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FujifilmINSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink)
 
4.7

(based on 163 reviews)

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    (122)

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    (38)

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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 (4)

Best Uses

  • Fun (36)
  • Travel (32)
  • Parties (30)
  • Home (29)
  • Artwork (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (44), Photo enthusiast (25), Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55), Yes (49)

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

For my 9 year old.

By Ang

from Ellwood City, PA

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

I bought this camera for my 9 year old's birthday! Read reviews and this was one of the best instant cameras out there. B&H was a great company to purchase from. The website was easy to use, prices were great and shipping was quick! Overall great camera and great company!

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4.0

Fun little camera

By AB

from Exton, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Use

Cons

  • Expensive film

Best Uses

  • Artwork

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

This is a fun little camera that my daughter thoroughly enjoys. The ergonomics and usability are very good... especially for a tween. The only knock on these is the cost of the film. At around a dollar per exposure, it's not exactly budget friendly or practical for anything beyond occasional use.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

Great Purchase!!

By Customer

from USA

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

The instax film camera is a great little point and shoot that is fun to play and experiment with. It's a great purchase for those who would like to have the tangible photo!!

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5.0

Absolutely Wonderful!

By Sam E.

from Orlando, Fl

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Poor Flash

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Scrapbooking
  • Travel

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

I bought this for my boyfriend as a gift and he positively loves it! Of course its not going to take wonderful definition photos but it has definitely worked as well as expected. We scrapbook our memories and adventures together (I know cheesy) and this is perfect for our projects! Shipping was great and customer service was very friendly.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Perfect gift

By Gwhit

from Muskogee, oklahoma

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

I bought this camera as a gift for my daughter. She loves it! It is the perfect gift for a teenage girl!

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4.0

fujjifilm instax mini 8

By Vjc

from East Nat

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

Bought as a Christmas gift for my Daughter. She is seriously into digital photography but wanted this camera as she said they are fun. Also, totally differet then normal photography.

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5.0

Christmas gift

By brenda

from nebraska

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        As this is a Christmas gift I haven't opened it. The shipping was fast and this was the best price I found anywhere!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        fun camera like the old days but better

        By pitstop

        from panama city,fl

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

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

            Bought this camera for some Christmas photo fun with the grandkids. We ended up using it everyday for mostly memory building. Instant gratification with prints on the spot. Very easy to use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Awesome instant camera

            By Denne16

            from Warrensburg

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

            Love everything about this camera. Lots of color choices to choose from! It's a gift so I'm sure it will be loved!

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            5.0

            Exceptional Polaroid Camera!

            By waterdrinker

            from Anaheim, CA

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

            This is my first polaroid and it is everything that I have expected. The camera itself is very light and easy to navigate. I did a look around the internet for comparisons between the Mini 7 and the Mini 8 and the Mini 8 is definitely a good choice (I am not planning to invest in another fancier polaroid). The camera serves its purpose, entertaining guests and producing instant memories.

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            5.0

            Loved it

            By Aly

            from Sao Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Reliable Tonal Range

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun
              • Memories
              • Travel

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

              I loved this camera, and I can't say how glad I'm for deciding to buy it.Easy to use, and good any time anywhere. You will be able to find a to of colors and get the one that you identify the best. Polaroid is back on and with style. Love it love it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              12 year old Christmas gift

              By amurph

              from Cville, Tn

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

              I have not officially reviewed this product due to its a Christmas gift for daughter. However, B&H has always been awesome to order from. I did research and found B&H has the best prices and shipping was fast!

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              5.0

              Fun, Compact, Quality

              By JMC

              from Denver Colorado

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Easy to use, great quality instamatic!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Instant film lives on

                  By Michael

                  from Philadelphia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Home
                      • Travel

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

                      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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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      A nice basic product

                      By AD

                      from Israel

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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

                            A nice basic product. The usages are limited to the younger ones (i.e. kids) who do not expect the quality of a digital camera, but anyway does what it is intended to, especially regarding the humble price

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Me encanto

                            By Aberu

                            from Mexico

                            Verified Buyer

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

                            muy practica y divertida

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                            5.0

                            Great camera.

                            By Brittany

                            from Orange County

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Consistent
                            • Reproduces Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Home
                              • Recreation
                              • Travel

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

                              I love this camera! It came just as described and is really easy to use. The picture quality surprised me. Great for traveling and very durable! Don't forget to buy film because it is not included.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              great instant camera

                              By happy mom

                              from el monte

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

                              My daughter loves her camera.. It takes great pictures. Up close is better since they are small.

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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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