Fujifilm introduces INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera

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FUJIFILM North America Corp. debuted the FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 99, with a sleek and stylish matte black finish, and incorporating advanced new image features including color, brightness, and focus modes to maximize the potential of each photo.

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.

“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 Corp. “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).

Also, the INSTAX UP! Smartphone App, which is designed for INSTAX users to digitally scan, import, organize, and store their photos in one place, has added an album feature. Utsers can easily organize and store their digital FUJIFILM INSTAX photos by themes, such as holidays, friends, and favorites.