During the holiday season, we heartily set aside time to be with family and friends. For many, it may be the only time of year they can connect with loved ones, especially if distance is a factor. For this reason, it’s important to make the most of these anticipated festive visits and try to savor and capture as many moments as possible. The best way to do this is by always having a camera on hand, and this Christmas, it will be the newest from Fujifilm, the Instax Mini 70.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 is a stylish instant camera that delivers hardcopy photos in seconds. It comes with a strap, strap ring, ring attaching tool, CR2 batteries, and a user manual. It’s available in three sporty colors, Island blue, moon white and canary yellow.
The Fuji Instax Mini 70 may be tiny, but it offers user-friendly and big camera attributes. The front of the camera displays the viewfinder, flash lampface, self-timer lamp, a 60 mm lens, a selfie mirror on the edge of the lens and a shutter button. The back has the modes buttons, eyepiece, selfie timer button, selfie button, mode button, back cover, battery compartment, and the LCD, that tells you how many sheets you have left.
It has several modes, Auto, Macro, Landscape, Fill-in flash, and Hi-Key. If you have your camera set on auto mode, it will automatically sense your image and adjust to the best mode. The macro mode is for objects 30 – 60 cm away, and the landscape mode is for images over 3 meters away. The Hi-Key option can be selected to lighten the next picture if the photo you just took is too dark.
To use the Instax Mini 70 you first have to install 2 CR2 lithium batteries that come with the camera and load a cartridge of film sheets. Now you’re ready to capture the moment! The selfies are so easy to take, and you have two options. You can either view yourself in the selfie mirror and press the shutter button when you’re ready to use the selfie timer and get single or multiple shots. Really, all you have to do is aim and press the shutter button; the camera does all the rest for you. They’re lightweight and portable, so you can take them anywhere you go, like your next Christmas party.
We’ve taken pictures both indoors and out and we’re pleased with the results. This year we decided to start a new trend. We’re going to make Christmas tree ornaments out of our Instax Mini 70 photos. They’ll hang on the tree each year for us to reminisce over. Part of the magic of family get-togethers is capturing those spontaneous moments that over the years become endearing memories. The adorable Fuji Instax Mini 70 allows us to do this! Happy Holidays!
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.