There has been so much hype about these cameras the past few months and there is a good reason for it! I’d wanted a camera that printed polaroid’s for a really long time now. I think there’s a tendency for people in this modern world to take so many pictures of things without printing them off, just keeping them on a memory card and not allowing them a kind of photographic life of their own. Photos on Facebook, iPhoto, twitter etc are so flat. Nothing compares to holding a photo in your hands and having the memories become a tangible thing. Anyway… I picked up the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera from Jessops the other day (£65 much cheaper than anywhere else on the high street, Urban outfitters were charing £90 lol what a joke) and I love it! The camera is very easy to use and makes perfect polaroids!
The camera is a perfect size and can fit into a handbag easily. The focus on it is actually really good for a camera so small and the camera has different settings for different light modes. It even tells you which setting you should be using by lighting up, all you do it turn a small dial to fit the correct setting. So you don’t have to know much about camera to be using this! The polaroids it makes are about as big as a credit card. They are pretty small but they’re absolutely perfect for sticking in journals and adding notes underneath. The only downside is that the polaroid films work out at £1 each. You can buy bundles from Amazon and Ebay which make the polaroids work out cheaper but they are pretty expensive. All in all I’d definitely recommend this camera to anyone who loves having photos printed and who often goes to beautiful sights and wants little keep sakes of them!