Fujifilm - instax WIDE 300 Instant Film Camera - Black

Easily print and share photos with your friends and family using this Fujifilm 16445783 instax WIDE 300 camera, which instantly creates 62mm x 99mm prints when used with compatible instax WIDE film (not included).

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Overview

What's Included


  • 4 AA 1.5V batteries
  • Owner's manual
  • instax WIDE 300 Instant Film Camera

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (200 out of 209)

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Features


Retractable lens

With 2 components and 2 elements helps you capture crisp, clear photos.

Rear-mounted LCD

With exposure counter, lighten-darken control and fill-in flash mode makes it easy to set up and review shots. Also features a real image viewfinder with 0.37x magnification and target spot.

Automatic flash

Lets you shoot in dim lighting.

Focal zoom dial

With motor-driven, 2-range switching helps bring subjects into clear view.

Tripod socket

Lets you easily attach the camera to a tripod, making it easy to capture group shots.

Instant print

Lets you create 62mm x 99mm photos using instax WIDE 86mm x 108mm film (not included).


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

3.5

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best option for Instax Wide, but not perfect

    Posted
    Mike
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    The Instax 300 is the latest in the Instax Wide format. Instax Wide is about the size of 2 Instax Mini films, so it's for those who would like a larger photo. Being a big fan of the Instax Mini's, I wanted to try the Wide format also. The Instax 300 looks lot like a larger version of the Instax Neo 90 camera (Mini film) but unfortunately it's not up to par with it. Considered to be an upgrade to the Instax 200, there are only a few new features: The design is much nicer and more modern looking. No more rounded corners and funky design.. it's still incredibly bulky (about twice the size of a Mini instax camera) but that large film needs some space. Besides the paint job and re-design, the Instax 300 also has a small LCD (used to give a count of film remaining) - note that this is a calculator-type screen and not one like you'd expect on a digital camera. There are also 2 buttons on the back: Fill-Flash (which will always use the flash, regardless of brightness -- great for backlit subjects) and Darker/Lighter, allowing you to control override the cameras own settings on what it "thinks" the shot should be exposed at. Unfortunately,thats where the control stops. While the Neo 90 has features like Multiple Exposure, Flash control (on/off) and a timer, the Instax 300 wide has none of these. One big gripe with the 300 is that the power is turned on by slightly touching/turning the ring around the shutter. This is a problem as its very sensitive and will turn on by itself a LOT, causing the lens to extend. If this camera is in your bag, I recommend using a case or removing 1 battery to prevent it from extending the lens as it will break the camera. Next gripe is the viewfinder. it's a few inches off from the actual lens, so its a challenge to frame shots properly. While the Instax Mini cameras have a focusing distance as close as 1 foot (using Macro mode) the Instax wide has 2 settings: 3 feet to 10 feet and 10 feet to infinity. The 300 has a clip-on close-up adapter but it seems very last minute and is hard to frame (and easy to lose!) So why is this rated 4 stars? It's basically the best option out there for Wide film. The Instax 210 is cheaper and works almost similarly but lacks the tripod mount and looks quite ugly. While the Mini series has a variety of options (Mini8, Mini25, Mini70, Mini90, SP-1, SP-2), for the Wide you're pretty much limited to 210 or 300. Note that the camera uses 4x AA batteries (included) and only works with the WIDE instax film (about 15 bucks for 20 shots), it does not use the Instax Mini film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is exactly what it is supposed to be

    Posted
    Nicole
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Polaroid style photos seemed like just the thing my cousin would love being taken at his wedding. The other Fujifilms, however (Instax 8) make prints the size of business cards - I wanted something with more of the traditional feel. This is perfect for that. The only drawback with the bigger prints is the bigger size of the camera, but that is unavoidable so I accepted it. The included shoulder strap is greatly appreciated. The available exposure controls are helpful in some situations and the viewfinder is much more accurate than I thought it would be. Photos develop quickly and the colors of the photos as well as the sharpness can be beautiful. Enjoyed it so much at the wedding that I've already bought much more film for myself (be sure to utilise Best Buy's Price Match policy with the film!) Also very easy to use, took one read-through of the short manual to understand everything. If you're looking for larger Polaroids, this is great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun to use

    Posted
    Jackie
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    This camera is so fun and easy to use. The film gets loaded very easy. It runs using 4 AA batteries, but I would prefer for it to have a rechargeable battery pack. The flash always fires, which can be problematic sometimes. The mini 90 neo classic camera has more modes, but the photo print is so small for it. I ended up buying both. I gave another one to a friend as a gift and she absolutely loves it. Having to wait for your photo to develop is so exciting. Don't expect the photo quality to be in HD though. What I like doing is using the photos that I took in my flatlays. It gives you this classic-retro vibe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for instant photos

    Posted
    nsal1
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    This is a great camera if you're looking for instant photos that are closer to the size of an old polaroid. The instax mini is only the size of a credit card and is too small for me. The instax wide on the other hand, is a much better size in my opinion. When laid on top of an old polaroid, the size of the whole photo is about the same, but the actual picture is turned 90 degrees so instead of being square, it is a rectangle. I gave this camera 4 stars instead of 5 though because there is no way to turn off the flash. The only options are auto flash or on. Other than this one caveat, I really like this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for good ol' fashion instant film!

    Posted
    AndreaVanessa
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    I already had purchased the instax mini fuji camera and I love that one and the fact that it can fit in my purse. However, I purchased this camera because I wanted a wider bigger film (the others were so tiny) and also because I love photography and cameras. Takes great shots, and the neo classic fuji camera I have, has more settings and features but this one still suffices and the pics come out great.I love it! And the little built in handle on the right side reminds me of that of a Cannon body build, making this camera easy to carry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Supremely fun!

    Posted
    chichidragon
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    If you're considering buying an instant film camera, this one really should be at the top of your list. Compared to the cameras that take the Instax Mini film, the Instax Wide is noticeably larger and makes a big difference in how much fun the whole process is. The camera is very easy to use, and the few manual override options (flash, exposure, focus distance) are appreciated and frequently useful. Get it for creating lots of unique memories!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the film size

    Posted
    Lillian
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    Got this camera as a Christmas present and I absolutely love it. I already have an Instax mini 8, but the size of film on this makes it so much better! It is double the space of the mini film. The camera does not come with film so make sure to buy some at the same time but it does include the AA batteries. It also includes a close up lens and neck strap. As someone who is very into photography, this is a great present.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good!

    Posted
    Melaro
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    I got the wide for my sister and she loves it. We had the instax mini and the picture quality was not great and the picture was too small for our liking. The wide takes bigger and sharper pictures but it does take a little longer to devolope. The wait is worth the picture. We are still trying to learn all the little nook and crannies of the settings. It’s not just a point and shoot type of camera like the instead mini.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Mashable (UK)Raymond Wong on September 20, 2015
    Fujfilm Instax Wide 300: Way more fun than Instagram [REVIEW]
    The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 is the perfect instant camera for a generation who has grown up on megapixels.Full Review
  • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Jim Fisher on April 30, 2015
    Fujifilm Instax Wide 300
    The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 is a simple camera that takes photos using instant film, and can be a lot of fun to use.Full Review
  • Steve's DigicamsMichael Palmer on September 9, 2014
    Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300
    Finally, Fujifilm includes a close-up lens adapter for macro shooting.Full Review


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