Recently I found myself researching for cheap and good quality camera for our special housewarming event as guest book.
In case you do not want to read my funny story , I bought this instax instant camera after spending 2 hours of research. Its a full kit and comes with extra camera roll film, photo album, photo stickers. Really cool..
I was wasting my time on pinterest on how to make guest book and came across a Polaroid guest book using mini camera,
and my wandering mind immediately set his eyes on this guest book and for a change I actually did it , not just dream about it .
I did not wanted to spend much but wanted a camera which will last atleast 5 years.
After thorough research,
Choice came down to Fujufilm Instax vs Polaroid , Those are only 2 big companies that make these instant camera ,
To my surprise when I looked in HOT new Releases in Instant Camera , I was shocked
I thought technology is dying and no sane company is going to release new models,
but alas ,
there is no shortage of crazy people and crazy manufacturers who will serve crazy people with fake smile on their faces for profits .
There were 2-3 new products released in June -July -August 2016 ..Waw
I bought this Instax , just because it was cheaper , newer and film is fairly inexpensive
Pictures come out of size of credit card and camera fits in my backpack, Again I used my phone most of the times but there are sometimes I used Instax.
Now come life alternating decision to by either instant film camera OR
Now much before you were born , this is how the world order was,
If you want to print pictures,
You can either go online to website like shutterfly, walgreens, snapfish , costco etc or just visit local CVS and print pictures
You can buy printer which can do print /fax /scan etc etc multifunction printer. I am sure only dumbest people used this printers to print pictures , most of them might be donald trump supporters
the printer cartridges are so outrageously expensive that you can buy entire costco with the money you spend to buy one cartridge.
So new class of printers have emerged, they do nothing else but print pictures.
Now to be honest these instant film camera like polaroid and fujifilm are just cool , there is oomph factor to it , but they are not build for efficiency or saving money. Period
If you want to print pictures and save money , they your best bet is these photo printers
Do you know shutterfly gives you unlimited 4×6 photos ?
Yes you cheapo , Unlimited free photos ?
Why in your right state of mind would be buy expensive printers and cartridges ?
Unless you are one of those 500 pounds monster who is having difficult even getting up from bed ?
Now if you have decided to buy these portable photo printers ,
Don’t waste your time going to 10 websites, your choice is between
FARDQ- Frequently asked repetitive dumb questions
- What is the best polariod camera to buy?
You have choice of Polaroid or Fujifilm , Both of them have excellent products you can choose from
Best Selling and Popular Polaroid – Polariod ZIP Mobile printer
Best Selling and Popular Fujifilm —-FujiFilm Instax
- Best Starter Instant Camera for 5 to 10 year olds ?
Just give me cheap digital camera but if you hell bent on giving them instant camera Here are some real instant camera under 50$ that they can try their hands on
- Which camera is better Fujifilm or Polaroid ?
How many times are you going to ask same damn question , Just buy it dammit .
It depends , I bought Fujifilm Instax and most people are moving to instant photo printers as film can get very expensive .Instant Photo printers are good alternative to instant film . Instant film is good for memories etc
- Who uses polaroid and Fujifim instant film camera ?
Most common use has been Polaroid Guest Book or Fujifilm guest book for events, Instant classic .
- How much do polaroid cameras cost these days and where can i buy them?
Anywhere from 25 to 300 and you can buy them on amazon.
- Why would I buy Instant camera in the 21st century?
Here’s why ?
- No more complicated 200 buttons , its simple , you get what you see, Point and shoot
- I want to be different, I wanted to stand out from crowd with something that nobody has , I want to be cool , I want polaroid camera which is both modern and traditional.
- Kind of nice entertainment and piece of conversation with guest
- Its amazing way to document your journey towards death step by step with all your special friends and family
- It looks really cool to put all your photos on refrigerator
- No more facebook like , Real friends can write real handwritten messages instead of just liking it virtually .
- Its going to cost you for all your misadventures and show off lifestyle , You will have to buy batteries and film .
- You dont have many choices such as auto focus , lighting all that hi fi DSLR mumbo jumbo and several million buttons that are given to use , which you never took time to figure out .I bought this DSLR for my wife and now it lying next to dustbin waiting that someday his master will pick up and use it .
- Size of photos are small , You can pick size as we do with other camera , 4×6, 5×7, 8×10 all those sizes are out of window along with your money .
- If you are sloppy photographer like me , You are going to even sloppier with instant cameras but who cares ,Aren’t we all sloppy ?
I read several reviews and here is snapshot of what people are saying for best polaroid camera of 2016.
Here is second best
I just really like the design and way it looks , its cool .
Here is result of my study and copying from other websites and amazon best sellers , just to make you feel like you did the research 🙂 .
You will notice that there is no picture in picture column, that’s because
I am too lazy to download pictures and upload .
Don’t forget to buy film and battery for your single use camera.
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