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Fujifilm instax mini 40 Instant Camera

Ext score 79%

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Product Overview

Fujifilm instax mini 40 is an entry-level instant camera in Fuji's instax mini series, sharing with them the same 62x42 instant film size. It offers an interesting entry point to analogue photography without the need to develop one's own films.
The instax mini 40 comes with a Selfie Mode that makes it easy to take close-up shots. Its auto exposure function is able to adapt the exposure by adjusting the shutter speed and flash output levels.
Like other cameras in the instax mini series, the mini 40 adopts a vintage design that mimics medium format cameras of yesteryear, though its price point unsurprisingly necessitates a full plastic construction with a single lens.
Launched with the instax mini 40 is the new CONTACT SHEET film. It features orange text with a black frame for a classy look.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Smooth autofocus
  • Fun, easy-to-use flash
  • Classic Instax Mini design
Cons
  • The flash is always on

What external reviewers found***

Ext 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Incredible print quality
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent off-centre viewfinder
  • Sharp, aesthetically pleasing images
  • Very light and easy to use
Cons
  • Not as sharp as rivals
  • Nothing in particular
  • Plastic used in Instax film cartridges is high impact polystyrene (number 6)
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Capacity

Paper Sizes
62 x 42 mm Picture Size

Construction

Optical Formula | Elements
2 elements

Dimensions

Size | Depth
65 mm
Size | Height
121 mm
Size | Width
104 mm
Weight
330 g

Display

Viewfinder | Coverage
Reverse Galilean finder, 0.37×,with target spot

Function

Aperture
F1/12.7
Flash
Constant firing flash
Focal Length
60 mm

Performance

Battery Life
30 instax SQUARE film packs
Charging Time
Flash Recycle Time: 6.5 sec
Min Focus Distance
0.3 m
Misc
Film Developing Time: 90 sec
Shutter Speed
1/250 - 1/2 sec, electronic shutter only

Production

Accessory
Film: FUJIFILM instax mini instant film
Availability
2021-04-21
Battery
2x AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6)
Debut
2021-04-07

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External Reviews

techradar[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Mini 40 runs on two AA batteries, which typically last for around 100 shots, or ten packs of film. Each print is mechanically ejected via a slot in the top of the camera, and will take upwards of five minutes to fully develop. If you've used an Instax camera before, the Mini 40's blend of dark shadows and pale bright hues will feel very familiar. Don't expect the pinpoint precision you'll get with digital, though: edges are soft and darker parts of a scene often blend together.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent off-centre viewfinder
  • Easy to use
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Not as sharp as rivals

theverge[2]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following***:
The Mini 40 is an entry-level instant film camera with only two settings and two buttons. What sets this camera apart is its vintage film camera look, complete with a plastic faux leather body and metallic-looking plastic rails. The camera's all-plastic housing makes it very light and easy to take anywhere.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very light and easy to use
  • Incredible print quality
  • Very lightweight
Cons
  • Plastic used in Instax film cartridges is high impact polystyrene (number 6)

tomsguide[3]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 has a retractable 60mm f/12.7 lens. It's activated by pressing the silver button on the lower right-hand side of the lens, and that mechanism also doubles as the camera's on/off switch. The lens has a focal length range of 0.3m to infinity, and a field of view equivalent to a 35mm lens. Selfie mode can be used for close-up photography, too.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharp, aesthetically pleasing images
  • Easy to use
  • Selfie mode
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/fujifilm-instax-mini-40. 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
2. ^ Fujifilm’s new Instax Mini 40 is a $100 vintage-looking toy. [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/22367999/fujifilm-instax-mini-40-review-price. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
3. ^ Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 review: A stylishly retro instant camera. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/fujifilm-instax-mini-40. 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-25.

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