Instax Mini 11 Instant Film Camera, Auto Exposure And Built-in Selfie Lens, Blush Pink
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The textured rubber finish makes the camera nice and grippy while the tripod mount means you can keep it steady when shooting long exposures. The film is embedded with dye crystals which are then activated and colourised by heat to produce the image. The rudimentary range of buttons is simple and easy to get to grips with, featuring a print button for when you’re happy with your snap.
Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. There’s no viewfinder on board, as shots are lined up using the tiny LCD screen on the back, which is something of a throwback to the digital cameras of the early 2000s. It shoots Full HD video from its 360° perspective as well, and built-in Wi-Fi allows you to quickly transfer your creations to a phone or computer.This version is pleasingly small and light, and while its specification is unlikely to blow anyone away, it does what it does extremely well. This series is an evolution of the original Polaroid OneStep cameras from the ‘70s that made photography effortless for everyone.
It is styled like a disposable camera, with the only manual control on option being a flash on/off button - but it can be used multiple film.Coming at you with 'fast to action' features and classic design cues, the mini 40 is feeling fresh and will keep you one shot ahead of the rest, wherever you go! It’s a bit of a unit, but the minimalistic design is cool, while the heft and matte feel of the plastic gives it a nice feel. The best option for you will largely depend on what you want to use the camera for, whether that’s a serious photography project or simply capturing snaps at a party (once lockdown has lifted, obviously).
If you want creative control then you’d best look elsewhere, as this camera lacks many of the modes and options seen on its rivals, but if all you want to do is point, shoot and create beautiful mini Prints, this Instax camera will knock it out of the park.Framing shots through the tiny viewfinder can be a little hit and miss, though the selfie mirror on the front is actually pretty effective. This instant camera is rather different to the others here, in that it also has a digital camera built-in - so you can shoot a version of your pictures to share on social media, as one as one to pass around the party.