Fuji Film Instax Mini 8 Camera Review
I’d been thinking about buying an instant camera for the longest time but it was just one of those purchases that I’d been umming and ahhing over because I wasn’t sure if I would get enough use out of it. However during my last trip to Hong Kong I took the plunge and came home with the Fuji Film Instax Mini 8 Camera in blue.
Cameras have come a long way since the days where you had to develop film. With the dawn of digital cameras and being able to see your photos straight away on the back of an LCD screen. However let’s face it, nothing quite beats being able to hold the photo in the palm of your hand, instantly like you can with the Instax Mini 8!
The only difference in comparison to the original Polaroid is the size as the Instax Minis are smaller and wallet sized and for me it’s perfect because they fit everywhere, including your wallet.
It’s been an amazing camera for capturing those extra special moments, friends’ weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and I’ve been scouring Pinterest for inspiration on how to display the photos around the flat. Also I’ve been hearing a lot about scrapbooking through blogs and YouTube and these mini photos would be perfect for slotting in, making it extra creative and pretty. Not to mention it would be a great way to store your photos afterwards!
One thing I should point out is that the Instax Mini 8 unfortunately doesn’t have the option for you to turn off flash if you needed to. There are a number of different settings you can choose though so that the camera can take in your surroundings and this in turn adjusts the brightness of the photo.
The camera itself is around £70-£80 which isn’t too bad for a camera considering its capabilities but the downside is that the film isn’t too cheap at around £10 per box of 10 shots. However if you really browse the net you might be able to find a few offers which takes them a little under the £10 mark. It really depends how frequently you use the camera, but I’ve only gone through 2 boxes of film across 3 months so that’s around 6 photos a month.
What are your thoughts on the Instax Mini cameras?
Love Sophia xo