Instant cameras are now a huge trend again. I recently purchased the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera. It is similar to a polaroid; you point and shoot and the camera automatically prints cute wallet sized “polaroid” pictures without a preview.
Using an instant camera is actually perfect for travel. Before you disregard carrying another camera on you, consider how fun the experience would be!
Instant pictures mean instant souvenirs. Instead of purchasing a postcard for your memories, snap a couple pictures and get them developed in seconds! I can’t wait to try this out when I go to Europe next month. I will definitely be taking some shots of the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben so I can hang them in my room as soon as I get home.
The photos are also great for travel journaling. Since they are wallet size, you can glue them or washi-tape them down in your notebook as you journal. It will alleviate the stress of sorting through and getting your pictures printed after you get home. Your journal will be completely finished when you get back!
The Fujifilm Camera is extremely light weight and you can buy the film in stores and on Amazon for $1 per print (it is less if you buy it in bulk). The camera ranges from $65-120, depending on where you buy it. I got mine at Jo-Ann Fabrics for only $69.99. It comes in a range of pastel colors and classic white and black. I have the black one.
Check out the video I posted on YouTube that gives a review and demo of the camera!