The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera fits you like a glove so it can go with you where you need it most. Screaming from a mountain top or teetering across a barely there jungle ladder, those moments can’t wait for the stop scan and upload modes of today’s “instant” share successes. When the view in front of you is worth seeing more than once, Fujifilm Instax Mini makes it all possible.
In 1934, Fujifilm began its long history with only the paper in its hand. That’s where it all started. Not in the lens, not the view or the beautiful scenery, just the paper that preserved it all. Rather than run full boar ahead with the equipment that gets the image onto their paper, the Japanese based company stayed with the “paper” end and went into x-ray and motion picture films. They spread themselves out across several markets that would utilize a “paper” film and then built the infrastructure from there. During this time, Fujifilm had a near monopoly on the market in Japan and having come across an opportunity to be a title sponsor to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics after Kodak passed on it, they made their way into America and a whole new market and ultimately into the digital age with the first digital camera in 1988.
Going from completely digital back to instant paper photos in hand will bring back the hard back photo albums. As kids we once loved to take sneak peaks through them before getting caught for having sticky fingers over the plastic covers. The Fujifilm Instax Camera brings some of that history back to share and enjoy with each other again.
Some Functions Include:
- Produces instant 62 x 46mm pictures
- Onboard exposure counter
- Uses 2 AA batteries that can be expected to last for between 8-10 film packs
- Effective flash Range .6m-2.7m
- Manual exposure control with an LED indicator
- 1/60th sec Shutter speed
- Uses Fujifilm Instant Color Film “instax mini”
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera comes in 10 colors:
The size of the pictures makes for great scrapbooking projects for baby showers, school years, weddings and more. There is a white border around the perimeter of the picture; it creates a vintage look with each picture. There are several accessories that make projects likes keychains and keepsakes a breeze. With an exceptionally average running price of $70 USD, having one handy in its easy carrying case is a fairly affordable gift request.
Until you stopped taking instant or hard print photo’s you never missed the excitement of watching the images of time slip through your fingertips as the years rolled past. Even from grade to grade, or child to child the changes in life are sudden and so drastic. The Fujifilm Instax Mini brings back those moments and those feelings that we can sit and share among our loved ones again. Instant share in the digital realm is great for far away family but when they are right here, paper counts and Fujifilm still remembers that.
Check out this great Fujifilm Instax Mini video review: