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Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Camera

Last updated: August 31, 2021

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Camera
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We looked at the top Instant Cameras and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Instant Camera you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 119 expert reviews, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Camera placed 11th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Fujifilm’s newest addition to the popular line of Instax cameras – Instax Mini 70. Mini 70 is the step-up model to the Mini 8 and offers a more advanced feature set, including, an updated camera design, improved picture quality, especially in dark scenes, new selfie mode with selfie mirror and a tripod socket.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

This model features selfie mode, and its great for taking photos in lowlight condtions thanks to an auto exposure mode
But cycling through allows you to set the focus mode to landscape or macro, force the flash to fire, or enable Hi-key shooting, which brightens photos.
The camera is very easy to hold and light too. It weighs only 338g with film and batteries loaded.
Shooting modes include: Macro, Landscape, Selfie, Self timer and 'High-key' mode (more on that below). A small LCD window on the back displays the active mode, as well as the number of remaining shots.
Another neat feature that makes taking selfies easier and more intuitive is a built in selfie mirror that’s located to the right of the lens. It allows you to view your shots in real time, even though your eye isn’t facing the viewfinder.
A little more advanced than the Instax Mini 9, the Instax Mini 70 offers a few more features, but is still a cost-effective way to get into instant photography.
Attractive design and available in a variety of metallic colours. More control over the exposure in dark conditions due to variable shutter speed
Incredible light and flash blending ability
To do the same, the Fuji 8 or 9 require the use of a snap-on lens adapter that is easily lost. The Fuji 70 is much more elegant in this regard, and if selfies or other close-up shots are going to be your primary subject, it’s worth upgrading to the 70.
It’s a very light camera and easy to carry around. I especially like how the flash brightens up portraits and the slight vignette in landscape mode darkens bright skies.
- Cameta

What experts didn't like

Prints are small, Films can get pricey
When shooting in landscape orientation it's a different story. I found myself awkwardly cradling the camera at the top in order to not block the viewfinder or lens. A front shutter button can work on a camera that shoots in a square format, but here it's awkward.
Flash often fires, even when outdoors. Not ideal for left handed users, with the lens being too far to left on the camera.
No way to turn off flash except in infinity mode. CR2 batteries can be hard to find.
Because it automatically prints out and develops film, there is a disadvantage. You could potentially waste a considerable amount of film. However, you’re required to remove the photo before another shot is taken.
The only thing you need to be careful of is that you don’t obscure the flash with your finger when you’re taking shots vertically.
optical viewfinder is quite small, uses batteries that aren’t as easy to find as AA or AAA batteries.
No way to totally turn off the flash unless you’re in infinity mode; in which case that makes sense.
What’s more of an issue is a lack of any exposure compensation controls. There’s a closeup dial, and ‘hi-key’ mode which makes everything brighter, but no easy way to make everything slightly brighter or darker as needed.
My only complaint is the position of the viewfinder, which is a bit off to the side. It would be better if it was more toward the top-center of the camera.
- Cameta

Our Expert Consultant

Jay Soriano   
Portrait photographer

Jay Soriano a headshot and portrait photographer in Las Vegas.

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