Comparison: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 VS HP Sprocket Photo Printer

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HP Sprocket vs Fujifilm instax mini 9

This is going to be one of our strangest and unusual comparisons of all time. While we routinely publish comparisons based on products that fit in the same category, today we’ve selected two unique products out of which one is an instant camera while the other one is an instant printer. However, both of them have one feature in common, and that is their purpose. Both the devices help you in printing instant photographs while on the go. So, let’s find out whether a camera surpasses a printer, or a printer gets the job done better in our Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 VS HP Sprocket Photo Printer comparison.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 VS HP Sprocket Photo Printer- Features

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

Available in Lime Green, Flamingo Pink, Smoky White, Cobalt Blue and Ice Blue color options, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is a portable instant camera that prints credit card sized photos just moments after you capture. The camera uses the same engine used on the Instax Mini 8, however comes with some additional features this time. It can print photos in both monochrome and color options using the Instax film packs.

Among the headline features, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 touts a new High Key Mode, which allows for brighter photos, a selfie mirror (to make selfies easier), different photo lighting modes, and a clip-on macro lens for shooting things at a close distance. The camera is powered by two AA batteries and features a built-in flash which always fires when you take a photo. The Instax Mini 9 has a 60mm lens that offers a narrow f/12.7 aperture at max.HP SprocketHP Sprocket on the other hand is only an instant photo printer that prints photos from your smartphone or tablet as easily as you post them. Once captured on smartphone, the photographs are then shared with printer to print on 5 x 7.6 cm (2 x 3-inch) snapshots or stickers, with the help of Bluetooth. By using the HP Sprocket smartphone application, one can print their favourite photos directly from various social medias as well. The application also allows you to add text, borders, emojis and more to your photographs. Also, the printer uses ZINK Zero Ink Technology that uses no ink cartridges.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 VS HP Sprocket Photo Printer- Picture Quality

In our Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 VS HP Sprocket Photo Printer comparison, both the devices print photographs on a similar sized sheet of paper. While on one hand you can customise your photographs in the HP Sprocket application on your smartphone, there’s no such feature available on the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9. Both the devices load 10-sheets of paper at a time.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 photo printer

In terms of picture quality, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 prints the photos and takes about 2-3minutes to generate appropriate results. The print quality is good and the photographs have sharp details with precise colors. However, the photos get affected due to the lighting conditions a lot.HP Sprosket photo printerIn contrast to Instax Mini, the HP Sprocket generates brighter colors in photographs with good contrast levels. However, the photographs lack details when observed closely.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 VS HP Sprocket Photo Printer- Economy

The instant printing technology is still very costly. Even when the devices are available at an affordable shelf price, the cost per print is way more in comparison to digital photo prints. The Fujifilm Instax Mini Picture Film pack of 20 pages costs about Rs.977 (roughly Rs.48 per print) on Amazon. HP Sprocket photo film is marginally cheaper at about Rs.654 for 20 pages (roughly Rs.32.7 per print).

To conclude, well if you’re looking for an instant camera with built-in printer, Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 could be your pick that delivers good photos along with its fewer downsides. HP Sprocket on the other hand is a good choice in case you have a smartphone that captures great photos, however the result will always be grainy.

Buy Here- Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 at about Rs.4,795 on Amazon

Buy Here- HP Sprocket at about Rs.8,999 on Amazon  

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Bikram Singh Negi

Bikram Singh Negi

Holding camera at extreme destinations or playing games in metro train his love for tech never ends. Phones, Apps, Updates, Cameras and Tech gossip all in one roof, he’s a complete tech-package. Travelling or sampling new cuisine nothing would distort him from his passion.