Since I was a kid I have always wanted a Polaroid camera. I have memories of watching TV, and at the time being obsessed with The Spice Girls and they had released a Polaroid camera! I really wanted it but didn’t have the guts to even ask my parents for it as I knew what the answer would be, it was a big ask As Polaroids have now become a Vintage/Retro camera, I felt I wanted something with the same function but a current product.
I had seen a lot of adverts for the FujiFilm Instax Mini cameras and I really wanted one. I sifted through a lot of reviews and decided I am going to invest in getting one. When on Amazon I stumbled across a HELLO KITTY one! Anyone that knows me will know I LOVE Hello Kitty. I think it is the cutest brand ever. For me that was a decision made, I bought it! It is £64.99 on Amazon and comes with 10 shots, a strap, zoom lens and manual. Below are photos of what comes in the box.
The camera uses Fujifilm Mini Instax Film which is available on Ebay or Amazon. My advice would be keep a look out for great deals as they are always changing. I managed to get 5 Packs (1 Pack comes with 2×10 film) so 100 shots for £30 which is a serious BARGAIN. But you have to shop around.
I also bought a really sweet bag to keep the camera in as I really want to maintain the camera as well as look good when I take it out and about. This is the Katia Comprehensive Protection Fujifilm Instax Hello Kitty Instant Film Camera Case Bag in new Brown (sorry that’s a mouthful!). You can buy it on Amazon for £20.59. I like the Retro brown colour with the Hello Kitty bow. It is super cute. Every time I am out I get approached, a lot of young girls ask me where I got it from.
I really like this camera as I can keep all the photos I take and use them to decorate my room or put them in photo albums so I can look through them. In our day and age we take 100s of photos on our phones and digital cameras and they live in the Cloud or on our computers. This way I have a physical photo instantly. I also like the fact the Fujifilm Instax Mini film photos are credit card size so they make great presents to give to people or you can pop a lovely photo in your wallet. The image quality will never be as crisp as a digital camera but it is good enough (see photos below). I love the novelty of this camera and it is so much fun to use. It is a good way of looking back at memories. The price point is not the cheapest but I always think I get my photos to keep. Urban Outfitters do sell this camera for £120, so I would advise buying it via Amazon. I would definitely recommend it