When we decided to take our cross-country trip this summer, we knew we had to bring our cameras to document this epic experience! When Fujifilm offered me the opportunity to try out their INSTAX Mini 70 Instant Camera I KNEW it had to go with us on our journey! While Karl and I took our regular cameras, the Fuji Film INSTAX Mini 70 created mini-mementoes for each place we visited and was such an awesome addition.The INSTAX Mini 70 is Fujifilm’s newest addition to their popular line of Instax cameras. These cameras are so cute with their retro vibe, but are lightweight and chock full of modern details. The Mini 70 has an updated camera design, improved picture quality especially in dark scenes, and a new selfie mode with a little selfie mirror next to the lens and a tripod socket. This camera is designed to use Instax Mini style film, which has 10 sheets per film cartridge and delivers instant photos the size of a credit card.
The camera is surprisingly light and so easy to use, we handed it over to Emerson so she could capture photos from her point of view. The first city on our road trip where we used the INSTAX Mini 70 was St. Louis, Missouri. We were impressed by how crisp and colorful the pictures were and it was fun to wave them in the breeze and watch them develop before our very eyes.
Our first evening in St. Louis, we took a walk from our hotel down to the Gateway Arch and bumped into a family we’re friends with from back home! We had no idea they too were on a road trip; it was such a random but fun occurrence. Meet me in St. Louis, even if it’s by accident! To commemorate our meeting, we used the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 70 to take a picture of our kids together and it was great to be able to immediately hand it to them to take with them.
The pictures even have a retro vibe! I can’t wait to see all the photos at the end of our road trip that are taken with the INSTAX; I think they’ll make for an amazing collage we can hang in our home and use to remember this amazing family road trip!
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