Instax Mini 8 Camera - Yellow £47.80 @ Amazon
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Instax Mini 8 Camera - Yellow £47.80 @ Amazon

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Found 10th Dec 2017
reasonable price for these all the rage instax cameras. other colours are more pricey.
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Dont get the point of these. Polaroid cameras have died out because of digital cameras providing instant viewing of an image. I get there is a novelty factor with this, but given the cost of refills surely its better to buy a decent photo printer and just use the camera on you phone and actually pri t them out- after removing the crap ones- rather than spending a fortune for a small print of a person with their eyes shut ...
maybe it's for photos you don't want to have a trace of on your phone or any other device
I've got an instax and I love it! The novelty for me is that there's only ever one photo of that moment, and it makes me absolutely treasure my photos. When my daughter was born this year my first photos were with my instax. The only downside is that id be so sad if those photos ever got damaged. But I do think it's lovely to only ever have one of each photo (obviously I have a smart phone too so I don't exclusively take Polaroids)!
lunaprim9 m ago

The only downside is that id be so sad if those photos ever got damaged.


That's kinda the whole point of why digital cameras were invented!
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What’s the difference between the 8 & 9? Wondering if it’s worth the extra . . .
Dont get the point of these. Polaroid cameras have died out because of digital cameras providing instant viewing of an image. I get there is a novelty factor with this, but given the cost of refills surely its better to buy a decent photo printer and just use the camera on you phone and actually pri t them out- after removing the crap ones- rather than spending a fortune for a small print of a person with their eyes shut ...
Yeah these might seem fun and probably good for Christmas or a party but results wont be great and the films are expensive

amazon.co.uk/Ins…3CQ

20 photos for £15 and that is with money off at the moment (normally £18 on that link)
maybe it's for photos you don't want to have a trace of on your phone or any other device
Kimburlee23 m ago

What’s the difference between the 8 & 9? Wondering if it’s worth the extra …What’s the difference between the 8 & 9? Wondering if it’s worth the extra . . .


Only difference really seems to be the Inclusive Selfie Mirror, plus Close-up Lens attachment. You can buy add on lenses for the 8 anyway as I have done for mine.
I've got an instax and I love it! The novelty for me is that there's only ever one photo of that moment, and it makes me absolutely treasure my photos. When my daughter was born this year my first photos were with my instax. The only downside is that id be so sad if those photos ever got damaged. But I do think it's lovely to only ever have one of each photo (obviously I have a smart phone too so I don't exclusively take Polaroids)!
lunaprim9 m ago

The only downside is that id be so sad if those photos ever got damaged.


That's kinda the whole point of why digital cameras were invented!
lunaprim18 m ago

I've got an instax and I love it! The novelty for me is that there's only …I've got an instax and I love it! The novelty for me is that there's only ever one photo of that moment, and it makes me absolutely treasure my photos. When my daughter was born this year my first photos were with my instax. The only downside is that id be so sad if those photos ever got damaged. But I do think it's lovely to only ever have one of each photo (obviously I have a smart phone too so I don't exclusively take Polaroids)!


I get that they are precious, and thats exactly the reason you scan, save and backup to digital so that you are not heartbroken should it get a drink spilled on it. Having taken lots of baby photos on film and then more digital, the only benefit of film is that you do look at them more. However, buying a decent film camera and rolls of 36 film is waaaay cheaper if that is what you want....
£15 for 20photos and no guarantee they won't be blurred, too dark, too much light, eyes shut, red eyed etc. Least film was a lot cheaper, you can get a decent point & shoot camera at that price will the chance to take 1000s and either print them yourself or pop to tescos and get them done cheap. Its all very well saying their fun but surely 20 photos could be over in 10mins, then no more fun til you go out and buy more vs take 100s til the battery runs out or memory
Proof that some people have more money than sense. Retro has its place, but this is just money down the drain. Having been a 110, then 35mm film user way back when, I'm really struggling to see the benefit of pot luck photographs in this day and age.

Maybe I'm just old 🎅
I'm waiting till its around £35 as that's the price I think it's worth but heat added as it is the cheapest price for it at moment
dslr user and recently got a ricob gr2 in the amazon sales =) I think these have their place alongside phones and camera's. Personally i always have this with me for going to important events like weddings and graduations they are also small enough to fit into wallets and card holders unlike the good old poloriods which i still but seldom use these days.
Edited by: "delces" 11th Dec 2017
These are extremely over priced photos but give this camera to a child and you will see the difference in their excitement compared to clicking away on a phone camera. The photos are cherished and not just stuck on a memory card somehwere.
swoosh0079 h, 3 m ago

Dont get the point of these. Polaroid cameras have died out because of …Dont get the point of these. Polaroid cameras have died out because of digital cameras providing instant viewing of an image. I get there is a novelty factor with this, but given the cost of refills surely its better to buy a decent photo printer and just use the camera on you phone and actually pri t them out- after removing the crap ones- rather than spending a fortune for a small print of a person with their eyes shut ...


Great for weddings, you can do a photo guestbook without the stress of setting up a camera and printer. People can just stick their pic in and write underneath.
Does anybody remember the smell of the photos that came out of the old Polaroid cameras...
I bought my daughter the Polaroid snap touch, for Xmas m but was looking at instax cameras previously, then bought myself the instax 2 mini printer. Just something about having real photos makes it worth it
Kimburlee10 h, 0 m ago

What’s the difference between the 8 & 9? Wondering if it’s worth the extra …What’s the difference between the 8 & 9? Wondering if it’s worth the extra . . .


Probably nothing other than it’s a new model for Christmas (the 9). I just bought a 9 and gonna send it back for this because it’s £20 difference.
still using it and having fun.
I think each to their own. If you don't like them, simply do not buy one.
I love mine, although I have a different brand, my 13 year old niece has this one and it's so easy to take a decent photo on, and this is a great price if it's something you wanted to buy!!
lunaprim39 m ago

I think each to their own. If you don't like them, simply do not buy one.I …I think each to their own. If you don't like them, simply do not buy one.I love mine, although I have a different brand, my 13 year old niece has this one and it's so easy to take a decent photo on, and this is a great price if it's something you wanted to buy!!


Have to admit I am tempted to get one for my 13 year old as I've bought her a light up wall display for her bedroom that hangs photos from. Still in 2 minds though....
I bought one last year for my 11 yr old daughter, was a novelty at first & after 3 rolls of film she got bored & it lies in the bottom of her cupboard. Personally I think not worth it for the cost of the spools, an expensive novelty gift.
- Lord have mercy. I second @EmmaShedden here - this is an utter waste of money.
they're great fun, and particularly cool for self-obsessed facebook/instagram people, who then take a digital photo of the printout and put it on social media. They think it's cool, let em have it. I have one of these and actually really like the old school vibe to it, quite difficult to use though, def took a load of photos on the wrong setting that just got binned,
Great price but all ready sold out.:S
Bought one of these for my daughter last year and she loves it.
You can buy 40 photos for about £20 if you are willing to buy from AliExpress or equivalent website. We have purchased a few times now and no problems with delivery or quality, works out at about 50p a photo.
Live life for the moment. We're so preoccupied capturing 'precious moments' these days that we don't properly enjoy the experiences when they happen. Try it, it feels so liberating that first time you dare to go somewhere or do something without a camera.
SuffolkLad22253 m ago

Live life for the moment. We're so preoccupied capturing 'precious …Live life for the moment. We're so preoccupied capturing 'precious moments' these days that we don't properly enjoy the experiences when they happen. Try it, it feels so liberating that first time you dare to go somewhere or do something without a camera.


Agreed, the amount of concerts/events I've been to where most of the audience watch through a phone or iPad, why bother?
My days thats an ugly looking camera.
hotphoenix302 h, 22 m ago

Have to admit I am tempted to get one for my 13 year old as I've bought …Have to admit I am tempted to get one for my 13 year old as I've bought her a light up wall display for her bedroom that hangs photos from. Still in 2 minds though....


My niece has loads hanging from fairy lights with little pegs. It's a great gift for older girls and boys. She got really into photography from having her camera, and now does photography at school. I know some people seem to think it's money making rubbish, but there's something really lovely about taking one photo and it's instantly there.
Quite a bit of confused whinging here. There's absolutely a benefit in being able to create an instant physical souvenir of a nice moment or place, without messing with phones, printers and all that stuff. My girlfriend has one of these and collects lovely mementos of places and people, using little pegs to display them in box frames. I love them, there's something nice and 'analogue' about them, not having to be perfect, or filtered, or cropped etc. Also the fact that they only exist singularly rather than as electronic files makes them seem extra special.
Is it just me or is anyone else thinking back to "readers wives"

Oh thought so just me !!
lunaprim1 h, 1 m ago

My niece has loads hanging from fairy lights with little pegs. It's a …My niece has loads hanging from fairy lights with little pegs. It's a great gift for older girls and boys. She got really into photography from having her camera, and now does photography at school. I know some people seem to think it's money making rubbish, but there's something really lovely about taking one photo and it's instantly there.


Mine does GCSE photography too. Hubby has decided to look into a mobile phone printer first as she uses that for school photography work
swoosh00716 h, 21 m ago

Dont get the point of these. Polaroid cameras have died out because of …Dont get the point of these. Polaroid cameras have died out because of digital cameras providing instant viewing of an image. I get there is a novelty factor with this, but given the cost of refills surely its better to buy a decent photo printer and just use the camera on you phone and actually pri t them out- after removing the crap ones- rather than spending a fortune for a small print of a person with their eyes shut ...


Bit of fun innit?
lunaprim17 h, 45 m ago

I've got an instax and I love it! The novelty for me is that there's only …I've got an instax and I love it! The novelty for me is that there's only ever one photo of that moment, and it makes me absolutely treasure my photos. When my daughter was born this year my first photos were with my instax. The only downside is that id be so sad if those photos ever got damaged. But I do think it's lovely to only ever have one of each photo (obviously I have a smart phone too so I don't exclusively take Polaroids)!


You seem rather irrational. Still, a lot of companies rely on that to stay in business!
lunaprim17 h, 53 m ago

I've got an instax and I love it! The novelty for me is that there's only …I've got an instax and I love it! The novelty for me is that there's only ever one photo of that moment, and it makes me absolutely treasure my photos. When my daughter was born this year my first photos were with my instax. The only downside is that id be so sad if those photos ever got damaged. But I do think it's lovely to only ever have one of each photo (obviously I have a smart phone too so I don't exclusively take Polaroids)!


take a photo of your polaroids with your phone camera so you have a backup
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