The folks over at Hammacher Schlemmer gifted me with this camea for review. As usual all opinions are 100% my own.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
I have been wanting one of these bad boys for a really long time. This Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 takes me back to my younger days when I was right about my daughter’s age. Of course the technology isn’t nearly as good back then as it is today. Sure, most of us have fancy schmancy digital cameras and smartphones that take mind-blowing pictures like never before, but what do we do with those? I can only speak for myself when I say I have over 11,000 pictures on my phone that will probably stay there forever. What a tragedy!
There are a ton of settings on the bottom near the lens based on light conditions. These are indoors, cloudy, sunny cloudy and bright sunny. Once you’ve got it set-up to fit your needs, you can just focus by looking through the viewfinder and just click the top button. The photo will come out in just a few seconds after and yes it will be completely blank in the beginning. But don’t panic, your picture will soon start to appear. It’s a good teaching moment for the kids as well.
Getting my hands on a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 takes picture taking to a whole new level. It allows to to capture moments as they happen and I have the picture in my hand! The pictures are the perfect size to fit into your purse, wallet, a mini photo frame or a scrapbook. Plus, there’s a white strip at the bottom that you can write the date or some sort of awesome caption on.
- 4.6” x 4.7” x 2.7” / 0.7 lb. (116mm x 118.3mm x 68.2mm / 307 g)
- 2.13” x 3.4” (54mm x 86mm) image size
- 0.37x real image viewfinder with target spot
- Exposure counter
- Constant-firing flash
- Auto power off
- Requires 2 AA batteries
- For use with Fujifilm INSTAX Mini film
“instax mini” film is for all instax mini cameras and comes in a handy cartridge. Just open the back of the camera and stop the cartridge in place. It’s super easy to install and you can’t really do it wrong.
The only thing I didn’t love about the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 was some of the dark pictures. This camera really does best in a lot of lighting even with the flash. Some of the photos can come out really dark if the lighting isn’t at it’s best. Other than that, it’s great for capturing all of life’s precious moments.
Grab your very own Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 over at hammacher.com. This is just one of the many great products they have to offer. Go see for yourself!