November 24, 2009

Fuji Instax

 This is the camera that I meant to purchase.  It's much bigger than I expected.

This is the camera I did get.  I thought it was a mini... but I was wrong.

I own the Fuji Instax 200 Wide.  It looks like it was made by Fisher Price.  I have mixed feelings about the camera.  I wanted a Fuji Instant after seeing Zooey Deschanel <3 with one in Yes Man.  At the time, I could only find the 200 Wide available in the States.  So, that's the camera I purchased.  I was shocked when a giant box arrived.

Here's a little more info:

1.  Do not expect Polaroid quality photos.  Polaroids are warm in color with a soft focus.  Fuji is known for color.  The photos from the camera really pop.  It just depends on what you like.
2.  This is an instant camera.  The photos come out of the top of the camera instead of the front or side.
3.  The viewfinder is big, but it's way off to the side.
4.  It's HUGE.
5.  It sounds like it might eat you.
6.  The camera shoots wide.  This takes a little getting used to.
7.  This is a fun camera.

I'm still not 100% sold on this camera, but I can't help using it.  Below are some sample shots.