Sunday, 9 February 2014

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Review.

A few weeks ago I bought myself the Fujifilm Instax mini camera. I already had a Polaroid camera, which I bought off ebay years ago, but since they stopped making the film for it I found myself having to buy out of date film off the internet - which was really poor quality. I stocked up on Polaroid film but once I got to my last pack of film I decided to call it a day from there as it was becoming too expensive and the pictures weren't coming out well. Then hey presto the Fujifilm Instax comes along!

The camera comes in five different colours - white, pink, blue, yellow and black - I chose the blue one! When it comes to cost, it is worth searching around, the camera costs around £70 - £79 but you can get some good deals online with free packs of film etc. I managed to get this for £77 with 4 packs of film (40 shots) off Amazon during a January sale. Unfortunately the sale isn't on anymore but Argos, Asda and Tesco all had some good deals online. A pack of 10 film costs on average £10 - again you can get some good deals off ebay and Amazon - so it works out pretty pricey but from having a Polaroid I know that instant cameras are expensive. I only use it for special occasions and limit myself to one or two pictures at a time.

The camera's packaging is very cute and compact! It contains the camera, instruction manual, camera strap and two AA batteries.

I also think the camera itself is very cute and compact. A lot of people have commented on its size and said it is massive but in comparison to my Polaroid camera this is really sweet and dainty. It is very simple to use - you just switch it on by opening the lens via the push button (above) then point and shoot and press the small button on the front of the camera. It also has indoor and outdoor settings which you can switch between by turning the dial on the front.

Out with the old, in with the new!

A key thing to remember about the camera is that it is the mini version so the pictures are mini too! They come out credit size (as shown by my comparison with my Nandos loyalty card!) and are rectangular, rather than square shaped like normal Polaroid pictures (I've done another comarison above). Fijifilm does do a wide version of its Instax camera so if you are after bigger pictures I suggest getting that one. I personally love the mini pictures though as they fit perfectly in my purse and look really cute. The picture quality is great.

Overall I am really pleased with this camera and would recommend that anyone thinking about purchasing one gets it! Yes they are expensive but I personally think its worth it! I can't wait to build up a collection of photographs, there are so many different ways of displaying them, I'm going to hang mine on pegs across a piece of string in my bedroom! Have you got an instant camera or thought about buying one?


  1. It looks so so pretty! I love the pastel blue too!

  2. I really love this, and the colour but I didnt realise the film was that expensive! :( I'm still in two minds about saving up for one!
    Love From Sammie xx

  3. Great post! I love the colour.
    Beth x


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