Hello, everyone. I apologize for the huge gap in blog posts lately. However, I decided to take some time to reorganize my blog and give it a fresh new look. I hope that you all like the results.
As you can tell by the post, I am going back in time with a blast from the past. Today, I will be reviewing the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8.
First off, I have been eyeing these cameras forever. I think that they are super cute and I love the ability to capture instant memories. So, I decided to take the plunge and acquire one.
Here are my thoughts:
- The ability for instant memories makes it a great camera for parties and events.
- The films come in several different design and filter options. However, I personally prefer using the standard white films as it has space to caption your photos.
- The camera itself is incredibly cute and comes in several colours.
- The photo print size is small and is perfect to put into journals and planners.
- The Camera uses 2 x AA batteries, which are common and easy to find anywhere.
- When done correctly. The films come out with a beautiful retro look.
- The camera is a bit clunky and is awkward to hold. It is definitely not ergonomic in design.
- The camera’s flash is always on, and there is no way to turn it off.
- The camera has a steep learning curve. It took me several attempts and a roll of film to learn how to use the settings.
- The film is expensive. On Amazon.ca, a twin pack of film is $21.99; each film pack has ten exposures.
Overall, I am really enjoying this camera. I think that it is a fun ‘toy’ to play around with. However, owing to the price of film, this camera will only be used for memories and events that I really want to capture. For everything else, I will be sticking to my phone or my Canon T3i. My hope is that one day, Fujifilm decides to lower the retail price of film. |I believe that would make this product more appealing to consumers.
Do any of you use the Instax Mini 8? How are you enjoying the camera? What kind of things do you photograph? Let me know in the comments.