Fujifilm Instax Mini

Test 05/2019

  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - testing
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - front
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - back
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - right
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - boxed
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - detail
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  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - detail3
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - foto
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - frontaufnahme
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - scan
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini - uebersicht
Test seal: Fujifilm Instax Mini, Rating 8.2

last modified: 11.10.2019, 9:37

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 20%
Speed 20%
Design 20%
Equipment 20%
Image quality 20%
Tested by: Jana


Product tester


The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is a true classic: This Polaroid camera is not for nothing one of the most popular instant cameras. This camera takes nice pictures quickly and easily. Compared to the other instant cameras tested, the image quality is quite ok.


  • Special optics
  • Very handy
  • Easy to use


  • Image quality moderate
  • Expensive film (75 cents per picture)

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A true classic for good reasons: Quick and easy, this camera takes nice pictures.

The product

The Instax Mini 9

Our testeremployees are testing the Instax Mini 9 Camera

The Instant Camera in use

The Instax Mini 9 Camera

The Instant Picture Camera Instax Mini 9 by Fujifilm is a miniature camera. It is important to mention that the "mini" does not refer to the camera size, but to the image format. It is one of the most popular cameras among Polaroid enthusiasts. The camera comes in a very small package, which already shows the most important features and a short overview of the camera functions. We have ordered our camera in blue. There are also 6 other colors (Smokey White, Poppy Red, Lime Green, Flamingo Pink, Cobalt Blue, Blush Rose) to choose from. The first impression of this camera is ok. It doesn't look as stable and high quality as comparable products.

The deliverz package included:

  • Operation instruction
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Carrying strap
  • Selfie lense


Even with the Instax Mini 9 you can take more than just "normal" pictures. The integrated flash of the camera ensures optimal illumination of the subject. The Instax Mini 9 also offers manual exposure settings for both indoor and outdoor use. In addition to this setting, there is also the "High-Key Shooting Function", which makes it easy to create backgrounds that are brighter and softer. In addition, the camera has a Fujinon lens with which the subjects are perfectly captured. Another highlight is the integrated Selfie mirror and the additional Selfie lens. In the test the function worked quite okay. Nevertheless, the mirror could have been a little bigger. We would also have been happy if the additional lens had been installed directly with the Instax.

As soon as you adjust the camera (using the button to the left of the lens), you can select one of the 5 functions. The release button is located to the right of the lens. When the shutter button is pressed, the image moves slowly out of the camera (at the top). The images we photographed were of poor quality. The colors are a bit pale and not very sharp. We also had the feeling that the exposure was rather a matter of luck that one cannot really influence. Unfortunately, only 9 of the 20 shots were really usable. Shots taken inside were mostly clearer, cleaner and sharper than those taken outside or from a landscape.

Result (photo was scanned):

Example picture of the Instax Mini 9

We have evaluated a good 850 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 90 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.

In summary: 90% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Good image quality
  • Easy to use

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Brightness adjustment somewhat tricky
  • 1 Euro per film
Manufacturer Fujifilm
EAN 4547410349474
Scope of delivery Camera, Carrying strip, Operating instruction
Accessories Carrying Strip. 2 CRC Battery
Additional warranty 24 Monate
Colours Available in five colours: cobalt blue, lime green, flamingo pink, ice blue and smoky white
Material Plastic
Quality impression Good
Processing Good
Flash Yes
Self-mirror Yes
Self-timer No
Cost per photo 0,99 Euro
Print/Development time 1 to 3 minutes
Focal lenght 60 mm
Photo measures 47 mm x 63 mm (H x W)
Film measures 55 mm x 85 mm (H x W)
Depth 6,5 cm
Height 12 cm
Width 10,5 cm
Weight 380 g
Packaging Good
Manual language DE, EN, FR, ES, JA, KO, CS
Quality of instructions Good
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There are films with different frames. Is it possible to change the film cassettes in between or do they have to be finished after opening?
They have to be taken after opening to the end.
Is there already a film in the camera?
No, films are not automatically included with the order. But you can easily order them as well.
What batteries do you put in the camera?
The camera is powered by two AA batteries.


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