Using the camera you can capture important moments of life and save memories. But for the pictures to come out of high quality, it is necessary to use good technique, which is presented on the market in a wide range. Fujifilm Instax cameras have earned popularity for a number of reasons. In the lineup you can find devices that will give stunning pictures, you just need to get acquainted with the technical characteristics of different models.
The Fujifilm Instax camera belongs to the category of modern cameras , which work on the same principle as the Polaroid. The device takes snapshots that do not require development. After the shot is taken, the image leaves the case, and you can immediately see what happened. It takes a little time, which is a big advantage.
Fujifilm has been around for a long time and offers consumers a wide range of products that have earned popularity and admiration. It is worth noting the main characteristics of the cameras that combine all Instax models. The frame size is offered in three formats, so the photo can be in the form of a business card, square and large 8x10 cm.
Each device has its own indicator, so this characteristic should be considered when choosing.
The cameras are compact , it’s convenient to travel with them, because they do not take up much space. In addition, they are easy to hold and control. Such a mini-camera is 2 times smaller than the standard ones, square-frame devices are in great demand, but it all depends on personal preferences. A big advantage that attracts fans of photography is exposure compensation . The camera is able to automatically determine the brightness of the lighting and set the shutter speed yourself. This feature is present on several Instax models.
As for the flash, all devices have built-in flash. There is a basic, but you can use an additional mode. Due to this, the light can be distributed evenly over all objects in the frame. It should be noted the mode, which is called HI-KEY, with which the pictures are bright and colorful. Often this feature is used during portraiture to make skin tone even and natural.
Objects, animals and other objects can be shot at close range thanks to the presence of a macro lens . It is possible to take 2 frames in one photo, which provides a multiple exposure . Image overlay gives an interesting and unusual effect. Professional artists often use this technique, but the feature is not available on all Instax models.
The main feature of the camera is that it has the option of instant printing of pictures.
The polaroid effect in photography attracts true connoisseurs of this art, because in the pictures there is something real, a special atmosphere is transmitted. Therefore, for quick shooting, it is enough to have an Instax camera on hand, with which you do not need to wait long for ready-made pictures, because there is instant printing.
Cameras of this type work with consumables in the form of cartridges or cartridges. They are interchangeable and designed for 10 shots. An empty cassette can be removed and replaced with a new one, which does not take much time. The format of the cartridges must be selected according to the parameters of the device that is used during shooting.
Product Range Overview
- Instax Mini LiPlay. Compared to other models, this is the smallest gadget, but this is not its main advantage. It is convenient to hold such a device in your hands, as it resembles a retro player. On one side are the power button, a slot for a memory card and frame buttons. On the other hand, there is a recess for the strap, and pictures are issued from above. The charging socket is located at the bottom of the case. The control panel is located at the back, where there is an LCD screen, under which there is a compartment where the cartridge is inserted.
This model provides the possibility of delayed printing , which means that the pictures can be saved in the camera’s memory or on a card, and then printed. An interesting setting is the exposure, which can be shifted, the flash turns off so that overexposures do not turn out unnatural. The device has 6 filters , which is very convenient and creative for creating original pictures.
- Instax SQ20. With such a camera, it is easy to shoot moving objects, you can learn instantly. The device has the function of shooting a 15-second video. There is a disk on the rear panel, which is very convenient. With just one click you can make 4 frames with a slight time shift, this is suitable in order to catch a moving object. The length of the pause can be edited, the maximum is 2 seconds. The device weighs a little, there is a 4-fold increase, you can shoot successful selfies, as there is a mirror.
- Instax Square SQ6. The camera combines the main advantages - a variety of shooting modes, ease of use and stylish design. This model makes instant square frames. The photo appears 1.5 minutes. If you use original cassettes, the pictures will retain brightness and brilliance for many years. The kit includes a strap, batteries, 3 lenses are provided to take stylish pictures.
The camera suggests the best mode for a successful shot, you can also take selfies, there is a 10-second timer. The device has a built -in macro function. Also, the camera will give perfect photographs of landscapes and objects at a distant distance. Light mode allows you to shoot in dark places. Using such a device is a pleasure, it can be called universal, as it is suitable for different conditions.
- Instax Mini 9 Clear. These cameras attract attention with their striking appearance, as they are presented in several color schemes. The kit includes a microlens that allows you to shoot at a distance of 35 cm. There is a function to increase brightness, if necessary, you can reduce contrast. Beautiful pictures are obtained instantly. Adjusting the brightness allows you to configure the camera for shooting. The device is available in purple and sunny yellow colors.
- Instax Mini 9. Three years ago, this model attracted the attention of fans of instant photography. The Japanese company introduced the ninth series of its cameras, and to this day they remain relevant. This model is not afraid of cloudy weather and dark rooms, it is able to capture shots in poor conditions. The camera differs not only in its catchy design, presented in several eye-pleasing colors, but also in other characteristics. The matte material of the case is successfully held in the hand, does not slip. The kit comes with the same bright strap to make shooting convenient.
The camera has 5 modes for a photo shoot. It is not necessary to study the instructions to understand how the device works, just turn it on, wait for the red indicator to turn off, and select the desired mode. Then it remains only to aim at the object and press the shutter release button. It takes up to three minutes to print a picture, and you can enjoy the result of labor. The cassette has enough material for 10 photos that convey brightness and color saturation, while maintaining quality for many years. The consumable is not afraid of water, does not fade with time and is not covered with yellowness. The kit has a macro lens with which you can experiment. The camera also has a mirror to take selfies.
- Instax Mini 70. The instant printing camera has several focus modes, which includes macro, normal and landscape. The device is equipped with a display where information on the number of remaining frames is displayed. A separate button is designed to switch modes. This model also has the ability to take selfies, as in many others in this series. The camera can be mounted on a tripod, as there is a special socket, which means that you can take group photos. The pictures are obtained alive and high quality, which is visible from the first frame.
- Instax Mini 90. This device can be called a classic in modern processing. The stylish retro design attracts consumers. The camera is offered in classic black and brown colors. The gadget resembles a film camera. The technical filling is modern, which cannot but rejoice. On the rear panel there is an LCD display, which indicates the number of remaining frames, settings and battery charge. Several shooting modes, you can adjust the level of illumination. Management is both automatic and manual. There is a double exposure mode for original visual effects. The camera has a slow shutter speed, and with this feature, many people like to experiment to create masterpieces. The device has a built -in self-timer , which is convenient.
- Instax Mini Hello Kitty. The very name of the model suggests that it is the girls who prefer to have such a camera at their disposal. Cute design allows you to get real pleasure from the very operation of the device. The camera is able to shoot in different lighting conditions, which is a significant advantage. The kit includes a macro lens, as well as a cartridge for 10 shots. Among the characteristics should be called auto focus, self-timer, built-in flash. The model is presented in white and pink colors.
- Instax Wide 300. The design of this camera has experienced many changes. The camera is square, it is easy to hold thanks to the handle, so the shooting process will be pleasant. This device is slightly larger than ordinary instant photo gadgets, but you can not worry about it. If you plan to take a long shot, you can install a tripod, as the unit has a slot for it. It is worth noting that this is the only camera from this line that is capable of shooting widescreen. This means that you can realize bold fantasies, take group photos where a large company will fit. The camera has an automatic and fill flash, the latter can be turned on with one click.
How to choose?
The Fujifilm Instax product line has a wide variety of cameras, so making a choice is not so simple. Devices differ not only in design, but also have different sets of options. Therefore, you should pay attention to recommendations that will help you choose a camera that meets all your needs. First of all, it is important to decide what format the pictures should be - WIDE, SQUARE or MINI. This parameter is indicated in the description of each model, it is worth remembering that there is no camera that supports several formats.
When choosing it is important to consider both technical capabilities and visual impressions.
Evaluate the conditions in which you plan to shoot. When it comes to travel, you can choose a model that has several different modes, an auto-flash function, and a mirror for selfies. But the main advantage of such gadgets, of course, is the ability to quickly receive ready-made images that print almost immediately.
Before buying, pay attention to:
- size of the desired photo;
- device weight
- the ability to take selfies;
- a complete set (batteries, a tripod, a macrolens, a belt);
- variety of modes and filters.
All this will help evaluate the models, categorize them and give preference to those that meet your list of requirements.
To make successful shots, you should know a few secrets. Whatever camera you use, it is important not to forget to change the shooting mode, taking into account the peculiarities of lighting the place where everything happens. The lens needs to be held exclusively in front of the face if taking a selfie. The face in the photo will be clear if it is in the middle of the frame, so the device can focus on it. It should be remembered that the cartridge has a limited amount of consumables, so stock up on cassettes if you plan a long shoot or go on a trip.
To extend the life of the device, you need to take care of it , protect it from damage. Therefore, it is useful to have such an accessory as a case that protects against shock and weather conditions. Often the camera shows the battery power, so you need to monitor it so that at the time of a successful shot your device turns on. Experts recommend changing the batteries after every 10 used cassettes.
In cameras with instant shooting, you need to change the paint , this is an important rule that must be observed. To do this yourself, you need:
- Remove the cartridge from its packaging and remove the protective foil. The film does not light up, you can not worry about it. Find the side where there are 2 rectangles that cannot be clicked on.
- The cassette must be sent to a special compartment in the camera by matching the yellow markers.
- After that, it will remain to close the lid. The final step will be to remove the protective film.
- Turn on the camera, and the number of frames ready for shooting will appear on the counter, you can begin.
Use only batteries that are supported by your device, as indicated in the manufacturer's manual.
The video below clearly shows how to use Fujifilm Instax cameras