Instax Mini 8 review, “hack” & tips – DigiDIRECT TV Ep 038

This week on DDTV, Blunty reviews Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera and throws in a “hack” and handy hints & tips.

Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera is a compact camera that supports the use of Fujifilm Instax Mini type film to produce instant credit card-sized prints instantly

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera

 Fujifilm Instax Mini Picture Format Instant Film

The Instax Mini 8 features a Fujinon 60mm lens that is capable of focusing as close as 61cm away. A built-in flash provides additional illumination for exposures when working in low-light conditions and automatic exposure control helps to ensure consistently accurate exposures in a variety of lighting conditions. An optical viewfinder with integrated target spot is available for image composition and an exposure counter is incorporated into the design to visually display the number of exposures remaining in the film pack. For extra convenience, due to their widespread availability, the Instax Mini 8 utilizes two AA batteries as its power source.


Key Features

– Accepts Fujifilm Instax Instant Film

– Produces Credit Card-Sized Prints

– Fujinon 60mm f/12.7 Lens

– Optical 0.37x Real Image Viewfinder

– Auto Exposure with Manual Switching

– Built-In Flash

– AA Battery Power



Lens: Fujinon 60mm f/12.7, 2 components, 2 elements

Viewfinder: 0.37x real image finder with target spot

Film Type: Fujifilm Instax Mini type

Picture Size: 54 x 86 mm

Focusing Range – Fixed focus: 61 cm to infinity

Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.

Exposure Control: Auto exposure measurement with manual switching system (flashing LED indicates recommended setting)

Flash: Built-in constant firing flash with automatic light adjustment

Effective Flash Range: 0.6-2.7 m

Auto Power Off :5 min.

Power Source: 2 x AA batteries

Dimensions: 116 x 119.3 x 68.2 mm

Weight: 307 g


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