If You're Sick Of Not Having *Actual* Copies Of All The Pictures You Take, Check Out Fujifilm's INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera
"You know that I'll be your papa-paparazzi," —Lady Gaga, and you following your best friend around while carrying this camera.
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Are you, like most of us, guilty of taking perfect photos on your phone then NEVER printing them so they're basically lost forever in a digital abyss?
I'd be lying if I didn't say I do the same.
If you want to change that habit and actually take some
tangible photos, you should check out the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera ($59+).
Isn't it CUTE?! It runs on
AA batteries, but luckily you'll get two with your initial purchase.
over 8.9K Amazon customers have taken a moment out of their day to leave this camera a five-star review — so it's clear this lil' gadget is worth splurging on.
"After eyeing this camera for about a year, I finally bought it and do not regret doing so one bit.
The Instax Mini 8 is great to take instant pictures at special occasions, vacations and just having fun with friends and family. Don't expect the camera to take perfect pictures all the time (try and keep the subjects close to the camera) if you don't select the correct camera setting for every shot. Other than that, this camera is awesome. It's nice to have an instant, physical copy of pictures in this digital age." — KK
"Originally was looking for a digital camera but since I have been noticing these around more often among my college friends I decided to give it a go. And boy was it a good idea,
I love it! It's beautiful, the right size, and does all that is needed to do. It's simple yet chic. I love bringing back the old way we took photos and yet with a modern twist. Yes this camera is no digital, no does it not have any ports to 'download' the picture, and you don't have to replace any ink. It's just simple." — Amazon Customer
In addition to loving the style of it, reviewers also noted how impressed they are with the quality of the photos from the camera — definitely fridge-worthy if you ask me!
"Bought this about a month ago but just ended up using it before a concert I went to. It works great, the quality of the photos are great, can't believe this toy looking camera would have so much detail. " —
"I love my little camera so much!!! It was a Valentine's Day present and it couldn't have been better!
The picture quality is amazing, a lot better than I expected it. The camera is small but not small enough to feel uncomfortable while holding it. Really glad I have this!" — Jessica T.
"I had wanted a Polaroid since I was a 6-year-old and I'm SO happy to finally have one.
I love the picture quality, you don't even need instructions it's so simple to you. I'm absolutely obsessed with it. Couldn't possibly be happier." — Autumn Peck
It's also great for anyone who likes to scrapbook, enjoys posting photos OF the photos on Instagram, or gifting physical pics to their friends IRL (imagine that!).
"This camera is fantastic. Great picture quality, cute color, good texture, comfortable to hold, and it has different settings for different lighting (of which it suggests automatically). It's easy to operate, fun to mess around with, and the pictures make a great addition to the scrapbook I'm working on." —
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE my little camera! Of course the quality of the picture isn't as good as it would be on a more professional cam or even as good as off your phone, but to use to take little mementos to make a scrapbook or just to collect memories is great! It is battery operated, but I haven't had to replace them yet. " —
It's available in 12 fun colors and is super easy to use. You literally just look through the viewfinder, snap your photo, and watch as it develops in your very own hands. Magic!
Seriously — it's that simple. Even your grandma who is forever fumbling with her phone would be able to take pics on this lil' guy.
You can get your own Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera for
$59+ (prices vary depending on what color you choose) on Amazon and start documenting your life instantly.
When you inevitably blow through your first set of film, you can order more from Amazon for
So, what are you waiting for?! Get out there and start snappin' some pics!
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