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FujifilmINSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Brown)
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (18)
  • Accurate (16)
  • Reproduces well (16)
  • Reliable tonal range (10)
  • Fun (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (24)
    • Travel (19)
    • Artwork (13)
    • Photojournalism (9)
    • Office (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39), Yes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Addictively Fun

    I love this camera so much that I'm buying a backup in case the first one ever fails on me. The camera looks fantastic and gives the user some much needed control over exposure...Read complete review

    I love this camera so much that I'm buying a backup in case the first one ever fails on me. The camera looks fantastic and gives the user some much needed control over exposure modes and ability to shut down the flash. But be very careful, once you have run a few packs of film through it you will realize how addictive this device is.

    I have so much fun giving away photos to strangers on the street and then snapping an extra pic for myself. It's a great ice breaker and people are always delighted.

    The rainbow film has become my favorite and really adds punch to the images so do try some in addition to the regular white frames.

    Also, one reviewer below says to not shoot on the dark setting outdoors. This is nonsense, I almost exclusively shoot on the darker setting becomes it adds richness to the colors and deepens the tones.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A level above similar polaroid product

    A well made plastic build quality. Lens resolution similar to polaroid, not great. If taking portraits, use macro mode to fill head and shoulders shot, use flash on a tripod and image...Read complete review

    A well made plastic build quality. Lens resolution similar to polaroid, not great. If taking portraits, use macro mode to fill head and shoulders shot, use flash on a tripod and image quality will be at it's best for the lens. Exposure system seems to be reasonable good. film image is small as described but still gives that polaroid magic look, grainless and nostalgic at the same time. like the size of the camera and the additional features like bulb exposure. Can use a light meter to get close to proper long exposure using 800 ISO and aperture of lens, thus timing your seconds of bulb exposure. Still like the instant image mojo

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    5.0

    What a fun camera!

    By Dog Mom

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Nice Macro
    • Reproduces Well

    Cons

    • Shoot With Forethought

    Best Uses

    • Parties

    Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Brown):

    I am a good photographer and have been taking pictures for years for myself and clients with my Nikons and a Leica. I would not have thought to purchase an inexpensive instant camera if a friend hadn't told me how much fun they were. I haven't had a Poloroid style since the 1970's SX70! I thought their time had passed. I was wrong! I picked this up from B & H on a whim and took pictures at a birthday party. People LOVED it! I gave the pictures to the birthday girl. Then, I took it to a family dinner and gave everyone pictures of themselves. The kids had such fun watching them develop and then put them in their wallets. I like the brown Neo Classic because it looks cool. It's got a macro lense and these little pictures look best taken up close. I bought 10 double packages of film from B & H to reduce individual picture cost. I think if you're not a good photographer or you aren't careful you can end up wasting pictures. I haven't had a bad one yet. Like I said, don't take pictures from across the room, get close and shoot vertically. There is space at the bottom of each photo to write something. I recommend this camera for the whimsey of it and I like it much more than I had even imagined!

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    • No

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    4.0

    eh, pretty rad.

    By zachaariee

    from orange

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

          its pretty neat.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          great camera with some limitations

          By Bella

          from Melbourne, Australia

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

          The best things about this camera:

          - Small and lightweight, excellent build quality and finish.
          - Ability to turn off flash. This is the main reason why I chose this model and has produced some of my favourite shots (you'll need a tripod or a steady hand in low light).
          - Built-in macro mode, so no need to carry around or worry about losing/breaking a lens adapter.
          - In macro mode the viewfinder automatically adjusts for parallax error, so framing is quite accurate at close range.
          - Framing is generally accurate; viewfinder is bright and clear, although small.
          - Great range of functions and modes, which others have already commented on (the most useful for me have been the macro, landscape, self-timer and bulb modes).
          - Small, light battery that charges quickly (takes about an hour).

          Some limitations:

          - The camera is not as versatile as it seems: it won't allow certain function/mode combinations, such as multiple exposure + macro or multiple exposure + landscape or macro + lighten+, etc. There is a table in the manual that shows all the excluded combinations, although in a rather confusing manner.
          - The mode dial around the lens is more cosmetic than functional, as you need to first press the mode button on the back to activate it (in which case you may as well keep pressing the button to cycle through the options, rather than hitting the button and then switching to the dial).
          - When taking multiple exposures, you can't turn the camera off between the first and second exposures or the film will eject.

          Other points:

          - Note that the self-timer function only works when there is film loaded, so if you are trying one out in a shop with no film, that's why every other button appears to be working except the self-timer button.
          - The prints are small compared to the instax wide, but not as tiny as some would have you believe. Nor does the mini capture less detail than the wide. Colour rendition, tonal range and clarity are all excellent.
          - When you do use the flash, setting the camera to 'darken' gives a nice result for skin tones.

          Summary:

          Limitations aside, and as others have noted, the Mini 90 gives you far more control than any other instax camera and serves its particular purpose very well. It's extremely portable, gives great, consistent results once you figure out the settings, and is very simple and very fun to use. I shoot a range of film cameras (from a Holga to a Hasselblad), and this has very quickly become one of my favourites.

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          3.0

          A level above similar polaroid product

          By OB

          from Redmond, Wa.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Home
              • Office

              Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

              A well made plastic build quality. Lens resolution similar to polaroid, not great. If taking portraits, use macro mode to fill head and shoulders shot, use flash on a tripod and image quality will be at it's best for the lens. Exposure system seems to be reasonable good. film image is small as described but still gives that polaroid magic look, grainless and nostalgic at the same time. like the size of the camera and the additional features like bulb exposure. Can use a light meter to get close to proper long exposure using 800 ISO and aperture of lens, thus timing your seconds of bulb exposure. Still like the instant image mojo

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best Ever

              By Coltrane james

              from West Palm Beach

              Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

              I take this camera everywhere its so fun to use.

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              5.0

              Expensive But Worth It

              By AH

              from Arlington, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fun

                  Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                  I was a little skeptical at first because I wasn't sure I wanted to spend so much money on an instant camera. However, in the end it was worth it. My favorite feature is the double exposure mode, which is only available on this version of the Instax camera series. If you are a beginner photographer I do not think I would recommend this instant camera however.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I love it!

                  By Hi

                  from Maryland

                  Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                  I love the multiple exposure feature! Just in general, the camera has a few fun features that weren't included in the previous model. It's also pretty easy to figure out!

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                  5.0

                  Totally Awesome

                  By Ken

                  from Williamsburg, VA

                  Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                  I bought this camera for my teenage daughter for Christmas, she wanted an instax camera and I looked at a bunch of different ones but decided on this one and I am glad I did! I have found myself using the camera more than my daughter the things you can do with this camera are amazing! The double exposure option are so neat and fun to mess with! The different lens adapters you can also get are so amazing! The only downfall is the price of the film which is close to a dollar a picture but the quality of the pictures are really good and I am very pleased with this camera!!!

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                  5.0

                  Fun gift

                  By Fran

                  from Montclair, NJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Reproduces Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                      My daughter received this gift for Christmas and has really enjoyed it. It is easy to use, and fun for her to watch the pictures develop. She is 12 years old and it's just enough camera for her. The pictures are smaller and not as sharp as a digital, but the pictures have a nostalgic look to them. It's been a great present for her.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Best Mini instant camera

                      By bjk2001

                      from Ohio, USA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Lighting

                        Best Uses

                        • Fun For Parties
                        • Home
                        • Travel

                        Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                        The options on this mini are awesome! Better than the basic point and shoot. With the different shooting modes and flash options, it allows you to be a bit more creative.
                        I bought this as a gift for my 13 year old, and she absolutely loves it. It's retro and not so girly looking, like some of the other minis.
                        It allows you to attach it to a tripod, which is nice.
                        The only negative is that there is a small learning curve figuring out lighting/flash options, which can waste film.
                        Film can be expensive.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        This is the instant camera to get.

                        By Jaycee

                        from New Jersey

                        Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                        And this is the company to buy it from.
                        Ordered through the app and picked it up from the NYC superstore. B&H service was speedy and efficient, will shop with them again.

                        The different modes and features on this camera (that are not on the mini 8) like bulb mode and double exposure allow me to be more creative with my pics. Took me a few shots to get a handle on things, but handling it now is super easy. (Look online for the shooting guide on Fuji-film's website)

                        The mirror on the front is especially convenient and the view finder is closer to the actual lens.

                        Also a plus, it's easy to instruct strangers who you ask to take your picture.

                        But especially, I love the feel and look of this camera. Not as bulky and plasticky as the mini 8. Solid build. Easy to throw in a bag and go.

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                        5.0

                        Super fun

                        By Scott D

                        from Minneapolis

                        Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                        Takes great photos, I was really impressed . Really fun to play with, and people just love the knstant images!!

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                        5.0

                        mini 90

                        By jambot

                        from warwick ri

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Reliable Tonal Range

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                            easy to use great quality photos nicve retro feel

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great

                            By Laura

                            from Santiago de Chile

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reproduces Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Travel

                              Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                              Symple to use and very ligth weigth.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Buy!

                              By Danninicole

                              from San Diego, ca

                              Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                              I bought this for my daughter during Christmas and she loved it. I searched high and low for a great deal and couldn't fine anything. I was skeptical because I had never purchased from this company but I bought it anyways. I called the next day to confirm my purchase and the representative was very nice and helpful. I Got my product within the week. So happy with my purchase and I will definitely buy from them again.

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                              4.0

                              A fun piece of gear

                              By Joe Carrotta

                              from New York City

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                              • Reproduces Well
                              • Scans Well

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork
                                • Home
                                • Office
                                • Photojournalism
                                • Travel

                                Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Brown):

                                This camera is so much fun!! All the Instax are!! I really love all the different modes on this install because they really do make a difference in the image! The quality of the camera is spot on as long as you nail the shot! The only cons i can really give this camera is that it is made out of plastic to be very light( which it is and its a great perk!) but the fact that its plastic i always have to be extra careful not to place it down too hard. you forget its around your neck sometimes. Also the eye piece can sometimes be difficult to see out of.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Toy

                                By Dan

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Consistent
                                • Reproduces Well

                                Cons

                                • Color/Tonal Shift
                                • Film Is Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork
                                • Home
                                • Photojournalism
                                • Travel

                                Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                                The instax takes high quality photos with minimal development time. I just got it, so still playing around with the settings. Overall, the loading of the film cartridges is super easy and cool (it spits out the cover of the film cartridge so you don't have to do anything except insert the box).

                                Good gift or specialty camera!

                                Cons: Film is pretty expensive at around 1$ per

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                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Perfect.

                                By MT

                                from California

                                Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                                Had the lomo'instant for about a week and after the hype, it was a total let down. The Neo is a revelation. This is my third polaroid camera (first being the polaroid 600) and it is by far the best. So well built, easy to control, design is gorgeous, and pictures come out perfect without much tinkering needed (except double exposure which is ao much fun to play around with). This is my 4th Fuji camera (X-E1 & 2, X-T1) and I love every single one of them. They really know how to build durable, well functioning, pretty cameras. The results never let down. I actually converted my brother from Canon to Fuji and I'm sure he's enjoying the results as well! If you're looking for a polaroid camera and this is within your budget, bite and never look back. This thing will last a looooong time and you'll probably end up paying a lot more in your lifetime for film lol.

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                                4.0

                                So much fun!

                                By Treegwen

                                from San Jose

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Reproduces Well

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Action Shots
                                  • Artwork
                                  • Home
                                  • Office
                                  • Photojournalism
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                                  I use this for fun, pleasure and for work and what a great tool/toy. It takes great pictures and its awesome to see them develop before your eyes.....just like the old days.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Fotos muito boas!

                                  By Willcaverna

                                  from Brasil

                                  Comments about INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera (Black):

                                  A câmera é muito bonita e chama a atenção pelos detalhes em pretos e a correia para pendurar no pescoço. As diversas funções ajudam muito, e a possibilidade de desligar o flash é um diferencial. Talvez a única reclamacao seja o tamanho e formato das fotos. Me incomoda na hora de tirar em paisagem. Podiam fazer filmes nesse formato, mas aí já deve ser implicância minha mesmo. Uma variedade de iso do filme também era bem vinda.

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