I truly love my heavy duty digital camera, which I’ve lugged around with me for years now, building up my impressive biceps and blinding my friends with the ultra-bright flash in an effort to document every aspect of my fabulous life. But there’s just something about good ole’ fashion instant film that makes you wanna put all those extra pounds and megapixels on the back-burner, ya know?
I acquired (read: received as a birthday present) this baby pink Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera shortly before my Eurotrip last month, and it ended up becoming my unofficial vacation documenter. It’s really light weight, extremely easy to use (there’s no zoom or focus options–who needs ‘em?), and it makes everyone who sees it smile–which never hurts when you’re asking an otherwise occupied stranger to take a quick pic of you and your BFF in front of Big Ben. The photos it prints out instantly are credit card-sized, so you can just stick them in your pocket (or phone case) and go. Not sold on the pink? It’s also available in four other colors.
I’ve already convinced at least one of my friends to get one for herself–you should, too!