Friday, September 7, 2018

Best FujiFilm Instax Instant Camera for Kids

Best FujiFilm Instax Instant Camera for Kids

If you are looking for the best Fujifilm Instax instant camera for kids then there are several facts you need to consider before choosing a camera. For example age, your budget, does it has to be high end camera, photo print price etc. It's a waste of money buying an advance and expensive camera for a very young child. Also giving a toy like camera to a teen won't impress the kid at all.     

Apart from FujiFilm Instax Series, there are several other companies produce instant cameras. So there are quite a bit of instant photo camera models in market today. First there are those old Polaroid cameras such as Polaroid 600 series, Polaroid SX-70 series, Polaroid Joycams, Polaroid Land cameras etc. Most of these models are too old and there is a good chance cam might not working at all. Also for models like Joycams, Polaroid Land series have no instant film packs available. You can buy these from yard sales or from ebay for very cheap. But it's not worth it.

Then there are new Polaroid Originals analog cameras. After Impossible Project Co. taken over Polaroid Co. they changed the name to Polaroid Originals. New company has started producing one of those old analog instant camera again. This time under the name Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 camera. Its one of those early versions of Polaroid 600 camera. Simple and easy to use camera but Film price is still expensive. Cost you about $3-4 per photo print.

Polaroid Snap
Polaroid Snap Digital Instant Camera

There are also Polaroid digital instant cameras such as Polaroid Snap. Now this model is cheap and also film price is not bad. It prints credit card size photos and price per print would be about 80 cents. Also the camera comes in several different colors. There are several other digital instant camera models available but this is the cheapest one in market. Check the price >> Here.

There are several other brands but I don't think it's worth bother about those. Those are either too expensive or too not in good quality. So lets take a look at Best FujiFilm Instax Instant camera for kids.

FujiFilm Instax Mini 9
FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 instant camera

When I was checking all Instax models and prices, I thought Instax Mini 8 must be the cheapest Instant camera for a kid in market.  I was wrong. Looks like you can buy a new Fuju Instax Mini 9 for even cheaper than Mini 8!. Latest camera is cheaper than the older model. It's bit strange but how cool is that ? Check the cheapest price for Mini 9 >> Here

There are several reason why this is the best instant camera for kids. Cheap price is the first thing. If you have checked the above link then you should know how cheap is that! No other camera in market can beat the price of FujiFilm Instax Mini 9. Plus it comes in several very nice colors to choose. Colors are always important when it comes to small kids. Also its a good camera for even Young kid like 7-8 years old. Its small in size and very easy and simple to operate. Mini 9 uses Instax Mini Film packs. These film are good in quality and low in price.

FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera
FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera - Check Price

Now if you want an instant camera for child who is near teen or a teenage already then you might need a little bit advance camera. Both quality and price wise the best Instax model is Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic camera. This cam has lots of advance setting which make its fun to explore all features and options. Also it's a beautiful camera.

FujiFilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty Camera
FujiFilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty Camera - Check Price

Now if you are looking for a cheap instant camera for girlie girl, you know those who like pink or cute things like Hello Kitty items there is a very nice cam for cheap price. Its called Fujifilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty Camera. It's a beautiful Limited Edition camera any Hello Kitty fan would love. You can see from above photo it's very cute. But its slowly getting harder to find so might be a great gift which will become more valuable in future.

There are so many other Fujifilm Instax camera models out there in market. Few examples are Fujifilm Instax 300, Fujifilm Instax Square etc. These cameras are little more expensive and also photo print packs are more expensive than Instax Mini Film. So I didn't want to add these as Best FujiFilm Instax Instant Camera for Kids.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

New Polaroid Original vs FujiFilm Instax

New Polaroid Original vs FujiFilm Instax
New Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 camera

Ever since Polaroid company stopped making their analog cameras in 2008 FujiFilm Instax series has become the dominant force in Instant camera market. Even thought Polaroid still tried to keep their market share with new digital instant cameras people would still go for Instax series cameras like Fuji Instax Mini 8 , Instax Mini 210, FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 etc. Instax film could be found in all online stores as well as many local camera stores. Even after 10 years Fujifilm seems to have no intention of going digital for instant photo cameras. When it comes to New Polaroid Original vs FujiFilm Instax , there was no competition at all.

But There is an important event happened in 2017. Impossible Project Co. bought Polaroid Co and merged both companies under the name Polaroid Originals. There is a good chance this could be a game changer in Instant photo camera market. The main reason why Polaroid failed because of their crappy managements. They were trying to cash the reputation of Polaroid brand name by selling cheap camera for high price or decent new digital instant cameras for even higher prices. Impossible Project Co. had been focused on manufacturing Instant Film packs for old Polaroid analog cameras such as Polaroid 600 series, Polaroid SX-70 series etc. 

Now after taking over Polaroid Co. they have started focusing on Old analog instant cameras again. Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 camera has released which is one of those popular models back in days which uses Polaroid 600 Film packs. Price is cheap too. You can buy it for less than $150. Photo print cost about $3.

So We can expect some new competition between New Polaroid Original vs FujiFilm Instax. This good for Polaroid and instant camera users. They will try hard to improve quality as well as make price lower. Fuji has already released a new line of Instax film camera called Instax Square instant camera series. Also there is a new model series for Instax Mini series. The successor of Instax Mini 8, FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 camera.

So hopefully there will be more cheap Polaroid camera models arrive the market. Maybe they will start manufacturing some of those old models, if they find a way to do it cheap. Same time There will be competition from other camera companies like FujiFilm, Lomography, Kodak etc. These companies will do their best to release cheap instant camera models.

So the future probably is  brighter than we expected for instant camera market. These cams will never able to digital camera market but people still love to get that old feeling of having a photo printed instantly. Plus it will be great for weddings and such events.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Polaroid One600 Film Pack

Polaroid One600 Film Pack

People still asking in forums and other social media sites where they could buy a Polaroid One600 Film Pack or 2 for affordable prices. It's amazing to see people still using this at least more than decade old cheap Polaroid camera. Specially when there are many other new cheap instant camera models out there in market, from both Polaroid and Fujifilm. Also there are couple of other camera companies which trying to enter this market.

Polaroid One600 series has a long history. This instant camera series has become logo or mascot of old Polaroid Co. No other instant photo camera series has become popular like this one. Earliest models came to market in early 80s. These camera models become quite popular because of their cheaper price tag, user friendless and durability. Only after 2001 they had started loosing market share using digital point and shoot cameras has started becoming cheaper and also camera phones have started getting popular.

Polaroid 600 instant film which is used for those Polaroid One600 cameras become hard find after the end of Polaroid Co. You could find old instant film packs in market but cost per photo print costed about 10$ or more. But then Impossible Project Co. bought several old Polaroid plants and started making film for several old Instant camera series like Polaroid 600, Polaroid SX-70  and Polaroid Spectra series.

Their Impossible 600 Film packs had 8 exposures and cost per print because around 4$. They saved Polaroid instant cameras becoming totally dead. 1000's of those Polaroid camera users and fans  have abled to use their analog cameras again. Even thought the quality is not quality to FujiFilm Instax photo prints those were way better than old Polaroid 600 instant film.

At end, in 2017 Impossible Project Co bought to Polaroid Co. taking over the brand, trade marks as well as patents. Both companies merged under new name Polaroid Originals. Also they have re-started the old instant photo camera line with a new touch. Old Polaroid OneStep 2 cameras are again in market under the name of Polaroid Originals 9008 OneStep 2. 

So yes you can buy brand new Polaroid One600 Film Pack which are released to market under the name of Polaroid Originals 600 Film. There are both color as well as Black & White Film packs are available. Price is lot cheaper than it used to be. Now its lot affordable for a Polaroid Film pack. Photo quality has become better too.

But if you have bought your Polaroid 600 camera from a Yard sale or from ebay there is always a chance it's not working anymore. So only way to find out is testing the camera with one of these new Polaroid Originals 600 film packs which is the best alternative out there for Polaroid One600 Film Packs.

If it's not working don't be disappointed. You can buy Polaroid Originals Onestep camera for less than $150 usd. These are brand new cameras so you don't have to worry about anything. Also there are more cheaper and better instant cameras by Fujifilm Instax series. Instant camera market is slowly waking up again. These cameras are becoming cheaper and also film packs are becoming cheaper as well as readily available in all online stores and many of local camera stores. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Impossible Project has taken over Polaroid Brand

In May. 2017, we heard the new of Impossible Project has taken over Polaroid Brand. More like it was bought by the largest share holder of Impossible Project, Wiacezlaw “Slava” Smolokowski. This guy is an energy industry tycoon and his son is the current CEO of Impossible Project. This half of Instant camera industry is owned by this one rich guy. 

Now they have released the first Instant camera after their acquisition of Polaroid. It's called Polaroid One Step 2 camera. Which looks little bit similar to Impossible Project Type I instant photo camera. But One Step 2 is an analog camera just like it's predecessor. They have also launched a new type of Polaroid Film called Polaroid Originals 600 Film. an improved version of Instant Lab Film.

I think new owners have learned lessons previous owners never could grasped. First thing is price. This Polaroid camera comes with a price tag of less than $120. That's great because most of Polaroid instant digital cameras cost way too high. Now they came give some real competition to FujiFilm Instax camera line.

Also new Polaroid Originals 600 Film is cheaper then the last series of Impossible Project film. Old film cost your over 25 usd and these new instant film packs cost you less than 17 usd.  But still they haven't gone low as Fujifilm Instax Film.
People still complain about Polaroid Film price. But unless there is a big boom in Instant camera industry we can't expect prices to go down. After all this is a small market comparing with Digital cameras. Not everyone want to have photo prints. Today most people prefer to Store their photos in cameras, PC, portable drives or the latest thing which is Cloud storage. We should be glad we still have film to buy as Instant film camera fans.

New Polaroid One Step 2 is a nice item for anyone want to feel old Polaroid photography. Also it would be a nice Gift for anyone have an interest in Polaroid cameras. new film also have lot better quality then Old Polaroid 600 Film. 

With Right kind of leadership and motivation, Finally Polaroid is on right track. We can hope to see more improvements in instant camera and also in Film packs unlike previous owners who just wanted to ride the brand name. This is good for Instax series too. Now they will have some serious competition so they will need to come up with new improvements for thier Fuji Instax series. So this is really a good move for Instant cameras and a good news for Instant camera fans.

We can expect more improved Instant photo prints for cheaper price. Cheaper prices will attract more buyers and fans. We can see how it's going for Lomography. They have started new trend out of dying camera breed. People have started buying those toy like Lomo cameras and enjoy analog photography.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Camera Review

FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Camera Review

This is a small Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera Review for those who interested in buy one of  those latest cheap instant cameras. This is the success or Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera. Outside look is pretty much same and same in size too. Mini 9 comes in 6 different colors, Cobalt blue,Ice blue, Flamingo pink, Lime green and Smokey white.

In early 2017 Fujifilm released Instax Mini 9 into market without any big promotions or anything. This was after 5 years of Instax Mini 8 was launched. Tell you the truth are not big improvements apart from additional selfie mirror. Maybe this is why Fuji didn't make a big fuss about the launch of new instant camera. Basically it's same Instax Mini 8 with a different paint job.

This model uses Instax Mini Film packs just like any other FujiFilm Instax Mini instant photo camera in market today. They are offering new Fujifilm Instax Mini Film Value Packs but sadly you save only few cents in each photo print. It's not an offer worth looking into at all. But Fuji has increase the number of themed film packs they release. Now you can find 10 photo packs in so many cartoon and movie themes.

Anyway Fuji had managed to keep the price below 100 usd for this model too. That's a good news. Anyone wants a cheap Polaroid camera should take Instax Mini 9 as one of the best options out there for that price range. There are better options like FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 but that cost more money. Polaroid Snap is not a bad choice either. Apically if you like to save your images same time printing those. Another below 100 usd Instant Camera with similar features is Fuji Instax Mini Hello Kitty. But it's totally unique Hello Kitty design make it not suitable for everyone. But Mini Hello Kitty is  just a Mini 8 with a different outer design. It's a very cute instant camera and might be a great gift for girl who love Hello Kitty items or anything cute and pink.

Anyway that's a short Anyway Fuji had managed to keep the price below 100 usd for this model too. That's a good news. Anyone wants a cheap Polaroid camera should take Instax Mini 9 as one of the best options out there for that price range. There are better options like FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 but that cost more money. Polaroid Snap is not a bad choice either. Apically if you like to save your images same time printing those. Another below 100 usd Instant Camera with similar features is Fuji Instax Mini Hello Kitty. But it's totally unique Hello Kitty design make it not suitable for everyone. But Mini Hello Kitty is  just a Mini 8 with a different outer design. It's a very cute instant camera and might be a great gift for girl who love Hello Kitty items or anything cute and pink.

This FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Camera Review is for anyone who needs a basic idea about this instant camera model and also for those who want to see what's new in this cam. If you have read the review then by now you know there isn't anything unique about this camera. Only reason why you should go for Mini 9 rather than Mini 8 is because price is pretty much same. So there is no point going for 5 years old design when there is a brand new one.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cute Polaroid Cameras

Girls love cute Polaroid Cameras just like they did in 70s and 80s. But now there are lots of cute instant camera models in market. Specially Fujifilm Instax series has so many lovely cameras. But Some of those old Polaroid cam can still beat these new instant cams when it comes cuteness. This post is for take a look back in memory lane and find those beauties from past.

But remember these old models won't be great for taking instant prints anymore. It's really hard to find these old models in working condition. Also old Polaroid film packs are lot more expensive than new film. Even those alternative film packs from Impossible Project are expensive.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty

I think the most beautiful and cute Instant camera in market today is Fujifilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty. There aren't many other models out there you can compare with this beauty. One of the biggest differences is all other cameras become cute because of their paint jobs. Apart from that those cameras are just same models and designs. But this Mini Hello Kitty is a unique design. Have you see any other better looker than this when it comes to Polaroid cameras ?

Polaroid 600 Barbie
Polaroid 600 Barbie

Polaroid 600 Barbie must be the most colorful instant camera in Polaroid camera line. This model has become a very rare limited edition which has high demand among collectors. Today a unit in working condition would cost you at least 200 usd, specially if it's in mint condition with box and everything. A used one can find in eBay sometimes but still it would cost at least $100.

Polaroid 600 Hello Kitty

Polaroid 600 Hello Kitty Limited Edition. This is another beautiful type 600 instant camera. All these cameras have same design apart from different paint jobs. Another very hard to find Polaroid camera. A complete set in mint condition would cost you about 300 usd. Used one can be get for $100 to upward. If you are lucky it would be in working condition.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How to Choose a Polaroid Camera

How to Choose a Polaroid Camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty Camera

How to choose a Polaroid camera is something often asked by people who want to buy an instant photo camera. Even the question is some what wrong because many don't know Polaroid is just a brand not a camera type. So the real question is how to choose an instant camera ?

Often you might get an answer like oh don't buy Polaroid cameras because those are old and out dated and Polaroid has stopped making cameras years ago. This is not exactly true. Polaroid do make cameras and there are around 6 instant cameras launched by Polaroid ever since they shut down their analog camera and film production. Yes, Now they don't make analog instant cameras anymore. They only make instant digital cameras.

So why digital instant cameras ? There is always new trends out there. Polaroid instant film cameras were popular when everyone had to take their film reels to photo labs. It took one or two days when you receive printed copies of your negatives. So instant cameras were the best thing. You get to have photo prints right away. But then came digital age. Computers and digital cameras so you can insert photos to computer and check those right away. Also you can keep those stored there without spending money to develop. People no longer need an instant printing process for their cameras.

Because of this film cameras become loose popularity and digital cameras have become a must have. Polaroid had started loosing money because they tried to stick with their old analog instant cams. At end they were bankrupted and had to be sold to another company. So the new company realized they had do something about this. That's how digital instant cameras become Polaroids focus.

There are several great instant digital cameras such has Polaroid Snap, Polaroid Z340Polaroid Socialmatic Camera etc. If you want images to be saved into memory so you can move those out of camera then go for one of these models.

It's not a good idea buying of those old Polaroid analog instant film cameras such as Polaroid 600, Polaroid SX-70 or Polaroid Spectra cameras. Impossible Project Co. do make film for these 3 types but those film packs are bit expensive. There is Polaroid 300 camera which is just a re-branded Instax Mini 7s model so you can forget about that one too.

Fujifilm Instax series is the best analog instant photo cameras in market today. These cameras are cheaper than new Polaroid cams and also photo quality is really good too. If you want a cheap instant camera then go for a model like Fujifilm Instax 210 or Fujifilm Instax Mini 8. If you prefer to have an instant cam with advance features then check new models like Fujifilm Instax Mini 70, Fujifilm Instax 300 or Fujifilm Instax Mini 90.

Also if it's for a girl then check the Fujifilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty camera. It's cheap and also cute. Unique Hello Kitty design makes it stand out from all other Instax cam models.