Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera Review

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant film camera review

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is a quirky film camera

Do you miss the good old days when film cameras were the most popular form of camera in the market? The majority of the photography enthusiasts will come up with a ‘yes’ to this question. With the coming of the DSLRs and the new improved smartphones, film cameras have gone extinct. No one today prints pictures except wedding albums. The Smartphone obsessed generation is more interested in taking instant pictures, viewing them instantly and share them on social media. The new Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is a unique camera that helps you to capture and print photos instantly like the Polaroids. This product is pretty much the best instant film camera for the money out there right now.


This colorful and small camera is a friendly exchange, no doubt. Two double AA batteries are needed for this camera to function and you must also buy a separate film role. Fujifilm is offering these film packs in a bunch of ten and the back covering of the camera needs to be opened in order to set the film. This is really simple and the majority of the individuals will consider giving this camera to the kids. Using this camera is simple and does not need much work. This is an easy alternative for those individuals who do not want to buy a sophisticated camera.

Light settings

The whole bunch of settings of the camera, functions is based on the condition of light. These settings are present at the bottom of the camera and near the lens. The light condition which affects the settings are bright sunny, sunny cloudy, cloudy and indoors. You can change the setting with the changing light condition of the place where you are capturing the picture, but don’t expect to get the accurate colors. Once you are done with the settings the next important step is to look with the help of the viewfinder and simply click. You will get the print of the photo just after a few seconds and it will be black initially. However, there is nothing to panic as the picture will start developing with time. The best part about the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is that it is quite easy to use once you adjust the settings properly. The camera also comes with an Instagram filter feature which is liked by all.

Cons of the model

The only shortcoming of this camera is that you cannot control the color and quality of the picture. Rather it will depend on the light settings of the camera. This means you might not get a flawless picture when shooting in low light at night. If you use the flash in such cases, chances are there that it will darken the background. These problems can be avoided if you are thorough with the basic camera settings. However, you need to have the basic sense of photography to adjust such problems. Otherwise, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 may turn out to be a frustrating buy.

The new Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is available online and it comes for around $50. Choose this camera if you are looking for some old school fun or want to gift it to the teenager of your family.


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