Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Snap a Pic with FujiFilm’s Instax Mini 9 and Share SP 2
Posted by Andy Burns
It’s the first installment in this year’s edition of Biff Bam Pop!’s Holiday Gift Guide, and we’re kicking it off with a flash, and some help from BBP’s Princess.
Andy Burns: So, my little Princess, what are we going to talk about first?
Princess: Fujifim Instax Mini Camera and printer!
Andy Burns: Now, where did you and I first try this out?
Princess: At a Holiday Toy Showcase put on by our friend.
AB: That’s right, put on by our friends at Swerve PR! It was early, though.
Princess: The end of October, I think. And we saw some cool things.
AB: I think the coolest thing we saw was the camera, the Instax Mini 9 from Fujifilm.
Princess: And the printer!
AB: Right, you got it. So tell me, what did you really like about the camera?
Princess: I like that you can buy the film in stores, and that it’s super easy to take pictures with.
AB: Tell me a little more about taking pictures. Why is it so easy?
Princess: You don’t have to do anything to turn it on except push a button on the side. All you do is put your eye up close to this black square in the top right corner and push a button!
AB: What happens then?
Princess: Then the picture comes out the top of the camera. Then you just have to wait a while for the picture to “project.”
AB: This is like when I was a kid and we had Polaroid cameras. You’d push a button, the flash would go off, the picture would come and you’d watch it develop. Neat, right?
Princess: Yeah dude.
AB: Why do you think kids would like this? Why should a parent buy it for them for the holidays?
Princess: Because the kid can just take a picture of a grownup really easily. It has a strap that you can put on your wrist to hold it.
AB: Do you like being able to hold pictures in your hand?
Princess: Yes! Am I getting interviewed here??
AB: Yes. Now, let’s talk about the super cool…
AB: That’s right, the Instax Share SP 2. Now, I think that’s really, really great. It’s something for adults.
Princess: They can print pictures from their phone and put them in their wallet.
AB: You’ve got it. You just get the App and then connect to the printer via wifi. You select the picture you want to print out from your phone, push a button, and you’re done. It’s really great for us adults. We’re so used to everything digital these days; it’s actually really nice to be able to print out pictures to carry with you, or give to a family member. I’ve got a bunch of pictures of YOU at my desk.
AB: The only drawback for both the Instax Mini 9 and Share SP 2 is that film is a little pricey. You don’t want to waste a picture because most packs of film only come with 10 pictures.
Princess: But if you bought the Candy Pop frame or Stain Glass set, you get $20 pictures and the frames are cool. We have Comic Book frames and also the normal ones.
AB: We showed the camera to one of your aunts…
Princess: She loved it!
AB: So, Princess, what are your final thoughts on both devices?
Princess: They’re good! Goodbye!
About Andy BurnsAndy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.
Posted on December 1, 2017, in Andy Burns, Holiday Gift Guide 2017 and tagged Andy Burns, Cameras, Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Instax Mini 9, Kid Friendly, photography, Share SP 2. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.