Last month I happened to visit a friend in Appleton, and he was carrying a Fujifilm instax camera, which instantly sent me down the memory lane with fond nostalgia. It very much resembled the good old Polaroid instant cameras. Those we see in old movies where the photographers snaps a picture, prints it out and shakes it (Well, according to science we are not supposed shake the Polaroid photo), and the picture develops right in front of our eyes. These Polaroid cameras have become obsolete in the high resolution digital camera days, yet this novel concept has a recollection value and is fun and romantic. I instantly loved it.
The parent company which originally created those old Polaroids have abandoned the production completely, the patented film that they used is no longer available, so even if you get your hands on the original instrument you will not be able to click pictures. So, the best option now is to go for Fujifilm Instax series cameras like my friend did. There is a huge growing demand for the Instax cameras especially the mini series. The one my friend owned is a Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8. It is very compact and the picture size is smaller than conventional ones.
These instant cameras have so many nice features which the old Polaroids did not have. Right from excellent light sensors, to stylized photo settings, to high end LED flash these instant camera are power loaded. The best part is the pricing. The camera my friend owned was competitively prized at $60. Most other cameras of the Instax series is below the $100 mark. I loved the camera so much, that I started my research that night, I happened to visit this fujifilm instax camera review site. It has all the important information and great deals and helps the visitors to make an informed decision. I ordered Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 upon research and got it in two days, and I am loving it.
The important features are
- Automatic extending 95mm f14 lens with two focus zones (0.9 to 3m and 3m to infinity)
- Optical viewfinder.Tri-pod socket
- Picture Size 62 mm × 99 mm
- Light and Dark control to help add high and low-key effects in the picture
- Works with FUJIFILM instax Wide Film only – ISO800
The camera usually doesn’t come with the films and you need to purchase them separately. The film is a bit on the expensive side as 20 sheets of film will cost you around $10-$12 online. Though it won’t be breaking the bank, it sure is expensive.
Rest assured, you will have a great time with the camera, you can go out with friends, click some great pics and get to keep the memories in a physical form, which we often let fade in the hard drive of our computers. It is not for aspiring professional photographers, but for fun loving people.