Instax Mini 9 Review

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The Instax Mini 9 is more colourful and selfie friendly than the Instax Mini 8..

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Launched in March 2017, the easiest way to describe the Instax Mini 9 is an enhanced version of the ever popular Instax Mini 8 which is, arguably, the best-selling instant camera of all time.

While the look and feel of the Instax Mini 9 are comparable to it’s predecessor there are a few noteworthy upgrades:

  1. The addition of a selfie mirror allows you to check the framing of your shot before taking the picture
  2. The Instax Mini 9 comes is available in 5 unique and stylish colours (more on this later), namely cobalt blue, ice blue, flamingo pink, lime green and smoky white
  3. It comes with a close-up lens attachmentwhich makes shooting up to 35 cm away possible

Being honest, the enhancements to the Instax Mini 9 are probably not enough to justify upgrading from the Instax Mini 8.

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However if you are a die-hard Instax fan or new to the market and looking to buy a fantastic instant camera then read on and find out more of the strengths and weaknesses of the Instax Mini 9 and then you can decide if this is the right camera for you.

To find out more about the Mini 9 please take a look at this video review:

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PROS & CONS OF THE INSTAX MINI 9

Pros

  • Simple and easy to use, making it perfect for weddings and other special occasions
  • Suitable for children and can be a great introduction for photography
  • Available in a unique and stylish range of colours
  • Great value for money (retailing under $70 at the time of writing)
  • Has a 4.6 star Amazon rating based on customer reviews!

Cons

  • Minor enhancements over the Instax Mini 8 (somewhat understandable given the huge success of the Mini 8)
  • As with all instant cameras the cost of film can be expensive
  • Not ideal for taking photos some distance away

INSTAX MINI 9 KEY FEATURES

KEY FEATURE 1: AUTOMATIC SETTING SELECTION 

The Instax Mini 9 is a very easy to use camera and after a short while of using the camera you will be able to take good pictures.  

One key feature of the Instax Mini 9 key is an automatic setting selection which informs you of the best setting for the current light conditions – all you have to do is simply turn the dial to the illuminated setting

There are four different exposure levels:

  1. Indoors, Night (F12.7)
  2. Cloudy, Shade (F16)
  3. Sunny, Slightly cloudy (F22)
  4. Sunny and bright (F32)
Instax Mini 9

KEY FEATURE 2: HI-KEY MODE

Selecting the fifth option on the dial, known as “hi-key” mode, will allow you to take photos with a softer impression.

INSTAX MINI 9 DESIGN

As we mentioned earlier in this article, the Instax Mini 9 has a matte plastic finish and comes in five unique colours (which we love!) as you can see below:

Instax Mini 9 Smoky White
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Instax Mini 9 Ice Blue
Instax Mini 9 Flamingo Pink
Instax Mini 9 Cobalt Blue

The Mini 9 weighs in at 307g making it light and compact enough to carry around in a small bag or rucksack.

CONCLUSION

The Instax Mini 9 is essentially an upgraded version of the Instax Mini 8 making it a great buy for anyone seeking a new instant camera.  

If you already own a Mini 8 then the upgrades offered by the Mini 9 probably don’t justify the need to purchase the Mini 9 – unless of course you are a selfie addict haha.

In summary the Instax Mini 9 is a fun, easy to use camera that is very competitively priced all of which reflects in the 4.6 star rating it received based on customer reviews.  

I hope you have found this Instax Mini 9 review helpful and would love to hear your thoughts so please comment below.

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