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Fujifilm - instax mini 9 Instant Film Camera - Lime Green-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 6132 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun new version of the 70s Instant Camera

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    IAmBruce
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    My daughter is very big into crafting and making things with her hands. She ran across the 2018 version of the Polaroid Instant Camera while tagging along with me to the local store. The idea of being able to take photos that she can see and share immediately with her friends or use in her crafting was an immediate draw for her. I recalled the fun I had with the original Polaroid instant camera in the late 70s (I still have some of those photos in our family photo albums!) so of course I decided to get one for her. It was going to be a Christmas present but she just had to try it out at the family Thanksgiving event so she got it early. She burned thru one of the two bundled packages of film and we all had a great time. In the era of digital cameras and immediate posting to social media, we enjoyed the pleasure of watching the photos develop while we talked about them and what we would do next. If you want to preserve have some fun wherever you go without taking out your cell phone or tablet, this little camera is a solid choice. You can get it in different colors (she chose pink) and have lots of fun. The only negative thing I have to say is really a warning about the viewfinder. The photos do not quite match up to what you see in the viewfinder for some reason. Once you realize you have to adjust things slightly you will be just fine. Why Fuji did not make the viewfinder work like you would expect I cannot say but its not a reason not to get this if you enjoy having some non-digital fun for a change. Be sure to get an extra box or two of film since once you start you may find yourself burning thru the film faster than you realize.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera If Your Expectations Are In Check

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    KMed
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    So, Since I'm old and lived through the Polariod era, I am a certified expert on this. This camera is fantastic as long as your expectations aren't too far out there. Cons: Most likely the pictures coming out of this thing are going to be under or over exposed, period. This camera isn't going to take good photos, so please don't even expect it to. In the best conditions you'll be left with a photo that looks okay..maybe. Pros: What this camera will do though, is give your child something fun to occupy their time with. They won't care that the photos look mediocre at best. They won't care that the resolution is garbage. They won't even care that they're thumb got in the way of the photo and they can't use iPhoto to edit it out. What they're going to care about is the fact that they are almost instantly available for them to give to a friend, put on a wall or stick in a photo album. That's why you bought this camera, right? If it is isn't, you're probably going to be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good camera.

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    Chey
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    (I bought the pink [this one]and blue one so my reviews are practically the same.) The camera itself is nice, works fine, no problems so far. I've had it for about 4-5 weeks now. I have tried this in different rooms and on different settings. Different light exposures too. Pros: It works great. Has four different adjustments on the dial. Has a flash. Prints well. Quick and easy to use. Film is easy too. Comes with battery's and a wrist band holder thing. Cute. Very light weight. Photos are easy to take. Cons: Flimsy. Feels like a kids toy. Turning it on is a process that almost seems like you have to force it on (like it might break). The pictures are a bit dark. It does take a while for the photo to be officially finished. The viewfinder is very very small and hard to see through. Its kinda bulky, ugly in a way. Extra: The actual film is expensive. Make sure to test photos out in the area you will be using it before you do, if used in party's or weddings, ect, the light is very different everywhere. I got mine on sale, I suggest you do too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good camera.

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    Chey
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    The camera itself is nice, works fine, no problems so far. I've had it for about 4-5 weeks now. I have tried this in different rooms and on different settings. Different light exposures too. Pros: It works great. Has four different adjustments on the dial. Has a flash. Prints well. Quick and easy to use. Film is easy too. Comes with battery's and a wrist band holder thing. Cute. Very light weight. Photos are easy to take. Cons: Flimsy. Feels like a kids toy. Turning it on is a process that almost seems like you have to force it on (like it might break). The pictures are a bit dark. It does take a while for the photo to be officially finished. The viewfinder is very very small and hard to see through. Its kinda bulky, ugly in a way. Extra: The actual film is expensive. Make sure to test photos out in the area you will be using it before you do, if used in party's or weddings, ect, the light is very different everywhere. I got mine on sale, I suggest you do too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera to develop vintage looking photos!

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    Michael
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    I bought this for my sister and I've used it sometimes myself. It's a bit bulky and inconvenient to bring around, but I can't complain. The photos come out fairly nice!! The pictures are always clear and come out the way I want. One flaw that I did have with this is that it DOES NOT take great photos in very well lit areas. It works indoors pretty well when it's lit, but if you were to use this at the beach or at the park when it's really sunny, you'll most likely get nothing but white in the picture. HOWEVER, I did find a alternative solution to this! You can use some sort of cloth + your hand to cover up the flash; that's whats causing the white in the photo. When you do that, your photos will come out A LOT better. It's not the perfect solution and it's not the perfect picture, but I'm still fairly satisfied. Other people may have different opinions if they have high expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and very stylish

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    Cosiptown
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    The camera is very nice, not a lot of setup, and very easy to use. The price was not too bad but I'm sure will be great buy during holidays. But for only 10 dollars more than mini 8, it has selfie mirror and auto best light detection. We are using for a wedding reception and mirror was necessary. The pictures that we have taken has turned out very good. The biggest thing that is disappointing is it only takes ten pictures but this is similar to a lot of polaroid like cameras. I do wish it has external storage onto a memory card if out of film, more photo capacity, and lower price for film. Overall it is a very good camera but just can't give it a 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool camera for simple photographs

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    OscarGtz
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    I was very excited to get the Instax Mini 9. I've seen many posts of people on social media and the photographs look very cool. I used it for the first time during my birthday party. I was not disappointed with the results. I wasn't expecting an incredible-quality picture, but they actually look very cool. I just believe it is a little bit difficult to understand how it works in the beginning, for example turning it on and off, and how to select the correct lighting settings. I think that the instructions included on the camera should be more clear. Also, the zoom lens is hard to put on. Overall, it's a great and cool instant camera for capturing special moments with family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great instant camera for memories

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    ShellsintheseaSeashell
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    It is a great beginner instant camera. You get what you pay for which means if you were to buy the expensive one you will get more features. I like the new colors and the mirror which comes in very handy for selfies. I haven't used the fish eye lens yet but hope that will be enjoyable as well. The sensor is very sensitive, hence it's a sensor lol but be careful of spontaneous light change that can cause your photos to be too bright or two dark. This camera is good for once in a lifetime moments to be captured and dated on the white section of each film. Why I didn't give this 5 stars? Well I think the sensor can be nicer at sometimes. It could be simply my human error but we'll see. Stay shooting!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Memory Overdrive

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    Debbie
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    Create new memories for both the young and old. This a wonderful camera for a first time user and intro to those who have never seen nor used a camera. It produces nosralgia for those older folk like myself or my elder relatives. My elders shared great delight seeing current photos of themselves and being able to take and keep current pics of other holiday guests. Being able to actually see, hold, and post on the refrigerator bought laughter and joy back to everyone in the house. Warning: Older models are still available in some stores. I recommend purchasing only the current model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    Fl4Hap
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    I bought it for my daughter. She loved it, because it is great the fact that she can print the photo right away whenever she wants. Sometimes we don't have a second chances in life and it is important to print it right away, and sometimes we are in Brasil visiting family and we can just give the pictures to my family and my parents love it. I just wish the film could be cheaper so we could print more ofter, and you have to be careful to not take photos in dark places because the pictures don't turn out very nice. Other than that very nice one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap, easy to use, but pic quality just OK

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    DerpyMcDerp
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    The low price and sparse controls make this camera easy to decide to pick up and use. However, controlling the exposure isn't very accurate and at least 50% of my photos are either too washed out or too dark. This is despite the light sensor that indicates what the ideal exposure setting should be--sometimes the indicated setting is worse than a different setting. With that being said, people love the idea of the instant camera and it's definitely fun. Overall I would say this is a fun toy but I wouldn't use it as my only camera, even for casual events--phone cameras are much better quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it has to do

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    DantheMan
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    Overall, the camera does what it has to - take nostalgia-evoking polaroids every time. However, there were some quirks that were slightly unappealing. First off, the placement of the capture button is awkward, you almost have to wrap your finger around the camera to be able to reach it. Second, it is quite large meaning that having a case is the best way to keep it portable. Lastly, and this might be a one-off thing but, the dial which switches between different modes seems to not work properly. I intend to take it into Geek Squad to get it looked at so I'll update on this situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Instant Pictures are expensive

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    Wahinecruz
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    This is a fun camera. It works well. You can take selfies with it and it is easy for my eight year old to use. The color is cute and the design seems pretty durable. The disadvantage is that the film is expensive and not all pictures were successfully developed with more than 1/2 a package worth having difficulties. So fun gift but each print will cost about $1.00 if it is a successful print. More if there is some failure.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Take on a Classic Camera

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    JO21
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    The Fujifilm - instax mini 9 Instant Film Camera in Ice Blue is a great camera, especially for kids ages 7-12. The camera itself is easy to hold and use and comes with a carrying/safety strap for around the neck. I don't love that you push the front of the camera to close it and turn it off, but it's not a terrible thing. The pictures can sometimes be a little grainy...more so when the flash is used in really dark areas. In daylight, pictures tend to come out great and really clear. Replacement film is a bit pricey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good purchase for fun

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    Julia
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    This camera is a good purchase just for fun. For about $50, you get to have an ‘instant’ camera which is good when hanging out with friends. This camera isnt for those who take taking pictures seriously though. You can’t adjust the lighting too much nor actually center the subject perfectly. But overall, I think for $50, it is a good purchase. The only downside is how expensive it is to refill the film packs. It’s about $1 per film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice inexpensive camera

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    EDRN
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    Camera is very easy to use and set up. I have purchased several as gifts and everyone has loved them. We also bought the more retro one for ourselves and take it out during parties, set up props, and give family/friends pictures to take home. We all take tons of photos on our phones and digital cameras but many of us dont take them to get them printed. Although the quality of photos are not as good as other cameras, they create nice little memories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun instant camera for snapshots

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    Mike
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    We bought this as a present for our teen daughter. She loves it and the instant prints but is surprised how fast she goes through the film (Smartphone generation). The images are as you'd expect from an instant camera but, at a 2x3 format, are nice and clear. The camera, itself, is a but chunky but okay once you get used to it. (keep your finger out of the image). It has an automatic light meter and tells you what to set a simple exposure setting at. It also comes with a snap on close-up (magnifying) lens (not macro lens).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgic, but can be expensive

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    Vince
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    This camera is great, especially if you grew up taking polaroids. The camera is simple in functionality and does what it is advertised to do. However, owning this camera can definitely get expensive quick. Film for the camera is pricy (you pay about $1 a picture). I use this from time to time, but with the prevelance of phone cameras, I don’t use it as much as I thought. If you plan on purchasing the camera, you have to make an effort to use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought As A Gift - Buying Another For The Wife

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    Harut
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    Bought it as a gift for my mother in law and was very impressed with the camera. The camera itself feels very solid and is easy to load with film. The photos that are produced by the camera are really good quality as well. It's a fun gift for people that like taking pictures and those that like scrapbooking (the photos are the perfect size for it). I took a star off for the poor instructions. They weren't very informative and left us having to play around with the camera for a while to figure everything out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love it, great camera

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    bestbuycustomer
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    works awesome, bought this for my wife for Christmas. She been wanting one and I decided to get one for her. She loves it, and been taking pictures left and right. Although it is nice to have mini photos printed out of the camera, but the film cartridge can be a bit expensive as you will need more than 10, wished they came in package of 20. Overall, nice gift for those who are into photography or those who just like to take pictures once in awhile for those special occasions.

    I would recommend this to a friend