Instax Mini 7s, Mini 8, Mini 25, Mini 50s, Mini 90 and Instax 210 Comparison

 

What are the differences betweeen Instax 7s, 8, 25, 50s and 210?
 


(Left :Instax 210   Middle :Instax 7s   Right: 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:  Mini 7s, Mini 8, Mini 25 and Mini 50s (uses MINI films)
 - WIDE Cameras:  Instax 210, Wide 300 (uses WIDE films)

If you are deciding on which camera to buy, we STRONGLY ADVISE you to make your decision based on which type of picture you like the best.

If you decided to choose Wide films, then your choice is obviously Instax 210! BUT, if you decided to go with Mini films, you need to make a choice out of four available options which are Instax 7s, 8, 25 or 50s. Aside from the difference in wide/mini film, the quality for all cameras are similar, no noticeable difference at all.
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Here is a short summary of the differences between these MINI Cameras:

Mini 7s
  - Manual (you will need to decide on which mode to use)
  - 4 Modes of Aperture(Indoor/dark, Cloudy/shady, Fine, Clear)
  - Bulky and heavy
  - Uses 4 AA batteries

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Mini 8
  - Automatic (There is a light showing you which suitable mode to use. After that, you need to turn the lens according to the mode suggested OR you can just decide on your own)
  - 5 Modes of Aperture(Indoor/Night, Cloudy/Shade, Sunny/Slightly cloudy, Sunny and Bright, High-key)
  - Slimmer and lighter than Mini 7s
  - Uses 2 AA batteries

* High-key mode make images look brighter and more vibrant. Use this mode if you want brighter photo. 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.

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Mini 25
  - Automatic (Switch on and click the shutter)
  - Intelligent Flash
  - Infinity mode and Darken/lighten feature
  - 2 Shutter buttons at top-front and side-below of camera
  - Built in selfie mirror on lens
  - Lighter and smaller than Mini 7s and 8
  - Uses 2 CR2 Lithium batteries

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Instax Mini 25

Instax Mini 25


Instax Mini 7s

Instax Mini 7s

Auto on/off lens with push of a button Manual pull-out lens to power on
Intelligent flash. It analyzes the background and adjusts the shutter speed automatically thus even in bright areas, you can take clear pictures. Flash in all settings
Auto exposure mode. Manual settings for indoor/cloudy/sunny weather settings. If you forget to change the setting (E.g. indoors to sunny), it may turn out to be overexposed or underexposed
Aallows you to switch between portrait/landscape mode with a button Have to manually rotate the camera 90 degrees to switch to landscape mode

 


 

All features of the Mini 25 are available on Instax 50s. The only exception is that Instax 50s doesn't has a self mirror. Additional features on Instax 50s include:
  - Self timer
  - Can be mounted on a tripod and take two pictures consecutively
  - Uses 2 CR2 Lithium batteries

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The lighten/darken feature is available on INSTAX 25, Instax 50s and Instax 210 only. It has three exposure control (light setting): L light, N neutral, and D dark. It also comes with an automatic Flash, a close up lens and self mirror. It uses 4 AA batteries.

For the best experience, we will recommend Instax 210. However, please take note that the camera is as big as DSLR Camera (Digital single-lens reflex). 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!

If you are going for a camera which is affordable and has great features, we recommend you Instax 25. However, if you like the added feature on Instax 50s or simply love the elegant/shiny black design, Instax 50s will be a better choice!,

If you have a limited budget, Instax 7s is one of them. If you have more budget, why not go for the camera with more features? It will be the Instax 8 which is a upgraded version of 7s.

Here are some pictures taken using Instax 7s:

Vertical and Horizontal Pictures
All Instax cameras can only take these two types of picture. Just like any other digital camera, or your phone, you can simply rotate the camera.

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Instax Mini 7S

Instax Mini 7S


Instax Mini 25

Instax Mini 25


Instax Mini 50s

Instax Mini 50s Piano Black

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
- 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 these two instant cameras:


Instax Mini 210

Instax Mini 210


Instax Mini 7s

Instax Mini 7s

Format, size and price of the film approximately 3.90" x 2.44" approximately 2.0" x 3.0"
Dimension of camera W:178.5mm  H: 94.5mm  D: 117.5mm W:119.5mm  H:121.5mm  D:70.5mm
Weight of camera 650g excluding battery, film and strap 320g excluding battery and film
Technical Specs 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. Four selectable shooting modes, automatic shutter and flash.
 
 

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