Fujifilm Instax Wide 400 hands-on review: new design, same big camera

The Wide 400 brings some new tricks, but the size of the camera will still be too unwieldy for many

Fujifilm Instax Wide 400 camera held up a person's face
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Early Verdict

The Instax Wide 400 is a clear improvement on the Wide 300 before it, with a more appealing design and shape. The improved design also adds a few additional features like a selfie timer and angle adjustment accessories that might be enough for some to upgrade. However, if you were hoping that Fujifilm could pull off a miracle and make the camera smaller then you will be disappointed, as the camera is still as big as ever, and won’t be slipping easily into a rucksack. But for weddings or events where size is less of an issue, this is a great option for big group prints.


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    Improved design makes the camera feel more compact

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    Self-timer lever is easy and fun to use

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    Angle adjustment strap is a clever touch

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    Instax’s biggest prints


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    Still a very big camera

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    Wide photos less sharable in an increasingly portrait world online

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The world of instant photography has experienced a remarkable resurgence in recent years, driven by a blend of nostalgia and the allure of tangible, immediate photo prints. Among the most prominent players is Fujifilm, whose Instax series has captured both casual users and photography enthusiasts. 

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Image Size62 × 99 mm
LensRetractable lens, 2 components, 2 elements, f= 95 mm, 1:14
ViewfinderReal image finder, 0.37×, with target spot
Shooting RangeManual 2-range switching (0.9 m – 3 m/3 mand beyond) Normal Mode (0.9 m - 3 m)Landscape Mode (3 m and beyond)
ShutterProgrammed electronic shutter release,1/64 sec – 1/200 sec.
Exposure ControlAutomatic Lv 10.5 to 15 (ISO 800)
Film Developing TimeApprox. 90 seconds
FlashBuilt-in, automatic electronic flash (automatic light adjustment) ,0.9 to 3 m
PowerFour AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6)
Size162 mm × 98 mm × 123 mm
Weight616 g (without battery, strap, film cartridge, and close-up lens)
Instax Link Wide Printer

Instax Link Wide Printer
If you want wide prints but don’t fancy lugging around the Wide 400 camera, then you can capture images on your phone and print them out later on this printer.

Instax SQ40

Instax SQ40
If you want instant prints that are bigger than Mini prints but you aren’t a fan of the wider perspective then the classic Instax Square might be for you. The current best Instax Square camera being the SQ40.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.