The Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera is kind of a throwback. Instead of having a multi-gigapixel count, cloud storage, and removable card slots it has, well, film and paper…
Yes, believe it or not, this camera actually uses an obsolete chemical-based technology called “film” to capture images onto a piece of “paper” as opposed to your smartphone’s screen or the cloud like every other camera you’ve seen in the past decade.
In case you don’t know, paper (pronounced ‘pay-per’) is an ancient medium for storing information and was commonly used before the invention of the camera phone. It’s rarely seen by anyone under 40 years of age these days except in commercial or academic environments.
OK, seriously. This little camera is pretty cool. It’s old school but, there’s something to be said about being able to instantly get a hard copy of a photo anywhere you go. The prints are small at 2.44″ x 1.81″ (62mm x 46mm) but, they’re perfect for keeping in your wallet/purse or sharing with friends and family.
It’s easy to operate. Just point and shoot.
In an online world where Instragram and Hipstamatic reigns supreme, the Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera is an enjoyable way of getting that authentic retro picture look. Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing more retro than film on paper.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera: Product Details
- Item Dimensions: 5.5 x 5 x 3 inches.
- Item Weight: 0.95 pounds.
- Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
- Photo size: 2.44″ x 1.81″ (62mm x 46mm).