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FujifilmINSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Pink)
 
4.7

(based on 250 reviews)

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    (55)

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    (3)

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    (2)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (35)
  • Comfortable design (33)
  • Fast film loading (33)
  • Accurate (31)
  • Easy to use (30)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (48)
  • Home (43)
  • Fun (39)
  • Artwork (35)
  • Parties (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (65), Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (10), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (77), No (65)

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

Love it !!!!

By mc

from San Diego

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

Got this for my daughter she's on love with it takes really good pictures

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5.0

Just like old times and lots of fun!

By Mel

from New York, NY

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

I have been using this camera for events and people love it! It's very fun for setting up a quick photo booth and giving away keepsakes for attendees. It also reminds me of being a kid and is a great nostalgic piece that you'll have lots of fun with! Works like a charm and is lightweight and easy to carry.

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5.0

Love it!

By Haylee

from Missouri

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

I had my friend order this for me, it was delivered in less than a week. I have had to buy more film for it 4x already! Everybody wants to take a picture!

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5.0

Great instant camera

By Vicki

from Queens

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

I bought this instant camera for my daughter. She pull it out of the box and figured it out right away. Easy to use and great pictures. I would recommend this camera to anyone.

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5.0

Fujifilm Instax mini 8

By Jason

from Florida

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Reproduces Well
  • Scans Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork
    • Travel

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

    Amazing, really clear photos!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Instax LOVE

    By Bree

    from Miami

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

    One of my friends had an Instax Mini 8 Camera and I really wanted one. Every one who sells this product sell it at ridiculous prices. BH Photo had great colors at GREAT prices. They shipped it that day, for free, and I received it only a few days later. It's a blast from the past using this camera and it produces beautiful pictures instantly. I love it!

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    5.0

    Back to the Future.

    By Peapod

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reproduces Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Home
      • Travel

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

      Great to see instant pictures making a come back. This camera produces excellent (albeit small) pictures. Compact, light weight and versatile.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Pretty Good.

      By Rain

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Bought this to replace my Mini 7s. It looks pretty with the pink. Quality is good. The only thing I would like the camera to have is to be able to zoom in and out. Overall good product!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Instant Camera

            By Nic

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

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

              I have already gotten alot of use out of this camera. I was impressed with the quality of the film for an instant camera, better then I expected.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Definitely buy!

              By Katherine_limon

              from California

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

              Bought my camera for a good price & arrived quicker than expected . Photos are small but good camera for photographers .

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              5.0

              INSTAX mini 8 Instant Film Camera

              By J-Mann

              from Rolla, MO

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reproduces Well

              Cons

              • Color/Tonal Shift

              Best Uses

              • Photojournalism

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

              My girlfriend loves it. she uses it all the time to take silly pictures of us together!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              11 year olds dream gift

              By MNRPhoto

              from Madison, WI

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Reliable Tonal Range
              • Reproduces Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork
                • Home
                • Photojournalism

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

                I bought this for my boyfriends 11 year old for her birthday. She is a little photographer in the making and I felt like an instant camera would be the ideal gift. She was super excited about it! This camera was apparently featured in a music video she likes and she loves to watch the magic of this camera. It is cute, trendy and prefect for an 11 year old. I highly recommend this gift.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Fun Camera for Vacay!

                By Chanh Brodsky

                from Indy, IN

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

                If you're going somewhere interesting, take this camera with you! Easy to use. Polaroid pics come out clear and consistent. Just don't get the camera wet!

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                5.0

                Great product and service!

                By Amy

                from San Marcos, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Travel

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

                    Love the camera...so cool and fun to use! Need to work on my settings to get the best possible pictures, but am willing to spend some time doing just that!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Perfection

                    By Love it

                    from Fresno

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

                    From a 1-10 it's a 12

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By LB from ATL

                    from Atlanta, Georgia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photojournalism

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

                        Love this camera! It's great to use for fun snaps and fits in my purse perfectly.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect!

                        By Val

                        from Los Angeles, CA

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

                        I love this camera! It's very cute and takes very nice vintage looking pictures. It is very fun to go out and take picture with this camera. I've recieved several compliments. This camera makes taking pictures a more enjoyable experience.

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                        5.0

                        awesome

                        By moon

                        from florida

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

                        I already own one Polaroid and got this for a friend and she loved it! It shipped here SOOO quickly. She was so happy when she opened it!! Love it

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                        4.0

                        Life of the party!!!

                        By Steffixo3

                        from Stamford CT

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

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

                        I gave this camera to my son as birthday gift and it was a huge success!
                        In the age of digital having an instant printed picture feels like novelty, the kids and the adults had a blast posing for him at his party.
                        The camera is small enough that even a 7 year old can have a full grip on it which is great.
                        I would recommend getting the protection plan since the camera seems to be quite fragil and I don't think it would survive an accidental drop.
                        Other reviews made mention to the viewfinder and I must agree it is too small. The picture button is also oddly located.
                        Fujifilm, if you're listening, please make the photo viewfinder a little bigger! I would prefer to have the button on top of the camera, but looking at the camera design I understand why it was placed there. Although it's still hard to get used to it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Purchased as gift.

                        By Linvilt

                        from Illinois

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

                        Consistent quality. User friendly.

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