Who am I and how did I test this product?
I have been a professional photographer for the past eight years. I take professional photographs of events such as wedding parties, birthday parties and of nature and wildlife. I have owned the Fujifilm Instax mini 90 neo classic instant film camera for three years and have done most of my work using it to produce richer and high quality images.
Is the Fujifilm Holdings Corporation a scam?
The Fujifilm is a multi-national Japanese imaging and photography company which has its headquarters based in Tokyo and has been in business for 83 years and their website has been online for 21 years.
What do the positive and negative reviews say?
The product has about 900+ positive reviews and 100+ negative reviews on the Amazon website. The product has been available since 2013.
Pros of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera.
|The Fujifilm camera has a large online following||The Fujifilm global has about 27,000+ you tube subscribers, 134,000 likes on Face book, 7800+ followers on twitter and 2000+ followers on instagram.|
|Their main website has an email address and a number for support.||One can easily access help with the product 24/7.|
|Camera body||The camera has a beautiful body which is literally figurative and like an instant classic.
It has the feel of plastic and has the look metal.
The power on is smooth with just a flick on the switch and the lens will protrude quietly and smoothly.
The macro mode allows for short distance photography of 30-60 cm.
It camera body has advanced features such as a double exposure such that two images are produced in one film sheet when the shutter is pressed twice, a bulb and is automatic in that one cannot control the shutter speed except for the bulb.
|Image quality||The camera has a lens of a focal length of 60mm with a lens aperture of f12.7. It also detects brightness of the surrounding automatically and adjusts the shutter speed and amount of flash for richer, finer and more detailed images.|
|Flash||The flash of the camera is built-in and has red eye reduction features.
The flash is of high performance and it aids in optimizing exposure.
|Brightness control||It allows for the addition of a low key or high key effect in the brightness control.|
|Bulb mode||Ensures that the shutter remains open for a maximum of ten seconds, while the shutter button is depressed hence a light trail can be photographed.|
|Optical viewfinder||The viewfinder is of the real image type with a magnification of 0.37 and target spot and parallatic frames.|
|Kids mode||The kids’ mode is handy when capturing fast moving objects such as pets and kids. It is ideal for use in low lighting conditions such as on a cloudy day or when inside a room.|
|Party mode||The party mode enables the background and subjects to be captured brightly.|
|Support and warranty||Support is available from the email support team, YouTube channel and forums. Any queries are answered within 20 minutes.
The warranty covers for camera parts and labor and is of one year within the period of purchase.
Cons of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera.
|Less exposure flexibility||The automatic shutter speed which has a single f-stop offers less exposure flexibility.
This means that one will need light when shooting film.
The camera is also more of a daylight balanced film hence in darkened areas one should expect color shifts.
When used in scenes with a wider range of shadow to light, the images will appear blown out with highlights and be fuzzy.
|In-door camera angles.||Shooting straight on with the interior flash gives a blue skin and if the room is lit by LED bulbs, they will appear orange.
It is best to expose the subject to sufficient window light and to shoot at an angle of 45 degrees so that the flash will fill from the darker sides.
|Shutter speed stretching.||In low light areas, the shutter speed tends to get stretched resulting in color shift images, even with the high ISO.|
Other publications that recommend the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera.
The Fujifilm Instax mini 90 neo classic instant camera has been recommended by the www.thewirecutter.com as one of the best Fujifilm Instax cameras. The reviews by the website were corroborated with by The Burning House: What Would You Take photographer, Foster Huntington who praised the Fujifilm camera quoting it as being of great colors and predictable. Shane Redsar who is a contributing photographer of the Los Angeles and LA weekly also regarded the Mini 90 as a fun factor and easy to use camera especially at parties.
The www.DPReview.com reviewed the Instax mini 90 as having a more secure grip, more control over exposure and having a rechargeable battery.
The Phoblographer’s Chris Gampat views the camera as a creative camera which is full of versatility and creativity hence guaranteed to give one a fun filled party time.