If you have a thing for photography like me, you know there is nothing like having too many cameras. Though we all carry digital cameras in the form of our smartphones these days everywhere, they just can't justify the beauty of a camera. 

From a high-end professional camera to a digicam, I have a good collection of cameras but I am always eyeing new launches.

I recently got my hands on the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 and thought of sharing a detailed review of the instant camera. Read on. 

Claims

instax mini  camera

  • Available in 5 stylish colours
  • Works well for selfies & close-ups 
  • The high-performance flash automatically calculates surrounding brightness and adjusts shutter speed accordingly- no need for any special settings
  • High-Key mode to take brighter pictures with a soft look - perfect for portraits
  • More clarity, style, compact & simple selfies
  • Capture a perfect close-up, range 30 to 50cm
  • Customise your camera with two shutter button accessories and a strap

Packaging

I got the camera in the shade lilac purple. It came in a pretty pink cardboard box with a user manual, camera strap, and jewel button for the shutter. 

Price

INR 5999 

My Experience

Now when polaroid instant cameras are making a comeback, I couldn't stop myself from having one. The feeling of having a physical photo in your hand the minute after your click the snap is really special. The best thing about these instant cameras is that the pictures that they produce are much different from what you click your smartphone, they have a retro feel. 

instax mini  camera pics

Now coming to using the Instax Mini 11, I am having the best time using this instant camera. The pictures have such a distinctive feel, no other high-end camera can really match it. I tried clicking pictures using this camera both in natural light and artificial light and it gave me good, clear images.

I even clicked some pictures in the dark and they came out bright which came as a surprise to me because most times the light of the flash results in dark pictures. 

instax camera strap

If you are more of a selfie person, this instant camera promises to give you great clicks. How? When you pull the rim of the lens outwards, you see a 'selfie on' mark which means the camera is now on selfie mode. Also, this one comes with a 'selfie' mirror. Check your frame in the mirror and click!

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Let's also talk about the look of the camera. I simply love it! It has a beautiful lilac shade, comes with a strap and you also get a jewel button for the shutter to further accessorise it. What better? I am all set to flaunt my camera when I am off for a vacay. 

instax mini films

The camera doesn't come with the film and has to be purchased separately. A film of 20 shots costs somewhere around INR 998. You can also get them in bulk to get some discount. You simply put the film at the back of the camera and it is ready for use. The power is provided by two AA batteries so you don't really have to worry about charging it every now and then. 

instax camera  back panel

The best thing is that you can operate it without having any technical photography knowledge because it is so easy to operate. You don't really have to change the settings of the camera as per light as it adjusts it automatically. So, if you are someone who just likes clicking pictures, collecting them, this is the camera for you. Lastly, the festive season is just around the corner and if you are struggling to find the right gift for your loved ones then this could be a good option. 

Pros

instax camera mini  pictures

  • Clear pictures both for day and night
  • Stylish and compact camera
  • Selfie mode
  • Comes with a strap and shutter button accessory
  • No need for special settings
  • Captures good pictures even in dark scenes
  • Available in trendy shades
  • Great gifting option
  • Easy to use and carry

Cons

  • None for me

Verdict

instax mini

Honestly, I have never loved a camera like this before. This one is handy, compact and so cute. If you love travelling just like me, this instant camera would definitely become your favourite companion. It costs way lesser than any high-end professional camera but still gives such a great user experience and clear, beautiful pictures instantly. What better?

Rating 

5/5

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