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Fujifilminstax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White)
 
4.8

(based on 291 reviews)

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    (60)

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    (3)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (42)
  • Accurate (38)
  • Comfortable design (33)
  • Fast film loading (33)
  • Easy to use (31)

Cons

  • Color/tonal shift (7)
  • Poor flash (5)
  • Limited zoom (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (54)
  • Home (52)
  • Artwork (43)
  • Fun (40)
  • Parties (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (75), Photo enthusiast (37), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (11), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (85), No (73)

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

AWESOME !!! my wife loved it...

By Rakshit

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White):

AWESOME !!! my wife loved it...

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5.0

Camera fun!

By Mikki

from Rhode Island

Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow):

B&H has great prices, cheap and fast shipping and I love my camera. It's simple and fun and takes great quality pics

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5.0

Insax Mini Instant camera

By Lauriebird

from Branford, Conn.

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Home
      • Travel

      Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Grape):

      I purchased this camera for my granddaughters birthday. She loves it! The pictures are instant and come out pretty good. I was surprised how well the colors came out and the clarity of the pictures. Great product!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      great instant camera

      By katie

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Scans Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Artwork
        • Home
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White):

        This camera is super easy to use and takes great instant photos. Shipping was super fast from B&H. Great product and customer experience!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        love this camera

        By emkells

        from lake oswego, or

        Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow):

        this little gadget has been serving me so well on outings with friends and at my recent trip to coachella music festival! i have bought a case for it and find that i'm constantly taking fun pictures. they dont take long to develop and they come out nice. the indoor outdoor automatic settings on the camera are amazing!

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        5.0

        love it!

        By Sandy

        from Ontario CA.

        Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White):

        The camera is so simple yet so fun. I'm able to carry it everywhere with me and the pictures always come out great!

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        5.0

        Simple and well ..;-)

        By GilHB

        from Pasadena, Tx

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Reproduces Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Travel

          Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Grape):

          buy it for something casual, instant nostalgia for something good and cheap photo

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By Kiana

          from NYC

          Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

          The camera perform better than I had expected it to. I am really impressed that there is a dial in the back of the camera letting you know how many pictures you have left and the zoom in the front is also a great feature! your also slowed to let the camera know what kind of scene you are in for better photo quality! overall great camera and would recommend this to everyone

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          4.0

          Fun Camera

          By C8eb

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

          • Color/Tonal Shift

          Best Uses

          • Fun

          Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White):

          Great little instant camera. Love the mini-prints - lots of fun for keeping and sharing. Don't expect high quality prints, but the nostalgia factor is through the roof.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect for tweens

          By LAKelly

          from Maryland

          Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow):

          My daughter loves this camera! Easy to use and the color choices are many. This continues to delight her evey step of the way on our vacation. Price was less than in the stores.

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          5.0

          Fun and Amazing Camera

          By Kym

          from Malibu, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Reproduces Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Home
            • Photojournalism

            Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White):

            I bought this as an alternative guest book...and it takes fun pictures and was a hit.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Make Sure You Know What You Want

            By macy

            from WI

            Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White):

            The camera itself is easy to use, good quality and well built. Taking the photos does take a little bit to get used to with figuring out what will turn out well and what won't. Overall, it is a great camera just make sure that you are happy with the quality of the pictures. If you want more presice and accurate pictures, I would recommend something else. If you are looking for old-timey, tangible, durable pictures with a vintage look to them, I would highly consider this.

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            5.0

            Awesome camera!

            By Kaitlyn's mom

            from Wichita, KS

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

                  My daughter loves her new camera! Takes great pictures and it's easy to use!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  New look to an old technology

                  By Mimi

                  from Miami, Fl

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Reliable Tonal Range
                  • Reproduces Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork
                    • Photojournalism

                    Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

                    I bought this for my 10 year old granddaughter as it is now the "rave". She loves it but I am not sure we needed to go back to instant photos when we can snap shots on all our phones and there is no cost for film. Oh well, it is easy to use and she loves it! That's what is important...

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    I love it<3

                    By Katstopher

                    from Bucks County, Pennsylvania

                    Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue):

                    I just got it today and I'm seriously in love!!! My boyfriend and I take really cute pictures together<3 if you're thinking it's overpriced or anything like that, it may be but
                    it is so worth it. My boyfriend and I use it all the time.

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                    5.0

                    love it, love it, love it

                    By Angie

                    from Farmingdale, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Consistent
                    • Reliable Tonal Range

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Home
                      • Office
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Travel

                      Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

                      I use this camera on a day to day basis. I take pictures of friends, family, and random shots of anything. Even a horrible picture or angle comes out looking great because the color film is also fantastic, although i believe it's a bit over-priced. I have no other negatives, and nothing but more positive things to say about this camera.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Juicy Fun!

                      By Jen Van V

                      from New Jersey, USA

                      Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink):

                      Ordered from B&H, -why go anyplace else- and got this fabu little gem the very next day! Needless to say, it is a super easy, super fun gift that is just the right thing for a 12 year old girl who needs instant gratification with all of her giggly friends!! Too much fun. Plus, they get to decorate the photos with sharpies. Great for a tween, and I wouldn't mind getting my hands on it for some old skool laughs.
                      Just be sure to stock up on film, because you'll go through it FAST.

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                      5.0

                      This is such a good and fun camera!

                      By Kenes

                      from Woodstock, GA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light

                        Comments about instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

                        This is a great product. Especially in this cell phone picture era. The quality of the pictures are great! The fact that you can have an actual picture instantly is a great plus. The only downside that I can see is having to buy film. It seems kind of pricey, however, I think having actual pictures rather than just storing them on a computer is priceless!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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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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