Summer vacation is almost here, and we’re gearing up for some serious fun and leisure time. A must have on any vacation is a camera. These days, instant cameras are all the rage, and Fujifilm has a new one.
The cute Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is an upgrade from the ever so popular Instax Mini 8. Improvements include a cool selfie mirror to make selfies easier, a Hi-Key mode which will allow for brighter images, and a clip on lens for close ups.
Once you’ve unboxed the camera, you’ll need to add your 2 AA batteries and your Fuji film. The Fujifilm cartridge is inserted into the back of the camera by aligning the yellow marks. Each film cartridge contains 10 sheets, but you have some choices here. You have the option to choose from the standard color films, monochrome, and specialty films with really cool frame borders. Choose from comic characters to stained glass to a tribute to Canada for her 150th birthday, and several more. I also wanted to mention that the battery capacity is for 100 shots or 10 packages.
Once the film is installed, turn the camera on and press the shutter button to remove the black safety sheath. It will pop out of the top of the camera. Now you’re ready to capture posed or spontaneous moments.
Taking instant photos means you get to enjoy the results immediately. I took a few shot of my cats and flowers around my yard. I was impressed with the images, they have a lot of clarity and the colors are vibrant. The photos are 62 x 46mm so you can slip them into your wallet or pin them up at your office. You can also get creative and craft personalized gifts, make a collage with images of friends and favorite places or use the photos for creative and decorating projects around the house.
I love the Canadian inspired frames. For some, these frames add a sentimental meaning, for others, it adds a pop of color and fun to their images.
The Instax 9 Mini also comes with a close-up lens that allows you to zoom in on your subject. You attach this lens over top of the camera’s lens cover and it will give you a distance range of 35 to 50 cm. There is also a new high-key mode that enables users to take brighter photos, perfect at parties, for still life and creative outdoor pictures.
The Fuji Instax Mini 9 is a great camera for kids to learn how to take pictures. They’ll have a blast this summer taking selfies and photos of their friends, and then watching as the picture develops, which takes approximately two minutes. The camera also comes with a wrist strap, so less chance they will drop it.
Color is important to a lot of people; it reflects your personality and your mood. The Instax Mini 9 comes in five pretty colors, Flamingo Pink, Lime Green, Smoky White, Cobalt Blue and Ice Blue.
If you don’t have an Instax camera yet, then you’re missing out on some instant fun. They’re a hit at parties, festivals, weddings, picnics, birthdays, high school proms and summer vacations. The possibilities with INSTAX are endless!