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Instax Mini 8 Camera - Blue
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- Enables you to take instant credit card photos
- Brightness adjustment
- Built-in flash
- Instax Mini Film, print size 54 (W) x 86 (H) mm, image size 46 (W) x 62 (H) mm
- Power supply LR6/AA-size 1.5 V alkaline batteries x 2
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|Film Format Type||Fujifilm Instax Mini film||instax mini film||Fujifilm Instax Mini film||Fujifilm Instax Mini film||—|
|Item Dimensions||12.7 x 7.62 x 13.97 cm||6.82 x 11.6 x 11.8 cm||155 x 230 x 155 m||—||6.35 x 12.06 x 12.7 cm|
|Item Weight||0.52 kg||380 grams||307 grams||5 grams||0.76 kg|
|How is the Lithium Battery packaged?||batteries_packed_with_equipment||batteries_only||—||batteries_packed_with_equipment||batteries_packed_with_equipment|
|Special Feature||Built-in flash||—||Motorised Film Advance||Automatic exposure control and versatile shooting modes||Built-in flash, Four scene settings help you capture the perfect shot in any light and Motorized film advance|
Colour: Blue | Style: Camera Only
The instax mini 8 camera is a compact camera that supports the use of instax mini film to produce instant credit card-sized prints. A built-in flash provides additional illumination for exposures when working in low-light conditions and automatic exposure control helps to ensure consistently accurate exposures in a variety of lighting conditions. An optical viewfinder with integrated target spot is available for image composition and an exposure counter is incorporated into the design to visually display the number of exposures remaining in the film pack. Due to their widespread availability, the instax mini 8 utilizes two AA batteries as its power source.
- 1 x Instax mini 8 camera
- 1 x Hand strap
- 2 x AA batteries
- 1 x User guide
From the manufacturer
|instax mini 8 camera||instax mini 70 camera||instax mini 90 camera||instax 300 Wide camera|
|Image and Film Type||Mini Film||Mini Film||Mini Film||Wide Film|
|Print Size||54 x 85mm||54 x 85mm||54 x 85mm||108 x 85mm|
|Image Size||46 x 62mm||46 x 62mm||46 x 62mm||99 x 62mm|
|Power Supply||2 x AA 1.5v||2 x CR2||Rechargeable NP-45 Digital Battery||4 x AA 1.5v|
|Fill in Flash||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|LCD Menu screen||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Double Exposure Mode||No||No||Yes||No|
|Bulb Exposure Mode||No||No||Yes||No|
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There is a bit of a learning curve in getting perfect photos which I learnt the hard way. The shots are pretty expensive at 70p per picture so I will tell you what I have learnt.
- The pictures may come out black in low light conditions outdoors especially for landscape photos (my picture of the Notre Dam in the night is just black even though the Notre Dam has lots of lights)
- There are 5 lighting settings; indoors, cloudy, sunny, extra sunny and hi-key. The camera has a little led light which tells you what you should use, but this is not always right. Sometimes outdoors it will tell you to use the sunny mode when it is actually cloudy. But if you do that then you will end up with black silhouettes. Trust your own judgement of how bright it is sometimes the photos look better over exposed. I would often use a brighter setting than the camera says.
- Get a close up lens! These are really cheap on Ebay and I'm not sure if you can tell but the photo of my minions came out a little blurry in the centre because I didn't use one and the camera lens was so close.
- I put coloured stickers on the back of my photos to note what setting I used, it helps me remember what setting works in what lighting.
- Lastly the viewfinder and lens don't line up so if it bothers you, you may have to adjust the camera angle to rectify this. But your photos don't come out largely off centre so I don't bother.
Some of the mini photos were scanned in, so you can imagine how detailed the photos are when they are credit card sized.
I hope you find this helpful.
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The one of Arc De Triomphe I actually forgot to change the setting from indoors. I took another photo after with the right setting.
I take it almost everywhere with me and it's a fun way to take photos. It is certainly a talking point as having the photo print out right after you take it is very cool. Be warned, this camera is addictive!
The camera is chunky and doesn't feel overly fragile, although I did buy a case for it just in case. I would also recommend getting a neck strap for it, as it feels more secure and comfortable when taking a photo.
The camera is very simple to use and has 5 different light settings. When you open the lens a light flashes above the setting recommended for the lighting conditions you are in. You can override this. I have been playing around with the settings and in my experience the camera's recommendations are very rarely wrong. In fact, I have had a few photos over/under exposed because I've overriden the recommended setting.
One thing I have found is that the camera seems to struggle in very bright settings, I have yet to get a picture of the sea that isn't overexposed, I think it's because of the glare. I think the photos that work out best are the ones where there is a specific subject, rather than a landscape shot for example.
The photos develop quickly. It's interesting to see them emerging on the film. In my experience the colour and clarity continues to strengthen for around 10 minutes afterwards.
The only downside is that film is expensive. I buy it in bulk which does reduce the cost, but it still works out at around 60/70p per shot. I think this makes me think about what's worth taking a photo of and what isn't. This camera has a certain charm in today's word of digital photography and social media.
The output of the snap is about credit card size which is what I expected and so can neatly fit into a wallet or purse.
There are some good you tube videos out there and worthwhile watching to get some ideas for usage