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Polaroid Go is a tiny instant camera which shoots tiny instant photos

Polaroid Go instant camera
(Image credit: Polaroid)

Meet the Polaroid Go: the smallest analog instant camera in the world, and which shoots similarly tiny photos.

How small is it? It's just 4.1 x 3.3 x 2.4 inches, so you'll have no problems finding room for it in a rucksack. It'll even fit in some coat pockets. Not that you'll want to hide it away, though, because the Go is designed to be wearable and looks cute as a button.

In case you're worried about what kind of photo medium you'll use in such a teensy camera, the Polaroid Go is launching alongside a new miniature version of Polaroid's classic square-format film. 

This produces photos around 1.8 inches square, not including the frame. They're not exactly ideal for super-detailed shots, but may be perfect for giving to friends at a party or picnic.  

Surprisingly, given the Polaroid Go's size, it even finds room for a few extra features. Several of these are aimed at what is clearly the Go's target audience of Instagram-loving hipsters, such as a selfie mirror and a self-timer. You also get a dynamic flash and travel-friendly accessories, plus the ability to take double-exposure images.

Polaroid Go instant camera photo

(Image credit: Polaroid)

The Polaroid Go's dimensions and feature set put it squarely up against the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6, a model good enough to make into it our list of the best instant cameras

Which camera you prefer may come down to the trade-offs you get with the Go's really small footprint. While the Instax is bigger at 5 x 4.7 x 2.3 inches, it also snaps more useful 2.4-inch square images.

We'll know more once we've tried out the Polaroid Go for ourselves. Either way, the Polaroid Go is available for pre-sale now, priced at just $99.

Marc McLaren

As U.K. Editor in Chief on Tom’s Guide, Marc is responsible for the site’s U.K.-focused output as well as overseeing all gaming, streaming, audio, TV, entertainment, how-to and cameras coverage. He previously edited the tech website Stuff and has tested and written about phones, tablets, wearables, streaming boxes, smart home devices, Bluetooth speakers, games and much more. He also spent years on a music magazine, where his duties mainly involved spoiling other people’s fun, and on a car magazine. An avid photographer, Marc likes nothing better than taking pictures of very small things (bugs, his daughters) or very big things (distant galaxies). When he gets time, he also enjoys gaming (console and mobile), cycling and attempting to watch as much sport as any human can (particularly cricket).