A true classic for good reasons: Quick and easy, this camera takes nice pictures.
Fujifilm Instax Mini
last modified: 11.10.2019, 9:37
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The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is a true classic: This Polaroid camera is not for nothing one of the most popular instant cameras. This camera takes nice pictures quickly and easily. Compared to the other instant cameras tested, the image quality is quite ok.
The Instant Picture Camera Instax Mini 9 by Fujifilm is a miniature camera. It is important to mention that the "mini" does not refer to the camera size, but to the image format. It is one of the most popular cameras among Polaroid enthusiasts. The camera comes in a very small package, which already shows the most important features and a short overview of the camera functions. We have ordered our camera in blue. There are also 6 other colors (Smokey White, Poppy Red, Lime Green, Flamingo Pink, Cobalt Blue, Blush Rose) to choose from. The first impression of this camera is ok. It doesn't look as stable and high quality as comparable products.
The deliverz package included:
- Operation instruction
- Carrying strap
- Selfie lense
Even with the Instax Mini 9 you can take more than just "normal" pictures. The integrated flash of the camera ensures optimal illumination of the subject. The Instax Mini 9 also offers manual exposure settings for both indoor and outdoor use. In addition to this setting, there is also the "High-Key Shooting Function", which makes it easy to create backgrounds that are brighter and softer. In addition, the camera has a Fujinon lens with which the subjects are perfectly captured. Another highlight is the integrated Selfie mirror and the additional Selfie lens. In the test the function worked quite okay. Nevertheless, the mirror could have been a little bigger. We would also have been happy if the additional lens had been installed directly with the Instax.
As soon as you adjust the camera (using the button to the left of the lens), you can select one of the 5 functions. The release button is located to the right of the lens. When the shutter button is pressed, the image moves slowly out of the camera (at the top). The images we photographed were of poor quality. The colors are a bit pale and not very sharp. We also had the feeling that the exposure was rather a matter of luck that one cannot really influence. Unfortunately, only 9 of the 20 shots were really usable. Shots taken inside were mostly clearer, cleaner and sharper than those taken outside or from a landscape.
Result (photo was scanned):
We have evaluated a good 850 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 90 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Good image quality
- Easy to use
The following points were noted negatively:
- Brightness adjustment somewhat tricky
- 1 Euro per film
|Scope of delivery||Camera, Carrying strip, Operating instruction|
|Accessories||Carrying Strip. 2 CRC Battery|
|Additional warranty||24 Monate|
|Colours||Available in five colours: cobalt blue, lime green, flamingo pink, ice blue and smoky white|
|Cost per photo||0,99 Euro|
|Print/Development time||1 to 3 minutes|
|Focal lenght||60 mm|
|Photo measures||47 mm x 63 mm (H x W)|
|Film measures||55 mm x 85 mm (H x W)|
|Manual language||DE, EN, FR, ES, JA, KO, CS|
|Quality of instructions||Good|
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