Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 – Instant Photo Camera Review

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 has become the most popular instant film camera of recent times. In fact, so popular that users refer now refer polaroid cameras as “instax”. Combined with a user-friendly design, easy-to-use buttons and a modern minimalist look, the Instax Mini 9 has become the go-to instant camera choice for beginners and kids as well.

Let’s move on to our Instax Mini 9 Review!

Camera Design


The Mini 9 design is almost similar to the Mini 8. This design gives the camera a super cute look and easy-to-use with a very few buttons. The camera comes in 5 different colors: Cobalt Blue, Ice Blue, Flamingo Pink, Lime Green and Smoky White.

To the right of the lens is the shutter button and to the left is the multi function power button. Pressing the power button extends and opens the lens. Around the lens are multiple icons that represent different shooting conditions. The flash and the light sensor are both above the lens towards the right. The built-in selfie mirror next to the lens is an upgrade over the Mini 8 and makes use of close up attachment to take the selfie.

Photo Quality

The photo quality of this camera is good and satisfactory for the price at $69. It gives you a photo with sharp, clear color and natural skin tones.The camera has 5 shooting modes: Indoor, Sunny, Very Sunny, Cloudy and Hi Key which are all automatic. Hence, the picture quality is determined by how well the user is able to blend the right mode with the situation and also his/her experience with the camera. Most users sometimes report photos coming out black or white, which are mainly due to incorrect exposure settings and can be rectified easily.



The camera was officially announced at $69 but can be availed in cheaper prices, especially when combined with deals for Instax mini films. The price per photo with this camera will cost $1 on average.


The camera is very easy to use due to its automatic shooting modes and less buttons. The camera makes use of mini films which comes in many designs. Because this camera has become so popular, the availability of different film designs has extended the use of this camera to various occasions like weddings, birthdays, street photography, portrait, selfies and traveling. The camera uses 2 1.50V AA batteries.


  • Close-up attachment lens
  • Neck strap

Video: How To Set Up and Use Instax Mini 9