Fujifilm Instax Mini 25: A Great Toy for the Complete Novice

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The light and handy Fujifilm Instax mini 25 is a new addition to my camera collection. This camera is easy to use and has a few new features compared to its predecessor. Keep reading for more details!

The Instax Mini 25 by Fujifilm (aka Cheki 25) — the updated and smaller version of the Instax 7S — is more automatic compared to its predecessor and has several new features, making it a great toy for the complete novice. The camera measures 11 × 12 × 5 cm and runs on two CR2 batteries which come with the camera but these are readily available at drugstores and supermarkets. The camera package includes a wrist strap and a detachable close up lens which produces excellent focus between 35 to 50 cm.

A Day at the Winery

The camera is in an auto-exposure mode but for those who want more control, it can be done via the digital control screen where there is a light/dark exposure setting. The lighten and darken control enables the user to increase or decrease the shutter speed, therefore gives the ability to adjust the exposure. It is a new feature that is not available in the Instax 7S.

Scenic Photos

Other new features include the landscape mode that should be used when shooting from 2.5m to infinity, a lens that extends automatically (compared to the manual lens on the 7S), a second shutter button on the side for shooting horizontally, and a built in mirror by the lens making self portraits a breeze!

I confess, this camera is not as experimental as my Diana F+ with the Instant Back+ due to lesser control and lens option, but it is a great camera for quick instant shots that do not require a lot of thinking and chances are, you won’t waste any film as it is so easy to use. A great accessory for parties, meet ups and get togethers!

For spur-of-the-moment pictures that can’t wait to be seen and loved, our Instant Cameras will do its job in giving you your shots in no time! Check out our selection here.

written by amytam on 2012-07-26 in #reviews #lomography #camera-review #friends #party #portraits #instant-camera #instant #fun #simple #user-review #automatic

3 Comments

  1. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    I want one!

  2. amytam
    amytam ·

    TIme to add one to your collection!

  3. rbruce63
    rbruce63 ·

    Very sentimental about your pictures, that couldn't be made otherwise since the instax film is instantaneous and the coloring so vintage!

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