Many years ago, Polaroid cameras were a huge hit due to their ability to print pictures quickly after you take them. Though they spent many years, it slowly evolved with film, and then digital cameras. Now, we have new varieties that can produce the same results in a cute and compact design.

Fujifilm Instant film cameras are a fantastic way to capture images and print them immediately. They also often come at a lower cost than some of the more complicated digital options out there. From selfies to vacation pictures, you really can’t go wrong with these great little devices!

Fujifilm Instax Mini 26

 

This adorable, compact camera offers you the ability to quickly take pictures and print them out in a matter of seconds. For those who enjoy taking them, there is even an additional selfie mirror so that you can make sure you get a good shot. Furthermore, you have the option of getting a colored instant film that can brighten up your pictures!

Also, you’ll be able to adjust the printed images using a Lighten-Darken control so that they turn out with the best possible coloring. You’ll be able to get this camera in white, white and blue, white and pink, and full black so there’s always something to suit your needs.

Features

  • Includes a selfie mirror
  • Allows for vertical and horizontal shooting
  • Lighten/Darken controls to adjust printing
  • Includes a fill-in flash mode
  • Close up lens works up to 35cm away

Pros

  • Pictures develop quickly
  • Great for younger users
  • Very compact and easy to use

Cons

  • Films can be somewhat expensive
  • Batteries can be expensive

Summary

Many customers find this camera to be a great gift for teenagers. They’re easy to use and a lot of fun. It allows them to capture moments without ever overusing the device. However, some customers aren’t thrilled at the cost of batteries or film, so make sure those prices work for you before you make a purchase. That way, you’ll know what to expect once you get started.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

If you’re looking for something with a lot of versatility, this is a fantastic option. Not only does it come in a multitude of different colors, but it also has a compact, lightweight body that you can carry about anywhere. It’s designed to use Fuji INSTAX film, and prints the pictures you take almost immediately.

This camera also makes use of a High-Key mode that allows for higher-quality pictures. In combination with the quick shutter speed, you’ll be able to catch and print just about everything around you! That even includes easy selfies, which you’ll be able to capture with ease.

Features

  • Compact, lightweight body
  • The high-key mode takes softer, brighter pictures
  • Shutter speed – 1/60 seconds
  • Shoot and print pictures quickly
  • Includes a wide variety of colors

Pros

  • Great for capturing special moments forever
  • Easy to use
  • Prints quality pictures

Cons

  • In some cases, pictures may not develop
  • Sometimes there can be a problem with the camera not recognizing new batteries

Summary

This little camera is made to be very easy to set up and use, so you won’t have to worry about too many settings or other additions before you get to the pictures. It also prints very high-quality pictures, so you’ll be able to keep them, share them or add them to a photo book with no problem.

There are a few smaller issues that can happen with this model. Some customers may find that it will signal that it needs new batteries but won’t adapt once new ones are put in. Others may notice they take a picture, but it doesn’t print.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

If you’re looking for something with a sleek, more technical appearance, then this is a great way to go. Compared to other, similar styles, this one does look more like a camera than a toy which can help with keeping the hands of small children away.

Furthermore, you’ll get a built-in selfie mirror that can help you get the perfect pictures. It comes in three great colors including white, blue, and yellow, and it’s made to use automatic exposure adjustments to help achieve the ideal lighting in the pictures you print.

Features

  • Uses automatic exposure control
  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Includes a self-timer for easier selfies
  • Hi-key mode offered for brighter subjects
  • Allows for a tripod mount to keep it steady

Pros

  • Comes at an affordable cost
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Takes and prints quality photos

Cons

  • Slightly bulkier than other options
  • Some customers may notice black spots on printed pictures

Summary

This camera has a great look that combines color and the more technical appearance of a digital camera. The automatic exposure also helps to brighten things up when pictures may otherwise end up dark and difficult to see. It’s designed to be easy to use and to carry; offering you a compact camera option.

Some customers do find that this camera is a little bulkier than other similar options, so it will be up to you to decide whether or not that’s a problem. Furthermore, in some cases, there can be black spots that appear on the printed pictures.

Verdict

Overall, these are all fantastic cameras to choose from. Each allows you the ability to print pictures you’ve taken within a matter of seconds. They also all fit in at around the same pricing range, which tends to be much lower than many of their digital camera siblings.

The appearances of these cameras do differ, which means you may need to decide between cute or cool. However, rest assured that there are options for just about anyone if you’re basing your decision on specs rather than looks. Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll surely find a new tool that is excellent for capturing memories as you’re making them!

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