Definition of instant camera in English:

instant camera


  • A camera of a type with internal processing that produces a finished print rapidly after each exposure.

    • ‘The boy roams around the village with a Polaroid instant camera and takes pictures of everything that captures his attention, including a poster of pop star Madonna plastered on the body of a deserted bus.’
    • ‘Using a Polaroid instant camera and 600 Write-On Film, students paint directly on the photographic image to achieve a desired effect.’
    • ‘We must have looked like quite a group and Bianca (a girl from another dorm) took out picture with Alicia's instant camera.’
    • ‘For this segment, the company created a Barbie instant camera which retailed for under $20 and in 1997 became one of the hottest Christmas toys, according to USA Today.’
    • ‘This looks like another job for Bob's instant camera!’
    • ‘He has also served as vice president of sales and marketing for Nicklaus Golf Equipment Co. in West Palm Beach, Fla., and as senior brand manager of instant cameras for the Polaroid Corp. in Cambridge, Mass.’
    • ‘Then he fanned the picture he took with an instant camera and smiled coolly.’
    • ‘All you need is an album, an instant camera, rolls of film and painting materials if you are that way inclined.’
    • ‘The first thing the attorney did was to take pictures of me with an instant camera.’
    • ‘Keep an instant camera handy, so you can record the stunned looks on your friends' faces.’
    • ‘This is a company that in the year 2000 posted sales of $1.85 billion and sold 13.1 million instant cameras in the 12 months.’
    • ‘I ran inside and grabbed an instant camera and took a photo… of course the photo was just completely black… duh.’
    • ‘At the film counter of the general store a shrunken old man holds himself steady against the glass display cabinet, peering down at the selection of instant cameras.’
    • ‘Although it managed the transition to the digital age with a strong entry that sold 400,000 units last year, to too many consumers the Polaroid name still conjured images of bulky, '70s-era instant cameras.’
    • ‘Jealouse has pulled out an instant camera she bought in Japan, one that produces little photos the size of postage stamps, and is pointing it at Sabrina, who leans over the table, making faces.’
    • ‘Mike had brought a Polaroid instant camera from a crackhead while he was hustling on his block the night before.’
    • ‘I can see the sheriff passing judgment and stringing me up, while the locals took out their disposable instant cameras and clicked away.’
    • ‘It was one of the ‘tech stocks’ of the time and the group's revolutionary instant cameras sent the company's stock soaring.’
    • ‘In 1948, the year the first instant camera was introduced, Ansel Adams was hired by Polaroid as a consultant to test new films and analyze results.’
    • ‘Its metallic silver exterior and curvy form make it an attractive option to other instant cameras.’