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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White)
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1,036 of 1,091 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2013
Color Name: BlueProduct Packaging: Standard Packaging
I looked for a reliable, classy-looking Polaroid camera as a wedding reception guest book. After thorough research, I determined Instax was cheaper and just as reliable, if not more, than the new Polaroid instant cameras. Both cameras function similarly and use the same film; yet Instax has better reviews and is cheaper. The 8S has a few extra bells and whistles: a clip-on lens for close-up pictures, light/dark and indoor/outdoor settings, the mirror on the front of the camera, and two shutter buttons for either landscape or portrait photographs. Also, the lithium batteries are not hard to find for sale online; I haven't had to replace ours yet, but we know that availability and price would afford on inconvenience.
I have loved it; it was perfect for the party and I still use it frequently. The film is fairly inexpensive, so we continue to use it. The pictures are the size of a credit card with white borders, and the camera comfortably fits in a small purse. On our honeymoon, the good quality allowed us to take pictures of us in front of landmarks and beautiful areas. Also, a little mirror resides on the front of the camera to facilitate quick self-portraits, which can be taped later into journals as keepsakes. Learning which lighting settings work best in certain conditions took some trial and error, but every picture turned out vintage-y and fun, so no film was wasted.
One last word on durability: I didn't have the wrist strap around my arm and accidentally dropped the camera on a ceramic-tiled floor. The film flew out of the back of the camera, but nothing broke off or dented. The camera still looks great and functions optimally, and I only lost the top film, the rest of the cartridge still printed great pictures. That was a while ago, and I haven't had any problems at all!
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265 of 285 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2014
Color Name: PinkProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
Amazing. Takes great pictures! It has lots of settings to play with. Comes out instantly. Only thing is it doesn't come with film.
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123 of 132 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2014
Color Name: BlueProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
I love it!! Pictures come out perfect & vintage! The only drawback is the amount of film you have to continuously buy. Luckily the film is relatively cheap
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100 of 107 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2014
Color Name: BlackProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
Item in perfect condition when arrived, works great! Very happy with it, not too big easy to carry around. love it
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125 of 137 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2015
Color Name: YellowProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
The camera works great and the pictures were really good but after I took about 3 pictures when I take another it's turns out blank can anyone help?
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260 of 291 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2013
Color Name: WhiteProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
I would consider this camera one of my best purchases of all time. I am totally in love with every photo that I take with it. It's very easy to operate and absolutely worth it. I try to use it as often as I can! ♥
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206 of 241 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2014
Color Name: BlueProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
I ordered one INSTAX mini 8 and received it a week later in wonderful condition. It came in the mail and my experience with it after has been the best! Even though you have to buy film constantly it's very worth it because it creates memories that you can keep. PLUS it's one of a kind and makes each memory even more special. I love my instax mini 8 <3
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230 of 272 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2014
Color Name: BlackProduct Packaging: Standard Packaging
I love this camera. I am a photographer. I love shooting images with this camera, the film is beautiful and warm, and its just nice to not have to set a bunch of controls just to grab a snapshot of my wife. I love handing this camera to a waitress so she can take a snap of me and my friends out to eat. They always look at the back trying to see the screen that doesn't exist. Everyone is always tickled when I hand them a little print right on the spot. So much fun.
The camera itself is simple to use. The one exposure control is easy to understand and manipulate. This camera has a nice heavy feel to it. Not that it is heavy, but that there is a little heft to it, giving the sense that it is not just a toy. Images come out nice and sharp. The film for this camera has a lot of detail and is pretty good in low light. I have not bothered looking into the ISO of the film but seems like a nice average.
I really missed the i-zone that Polaroid made a few years back. That was a fun camera to play with, in my opinion this one is better. I like the size of the prints, just large enough for some detail, small enough to keep it in the novelty arena. I have scanned a bunch of these images and really like the results when reprinting them a little larger.
If you are into toy cameras like the i-zone or the Holga this camera will be a nice addition to your collection. If you still use the old Polaroid land camera to take snapshots you might consider this camera to be a cool variation on instant film.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2014
Color Name: YellowProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
Eeh. I was really looking forward to getting this, and I finally got it! It's super fun to use and all. But the photo quality and lighting is terrible. The picture is very dark and hard to see. I recommend it... Just maybe try finding a better film than I used.
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67 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2014
Color Name: BlackProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
i literally just got this and I'm in love! At first I thought I was doing s*** wrong but then I realized I wasn't and it's just perfect. I love how it has a grunge effect! I showed my brother who hates pictures and he asked for a picture to be taken of him. This thing is worth the money. I just wish the film was cheaper
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