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Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 Instant Camera 2020 Detailed Review

Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 Instant Camera 2020 Detailed Review.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 Instant Camera: In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the number of people moving in reverse from digital cameras back to film cameras. Digital photography certainly has its benefits, but there really is nothing like getting back to the basics and using a film camera. 

Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 Instant Camera

Overview 

However, shooting film can be difficult, and casual hobbyist photographers face many pitfalls when first starting out shooting film, including the cost of equipment and the technical know-how.

A great alternative and introduction to shooting with film cameras are to use an instant-print camera such as the Fujifilm Instax Mini 26. This instant-print camera is small and stylish, and perfect for use on most occasions, to quickly print and share your memories and adventures as they unfold. 

Specifications 

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 is compact and lightweight. The camera itself measures 112 x 121 x 50.5 millimeters and weighs only 275 grams (without batteries inserted in the body). It’s powered by two CR2 lithium batteries.  

The Instax Mini 26 holds a high-quality 60mm Fujinon lens and is capable of focusing from a distance of 0.5m and greater. A close-up lens is also included for closer subjects. Additionally, the camera body houses a bright flash, and buttons for adjusting the brightness of pictures, shutter release buttons, and enabling the flash. 

Lens 

Lens 

The 60mm Fujinon lens contained within the Instax Mini 26 is a perfect focal length for an instant-print camera. A focal length of this distance is very versatile for a wide variety of photography styles. 60mm is a great focal length for capturing portraits of your friends and family.

By simply varying the distance you are standing from your subject(s), you can capture a beautiful portrait of your mother, your best friend’s entire outfit, or every member of your family at a holiday dinner. 

The 60mm lens and its long-distance focusing capabilities also ensure that you can capture beautiful stills of buildings, landscapes, and cityscapes. There are two shutter buttons on the body of the Instax Mini 26. Each button has a unique function – one is used to capture vertical images, and one is used to capture horizontal images.

This is a great feature that eliminates the need to crane your neck and arms to frame your picture. Simply point the camera at your subject and press the corresponding shutter button for the image you desire. 

Design 

This review focuses on the all-black model of the Instax Mini 26 which we find to be sleek and discrete. However, the Instax Mini 26 is also available in three other color themes: Cream/White, White/Blue, and White/Pink.

The alternate color themes make the Instax Mini 26 a perfect option for anyone’s style.

The Instax Mini 26 is roughly square-shaped and ergonomic with both sides of the camera being hourglass-shaped. The hourglass-shaped sides fit comfortably and securely within your hands when taking pictures. The plastic body allows the camera to remain lightweight, but it still feels sturdy.

Close-up Lens 

The included close-up lens allows you to capture photos of subjects up to 35 centimeters away from the camera. The close-up lens transforms the Instax Mini 26 into the perfect tool for photographing food & drinks, or smaller subjects such as those in nature.

The lens magnifies the subject you are shooting into a larger image, making for a more impressive photo. Subjects such as flowers are enlarged in the prints and produce vivid colors and details in the film. 

Selfies 

Fujifilm didn’t forget about the all-important selfie when designing the Instax Mini 26. The 60mm lens mounted on the front of the camera also houses a small mirror beside the lens. The mirror allows you and your friends to ensure that you are perfectly in the shot before snapping your shot.

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Flash 

Regardless of the amount of light available in the setting you are in when using the Instax Mini 26, your photos have the potential to turn out perfect.

Printing 

The Instax Mini 26 begins to print the photo you’ve taken almost instantly, The images print on a 2×3 inch instant film – about the size of a credit card.

The film size is perfect for mounting on your fridge or wall, or for keeping in your wallet.

Final Thoughts 

Final Thoughts 

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 is a compact, affordable instant-print film camera that is a perfect camera for all occasions.

The flash and exposure compensation allows you to capture photos in all light environments, from daylight to darkness. And the multitudes of options available for film borders give you even more options to foster your creativity.