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FujifilmINSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (112)

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    (35)

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    (3)

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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 (3)

Best Uses

  • Fun (35)
  • Parties (30)
  • Travel (30)
  • Home (28)
  • Artwork (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (40), Photo enthusiast (23), Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54), Yes (44)

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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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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

      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

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

            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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

              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.

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              • No

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              4.0

              great instant camera

              By happy mom

              from el monte

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

              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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

              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

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              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.

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                • 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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

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

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent gift

                  By Ozy

                  from New York

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

                  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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

                  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

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork
                    • Home
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Travel

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

                    Perfect Gift for my 12 year old Grandchild.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Almost perfect

                    By Debrinha Mota

                    from São Paulo, Brazil

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Reliable Tonal Range
                    • Reproduces Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Travel

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

                      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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

                      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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

                        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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

                        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!

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                        • 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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

                        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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

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

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                        • 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 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black):

                        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!

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                        • Yes

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