Here is the Fujifilm Instax 200. I purchased this two years ago, as I wanted an old school polaroid camera but the film was rather expensive to get hold of as they’re so old (and it might’ve already been expired). But I found this beauty on eBay, I don’t think the mini version of this was out at the time, or it had just come out – that aside, I really wanted this one as it takes quite large polaroid images which captures a lot of detail.
I found this on eBay for about £10 and it even came with a handy bag. You can find these for even cheaper on eBay, but on Amazon they were around the £40 mark, at the time. You purchase packets of film, which come in either 10s or 20s. You take the packaging out, remove the plastic and are left with a hard plastic ‘box’. You just open the back of the camera, place it in and it’s good to go!
Once that’s done, you just snap away really! The images come out of the slot in the top of the camera and develop within 30-45 seconds.
The only downside to this camera is that it is rather big, as you can see from this photo. It is WAY bigger than my head, it isn’t heavy at all – but it could be bulky when you’re travelling with it! I took this to New York along with my DSLR and a digital camera – I looked like a crazy tourist with both cameras around my neck! People will stop you and ask what it is aswell, from time to time – the Americans were pretty nosey, but I didn’t mind haha!
This is what the images come out like, they’re a decent size as I found that the Instax Mini is just too small for me! These are a few that I took in New York, Sirmione in Italy and whilst at home/university.
The images are really vibrant and capture what you want in that split second – it also has a zoom feature and a flash, but I don’t tend to use these as much!
I place these images on my noticeboard (which you can see in the background of my photo further up, I use those clips that fold all the way back (not sure what they’re called) instead of putting pins in and ruining them!
Do you have a Fujifilm? Or even the Instax Mini? What do you think? x