Polaroid 300 Film is just re-branded packs of Fujifilm Instax Mini film. After Kodak was sued and has to stop their Instax camera production. Fujifilm started making with Instant Cameras and film with Polaroids permission. But the catch was they were not supposed to sell Fuji Instax cameras in the American and European market till the 90s. But in 2008 Polaroid stopped making analog instant cameras and Fujifilm became the sole instant camera maker in the market. in 2010 Polaroid started selling Fuji Instax Mini 7s camera as Polaroid 300 camera and Fujifilm Instax Mini film as Polaroid 300 instant film.
So you can use 300 instant films in Instax Mini cameras and Fuji Mini film in Polaroid 300 instant photo cameras. Polaroid doesn’t make Polaroid 300 instant film or never made. They were just white labeling and selling this product. If you have a Polaroid 300 camera in working condition and looking for Polaroid 300 film cheap then you try Fuji instant film for your camera too. Just buy the whatever cheaper.
Remember Polaroid stopped this 300 camera and film deal while ago too. So whatever remains in the market is old stuff which might be already expired. So It’s recommended to buy Fujifilm product rather than this expired and expensive film from Polaroid.
Anyway, Polaroid 300 instant photo film can be used for all Mini cameras in the market,
- Polaroid 300.
- Polaroid Mio.
- Fuji Mini 25
or any other Mini type camera which is not listed here. There is half doze on Fujifilm Mini cameras which are discontinued years ago. Both Amazon and Polaroid website still sell this type of instant film but make sure match prices. Another cool thing about this Instax mini film is you can get it not only with plain white borders but also with various theme based borders.
So buy Instax Mini Film instead of Polaroid 300
Still, there are thousands of Polaroid 300 camera users and many worry about using Fujifilm Instax Mini film for their camera. There is nothing to worry about. Also, it’s a waste of money buying old Polaroid 300 film which was manufactured more than half a decade ago. New Fuji Instax film is available everywhere and cheaper too.
Also, you can’t use the new Polaroid Zink Media photo paper for Type 300 cameras. Zink Media film is very similar to Instax film but there are little differences like the cartridge design. It’s common belief Polaroid Co. has used Fuji’s Instant photo paper technology to build their own new Instant film packs. Maybe the only difference is photo paper is packed in different models of plastic cartridge casings.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Twin Pack cost you around $20 with free shipping at Amazon and Polaroid 300 instant film pack cost around $30 at Amazon. At Polaroid, it cost you nearly the same $14.99 for 10 photo paper pack so 20 papers would cost around $30 but they haven’t mentioned anything about shipping. Means shipping might not be free.
Polaroid Mio Camera film
You can use Both Polaroid 300 instant film and also Fuji Mini film for Mio cameras. This camera is very similar old Instax Mini 20 camera. Just buy a small 10 photo paper pack of Instax Mini film and test. It won’t cost you more than $15 and will able to clear all your doubts.
Best Polaroid Camera to Buy?
If it’s time to retire your Polaroid 300 camera and buy a new one then there are several cheap Polaroid camera options in the market for you. Polaroid only makes digital instant cameras now so you will have to look at what Fujifilm has to offer if you still need an analog instant photo camera.
If you just want a Cheap Instant Camera and it doesn’t need to be Polaroid then you should check latest Instax series cameras like Instax Mini 70, Instax Mini 90, Instax Mini 8, Instax 300 (bigger Polaroid 600 size photo paper). Also, there is a cute model for girls, Fujifilm Instax Hello Kitty mini camera.