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Great, but not a replacement for a true Instax
on 5 December 2014
I was very excited about getting this printer, as I have been a long-time Instax user and fan. The pros to the printer are as follows:
- Small and very portable
- Easy to connect. So far I've tried it with an iPhone and iPad and it worked perfectly.
- Quick to print
- Can attached a 5v adaptor to save on battery costs
- Takes CV2 batteries, that can be purchased cheaply in bulk
The disadvantages for me are the picture quality. I was expecting it to be the same as my Instax camera. I appreciate that iPhone cameras are not great, so wasn't necessarily expecting the same quality pic, but there really is significant degradation between the quality of the iPhone pic and the print - and I don't mean that "instax" quality that we want and expect. The quality lost takes it below what I would expect if the Instax camera had taken it. I tried it with pics taken with an SLR too and its the same problem.
That said, it is still great to be able to print my smartphone pics. I am sure it will be wonderful also not to lost those photo opportunities, which can so easily happen with the Instax. Also, I don't expect to get any more photo wastage. I will use this loads, but expect to keep my Instax to maintain that fun of not knowing how the picture will turn out, but also for its low light and relative sharpness compared to the smartphone to printer pics.
So still giving it 4 stars as what can I say. It isn't an Instax camera, its a printer. This isn't a replacement for an instax camera (I kind of thought it wold be), but is great for printing moments caught on digital.