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FujifilmINSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow)
 
4.7

(based on 145 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable design (33)
  • Fast film loading (33)
  • Fast development (30)
  • Built-in flash (28)
  • Reliable operation (27)

Cons

  • Poor flash (3)

Best Uses

  • Fun (35)
  • Parties (30)
  • Travel (28)
  • Home (26)
  • Artwork (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (39), Photo enthusiast (21), Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52), Yes (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun little camera

I didn't rate this 5 stars because it's not a DSLR so you're not getting that quality of picture. However, I've used it inside when it's darker without a lot of natural light and...Read complete review

I didn't rate this 5 stars because it's not a DSLR so you're not getting that quality of picture. However, I've used it inside when it's darker without a lot of natural light and surprisingly is does a fair job. It's a fun camera to use. The film is sort of expensive but if you consider you aren't paying for processing it evens out. It's a great camera for holidays or get-togethers where you just want to have fun and not pose professionally as you might with your DSLR. The only con I have is that the layout is not user friendly. To try and take a portrait type shot you hold the camera vertical and the shutter release is now on the opposite side of your body so my right arm is crossed over the camera. It's not a deal breaker but it is annoying. And in general the shutter button is just in a difficult spot. It's not a natural place you would put your hand. You have to contort your hand even holding the camera normally so that you don't block the flash.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great camera but not for serious shooter

i really enjoyed this camera for play around with the family and the girlfriend but i dont like tha viewfinder being so small and i dont like that i cant turn off the flash but...Read complete review

i really enjoyed this camera for play around with the family and the girlfriend but i dont like tha viewfinder being so small and i dont like that i cant turn off the flash but for casual shots with the family and friends and kids it is great but not for someone getting into polaroid shooting..the images are a decent size for certain occasions. still a great camera and very tough(i dropped it a few times and had no issues.

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5.0

Great Camera!

By MT

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow):

Fujifilm must have magicians working for them. They've turned a classic into another classic! I have fujifilm cameras and adding this to my collection makes my collection complete. My daughter and I use this camera a lot. We absolutely love the cute color, ours is yellow and the different settings on the camera. The film is adorable as well very nostalgic of the old polaroid film. Altogether, this makes for a great and fun camera to have.

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5.0

Brings the fun back into photography

By maxwellduryea

from berlin, germany

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

    I bought this for my 6 year old niece as her first camera. I feel understanding how photography was before digital is important. This thing is fun, makes great images and is interactive.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Cool gadget!

    By Med

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reproduces Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Artwork
      • Home
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow):

      Very cool, easy to use. We will keep it in our family as long as its working.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent gift

      By Ozy

      from New York

      Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

      I bought this camera for my daughter's 16th birthday. She enjoys every moment with her camera. Picture has great quality. And lots of fun and exitement to wait for the picture come out. Lov that camera.

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      5.0

      Excellent gift

      By Ozy

      from New York

      Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

      I bought this camera for my daughter's 16th birthday. She enjoys every moment with her camera. Picture has great quality. And lots of fun and exitement to wait for the picture come out. Lov that camera.

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      5.0

      Excellent Beginner Camera

      By PaPa

      from San Antonio, Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Home
        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

        Perfect Gift for my 12 year old Grandchild.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Almost perfect

        By Debrinha Mota

        from São Paulo, Brazil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Reliable Tonal Range
        • Reproduces Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Travel

          Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

          Be careful about not opening the film compartment. It'll burn your films! Besides that, the camera is perfect.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Good camera!

          By COZYHOMEONE

          from LITTLE NECK, NY

          Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

          This camera is easy to use and good picture quality,

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          4.0

          Great Overall Camera!

          By Kristy

          from United States

          Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

          I'm in high school so getting a real Polaroid isn't a very realistic financial option for me so I decided to invest in this FujiFilm. I really don't have anything to complain about really considering it's convenient to pick up the film at my local @ and it works well indoors and at later, darker hours of the day. I just love being able to hold my work in my hands even if it's just a stupid picture of one of my friends. It's got an authentic quality. It's nice to hold something imperfect in a world that strives for perfection because nothing I've taken with this camera could be considered 'perfect'. My only complaint is that it doesn't work well during the day because there is too much light. I've tried covering the flash and changing the settings but nothing has come out well at all and it's a bummer that those pictures have been a waste. However I learned my lesson quickly and I won't make the mistake again. Good luck!

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          5.0

          The fun camera

          By Patou

          from Quebec,Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Reliable Tonal Range

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Artwork
            • Home
            • Office
            • Travel

            Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

            The fun camera, you have to try this camera. For kids its the perfect camera. I have a Neo Classic 90 too, both cameras give beautiful results. For fun use this one, for more professional photos the Neo Classic is better. But both are realy fun to use.BTW my wife love this one, me its the Neo Claissic. You will love it too....

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            5.0

            I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL CREATIO

            By mohlissa

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Reproduces Well

            Cons

            • Inconsistent

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Photojournalism
            • Travel

            Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

            I am so in love with this beautiful creation! I love taking photos and watching the film develop. I feel like I am in the 1950s all over again. I love it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Great camera but not for serious shooter

            By ILLWILL173

            from New york city

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Decent Size
            • Easy To Use
            • Good battery life
            • Good Image Quality
            • Very tough

            Cons

            • A bit heavy
            • Pictures Kinda Small
            • SMALL VIEWFINDER

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

            i really enjoyed this camera for play around with the family and the girlfriend but i dont like tha viewfinder being so small and i dont like that i cant turn off the flash but for casual shots with the family and friends and kids it is great but not for someone getting into polaroid shooting..the images are a decent size for certain occasions. still a great camera and very tough(i dropped it a few times and had no issues.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            happy with product & service

            By happy customer in Illinois

            from Illinois

            Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

            We bought this for our grand daughter's 13th birthday. She said it is absolutely wonderful & she loves it!! Customer service was excellent & happy with product also!

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            3.0

            a lot of fun !

            By sandra the swiss mom

            from zurich

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate

            Cons

            • Inaccurate

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

            perfect for instant memories...quality in bright light is bad...best pictures indoor or in shade...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            My son loves it!!

            By Joshy Brown

            from Texas

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • Color/Tonal Shift

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Photojournalism
            • Travel

            Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White):

            my son has been wanting this camera, he loves the fact that it prints out instantly and its easy to operate, I think that the film it self is a little high on price but other than that its a good camera, as long as he is happy!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            A new twist on an vintage concept

            By Sus

            from Southern California

            Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

            My 13 y/o niece specifically asked for this camera as her bday gift. This camera performs as outlined in the brochure/ads. It's user friendly and quenches the instant gratification my niece was looking for. We purchased the kit and pleased so far.

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            5.0

            Great Camera!

            By Khione the Dog

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Travel

              Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

              Beautiful, Sleek, and Sturdy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Just Wonderful!

              By Khione the Dog

              from Brooklyn, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Includes Everything

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

                  I'm so glad I got this! It had everything I needed, without the hassle of buying them separately!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By Khione the Dog

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Quality
                  • Sturdy
                  • Well-Built

                  Cons

                  • Pictures Are Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

                  I love using this camera for taking everyday little pictures. It's very sturdy feeling and very user-friendly. I just love it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Fun!

                  By Emily W

                  from Fort Wayne, IN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Fun
                  • Good Gift

                  Cons

                  • Film Is Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Leisure

                  Comments about INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White):

                  I bought this camera to take on a vacation. I wanted something fun to use for quick candid shots that would become souvenirs from our trip.

                  It is so easy to use! Just pop in the film and batteries and away you go.

                  The only negative is the color seems a bit muted, and if you're too close up it doesn't focus well. I wasn't trying to go macro or anything, but I would suggest 3 feet between camera and subject.

                  This would be a really fun gift for a child, my 12 yr old niece would love it!

                  This camera is a lot of fun.

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                  • No

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