Fujifilm Instax Mini deals can bring the prices of these popular instant cameras way down, and some discounts also include additional film packs to boot. The latest release, the Instax 11, has been on the shelves for a considerable amount of time now, and record low $59.99 costs are becoming more and more frequent (this model launched with a $79.99 MSRP). Not only that, but older models still represent excellent value for money as well.
We’re here to help you compare all the best Instax Mini deals on the most popular instant cameras, running through everything from the budget Mini 8 or 9 to the retro themed lenses like the Mini 70 and 90. Prices alone might not be enough to make your decision, though, so we’ve given each of these Instax Mini cameras a rundown of information to help you choose the one that’s right for you.
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Best Instax Mini prices and deals
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Released in March 2020, the Instax Mini 11 price is not dissimilar from its predecessor. In fact, you’ll only pay around $10 more for the latest release and still reap the rewards of the new features installed. With automatic exposure you no longer need to remember to set individual lighting settings, no doubt saving countless shots, and a new focus on close up shooting will allow you to expand your instant photography portfolio with a new range of subjects.
Aside from these nifty features, you’re still picking up the recognisable plastic camera shell we’ve come to recognise, as well as a new selfie lens barrel that does away with the clip-on attachment of yore.
There’s really only one difference between the Instax Mini 8 and the Instax Mini 9 and it’s a tiny little mirror. The Instax Mini 9 has a small mirror next to the lens, making lining up selfies much easier and ensuring a more accurate picture. The newer Mini 9 is slightly more expensive than the Mini 8, but consider this: if you’re likely to be taking a lot of selfies, the mirror could save you a small fortune on film costs as you’ll have fewer wonky, poorly framed snaps. If the price is right for the colour you want, this is the one we’d go for.
The Instax Mini 9 requires two AA batteries and is available in cobalt blue, flamingo pink, ice blue, smoky white and lime green.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is one of the most popular instant cameras on the planet thanks to its super cheap price and bold, cheerful and colourful design. Simple to use and with brightness controls, built-in flash and cool 1.8-inch x 2.4-inch images printed straight from the camera, this really is a bargain. But could you be tempted by the newer Instax Mini 9?
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 requires two AA batteries and is available in black, grape, raspberry, pink, blue and yellow.
There’s certainly an argument that the Instax Mini 8 and 9 are aimed towards a younger or more casual market with its bright pastel colours and chunky build. But there are some slicker options available for not much more – namely the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70.
The Instax Mini 70 features more technical control options and shooting modes than the Mini 8/9 and takes better pictures in the dark. It comes with the selfie mirror as standard too. With a smoother metallic paint job, it loses the toyish vibe of the above models for something much more professional looking while maintaining the compact instant camera vibe. If you’d feel silly holding the Instax Mini 8, but want a similar design, this is your best bet.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 runs off two CR2 batteries and is available in moon white, canary yellow, island blue, passion red, stardust gold and midnight black.
If you’re looking for something with a more retro feel then it’s hard to beat the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 and its traditional leather-style binding. As you can see in the price comparison chart below, it’s also the most expensive of the Instax Mini cameras in Fujifilm’s range.
You’re not just paying for the old-school vibe though. Bulb modes ensure you won’t get pictures that are too blurry or dark. On the other side of the scale, this is the first Instax Mini camera that allows you to turn off the flash, meaning you won’t get any images with way too much white light. A double-exposure mode allows you to put two images on one piece of film too.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 instant camera is powered by a rechargeable NP-45A lithium battery making it the only rechargeable Instax Mini camera from Fujifilm. Colour options are much more modest than the other Instax Minis as the only differences are in the leather-style wrap finishes where you can choose between brown or Neo Classic (black).
Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 camera sits somewhere between its Mini and Wide range, using new-fangled square-format film and boasting digital camera functionality that the Japanese manufacturer hopes will appeal to a younger, more tech-savvy audience.
The most notable feature of the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is the ability to review and edit your shots via a small LCD display on the rear of the camera. Unfortunately, the digital camera element lets the SQ10 down a bit, as the image quality can’t rival other digital cameras – or smartphones. A fun piece of kit, and if you’d like more control over images and the ability to adjust and edit in-camera, it’s a good fit.
If the SQ10 is a bit more than you were thinking of paying but you’re still a fan of the Square Fujifilm Instax series, then let’s take a look at the SQ6. Both print in the square format, but have some notable differences elsewhere. The SQ6 is an analogue camera like the cheaper Instax models, so images are printed straight away when shooting. This model lack’s the SQ10’s extra shooting modes and flash options too.
We do prefer the physical design of the SQ6, as the SQ10 sometimes reminds us of a divers camera, while the former has a classic retro feel. When all’s said and done though, it depends on if you want the stylish camera or the digital camera/printer that allows you to judge an image before printing it out. If you know you’re prone to maybe taking a few poor pictures you may end up saving a lot of money with the digital camera instead of paying for extra film sheets.
Instax Mini Film and Instax Square Film packs
Looking for some extra Fujifilm Instax Mini film packs? We’ve compared the best deals from multiple retailers in our price comparison charts below. The cheapest packs usually have 10 or 20 Instax Mini film papers to print out your latest photos. Take a look at the options further down the chart and you’ll see prices for larger packs too.
These first set of film packs are compatible the Instax Mini cameras on this page. If you’re picking up film for one of the Square series (SQ6 and SQ10) you’ll need to scroll down a bit more and pick up the Square Film packs instead.
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