My New Toy – Instax Mini 8 by Fujifilm

Introducing my new toy – Instax Mini 8 by Fujifilm.

Been wanting to own one instant camera. Despite having my dear DSLR.

Those days, instant cameras are quite expensive. Now, they have wide range of instant cameras with fancy fancy designs at a lower price.

Alex knew I wanted it so much. Therefore he bought one for me. Yippie! Ok la..I know I hardly say ‘rou ma’ stuffs to Alex here. But thank you Darling… β™₯ hehe….


Instax Mini 8 is current latest model in Malaysia. It comes in 5 different colors. What is your favorite pick? I love the pastel colors of Instax Mini 8.

The anticipation to unbox the camera! Yes…pink is my favorite pick.

All the above are included in the box. 2 xAA batteries, a pink strap, instruction manual and the camera.

As quoted; Cute and compact body design
β€”instant photos, instant fun!

This is where you place the 2xAA batteries.

Product Features:

  • Brightness adjustment dial
  • Instax mini 8 automatically determines the best brightness for taking a picture by lighting the corresponding lamp. Turn the brightness adjustment dial to the position (mark) of the lit lamp
  • Able to take a high-key photo easily
  • Setting the brightness adjustment dial to the high-key mode mark allows you to take pictures with a softer impression

In this case; the auto detected brightness is “Indoors, Night F12.7” because the lit lamp in positioned at the indoor symbol. Therefore I’ll need to turn the brightness adjustment dial to the position (mark) of the lit lamp. But if you would like to have a brighter outcome, tune it to the “Hi-Key” mode (far end). However avoid using “Hi-Key” when you shoot outdoor under a bright and sunny sky. Else your photo will turn out too white.

Uses Fujifilm Instant Color Film “instax mini”. I must say that the film price is quite pricey. We got them for an offer price. RM20/box. Each film box contain 10 pieces of credit card size film.

Ta daahh…my 1st shot of instant photo using Hello Kitty as model. HAHA!

You are not required to shake or wave the film once its released from the camera. It takes about 2 minutes for the image to be fully appear.

*Alamak* How come the image senget wan? My eyes are senget meh?

Note : Keep a distance from the subject of at least 0.6m. The flash has an effective range of between 0.6m to 2.7m.

A short video on how to operate the camera.


A summary of the camera.

A kawaii outfit to match my kawaii camera! πŸ˜‰

Simple operation for instant pictures. I’m loving it! β™₯

Now I want to shop “baju” for my camera edi… πŸ™‚

29 thoughts on “My New Toy – Instax Mini 8 by Fujifilm”

  1. wahhhhh, such a cute camera! i must admit, i’ve never noticed this design or model before. it looks so fun to hold and play with! (though probably not appropriate for any guy above 12 years old) πŸ˜€

    1. “(though probably not appropriate for any guy above 12 years old) ” …LOL!! If hold a black color one, I think it should be fine. Cos I saw before the advertisement (different instax model) uses guy model! But they both holding white and black color.

  2. Hi I have a question. I wanted to take a picture outside with the camera and I did but it came out practically black. How do you take a good picture on this camera outside at night?

    1. Hi Keziah.
      I’ve not tried taking photos at night scene yet. But I think its ISO may not be sufficient for low light scene. Anyway…do check the expiry date of your film too. The photos will turn out to be darker color when the film has expired.

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