Road trips. Birthday parties. Family reunions. Weekends away. Through the course of the last six months Olivia has been capturing her own memories, from her level, using the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8. With ‘real pictures’ that allow her to capture these five year old memories and have instant gratification (over the course of a couple of minutes while the photo develops), she’s captured moments that may have otherwise missed. Like, her cherished photo of her grandma and great grandma at an 80th birthday party, or a photo of Violet, all wrapped up in the bottom of my dress, or her sister, swimming for the first time at a weekend away in Canmore.
She’s captured images of her friends, images of her family and the photos line her bunkbed – as she tapes up new memories with washi tape, close by so she can have a look at her gallery, as she calls it.
Easy to use, the FujiFilm instax mini 8 comes with two packs of (10) film to get you started, the camera, an easy to attach wrist strap and the potential to create memories, from the instant it’s opened.
There are a few features that I think are perfect for the kids first camera. First, instant photos. Second, the fact that the flash auto focus captures great images, even in low light. Third, the built in lens cover and durable design means that even though the camera has been dropped a time or ten, that it’s still in fantastic, functioning condition after a summer of capturing those memories. Fourth, you’re going to be able to easily hold it – but so are those hands that are holding a camera for the first time.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is available in white, pink, blue, black or yellow – there’s a color for everyone. If you shop around, you can find the refill photos with fun frames on them.
When I’m shopping for gifts for kids, I look for gifts that are going to retain their entertainment value, and things that are going to be used in the future. The Instax Mini 8 is a great choice because what kid doesn’t love the idea of documenting their adventures, through their own eyes? A pack of refill film is around $10, so it’s around $1/picture, but it’s a great way to teach patience and to wait for that perfect moment to snap a picture, and we usually grab Olivia a pack of film for a special occasion, a road trip or adventure and since the photos left are displayed on the back of the camera, she knows to savor the film and wait for just the right moment to capture something that she wants to remember – like her favorite candy store in Canmore.
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