Instant Film Compared: How Does Fujifilm Instax Measure Up?

Ever wonder just how big Fujifilm Instax film is?

Fujifilm’s [amazon_textlink asin=’B00G6C7XUG’ text=’Instax’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a9179f62-be9d-11e7-a00d-85b84fccba7f’] line of instant film cameras and films is a cash cow that continues to grow and is consistently a top selling product on Amazon’s camera marketplace. But what if you are wanting to get into the Instax system and are curious about how all the various options match up? What if you are old enough to remember Polaroid instant films, and wonder how Instax compares to those? If either of these are the case, we’ve got you covered.

The original and standard size [amazon_textlink asin=’B015R3WUH0′ text=’Instax’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9f306057-be9d-11e7-9158-37ae80c226b6′] print are about the size of a credit card at 46mm x 62mm, this is what started the Instax craze and continues to be one of the most popular instant films on the market. Following the standard Instax film is the Instax Square film, which more closely resembles the look of old Polaroid prints, but is smaller. The square prints are 62mm x 62mm. Then we have Instax wide which is 99mm x 62mm.

How do these all compare to that classic Polaroid 600 film? Those prints measured in at 79mm x 79mm. Significantly larger than two of the three currently available Instax film mediums. The above info graphic was produced by reddit user redfishingboat, which we found incredibly useful .

If you have been thinking about getting in on some instant film photography then Instax is really your only option these days that is relatively affordable. Other options are Zink technology, which is more similar to a print than film, and Impossible Project has their Polaroid compatible films, but at this point it is still a pretty expensive option. Instax remains the popular choice because of its affordability and accessibility.

So now you just need to decide which format of Instax fits your fancy the most and go from there. Regular [amazon_textlink asin=’B015IY34FA’ text=’Instax film’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7aed14a5-be9d-11e7-83a9-33b147dbc037′] can usually be found for as little as XYZ on Amazon, while [amazon_textlink asin=’B06WWL4JD8′ text=’Instax cameras ‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9428e443-be9d-11e7-ba22-dda955af9739′]are under $100. If you want one of the [amazon_textlink asin=’B01GTKG6RA’ text=’Instax printers’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’874be3d5-be9d-11e7-87dd-558f9db04d0f’], which you can connect to your phone or a Fujifilm digital camera, they are more expensive but can be found for under $200.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.