In the picture; Instax 210, Instax 7s, Instax 50s.
Instax is a brand of instant still cameras and films marketed by Fujifilm since the late 1990s.
There are two types of Instax film and cameras −
MINI cameras include Instax 7s, 8, 25 and 50s
WIDE camera inclusive of Instax 210 only/Wide300
MINI camera use MINI Films, while WIDE camera use WIDE Films. That means, Instax 7s, 8, 25 and 50s can only use Mini Film and Instax 210 uses Wide Film.
If you are deciding on which camera to buy, I STRONGLY ADVISE that you make your decision based on which type of picture you like best.
If you decided to choose Wide, then your choice is obviously Instax 210! BUT, if you decided to go with Mini, you need to make a choice out of four available options. Instax 7s, 8, 25 or 50s.
Aside from the difference in wide/mini film, the quality for all cameras are more or less, the same, no noticeable difference at all.
These are short summary of the differences between those Mini cameras.
MANUAL (you need to decided on your own which mode to use). 4 Modes (Clear, Fine, Cloudy and Indoor). Bulky and heavy. Use 4 AA batteries.
Instax 8 is an upgraded version of Instax 7s.
AUTOMATIC (there is a light that shows you which suitable mode to use, then you need to turn the lens according to the mode suggested OR you can just decide on your own). 5 modes (Indoor, Cloudy, Sunny, Sunny and Bright & Hi Key). Slimmer and lighter than 7s. Use 2 AA batteries.
“High-key” mode: make images look brighter and more vibrant. Use this mode whenever you want brighter photo. It’s up to you. The automatic brightness / mode indicator (light) will never force you to use a specific mode. It only recommends the optimal mode between the other 4 modes.
YOUTUBE Video : Fujifilm Instax 7s vs Instax 8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77TDE2odXxo
AUTOMATIC MODE (just switch on and click the shutter). Intelligent Flash, Infinity mode & Darken & Lighten feature (scroll below to know what is this L & D function). 2 Shutters buttons at the top-front and on the side-below of the camera (to help you take Vertical & Horizontal photo easier). Built in selfie mirror on the lens. Come with close up lens in the package. Lighter & smaller than 7s and 8. Use 2 CR2 Lithium batteries.
Instax 25: auto on/off lens with push of a button
Instax 7s: manual pull-out lens to power on
Instax 25: intelligent flash. apparently it analyzes the background and adjusts the shutter speed automatically thus even in bright areas, you can take clear pictures.
Instax 7s: flash in all settings.
Instax 25: auto exposure mode
Instax 7s: manual settings for indoor/cloudy/sunny weather settings. if you forget to change the setting (for eg: indoors to sunny), it may turn out to be overexposed or underexposed
Instax 25: allows you to switch between portrait/landscape mode with a button
Instax 7s: you have to manually rotate the camera 90 degrees to switch to landscape mode
All features of the Instax 25 are available on Instax 50s the only exception is that Instax 50s doesn't have a self mirror. Addition features on Instax 50s ; has self timer, can be mounted on a tripod and take two pictures consecutively. Use 2 CR2 Lithium batteries.
LIGHTEN & DARKEN feature available on INSTAX 25, Instax 50s & Instax 210 only.It has three exposure control (light setting): L light, N neutral, and D dark. It also has an Automatic Flash. Comes with a close up lens and self mirror. Use 4 AA batteries.
# I would recommend going for Instax 210 for the best experience. However, please take note that the camera is as big as DSLR. As such you might end up using it occasionally for special event only. Another important consideration is that wide film is more expensive than mini film. If you are confused, I suggest that you buy both!
My personal opinion, Instax 25 is the best Mini camera if you are going for VALUE (affordable with great features) but if you like the added features on Instax 50s or simply love the elegant design & shiny black body color, then take Instax 50s.
Instax 7s is a great and fun camera if you have a LIMITED BUDGET. If you have more budget, why not go for the camera with more features ? Perhaps you may consider Instax 8, which is an upgraded version of Instax 7s.
Here are pictures taken using Instax 7s.
VERTICAL (Potrait) & HORIZONTAL Pictures
All instax cameras can take these two type of picture. Just like any other digital camera, or your phone, you just simply rotate the camera.
Instax Mini 7s, Mini 25, Mini 50s and Instax 210 Comparison
|High quality picture and simple operation by automatic film feed||High quality picture and simple operation by automatic film feed||High quality picture and simple operation by automatic film feed|
|High quality “Fujinon” lens||High quality “Fujinon” lens||High quality “Fujinon” lens|
|4 manual exposure mode||Automatic exposure mode (no need to set up)||Automatic exposure mode (no need to set up)|
|Automatic flash||“Intelligent” flash that make background clear||“Intelligent” flash that make background clear|
|Manual lens use||Motorized 3 position collapsible lens||Motorized 3 position collapsible lens|
|1 shutter button (landscape photos can be taken rotating the camera 90°)||2 shutter buttons for easy landscape or portrait photos||2 shutter buttons for easy landscape or portrait photos|
|Automatic built-in flash||Automatic built-in flash||Automatic built-in flash|
|Focusing from 60cm to infinity||Focusing from 50cm to infinity||Focusing from 60cm to infinity|
|Focusing from 40 cm by using close-up lens (not included in package/sold separately)||Focusing from 30 cm by using close-up lens included in the package||Focusing from 30 cm by using close-up lens included in the package|
|Alkaline batteries AA X 4 included||Lithium batteries CR2 X 2 included||Lithium batteries CR2 X 2 included|
|Standard batteries available worldwide||Standard batteries available worldwide||Standard batteries available worldwide|
|X||Darken/Lighten adjust feature.||Darken/Lighten adjust feature|
|Pink, blue, milk white, choco brown||Plain white and Hello Kitty white||NEW black color|
|Heavy and bigger size model (approx. 600 grams )||Small and lighter design (approx. 400 grams)||Small and lighter design (approx. 400 grams)|
|Self-shot mirror not included in package/sold separately along with the close-up lens||Built-in self-shot mirror||Self-timer shot mode with automatic 2 consecutive shots feature|
Instax 210 vs Instax Mini 7s
Both instax cameras produce instant, vivid colored photographs minutes after you pressed the click button, but both have very notable difference that you might need to know before deciding which instax is for you.
Here are the main differences between the two instant cameras:
Format, size and price of the film:
Instax 210: (Instax Wide Format Film) approximately 3.90″ x 2.44″.
Instax Mini 7s: (Instax Mini Film) approximately 2.0″ x 3.0″ (size of a credit card)
Instax Mini 25: (Instax Mini Film) approximately 2.0″ x 3.0″ (size of a credit card)
Dimension and weight of the camera:
Instax 210: Large and bulky, almost the size of a DSLR —
178.5(W) x 94.5(H) x 117.5(D)
mm; 650 grams excluding battery, film and strap
Instax Mini 7s: Sleek and stylish, can fit a small bag or purse —
119.5(W) x 121.5(H) x 70.5(D)mm; 320 grams excluding battery and film
Instax 210: Automatic adjusting flash, high-resolution retracting close-up lens, electronic shutter, two range selectable shooting options and an LCD control panel displaying focal distance and film count.
Instax Mini 7s: Four selectable shooting modes, automatic shutter and flash.