Fujifilm Instax 500AF

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The Instax 500AF is a Fujifilm instant cameras that use Instax wide film. It was announced in 1999 and available a few months after the launch of the film format. It was sold in Japan as well as in the UK. Original retail price in Japan is ¥16,000. In 2001, it was relaunched in the UK for £60.00.[1]

As the model name imply this is a autofocus camera. It is based on the similar Instax 100. The mechanics and colour scheme of the camera is similar to the previous autofocus Fotorama ACE, and System 800 models. The lens is a 95mm f/12.8 with 3 elements in 3 groups, and made of plastic. The focusing distance is from 0.6m to inf. The shutter is 1/8 to 1/125.

Like the previous Instax 100, the LCD panel and controls are on the hinged film back. It contains controls for a self timer with a delay of 10 seconds. Flash settings can be adjusted with settings that include auto, red eye and flash off. A lighten and darken switch is also on this panel. Below the viewfinder is a LED focus confirmation light. The film protector from the pack automatically ejects when closing the back. A tripod socket is on the base of the hand grip area. It is powered by two lithium CR123A batteries.

In recent years (2012), the price of the camera has increased in the used market due to discontinued Polaroid products as well as dislike of the more basic Instax 100 and 200 series cameras.


  1. Former Fuji.co.uk presscentre report id=877 Fujifilm re-launch the Instax 500 Pro instant camera.