Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Review – Time for Ready-to-Print Selfies

We are now living in a world where digital is practically everything, including cameras; but then there’s the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70. With the new Instax camera, it fulfills the demand for that tactile feel of which a physical picture can deliver instead of sharing a photo with your friends through your smartphone or computer. This is one of the reasons why the instant film has survived even with the death of the Polaroid camera that happened so many years ago. With the new Instax offering, it now attracts selfie-eccentrics to join in on the fun.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Review - Time for Ready-to-Print Selfies

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Now Has a Selfie Feature

First of is the design of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70. It is a cute camera to say the least. It is available in a wide array of colors including white, blue, and yellow. The size is fairly compact as it measures 4.5 x 3.9 x 2.1-inches. Also, it is fairly lightweight as it only weighs 9.9-ounces (without film). Users will have to provide their own CR2 batteries to power the camera, but a starting set will already be included in the package.

Speaking of its batteries, herein lies the first problem. CR2 batteries were famous about two decades ago as these were used to power older film cameras. Getting to find these batteries may be more of a hassle as compared to purchasing AA or AAA batteries. Therefore, for a product that is aimed for the masses, it is a wonder why the battery option was not aimed for such reasons.

As for the controls on the Instax Mini 70, about everything is fully automatic so functions are minimal. There is a small monochrome LCD that sits on its rear. This display will show the number of shots remaining per pack. For those who don’t know yet, each Instax film will include 10 exposures.

At the right of the device is the power button, and to the left there’s the Selfie, Self-Timer, and Mode buttons. For the Selfie function, it will set the lens to a close focus distance. The camera uses its 60m-millimeter f/12.7 lens to cover a field of view that is equivalent to using a 35-millimeter lens mounted on a full-frame camera. Therefore, a few of your friends can still squeeze in for that selfie shot (or is it called a groufie?).

While the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 is not the least expensive camera for the company’s instant camera line, it does offer more versatility than Fujifilm’s other offerings of the same device class. It has a wider angle lens, offers more shooting controls, and has the ability to shoot at multiple exposures.


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