The Mini 70 is a good quality, hassle-free instant camera. It offers three simple automatic modes that will get the job done in most situations. Using it is simple: just pick a picture mode, press the shutter button and wait for the picture to print.
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Pro Beginner-friendly shooting and focus modes
It offers 3 shooting modes – an auto mode (landscape and macro focusing modes), dedicated selfie mode and a hi-key mode for extreme brightness. These 3 modes offer everything a beginner might need. The focus modes can be changed to landscape, normal or macro modes with just the touch of a button.
Pro It's very unlikely that film will disappear from the market soon
Since approximately 5 million Instax cameras were sold just in 2016, it's pretty much guaranteed that its film will be widely available for years to come.
Pro No selfie film wasting
The built-in selfie mirror makes taking self-portraits much easier, eliminating the risk of wasting film on wrongly framed guesses.
Pro Very affordable film
This camera uses the Fuji Instax Mini, which is a notably affordable instant film. A pack of Instax Mini film costs around $8 for 10 photographs, or $0.80 per shot.
Pro Many styling accessories available
As one of the most popular instant cameras on the market, it has plenty of low-cost, third party accessories available, beside the official ones offered by the manufacturer. However, most of the accessories are not directly related to photography, but are instead "styling" items such as bags, stickers, or straps.
Pro Camera status info via LCD screen
A basic LCD screen provides information regarding shots remaining and the current mode.
Pro Can be mounted on a tripod
The camera is mountable on a tripod.
Pro Stylish signature Fuji Instax design
The camera boasts the signature Fuji Instax design – rectangular with very rounded corners and a big, bulky retractable lens in the middle. Its size is relatively small (4.5" x 2.25" x 4.25") and it's available in five different colors, ranging from bright and fun colors to more low-key ones.
Pro Easy to focus selfies
The selfie mode automatically sets the lens to a close focusing distance.
Con Small image size
This camera's film actual photos are tiny: the actual image size is 1.8” × 2.4" on a 2.1” × 3.4" card.
Con Hard to find battery
The camera uses a CR2 battery standard which is less common than AA batteries and not as widely available.
Con Hard to use the shutter button when in landscape mode
The shutter button is placed a bit awkwardly and can be hard to reach when shooting in landscape mode.
Con Toyish design
Due to it's design, this camera is frequently compared to a toy camera.
Con Limited manual control
Manual control is quite limited. You just have the choice of changing between preset modes and some basic EV adjustments.
Con Small margin for exposure compensation
Exposure compensation can only be done between -⅔ and +⅔ EV, which is a small margin.
Con Flash can't be turned off
There is no option to manually turn off the flash.