioned? It can actually adapt to your environment, adjust its light strength to create the perfect light conditions for your subject – no matter whether you’re in a studio or outside.
Of course, there’s a manual mode too. You can adjust aperture, shutter speed, flash and focus distance the old-school way if you like, and play around with a remote trigger and selfie timer if you need to get in the shot yourself.
And when you’re done shooting, your keepsake snap will slide out of the camera like a piece of Polaroid perfection for you to put on the fridge, pin to the wall, or stick in an album. Right where photos really belong.
You can buy Impossible I-1 for £249, but you can spend a little more to get some special i-1 film thrown in. Check out all the I-1 bundles here.