Fujifilm Instax Mini 99 Officially Announced

Fujifilm officially announced the new Fujifilm Instax Mini 99 instant film camera. The US price is $199.95 and it be available on April 11. Now the new Fujifilm Instax Mini 99 is available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama. Order now if you are interested.

Pre-order links:

Fujifilm Instax Mini 99 at B&H, Adorama.

Key Features

  • Prints 2 x 3″ Instant Photos
  • Five Shooting Modes with Auto Exposure
  • Landscape and Macro Modes
  • Built-In Flash Control
  • Five Levels of Brightness
  • Six Color Effect Settings
  • Manual Vignette Switch
  • Built-In Self Timer
  • 2 Shutter Buttons for Portrait/Landscape
  • Includes Base Grip with Tripod Mount

Press release:

Tech and Style Converge with Fujifilm’s INSTAX MINI 99™ Instant Camera

Updates to popular INSTAX UP! Smartphone App Also Announced

VALHALLA, N.Y. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the newest introduction to the FUJIFILM INSTAX family of analog instant cameras with the debut of its FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera (MINI 99). With its sleek and stylish matte black finish, MINI 99 maintains the classic INSTAX aesthetic while incorporating advanced new image features including color, brightness, and focus modes to maximize the potential of each photo.

“Advances in instant photography technology have allowed us to maintain the look and feel our users love and expect from our FUJIFILM INSTAX cameras, while adding exciting new technology that will permit them to truly reflect their creativity and artistic expression,” said Bing Liem, division president, Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “This is why MINI 99 is especially exciting to Fujifilm, and we believe for image makers as well.”

MINI 99 Product Features Include:

Color Effect Dial: MINI 99 features newly designed, intuitive controls including a Color Effect Dial with six effects – Faded Green, Warm Tone, Light Blue, Soft Magenta, Sepia, and Light Leak. Driven by LED lights within the camera, the Color Effect feature exposes the chosen color onto the INSTAX MINI instant film, creating the desired effect on the printed INSTAX MINI image.

Brightness Control Dial: This feature offers five distinct levels of brightness: the Light (“L+”) setting indicates the brightest exposure, the “L”, “D”, and “N” settings offer the normal range of brightness, and the Dark (“D-”) setting represents the darkest available brightness level.

Shooting Modes: A variety of shooting modes enhance the user experience, with Indoor Mode designed for low light situations, Sports Mode, which increases the shutter speed to grab the perfect action shot, Double Exposure Mode, which lets the user combine two images into one, and Bulb Mode, which increases the amount of light let in when creating the image, creating a brightened effect on the print.

The new Vignette Switch on the lens housing can be used to add an artistic shaded frame around the image subject for a softened effect. Additionally, a self-timer is at hand to help create the perfect group image, and MINI 99’s flash controls include auto mode, fill-in (flash will always fire regardless of lighting), red-eye removal, or the option to turn the flash off, depending on the user’s lighting situation.

The camera’s Landscape, Normal/Portrait, and Macro Focus Modes are easily accessible by adjusting the lens dial. Landscape Mode focuses on subjects positioned at a distance reference of “3.0m and beyond”. Macro Mode is perfect for close-ups and selfies at a distance reference of “0.3m to 0.6m”. Users can select Standard Mode for everything in between.

Grip and Tripod Mount: To enhance grip in even the most active image-making situations, MINI 99 comes with a precision-milled, Base Grip with Tripod Mount that also acts as a grip when attached to the camera (tripod sold separately).

INSTAX UP! Smartphone App Update
In addition to the announcement of MINI 99, Fujifilm also announces an update to its free, downloadable INSTAX UP! Smartphone App. The App is designed for INSTAX users to digitally scan, import, organize, and store their photos in one place, regardless of which FUJIFILM INSTAX instant film, instant camera or instant Smartphone printer product they use. With the INSTAX UP! Smartphone App, FUJIFILM INSTAX users can:
•Scan their INSTAX photo prints and store them digitally in one place;
•Organize their scanned, digital photos by category/list views for easy locating;
•Easily share digitally stored photos and collections via social media or text; and
•Import digitally stored photos from other INSTAX Apps (the INSTAX MINI LINK App or the INSTAX LINK WIDE App, for instance) into the INSTAX Up! App.

The latest addition to the INSTAX UP! Smartphone App is its album feature. Utilizing this clever new feature, users can easily organize and store their digital FUJIFILM INSTAX photos by themes, such as holidays, friends, and favorites. Within the album feature, users can add, tag, share, download and delete INSTAX images from the digital album, encouraging easy organization of the INSTAX digital image collection. A list/box view can be created for each album.

Pricing and Availability:
The INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera is expected to be available in mid-April 2024 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $199.95 USD and $249 CAD