Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Review

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Updated July 15, 2022

The Instax Wide 300 from Fujifilm is the best instant film camera with a wide format picture output. It uses the Instax Wide instant film and offers good image quality as well as battery life. The camera also features a close-up lens that can focus up to 40cm from the subject, which is great for selfies. For other models by this brand, read our Fujifilm XF10 review and our Fujifilm GFX 50R review.

Why We Like It – Fujifilm Instax Wide 300

The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 is a fine polaroid camera with great build quality, and a very useful close-up lens that’s best for selfies. It is quite easy to use, has an automatic flash, and offers good battery life. This Instax camera features a 95mm f14 lens that has two focus zones, an optical viewfinder, and a tripod socket.

Pros
  • 95mm f/14 lens with two focus zones
  • Tripod socket
  • Optical viewfinder
Cons
  • Slightly bulky design

Performance

Instant cameras are popular due to their ability to print out the photo as soon as they’re taken. The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 can print photos with fast speed without losing out on image quality. The images are sharp thanks to the 95mm f/14 lens, which has two focus zones for close-up and landscape shots. It has a selfie mode for close-up shots, and a programmed electronic shutter release for 1/64 to 1/200 seconds. It even has light and dark control and an automatic flash. But for perfect lighting, pick up the Meifigno Selfie ring light. Also, try out the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Film Camera.

Design

Unlike the Kodak PRINTOMATIC instant digital camera, the Instax Wide 300 has a slightly large body that will remind you of the Fujifilm Instax Square series of instant cameras. The automatic extending lens setup and the optical viewfinder give it a classic look and feel. Fujifilm has even included a tripod mount on the body for ease of use. There’s a power supply flap on the side, which holds four AA batteries. This camera has a capacity of 10 film packs of Instax wide film. If you prefer a modern design, check out the Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera.

Value

This is one of the best instant cameras that uses wide polaroid film. It is especially great value when compared to the Lomo Instant Wide, which costs a lot more. It also gets features such as automatic flash, an automatic extending lens with two focus zones, and auto exposure compensation. The Instax film used here has a size of 3.38 x 4.25 inches with the picture being 2.44 x 3.9 inches. The Canon IVY CLIQ is another alternative that offers good value for money.

Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Wrap Up

With features such as automatic exposure compensation, automatic flash, a selfie mode, and the 95mm Lens with two focus modes, the Instax Wide 300 is a great buy. The optical viewfinder, and the tripod mount are also good additions. All of these features do make it slightly bulky though, especially when the lens is extended. Take a look at some of the best digital cameras that are more compact but still exhibit advanced options such as high-quality images, excellent print quality, and additional adjustability or customization features.

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