Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera For Kids

Last updated date: January 8, 2021

DWYM Score

9.4

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera For Kids

Why Trust DWYM?

DWYM is your trusted product review source. Along with our in-house experts, our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then create one easy-to-understand review. Learn more.

Look for the DWYM seal for products that are the best in the category.
Show Contents

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

Editor's Note January 8, 2021:
Checkout The Best Camera For Kids for a detailed review of all the top cameras for kids.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Fujifilm Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera For Kids placed 1st when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Includes FujiFilm Instax mini 9 Camera Flamingo Pink, The FujiFilm Instax mini 9 Camera Smokey White features a Fujinon 60mm f/12.7 Lens, Optical 0.37x Real Image Viewfinder, Auto Exposure with Manual Switching and a Built-In Flash. Turn the brightness adjustment dial to the position marked on the lamp. Includes 40 Instax Film designed for shooting photos with a press of a button and instantly printing it out with the Fujifilm Mini series, enjoy to watch the images develop practically before your eyes. A unique Fujifilm fitted case with a removable strap for extra comfort was designed to both hold and protect your camera. Fashionable and practical. Be smart, be safe. Make the most of your Mini instax 9 camera and enjoy the fun MiniMate accessories we’ve provided in this kit: Minimate Fujifilm instax mini 9, 4 pcs color close up filter lens. Bring images closer with a new hue. included are 6 colors filter lenses + A attachment selfie mirror. Keep your photos out for viewing, or store them neatly. We’re giving you both options. 64 Page Photo Album, Lucite Frame + 5 colored plastic frames.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.7
6 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.6
4,194 user reviews

What experts liked

This camera takes great-quality photos. In portraits, the camera gives a glossy tone to skin and hair; in landscapes or still-lives, the colors look vibrant. Its close-up lens was also effective.
- The Spruce
Users who simply want to shoot and not worry about settings will love this camera. It’s sturdy, simple and fun. Like the Mini 8, it mixes simplicity with a set of features to get you by in all shooting conditions. This time around it also comes with a nice range of inclusions to take your selfie game to the next level.
- Instant Photo Pro
Simple to use, kids just press the big buttons to point and shoot for photos, making it one of the best instant cameras for kids. Features include a macro lens for close-ups, a high-key mode for dramatic effects and a built-in selfie mirror.
- Family Vacation Critic
You can adjust for your settings a bit using the light dial on the lens. That way, you can make sure you’re getting the best flash possible for your situation, whether you’re outside or in a dark room.
- Little Coffee Fox
If you’re not seeking high dynamic range and sharp detail from the family barbecue party pics, the Mini 9 is smaller and more fun to pass around, and its results will be good enough to commemorate such casual occasions. Both the camera and film refills (about 60¢ per shot compared with about 85¢ per shot) are less expensive than with our top pick.
- The New York Times
Setup is very simple, only requiring the installation of 2 x AA batteries and a film cartridge.
- Cool Kiddy Stuff

What experts didn't like

The instant film for this camera, on the other hand, is very expensive. A 20-pack of Instax Mini film (with white borders; other colors and patterns are also available) costs around $18.
- The Spruce
Fuji has missed an opportunity to make other small enhancements that would have made this camera really standout and deserving of a whole new model. I would have like to see an improved lens, a slightly smaller body or just something different enough to make it a proper update.
- Instant Photo Pro
Comes with a “selfie mirror” which is less of a mirror and more of a tiny square of reflective material. I suppose you can use it to make sure you’re somewhat in frame, but it really isn’t all that helpful when it came to selfies and I wouldn’t rely on it.
- Little Coffee Fox
Aren’t the best you’ll get out of the cameras we tested, and the camera itself doesn’t offer as many creative options as the Instax Square SQ6.
- The New York Times
The styling of the Mini 9 makes it a bit on the bulky side.
- Cool Kiddy Stuff

An Overview On Cameras For Kids

The Camera For Kids Buying Guide