A great choice for mid-level shooters that want a compromise between automatic modes and manual control. It is one of the premium Fuji Instax models that offers just enough manual control for most needs. As its name suggests, the Instax Wide 300 also uses the Instax Wide film.
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Pro Good picture quality in automatic mode
This camera does a decent job of taking good quality photos without any additional tweaking. It generally does pretty well at setting the exposure needed, resulting in accurately exposed pictures. The flash will fire automatically in dim conditions, even if it is not turned on.
Pro Can adjust exposure compensation
The Instax Wide 300 has button for adjusting exposure compensation.
Pro Large prints
Photos the size of the credit card have become popular with these instant cameras, but the Instax prints larger photos, reminiscent of old instant film cameras.
Pro Mechanical lens cover
Has a lens cover that automatically closes when the camera is off.
Pro Comes with an attachment for taking selfies
This camera comes with an attachment for taking selfies.
Con Large, when compared to some of its competitors
The camera, while thin, is still large when compared to other cameras, due to its use of Instax Wide films and 4 AA type batteries for power.
Con Not comfortable to use with glasses
The viewfinder sticks out on the left side of the camera and is too tiny to comfortably look into while wearing glasses.
Con Defaults to the closer focus when shut off
Each time the camera is shut off, it goes back to the default 0.3m - 3m focus setting, which can be confusing and annoying.
Con Easy to understand controls.
The Instax Wide 300 only includes the basic controls. The shutter button is easy to access in landscape or portrait mode. There are only two buttons on the back, one to switch enable/disable the flash and a button for adjusting exposure compensation. A back display shows film count and current shooting mode. The focus mode can be changed by twisting the lens.
Con Counter-intuitive focusing mechanism
There are two focus settings: 0.9 - 3m or 3m to infinity. While the camera does a decent job at taking pictures in these modes, it does become confusing when the subject is approximately 3 meters away and you have to guess the mode that you need to use.
Con No autofocus
This camera doesn't have autofocus.
Con Sometimes the picture gets overexposed
In some cases the camera tends to overexpose the picture, necessitating adjusting the exposure control to darken the image.