Instant cameras are fun to use. People believe them to be a thing of the past – retro. But in recent years, they are resurfacing with better models and functionalities. Here we have the two very latest models of polaroid cameras – The Polaroid Go and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. Both these have the hearts of polaroid lovers.
Polaroid Hobbyists often debate about the better model between the Polaroid Go and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. We’ve decided to settle the debate once and for all. This article presents a comparative study of the Polaroid Go and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11.
Let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is the next version of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9. It looks very similar to the Fuji Instax Mini 9, but is sleeker. It easily fits the curves of your hands and feels good to hold. Its dimensions are 4.24” x 4.77” x 2.65″/107.6 x 121.2 x 67.3mm, and it weighs 10.34 oz/293 g.
The Polaroid Go is the next version of the Polaroid Now. Its dimensions are 4.1” x 3.3” x 2.4″/105 x 83.9 x 61.5mm and it weighs 8.5 oz/242 g. It is very tiny and has gained popularity due to its small size. The highlight of the design is the signature rainbow lines in the middle of the body.
Of the two, the Polaroid Go is the most compact and cool-looking one.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 has a non-rechargeable battery type. It requires two AA batteries for power. On the other hand, the Polaroid Go has a built-in rechargeable battery.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 uses the Instax Mini frame size, whereas the Polaroid Go uses the Polaroid Originals I-Type frame size.
You cannot change the film in the middle of the roll in the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. You must wait until the entire roll is over to change the film. But in Polaroid Go, you can switch the film anytime you want.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 has a focal length of 60mm, and the Polaroid Go has a focal length of 34mm/35mm.
The aperture of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is f/12.7, and that of the Polaroid Go is f/12 to 52.
Both cameras use a fixed-focus type lens. The minimum focus distance for the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is 11.81”/30cm.
Both cameras use the viewfinder of optical type. The viewfinder of Polaroid Go can also be used as a selfie mirror.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 provides a magnification of approximately 0.37x.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 has an automatic exposure mode. But the Polaroid Go has both automatic as well as manual exposure modes.
The shutter speed for the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is 1/2 to 1/250 secs. While the Polaroid Go displays a shutter speed of 1/125 to 1 sec.
Polaroid Go has a selfie timer, which is absent in the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. This camera also has a double exposure mode that can be activated by clicking the flash button twice. You get a cool retro look to your pictures with this mode.
Both the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 and the Polaroid Go have built-in flash. Both of them have auto flash modes that turn on the flash automatically in dark surroundings.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 has an effective flash range of 0.98’ to 8.86’/0.3 to 2.7m. The recycle time for this camera is 0 to 6.5 seconds.
Both cameras have a selfie mode to allow you to capture yourself. There is even a selfie mirror at the front of Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 to check your frame before clicking the picture.