Instax Mini - Fujifilm’s Instant Party Favour

on September 10, 2017 / by

In the most rampant digital age, creating memories through a thousand pictures a day is an easy task, however, it is much easier to forget about them in the uncountable digital albums we have. I’ve always loved to flick through family albums that transports me back in time.

I still remember the summer holidays at my grandpa’s that were no short of crazy adventures and during one such day out, grandpa went click-click with a Polaroid camera and amazed us with the instant pictures. Since then I’ve always associated a Polaroid camera with vintage luxury. Over the years, many manufacturers have launched and discontinued their instant camera and films. But for me, the memories with an instant camera is very precious and it has been an incredibly difficult addiction to give up. 

Instant photography still makes me feel great and when I learnt about Fujifilm launching their Instax line I couldn’t contain myself. As the brand launched the Instax Mini 8, I decided to bite the bullet and get myself one of the lovely candy coloured pieces. However being a blogger has its perks, Fujifilm India invited me to the launch event in Mumbai and gave me my very own Instax Mini 8 Joy Box. 

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Joy Box came with the camera (of course) along with a carry bag, film rolls, a permanent marker to make notes on the photos and the most important accessory, a selfie lens and mirror to check my reflection before clicking the best selfies ever with an instant camera. Since then the Mini 8 has become my style statement for its ease of use, quality and the fun it brings to my outings.

The company recently launched its latest upgrade to the Mini 8, the Instax Mini 9. The brand has built on the success of its most popular product and upgraded the Instax Mini 8, to the Mini 9 with a few minor changes. The most important feature that the Mini 9 is being differentiated by is the High Key picture mode that will allow brighter and sharper images. The add-on accessories include a selfie mirror and a clip-on close-up lens that will allow for shooting at a close range. Similar to the Mini 8, the Mini 9 uses the Instax Mini film cartridges that produce credit-card-sized prints within moments of capture. Both the colour and monochrome variants of the film packs will be compatible with the new Mini 9.

The brand once again sent me their brand new offering, and it’s the perfect conversation starter that will need no introduction. In terms of pricing, the Mini 9 will be priced at INR 5,999 when it starts retailing. The price is more or less similar to the price of the Mini 8 which was priced at INR 6,490 when it was launched in India. The camera joins Fujifilm’s existing range of instant cameras which include the Mini 25, Mini 70, Mini 90 and Wide 300. To learn more about the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 or any other of their amazing products visit the official Fujifilm website, here.

Here is an image taken within moments of each other with the Mini 8 and Mini 9.

In the times of several editing tools we use for that perfect picture, I absolutely love the natural pictures that may show my imperfections. Today is the day I’m going to click some pictures with my little one, get #instaxicated and put the pictures on the fairy lights in her bedroom. I may share that perfect picture with you soon.

Until next time,
- Heena

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