Polaroid instant cameras are pretty much dead as dead. The company stopped producing the cameras and associated film back in 2008 after a 50 year run*. While photography nerds caught emotions and wrote angry online rants, Fuji saw a great opportunity to expand their own line of instant cameras – the FujiFilm Instax.
The latest addition to the range, the Mini50s Cheki, is portable enough to hold in one hand, produces business-card size photos and runs on four AA batteries. It’s also cheap, less than $100 for the camera (and approximately $8 for 10 instant prints.)
You can even buy a Hello Kitty addition and make your friends pull Louis Vuitton gang signs while screaming Kawaii!
Yes. It’s much easier to just take a photo on your iPhone and instantly upload it, but it’s really not the same thing. Sometimes you want a tangible memento of a time and place. Like when you partied so hard even Andrew W.K. was like, “Slow down. Drink some water, yo.”
You can buy a range of Fuji Instax cameras at japangadgetshop.com
*Ed's note: Impossible Project!