Instax Wide 300 Camera by Fujifilm
The trend towards instant photos has taken hold. There are quite a few products on the market now that allow you to snap a photo and print it out, right then and there. One such product is the Instax Wide 300 Camera by Fujifilm, a modern take on the original Polaroid cameras.
The Instax Wide 300 is an analogue instant camera that uses Fujifilm instant colour film “Instax WIDE” to create photos similar to a polaroid, but wider. You can pick one up in white or black/silver.
It takes point-and-shoot literally. There aren’t too many features to play with; you’ve got a retractable lens (2 components, 2 elements), advanced optical viewfinder with target spot, motor-driven 2-range switching focus (2.95 feet to 9.84 feet and 9.84 feet to infinity), electronic shutter release, automatic exposure control, automatic electronic flash (that may blind your subjects), and an LCD screen. Other than that, you just find your subject, point, maybe adjust how bright or dark you’d like the image, then click. Wait as it prints and you have a physical photo you can keep or gift as you desire.
A monster of a camera, really, it is 16.8 cm wide (about the width of an iPad Air 2), 9.5 cm tall x 12.1 cm thick. A neck strap is a must with this beast.
The Instax Wide 300 is not a digital camera – no memory card and no way to save those instant photos to your computer (unless you want to scan the prints). Keep that in mind when you’re snapping photos at your niece’s birthday party or a friend’s wedding.
Instax Wide 300 Camera / $150