The original purpose of instant cameras was motivated by Jennifer Land's question to her father (Edwin Land - inventor of the first commercial instant camera): "Why can't I see them now?" Many people have enjoyed seeing their photos shortly after taking them, allowing them to recompose or retake the photo if they didn't get it right. But instant cameras were found to be useful for other purposes such as ID cards, passport photos, ultrasound photos, and other uses which required an instant photo.
With the advent of digital photography, much of the instant camera's consumer appeal has been transferred to the digital cameras, leaving instant cameras to a niche market.
But in 2014 things can be different... Check out these concept pictures:
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