Fujifilm partnered with Universal Pictures to launch the absolutely adorable Fuji Instax Mini 8 Minion Instant Camera. This limited edition was launched in celebration of Despicable Me 3 (yes, yes, we know it’s been a while). The Instant camera comes with silicon attachments made to resemble the minion, Stuart.
What’s in the Box?
– Instax Camera ( Complete specs at the end of the blog )
– LR6 Batteries
– Instructional Manuals
– Silicon Camera Stand
– Silicon Lens Cap
The Look & Feel
Yellow and Blue dominate this camera, and we are certainly not complaining! This camera is adorable with and without the attachments. Yes, it is pretty much the Instax mini 8 in yellow, but the cute minion illustrations and the black-grey-white lens colour scheme representing the minion’s eye(s) is definitely a precious makeover.
The camera is very light and easy to carry around. The silicon lens cap, made to look like the minion eye(s), is the perfect lens cover. The silicon pant attachment of the camera becomes the perfect stand for the Instax and, for us, the magnum opus of the cameras minion look.
Apart from making the camera look delightful the silicon attachments protect the camera body, as well as the lens, and have a pleasant feel.
The lens is collapsible and the button right next to the lens helps extend it along with turning on the camera. Around the lens are five exposure levels :
– Indoors, Night F12.7
– Cloudy, Shade F16
– Sunny, Slightly Cloudy F22
– Sunny & Bright F32
The camera automatically detects the brightness and suggests the appropriate setting by lighting up the LED indicator on the dial. The shutter speed of the camera is fixed to about 1/60 sec. and the flash always fires. To shoot, simply click the button under the view finder and wait for the film to roll out.
Where can you buy it?
A lot of online portals have a piece. After quite a bit of research, we found a link to the cheapest one available ( In India )
If you don’t like shopping online, you can check for a shop nearby.
We did call up a few outlets and the price of the Camera online does have a difference of about Rs.1000 at least.
In addition to the Limited-edition camera, Fujifilm also has the Instax Minion Instant Film (Multi-Color, 10 Sheets) which are for Rs.749 (+ Delivery) online : https://goo.gl/Wrm1r3
The sheets are cheaper at retails stores, they cost about Rs.599 (Multi-Color, 10 Sheets). Each film sheets has a Minion themed border.
If you aren’t all that bananas over this the instax mini 8 has a range of candy-color & primary colored options to choose from.
Psst… If you are a Hello Kitty Fan… they have a camera for you with a selfie mirror : http://www.fujifilm.in/en/products/business_products/photofinishing/instax_series/hello-kitty/
Depth: 2.7 in
Camera Type: Instant camera
Product Line: Fujifilm Instax
Model: Mini 8
Type: Instant camera
Min Exposure: 1/60 sec
Exposure Modes: Automatic, Program
Exposure control: Manual switching system (LED indicator in exposure meter)
Shutter Control: Electronic
Shooting Modes: Full Auto
Film Advance: Automatic
Features: Auto Power Off
Film Type: Instant film
Exposures Qty: 10
Recycling Time: 0.2 sec. to 6 sec. (when using new batteries)
Auto Power Off Time: 5mins
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT ( Without batteries & accessories )
Width: 4.6 in
Depth: 2.7 in
Height: 4.7 in
Weight: 10.83 oz
Type: Built-in flash
Constant firing flash (Automatic Light Adjustment)
Effective flash range: 0.6m – 2.7 m
Power Consumption Recycling time: 0.2 – 6 sec
Lens: Fujinon 60mm f/12.7
Lens Aperture: f/12.7
Min Focal: Length 60 mm
Shooting Range / Focusing range: Fixed focus: 2′ / 61 cm to infinity
Form Factor: integrated
Min Focus Distance: 23.6 in
Group Qty: 2
Element Qty: 2
LED Information: Flash ready
Power Supply: Two LR6/AA-size 1.5V alkaline batteries
Required Qty: 2
Capacity: approx. 100 shots
FILM – Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film (10 sheets, Minions)
Instant Film: Fujifilm Instant Color Film “instax mini”
Picture size: 62 x 46mm
Feed Out : Automatic