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Fujifilminstax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Grape)
 
4.7

(based on 595 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (460)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (122)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (117)
  • Compact (63)
  • Good image quality (59)
  • Nice body color (56)
  • Consistent (48)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (21)
  • Poor flash (12)
  • Color/tonal shift (8)
  • Short battery life (6)
  • No viewfinder (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (102)
  • Family photos (73)
  • Home (59)
  • Artwork (49)
  • Fun (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (133), Photo enthusiast (57), Semi-pro photographer (20), Pro photographer (17), Photography student (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (162), No (114)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Film Camera Ever!

I love the Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera! I love watching the photo appear and I love having an actual photo instead of just having a digital file. I use the camera to...Read complete review

I love the Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera! I love watching the photo appear and I love having an actual photo instead of just having a digital file. I use the camera to capture moments that I otherwise might not have captured otherwise. It makes me slow down and not just snap a picture every chance I get, since there are a limited amount of photos.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Small Pictures but Fun for novice photography

Kids love this camera and the film that prints out no printing or waiting (well 2 min for the picture to take shape. The pictures are way too small for a serious photographer....Read complete review

Kids love this camera and the film that prints out no printing or waiting (well 2 min for the picture to take shape. The pictures are way too small for a serious photographer. I only gave it 3 stars because of the picture size. The old polaroid cameras 2 to 3 time the size.

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5.0

Great product

By kurt

from Texas

Verified Buyer

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

Purchased as a gift for a grandchild. Seems that retro is in. Great product at a very reasonable price and free shipping. Thank you.

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5.0

I would definitely buy this camera again!

By Lorraine

from Bloomington

Verified Buyer

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

Fun to use! Nice little camera.

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5.0

Awesome canera

By Chelsea

from Undisclosed

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

Awesome for the price and quick development of photos

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love it

By KeLo

from L.E.Ca

Verified Buyer

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

I purchase this camera for my daughter, something different from their iPhone, she love it, right away she could share or give the photo to his friend.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love it

By KeLo

from L.E.Ca

Verified Buyer

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

I purchase this camera for my son, something different from their iPhone, he love it, right away he could share or give the photo to his friend.

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5.0

Buy!

By Kenneth

from Undisclosed

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

If you are a person who loves cherishing memories then this camera is your new bestie. It always leaves a smile on my friends faces whenever they view the candid picture just taken.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Told all my friends!

By Trin

from Claremont, CA

Verified Buyer

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

I am so glad i got the camera from here it is amazing and for such a good price. I'vetoed so many people about it and referred them to come here and get theres.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Would buy again!

By Renegade

from Dumas, Texas

Verified Buyer

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

We bought this camera for our daughter's birthday. It arrived right on time & she loves it! B&H is tried & true. We'll definitely shop here again!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value and fast shipping

By Thao

from Oregon

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

Best price I've found on the internet. It was shipped less than a day after I ordered. Even though I live in the west coast, I received it in only 3 or 4 days.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loved it

By Carlos

from Los Angeles

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

I purchased this as a gift for my daughter and she absolutely loved it. Great quality product, well worth the money. The films are small but have charm to them, great for scrapbooking as my daughter is doing with them.

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5.0

Cool camera for novelty photos - adjust brightness manually!

By Amber

from San Mateo, CA

Verified Buyer

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

I got this camera b.c I liked the concept of having an 'old-fashioned' photo in this digital age of photography and b.c I liked taking these pics as a kid and wanted to show my own daughter. The camera itself is extremely easy to use and is lightweight but sturdy (although I haven't dropped it yet so time will tell ;) In reading reviews of the camera, I experienced many of the same frustrations that others have had: the camera performs great in ambient or indirect sunlight but very poorly in direct sunlight.

However, I've since found the source of my problem (I was very bad at reading the instructions in my haste to take a picture ;) ...the camera notes it has a "Brightness Adjustment Dial' to automatically determine the best brightness and suitable setting by lighting the corresponding mode (Indoors, Cloudy, Sunny, Very Sunny)", so I thought this was being done automatically. Initially, one picture in bright sun failed to expose at all and another in indirect bright sun showed the general outlines of my daughter but no real detail. However, two pictures I took inside our house in the late afternoon and another outdoors in a somewhat shady spot in the yard turned out great.

After since doing research on this, I've realized that unlike all the true automation that we've become used to, the orange light next to the exposure dial only suggests the setting it recommends.... the user still has to manually turn the dial to match the light.

From @flyingdutchman: The correct procedure is to point the camera in the direction of the subject, then turn the dial to match the light. Also, on the front of the camera next to the flash window there are two small round holes, be careful not to cover these with your fingers when you hold the camera: these are the light sensors, and they cannot work correctly when they're covered.

Since then, pics are great and this is a fun way for my daughter to see a 'real' photo :)

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5.0

great place to order from

By j

from ny

Verified Buyer

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

great place to order from

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect!!!

By Jasmine< 3

from Hershey, Pennsylvania

Verified Buyer

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

I have been wanting this polaroid for so long and this is the cheapest and best place to get it. At first I was a little worried because it was a lot cheaper than anywhere else but it ended coming very quickly and in mint condition. It's also great it came with film also so I can get started right away. I took a 12-day trip through Europe so it was the perfect time to get the polaroid. It's very easy to use and if you are confused just look on youtube and people will explain everything perfectly. It's been an absolutely amazing experience and I strongly suggest you should get one if you are considering it.

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5.0

ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE

By Yvonne

from Brooklyn

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

I was super reluctant in buying this at first , and decided what the heck, and I'm so glad I did because the quality is astonishing. It's a quick and easy click away and once the pictures come out you can easily store them. I bought them to take pictures at my wedding and it was just the perfect souvenirs. Love it ! Absolutely recommend it ! It's super simple for ages 6 and up to be able to utilize. Definitely buying one for my daughter for her camping trip.

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4.0

I'm very pleased with this product.

By JuJu

from Gering, NE

Verified Buyer

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

This camera is one of my favorite purchases. I was very impressed with the swift delivery, and the low price. It's super cute and the pictures come out great!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love Love Love, just wish it were a little more sturdy!

By AmeliaR

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

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

Wish the material this is made out of is more sturdy. Feels a bit like a child's toy. Love otherwise though. Coloring is amazing.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A door to photography

By Salman

from Bahrain

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

I love to gift it to my kids' friends to get them into photography.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would be this product again

By Shannon

from Madison WI

Verified Buyer

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

We bought our teenage daughter this for her birthday. She loves it. It is still just as fun to get an instant picture as it was years ago! The pictures are small, like a business card, but nice quality. Sometimes it is a bit difficult to get the lighting right, but she is figuring that out as she takes more pictures. The film is a bit expensive. Overall though, it is a fun and unique way to take and share pictures instantly.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fantastic!

By Kd

from Arizona

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

I love my camera! I wish the instructions were more clear especially on the part of the different modes that the camera offers!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By Princess

from Los Angeles

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

Camera is just perfect. Expect the flash is too low for dark places! But although then that it's perfect for family holidays and birthdays!! I have so much fun using mine and best part was on sale!? It's so much cheaper here then any other place! Best decision ever

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