Looking for a modern instant camera with a vintage look? If you’ve got $100 to spare, you might want to check out this one!
Fujufilm’s Instax Mini 40 is set at a global price of $100, allowing interested shooters across the world to estimate how much this brand new product may cost once it is made available in their respective countries.
Dedicated instant shooters and occasional photography hobbyists alike may be delighted to find that the Instax Mini 40 has the potential to satisfy their classic aesthetic cravings, especially if they are among those who have been fans of Fujifilm’s popularized instant cameras but haven’t quite been so keen on the brand’s hallmark preppy designs.
With the timeless feel that the Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 brings to the table, photographers can fantasize being transported back into the emergence of the point and shoot era of consumer cameras, when bulky film cameras were all the buzz!
Simplicity and originality embraced
Although, in essence, the Instax Mini 40 doesn’t boast many new features, Fujifilm endorses its familiar simplicity. By using the product’s fresh antiqueness as the main selling point and trusting that its eye-catching exterior is enough to entice possible purchasers, this instant camera possesses an already recognizable operation setup of two buttons; one button to switch the camera on and pop the lens out, as well as a shutter button to capture snapshots with, of course.
As with all other Fujifilm instant cameras, users of the Instax Mini 40 will get the usual cartridges of 10-shot film, meant to be loaded into the camera’s backside. Meanwhile, it preserves the typical 60mm focal length, and has a rangefinder-style viewfinder which most likely is optical.
Proving faithfulness to its retro shell, the Mini 40 also has a rather prominent bulb-type LED flash module. Is there anything else that sets this camera apart, though?
Make way for built-in selfie lens!
My Smart Price details that the Instax Mini 40’s selfie mode works by simply pulling out the lens to get a better and closer self-portrait mode, enabling this new member of Fujifilm’s Instax collection to offer a much desired sharper focus. Furthermore, to avoid risky and incomplete shots, there is also a tiny mirror at the lens’ top that lets photographers see what is being included in-frame before sacrificing the final shot. Otherwise, the Mini 40 does the rest on its own, automatically adjusting exposure time as well as aperture size depending on its surroundings.
To get their hands on this new model and avail of its pretty, convincing features, customers should prepare about $100 to cover the cost. It is priced above the earlier Instax Mini 11, which goes for $70. Information on country-specific availability and pricing is sure to follow in the near future.
The Instax Mini 40 may be the absolute perfect starter instant camera for some, particularly for its vintage fashion. Still, others may still be just as, or even fonder or Fujifilm’s plenty other models. To those for whom this new addition to the Fujifilm family doesn’t cut it, take a peep at the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 or the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9.