The Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s is a small, simple, alien looking camera that also carries a sense of fun hipster-like appeal to it. This is perhaps the most non-traditional camera I’ve ever reviewed, but I can honestly tell you that I’ve never had this much fun reviewing a camera, ever. As a guy that tests cameras out for serious use, this was a great and welcome change of pace.Editor’s Note A full field review was not given to the camera simply because of the toy-like nature to it.ErgonomicsThe front of the camera features a unique grip that is quite literally a bulbous area of the camera that reminds me a bit of an enlarged tumor. There is very little space in between the grip and the lens—which tells me that this camera was designed for users with smaller hands. Nearing the top of the grip is the shutter release button which needs to be pressed in as opposed to being pressed down as is the style of many traditional DSLR cameras.Above the shutter release is the viewfinder, which takes time to adjust to. The reason for this is because the viewfinder does not show the user what will be shot through the lens. If you’re confused, think about the design of a DSLR vs a small instant film camera a DSLR has a mirror and pentaprism. This camera just has a lens, a release and a film loading area. You’ll need to compensate a bit when shooting photos, but not by much.Next to the viewfinder is the flash and lightmeter. The flash always fires no matter what. Below this is the lens. To turn the camera on, the user just needs to full the lens out. To turn it off, push the lens back in.The back of the camera has the film loading bay and the viewfi der eyepiece. Loading film is very simple just line up the yellow lines and insert then close. You’ll need to fire a shot first in order to have the camera remove the cover through the top printer. Next to the loading pay is the shot counter.The top of the camera has four different settings indoor, cloudy, sunny, and really sunny. The user adjusts these according to where they are and the lighting around them. Next to these is the printer. The camera prints business card sized images.The right side of the camera is the battery compartment.Overall, the camera is very small and fits nicely into my  n light activates and tells you that the camera is ready to take another photo.Just a warning, Indoors isn’t even great for shooting outdoors at night on a city street. In fact, your images will still come up mostly dark.Additionally, it will only be able to capture subject within a few feet away from you. I tried taking a picture of a sign in the elevator of Will’s apartment, and it failed terribly.CloudyThis setting is a little different than the others. It it essentially the middle of the spectrum. For example, when I was at Canon EXPO at the Javits center, I shot in this mode while in the press lounge which was brightly lit by the glass windows of the center. In this situation, I didn’t quite need the low-light abilities of being inside but the area wasn’t quite sunny. Because of this, I was able to get a decent photo of  be smitten with this camera. I’m using Instax Mini film with the camera that comes in packs containing 10 shots each.When looking at the prints, I actually realized just how much detail the film can actually capture. It’s actually insane a photo the size of a business card with an effective area even smaller than a business card can clearly display text. Additionally, the photos usually tend to render more towards the bluish areas even when trying to warm them up while developing.That said, keep in mind that it can be difficult to pull off truly amazing image quality from this camera. Also, the images are nothing like the 


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