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Background and Identification ¶ 

  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is the twelfth iteration in the Mini Instax series, released November 2012. The camera is most notable for its variety of colors and top ejection of instant film. The Mini 8 boasts a lighter body and is about 10% lighter to the previous Mini 7s. The key features are the five-mode exposure levels, always on flash 60 mm ƒ/12.7 camera lens, and 1/60 to 1/400 second shutter.
  • The camera can be identified by its rounded shape, solid colors and the text "Fujifilm Instax Mini 8" on the top right corner. To differentiate between the other models of Fujifilm's instant cameras, it is important to note the portrait orientation in which the Instax is oriented in, as opposed to the landscape design of many of the other Instax cameras. The most similar looking Instax camera is the Instax Mini 8's predecessor, the Instax Mini 7s. The Instax Mini 7s had an oval lens unit as opposed to the circular unit on the Instax Mini 8, and comes in two-tone colors rather than the solid colors of the Instax Mini 8.

Specifications ¶ 

Instant Film: Fujifilm Instant Color Film "Instax Mini"

Lens: 60 mm ƒ/12.7

Picture size: 62 x 46mm

Shooting range / Focusing range: 0.6m - ∞

Shutter: Shutter speed: 1/60 sec.

Exposure control: Manual switching system (LED indicator in exposure meter)

Flash: Constant firing flash (automatic light adjustment)

Recycle time: 0.2 sec. to 6 sec. (when using new batteries), Effective flash range: 0.6m - 2.7 m

Power Supply: Two LR6/AA-size 1.5V alkaline batteries

Capacity: 10 film packs (based on our company research)

Others: Exposure counter (number of unexposed films), film pack confirmation window

Dimensions & Weight: 116mm x 118.3mm x 68.2mm / 307g (without batteries, strap and film pack)

Troubleshooting ¶ 

A troubleshooting page for the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8:

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Troubleshooting

Additional Information ¶ 

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Fujifilm: Instax Mini 8 Overview

Fujifilm: Instax Mini 8 Specifications

Wikipedia: Instax

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