Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera (Brown)

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera (Brown)
From Fujifilm

List Price: $179.99
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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 1172 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #52 in Camera & Photo
  • Size: regular
  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: Fujifilm
  • Model: MAIN-96513
  • Fabric type: 80%, 20%
  • Aspect ratio: Unknown
  • Platform: Not Machine Specific
  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 4.50" h x 2.20" w x 3.60" l, 1.00 pounds
  • Battery type: Lithium Ion
  • Display size: 5

Features

  • Automatically detects the brightness of the surrounding and adjusts the amount of flash and shutter speed to optimize photo quality
  • Double exposure mode 2 images are produced on 1 film sheet by pressing the shutter twice
  • Bulb mode the shutter remains open while the shutter button is depressed (10 seconds maximum) and a light trail can be photographed
  • Macro mode short distance photography as close as 30-60cm
  • Kids mode suitable for photographing kids, pets and other fast moving subjects due to a fast shutter speed

The INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic combines a premium build quality with a stylish, retro camera design that offers a full range of camera functions. Featuring a variety of new shooting modes, the INSTAX Mini 90 now includes double exposure and macro modes for users who want to express their photographic creativity with beautiful image quality.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

143 of 145 people found the following review helpful.
5Fun and awesome
By Nicole
Really enjoy using this camera. I've had this camera for 4 months now but didn't use it much during the winter (because of the film's temperature range - winter too cold!). I recently went on a trip to Seattle and tested out the various modes. The colors come out pretty great and there's wonderful clarity on landscape mode. I love the somewhat grungy/vintage look that prints without using any of the modes as well. Super fun and great camera!

P.S. When they say don't point the camera at the sun, really don't. I caught the sun in one of my photos and it was a beautiful black circle in the sky. Haha.

575 of 594 people found the following review helpful.
2Beware the 'E' error issue
By Kairu Photography
It worked for about 5 months, then after that it would not let me take any photos. It gives me an "E" where the photo counter normally is. I've tried a 'reset' by holding power and shutter button, I've tried removing and recharging battery, I've tried a new roll of film (which ejects the first cover correctly when I do that). Nothing is helping. I basically have a dud and no way to get it replaced since it's past the return date. I have heard others have this problem and have to get it returned or repaired.

UPDATE: So I contacted Fuji Film's support department and they told me to ship the camera in with a description of the issue and a copy of the purchase order (Amazon order screen). They took about 2 weeks, shipped me a new one and gave me a replacement cartridge of film. If you encounter the E issue, and are within warranty (one year of purchase) you may be able to do the same thing. Still frustrating that this error seems to be fairly common though.

146 of 154 people found the following review helpful.
4This camera REALLY shines, now that I know when to use it.
By Dakota Nixon
Most people I talk to think Instax Mini is a great party format, but generally inferior to digital otherwise. They are really missing out. This camera's strengths really shine through with (1) the right composition, and (2) the right lighting. When I stick to the rules below, it does an amazing job of capturing mood and feel, in a way few people can snag with a DSLR, much less a cell phone. The instant photo format also makes "involuntary" photo subjects willing participants in the process. Many people may not like it when a street photographer raises the camera and fires, but when the instant photo pops out, they get curious, even happy.

If I try to use it for photos other than the ones I describe below, it's rubbish. I'm better off getting out a smart phone (ughh), really. The camera's automatic shutter speed system with a single f-stop offers far less exposure flexibility than people have become accustomed to in the digital photo era. When you're shooting film, you need light, period. And, Instax is pretty much a daylight balanced film, so in anything but a fair amount of sunlight, you're liable to get color shifts. Again, digital has gotten pretty good at automatic "white balance," so people aren't used to dealing with this aspect of film. Even with the ability the camera offers to lighten the exposure two clicks, darken it one, and turn off the flash, the most likely outcome for large field use or scenes with wide ranges of shadow to light is blown out highlights and fuzzy images.

For composition, it's best for people when I'm around 4 to 6 feet away, and not trying to capture anything more than the upper half of the model, or even better the upper third. For street and interior scene work, the entire composition of interest needs to be something I could fit into a semi trailer, shooting from the door end, with at least 60% of the interest elements in the 60% of space that's closest to me. Any scenes bigger than that, with models or in the street, gets lost in the small image size and relatively low detail of the film.

For interior lighting, it is best when the subject is already well-lit with window light and the camera is not straight-on at the subject, but off at an angle by at least 45 degrees so the flash fills in from the darker side. Straight-on interior flash shots of people will usually give bluish skin, and interior shots lit mostly with normal incandescent/LED bulbs will be orange.

I have gotten away with exposures of ceiling-lit rooms (think a small diner) by turning off the flash and lightening two clicks, but the shutter slows down to the point where I have to factor in quite a bit of motion blur.

Low light work, inside our out, really stretches the shutter speed, and the colors go in weird directions as a result. Instax film color-shifts more like color slide film than color print film. It's weird, considering how high the ISO is.

For exterior work, it's really happiest after sunrise, before sunset, with no or very limited haze or cloud cover, and a scene that's pretty uniformly lit. Not a lot of shadow detail available. The flash is not up to the job of daylight fill work, so I always just turn it off; otherwise it will often over-light the closest object in the scene. A light-colored subject that's brightly lit with direct sun will almost always over-expose, so I use the 1-click dark option there.

If I just follow those rules, I get photos people will linger over and absorb. I'm glad I bought the camera, and lately I throw it in my briefcase or carry-on wherever I go. I run across a couple good scenes a week, just in my day-to-day life, without even trying. Can't beat it.

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