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FujifilmINSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow)
 
4.7

(based on 273 reviews)

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    (59)

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    (2)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (37)
  • Accurate (34)
  • Comfortable design (33)
  • Fast film loading (33)
  • Easy to use (30)

Cons

  • Color/tonal shift (6)
  • Poor flash (5)
  • Limited zoom (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (50)
  • Home (47)
  • Artwork (39)
  • Fun (39)
  • Parties (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (69), Photo enthusiast (35), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (11), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (80), No (69)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Instant film lives on

I should briefly preempt my review by stating that I am a photo enthusiast who grew up towards the end of the 35mm film age, but I have never owned an instant film camera....Read complete review

I should briefly preempt my review by stating that I am a photo enthusiast who grew up towards the end of the 35mm film age, but I have never owned an instant film camera. I currently use a Nikon D7000 with a bunch of primes, flash guns, and other semi-pro equipment.My first interaction with this camera was when my sister pulled it out of her bag and snapped a photo during a recent family trip. When she explained that she and her husband had purchased it on a whim and they showed me some of the good results they got from it, I had to try it for myself (well, as soon as I looked up the angle of view and aperture of the lens, the ISO of the film, and the shutter speed range of the camera). I took pictures of of a few scenes - a landscape, a macro, a portrait, and a random still-life in mixed lighting - and, for the most part, I liked what I saw.Just to get all of the cons out of the way:First and foremost, do not expect sharp results. This is lo-fi at it's best, complete with a cheap lens and instant film. Secondly, the viewfinder is tiny, and you have to consider parallax for closer subjects. Third, the flash will always fire whether it's needed or not (though, opaque tape seems to solve that problem, preferably something that's made of gauze so it will still be useful when it is necessary). Fourth, it cannot do macro shots because the closest focusing distance is somewhere around 3ft/1m. (PS: If the latter two are cause for concern, the Instax Mini Neo 90 resolves these issues.)With that all said, this is still a fun camera, and I bought one for my better half and myself not long after our first experience. The colors are surprisingly consistent in daylight conditions, and the tonal range is really nice (so long as you don't use 'hi-key'). Indoor and incandescent lighting conditions turn out less predictable results, but, all things considered, this isn't entirely unexpected. Regardless, I enjoy using it as much as I love using my digital equipment. Not only is it back-to-basics photography, where you have to consider your exposures and think about what you're doing - you only get 10 photos in each film pack - you get near-instant results and a physical keepsake. It's a fun family or party camera, and it has managed to help realign my approach to photography.It's cheap, it's certainly not everyone's cup of tea, but, as I have discovered, it can turn out some really nice results with practice and time.

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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

The camera I always dreamed

By Deli

from Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable Tonal Range
  • Reproduces Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork
    • Home
    • Travel

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

    It's very simple to use the product. The camera is beautiful, really nice color.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    great product

    By share

    from Chicago

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

    Bought it for a friend and she loved it! Her first polaroid and we were all surprised the quality of the pictures was actually good!

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    4.0

    Great camera

    By Mw1975

    from Arkansas

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

    Bought for my 10 yr old daughter an she has lots of fun with it

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    5.0

    Great!!!

    By Celina

    from Minneapolis, MN

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

    This was very adorable, and easy to use.

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    5.0

    Great camera

    By Mine

    from Maryland

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

    Bought this camera for my 13 year old daughter. She loves it

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    5.0

    What fun!

    By Dylan

    from Portland, ME

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Reproduces Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Travel

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

      This is an excellent little camera for anyone interested in instant photography. I know the Impossible Project has brought back film for Polaroid cameras, and Fuji sells film that fits older polaroid land cameras, but the Instax Mini is small, easy to use, and inexpensive.
      Obviously there is a bit of novelty/nostalgia associated with this camera, and it's certainly not a professional-grade camera, but the built-in flash works well, you can manually adjust the brightness with a handful of preset lighting scenarios, and the photos come out clear, in focus, and the color is really great.
      I imagine this would make an excellent gift for someone's teenaged child, if they are at all interested in photography (and what artsy kid isn't intersted in photography at some point in high school?)
      All in all it's a very fun, light and portable, inexpensive camera. You don't have much to lose by giving it a try.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great product

      By Karla

      from Brookeville md

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

      Great product and cheaper than other stores. I really reccomend . Loving it.

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      5.0

      Instax Camera

      By Carol

      from New Jersey

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Home

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

        Bought this for my daughter for her 15th birthday, and she loves it. She uses it to take pictures with her friends. Its Easy to use. Received it quickly. Only downside is the amount of pictures per box.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Amazing!

        By Mariah

        from Long Beach, CA

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

        I was a little skeptical on buying one of these cameras because I was not sure if the pictures would come out the way that it says it does. But the first time I used it, I fell in love! It is so easy to use and the pictures come out so cute and I can't wait to start putting them into a scrapbook! If you are looking into getting one, definitely buy it from this website! It is cheaper than most places and it shipped within a week! Definitely worth buying!

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        5.0

        Top-notch gift

        By Deralyn

        from Chicago

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

        Bought this as a birthday gift, and it was a hit! Great pics and lots of fun. Five stars.

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        4.0

        Very nice product

        By photographer

        from York, PA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

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

              I was thrilled to receive this in the mail, however, it did not come with film. I would think for the price they could have sent ONE pack of film so the person receiving it could use it right away. Other than that once I got some film I realized what a great little camera this is. Instant pics. Love the color of the camera.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

              By Steph

              from Portland, OR

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

              Best thing I've ever owned (next to my phone lol).
              So fun to use and pictures come out great. Only problem is how expensive the film is.

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              5.0

              Absolutely LOVE It!

              By Dani Alexa

              from Reading, PA

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

              Not only is this camera all around amazing, but the shipping was SUPER fast. It arrived on my doorstep in ONE day!

              Will be shopping with B&H again!

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Krystle

              from California

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

              my 8 yr old niece loved this! Easy to use and the picture comes out great! This is the best price I've seen in the market as well. I'm very happy with my purchase.

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              5.0

              A Crowd Pleaser!!!

              By Kake Lady

              from Meridian, Idaho

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

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

                    I bought this to take with me to a film festival as a way to break the ice when meeting new people. It did the job and took great pictures to boot, especially in low level light situations (parties, theaters). I love it, I would recommend it to anyone, and even though the film isn't cheap, it just blew people away when I handed them a copy of their picture right on the spot. We've become such a digital age in every aspect, holding something in your hand and actually having to wait for it to develop, was a pleasure. Everyone I showed it to wanted to go out and buy one of their own.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I love this thing

                    By Wendy

                    from Wilmington,ma

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

                    it is fun. the photos turns out great

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                    5.0

                    I loved it

                    By Carolina

                    from Denver Colorado

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

                    I love this camera its so awesome

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                    4.0

                    Fun

                    By Mar

                    from New Mexico

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

                    Just a fun tool to have around

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                    5.0

                    Don't underestimate this little guy

                    By Lilith_photogrlover

                    from Mount Vernon, IA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

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                        • Action Shots
                        • Entertainment
                        • Home

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

                        I use the product for fun, it's easy to handle and use. The settings are simple and the product is great for all ages. It has a convenient wrist strap that makes it easier to carry around wherever you go! I never would have thought I'd have this much fun using such a simple camera. It is definitely worth buying. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone that is looking for a fun camera. The only downside to this would be, like most polaroid cameras the film is semi expensive.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Great product & excellent service

                        By Jay

                        from Chicago, IL

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

                        Love the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8! It works like a charm and the ordering process and delivery of product was amazing! Fast, efficient and promising are the words that would best describe the experience! I will definitely shop here again!

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