When people started to realize the need for the faster things in life – fast-food, fast transport, fast messaging, many things were born including instant camera or commonly known as Instax introduced in 1990’s and marketed by Fujifilm. For those living under a rock, Instax is a nifty type of camera that can produce a finished picture in just one snap without needing a hefty printer.
Instax? Instant tax? What is it?
Let’s assume you really know nothing about Instax cameras. The traditional camera needs to have films in order to take pictures and print it. Instax, on the other hand projects an image into the mini photo paper after taking a picture. Only a few minutes are required before your photo are ready. Nowadays there are even Instax that does not have film, instead it uses wireless features where you can upload directly in Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and even email.
Who uses it?
Short answer – everybody excluding you.
Long answer – Instax is common for travelers because it does not need printer to print. It is more reliable to use than many smartphones since it has features that are better for motion and night shoots. Its battery will not be easily drain unlike our typical smartphones, which means more shooting and no charging.
There are many types of Instax today. Here are the 5 best models in the market right now. Compiled and researched by us so you don’t have to
Samsung WB250F. Samsung WB250F is a lightweight point and shoot camera that can be easily pocketed. It is Wi-Fi capable so you can easily upload your image in your Facebook account and share it with your friends. You can also have backup your latest shoots straight to cloud storage.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. If you are looking for elegant design with stunning quality photos to match, then Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is right for you. It received the Editors’ Choice award for Best Presume Camera by Cnet. It boasts faster shooting compared to other Instax cameras. You can also share your pictures via Instagram and other social media applications.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 50S. For people who loves to keep pictures and recording their captured moment in a scrapbook. Fujifilm Instax Mini 50S is specially engineered for printing clean and robust colored films for scrapbooking and other chic hobbies.
Instax Fujifilm Quicksnap Marine. If you’re looking for a cheap underwater Instax camera, then this one’s for you. It is a certified waterproof camera that can be used 30 feet below the sea. Other cameras won’t even tolerate water. However, it is disposable and can only be used once. It is recommendable for those who does not want to carry around their camera.
Pentax Optio WG-10. For those who are very adventurous and does not like an ordinary camera, Pentax Optio WG-10 is best for them. It boasts an all in one feature that other Instax don’t. It’s waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, freeze-proof, and dustproof. It even has optional GPS! Definitely not the typical camera that you know, so obviously its extraordinary features come with a high price.
Where do I get one? Or two?
Instant cameras, excuse me, Instax cameras are all over the mall and the internet. One Google search and you’ll see thousands of it for sale. Online shops like Harvey Norman has Instax cameras in stock now, so you can start your own Instax adventure on your next trip. Take one with you now.