What is it about the sight of a bit of chrome and black leatherette that makes camera equipment so exotic and appealing? Is it our ingrained memories of the early days of photography, when trudging around the world clutching these frail things called personal cameras was all the rage? Snapping photos of famous landmarks was so much fun back then.
Nowadays it’s all infinitely better handled by your phone, but even so there are die-hards who still yearn for the look and feel of the classic cameras. Fujifilm have clearly understood this retro need and are trying to meet it with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic, an instant camera with the style of a 60’s model.
The product offers the same kind of instant gratification of the famous Polaroid brand, only now you’re using Fujifilm and the brand is called Instax. You’ll also need to buy the company’s film stock to take advantage of this puppy, but at least you won’t have to hunt around for a development lab. The camera comes with an LCD display, Lithium Ion battery and flash and is priced at $228.99. Also available via Amazon.