FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini 40 Instant Film Camera Is Stylish and Intuitive04/07/2021
Oozing all the retro style you’d expect from FUJIFILM, the new INSTAX Mini 40 is the latest sleek and fun camera in the company’s INSTAX instant film lineup. Despite its trendy and classic appearance, the Mini 40 is built to be as intuitive as possible for an instant film camera—it’s really just a point-and-shoot in the clearest sense of the term. It’s a stylish camera that’s fun to use, easy to carry, and perfect for producing those oh-so-shareable miniature prints with your friends.
The INSTAX Mini 40 is the latest in FUJIFILM’s every-growing line of instant film cameras, and it takes the popular INSTAX Mini film. This small rectangular film format measures 2.4 x 1.8", or roughly about the size of a credit card. Functionally, the camera operates like many others from the INSTAX lineup—it has an optical viewfinder, a 60mm f/12.7 lens, and a built-in flash that works in conjunction with the auto-exposure metering and automatic shutter speed adjustments to help ensure every shot turns out just right.
The Mini 40 is also fitted with a dedicated Selfie Mode, which is really just a close-focusing setting for working with subjects within an 11.8-19.7" range, or what amounts to about arm’s length. There’s a mirror attached to the front of the lens to help line up those selfies accurately, too.
What else does the INSTAX Mini 40 bring to the table? Its classy, good looks, of course. Fundamentally, the Mini 40 isn’t a dramatically different camera than other INSTAX Mini offerings, but it is a desirable mixture of all the things that make INSTAX shooting so much fun in the first place.
What are your thoughts on FUJIFILM’s latest instant film camera? Are you a fan of the retro styling and simple operation? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section, below.