My love for the mini instax photos started about 6 years ago when I bought a mini 7 on ebay for 99p (yes, that's right 99p. It was even sold in Leeds so I met the guy selling it on my lunch break - I felt embarrassed giving the man £1. I tried to give him £5 but he wouldn't have it!). I bought it for a party and thought it might just make it through the night, but I was wrong, it's still going strong. But the camera is big and clunky and the batteries don't last very long so it's not something I take out with me very often.
Enter the Instax Share SP-1 printer. If you haven't seen one of these little beauties before the printer prints your phone pictures on the same photo sheets that the camera prints on to - handy as I had quite a few packs of film already but the printer also came with 2 packs of 10 prints.
And believe it or not, the printer is actually smaller than the camera and the battery life is WAY better too! So far I’ve printed 20 shots (mostly of Flash) with the printer and the battery is still full (apparently it last for up to 100 shots!) It’s handbag sized, can print any picture you want to polaroid, and is, I think, a better quality of picture than the camera takes - but that's maybe because the phone takes better shots than the camera and my dslr takes better shots than either of them!
What's not to love about this little box of fun? It's going to be coming on all our trips from now on and maybe just out on visits out and you should probably get one too!