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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Instruction Manual

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Instruction Manual

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Instruction Manual

How to insert batteries


How to insert INSTAX Mini instant film case


How to eject INSTAX Mini instant film cover


How to remove INSTAX Mini instant film case


Refers to each language page for how to take instant photographs

  • For how to take instant photographs, refer to the English pages.(p.9)

For how to insert batteries and how to insert and remove an INSTAX Mini film pack, see pages 3 to 6.

Names of Parts



  1. AE light sensor
  2. Flash light sensor
  3. Film ejection slot
  4. Flash lampface
  5. Viewfinder
  6. Shutter button
  7. Lens cover / Lens
  8. Selfie mirror
  9. Lens barrel
  10. Power button
  11. Flash charging lamp
  12. Strap eyelet
  13. Viewfinder eyepiece
  14. Back cover lock
  15. Film confirmation window
  16. Back cover
  17. Film counter
  18. Battery lid

Taking Pictures

Do not open the back camera cover until you have used all images in the loaded INSTAX Mini film pack. Opening the camera door will expose the remainder of the unused film pack, turning it white and rendering it no longer usable.

  • Once the batteries are loaded, press the power button to turn the camera on. The lens barrel extends and the flash charging lamp blinks and then lights up. (Blinking indicates that the flash is charging.)

  • Hold the camera, look through the viewfinder of the camera to frame your desired composition, and press the shutter button. * The shutter button cannot be pressed while the flash is charging.

  • When the sound of the film being ejected stops, grasp the edge of the ejected film and take the film out.

  • When you have finished taking photos, turn off the camera by pushing the lens barrel back in.

If the camera malfunctions, remove the batteries while the power is on and then reinsert them to reset the camera.

Taking a Photo in Selfie Mode

To switch from the selfie mode to normal shooting mode, turn off the camera by pushing the lens barrel back in and then turn it on again.

Taking a photo of yourself

If you shoot in selfie mode, you can take a picture of yourself using the selfie mirror on the front of the camera to confirm your exposure.

  • Pull out the lens barrel until the SELFIE ON mark appears.

  • Hold the camera securely with both hands so that your face is roughly 11.8 inches to 19.7 inches (30 cm – 50 cm) away from the lens.

  • Confirm the composition using the selfie mirror, then push the shutter to take the photo.

Taking a closeup

If you shoot in selfie mode, you can move the camera close to the subject and take a closeup.

  • Pull out the lens barrel until the SELFIE ON mark appears.
  • Hold the camera so that the mark in the viewfinder sits slightly to the upper right of the center of the subject, then press the shutter button to take a photo.

Precautions for Taking Photos

Precautions for Holding the Camera

  • Take care that a finger or the strap does not cover the flash light sensor, AE light sensor, flash lampface, lens, or film ejection slot.
  • Hold the camera so that the flash lampface is at the top when taking a horizontal picture.
  • Do not take photos in locations where flash photography is forbidden.
  • Do not grasp the lens barrel when holding the camera. The finished photos may be adversely affected.
  • Look into the viewfinder so that the mark in the viewfinder appears in the center.
  • Be careful not to touch the lens when you press the shutter button.

Distances for Normal Mode and Selfie Mode

  • In normal mode, take a photo at a distance of at least 19.7 inches (0.5 m) from the subject. The effective flash range is up to approximately 8.9 ft (2.7m).
  • When holding the camera closer than 19.7 inches (0.5 m) from the subject, use the selfie mode. Use the selfie mode to capture a close-up within the range of 11.8 inches to 19.7 inches (30 to 50 cm).

Flash charging lamp states and error solutions


Safety Precautions

  • Do not use this product and its accessories for a purpose other than taking photos.
  • This product has been designed with safety in mind, but please read the following safety precautions carefully and then use the product correctly.
  • After reading this User’s Guide, be sure to keep it in an easy-to-access place where you can refer to it whenever necessary.

WARNING This indicates a matter that may lead to death or serious injury if ignored or incorrectly handled.

  • Do not disassemble this product. Electric shock may occur.
  • Do not touch this product if the inside of it becomes exposed due to dropping, etc. This product has highvoltage circuitry that may cause electric shock.
  • If you notice anything abnormal, such as the camera (batteries) becoming hot, emitting smoke, or making a burning smell, remove the batteries immediately. Fire or burns may occur (be careful not to burn yourself when removing the batteries).
  • Never take flash photographs of people riding bicycles, driving cars, skateboarding, riding a horse and the like. The flash can be startling, distract, frighten animals, and otherwise cause an accident.
  • If you drop the camera in water or if water or a piece of metal or other foreign object gets inside, remove the batteries immediately. Heat generation or fire may occur.
  • Do not use this camera in places where there is flammable gas or near open gasoline, benzine, paint thinner or other unstable substances which can give off dangerous vapors. Doing this could result in explosion or fire.
  • Keep the product out of the reach of infants and small children. Injury may occur.
  • Do not disassemble, heat the batteries, throw them in a fire, or put them in an electrical short circuit. The batteries may rupture.
  • Use only AA (LR6) batteries. Heat generation or fire may occur if other batteries are used.
  • Keep batteries out of the reach of infants. An infant may accidentally swallow a battery. In the event that a battery is swallowed, seek medical attention immediately.

CAUTION This indicates a matter that may lead to injury or physical damage if ignored or incorrectly handled.

  • Do not get this product wet or handle it with wet hands. Electric shock may occur.
  • Using a flash too close to a person’s eyes may for the short term affect their eyesight. Take care when taking pictures of infants and young children.
  • Take care not to make a mistake with the and polarities when inserting the AA (LR6) batteries. Damages to the surroundings may occur due to the camera being damaged or its battery fluid leaking out.
  • Do not touch moving parts inside the camera. You may be injured.


Handling of Camera

  • The camera is a precision instrument, so do not get it wet, drop it, or subject it to shock. Also, do not place the camera where it will be exposed to sand, dirt, dust or other particles.
  • Before using a commercially available strap, check the strength of the strap. Be especially careful when using a strap for mobile phones and smartphones because such straps are made for lightweight devices.
  • If you are not using your camera for a long interval, unload the batteries and keep it where it will avoid heat, dust and moisture.
  • Remove soil and dust from the viewfinder window, etc. with an air blower or by wiping gently with a piece of soft cloth.
  • Do not use solvent such as thinner or alcohol to wipe off dirt.
  • Do not leave the camera in a closed motor vehicle, another hot place, a humid place, on the beach, etc. for any period of time.
  • Moth repellent gas such as naphthalene will adversely affect the camera and film. Avoid keeping the camera and film in a chest of drawers, etc. with mothballs.
  • The operating temperature range of this camera is 41°F (+5°C) to 104°F (+40°C).
  • This camera may occasionally malfunction because it is controlled by a micro computer. If it malfunctions, remove the batteries and then reinsert them to reset the camera.

Handling of INSTAX Mini Film and Photos

For details on the handling of film and photos, see the instructions of FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini instant film.

  • Keep film a cool place. In particular, do not leave film in an extremely hot place, such as in a closed motor vehicle, for a long period of time.
  • Use film as soon as possible after inserting it in the camera.
  • If film has been kept in a place where the temperature is extremely low or high, allow it to become accustomed to a normal temperature before taking pictures.
  • Use film before the film expiration date referenced on the package.
  • Avoid airport checked luggage inspection and other strong X-ray exposure. Unused film is susceptible to the effect of fogging, etc. We recommend that you carry film onto aircraft in carry-on luggage (check with the relevant airport for more information).
  • Avoid exposing photos to strong light, and store them in a cool and dry place.
  • Do not make a hole in film or tear or cut film. Do not use film that is damaged.
  • Do not cut or disassemble the film for this camera as it contains black caustic alkali paste. Be especially careful not to let infants or pets put the film into their mouths. Also take care that the paste does not come into contact with skin and clothes.
  • If you accidentally touch the paste of unused film, immediately wash it off with plenty of water. If the paste comes into contact with the eyes or mouth, wash the area and then seek medical attention. The alkalinity of this film will weaken approximately 10 minutes after the photo is ejected from the camera.

Cautions on Handing of Film and Finished Photos

For details, see the instructions of FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini instant film. The “CE” mark certifies that this product satisfies the requirements of the European Union (EU) regarding safety, public health, environment, and consumer protection. (“CE” is the abbreviation of Conformité Européenne.)

Legally required regulation compliance displays are located on the inside of the back cover of the camera.

For customers in the USA: FCC Statement This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

For more information, access the website below. CAUTION This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This product generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this product does cause harmful interference to radio or television, which can be determined by turning the product off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the product and receiver.
  • Connect the product into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by FUJIFILM responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using low power wireless devices. There is no proof, however, that these low power wireless devices are absolutely safe. Low power Wireless devices emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the microwave range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects (by heating tissue), exposure of low-level RF that does not produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects. Many studies of low-level RF exposures have not found any biological effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not been confirmed by additional research. The “INSTAX Mini 11” has been tested and found to comply with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines. For customers in Canada : CAUTION: CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B) Disposal of Electric and Electronic Equipment in Private Households Disposal of used Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product, or in the manual and in the warranty, and/or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be taken to an applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences to the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials may help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city recycling office, your household waste disposal service or the authorized FUJIFILM dealer from which you purchased the product. For proper disposal in the United States at product end-oflife, please contact 1-800-800-3854 Option #1 INSTAX. In Countries outside of U.S.: If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities and ask for the correct way of disposal.


Information for FUJIFILM in the United States FUJIFILM North America Corp. 200 Summit Lake Drive Valhalla, New York 10595, USA
Information for FUJIFILM in Canada FUJIFILM Canada Inc. 600 Suffolk Court, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4G4, Canada
If you have any inquiries about this product, please contact a FUJIFILM authorized distributor or dealer, or access the website below.


Why does the flash charging lamp blink?

The flash charging lamp blinks when the batteries are low. Replace the batteries with new ones.

Why does the camera not work?

Remove the batteries and load them again following the instructions in “How to insert batteries” (p.3). If you still cannot take pictures, contact your retailer or your local authorized Fujifilm service center.

How do I take pictures?

Take pictures by pressing the shutter button. To take a selfie, press the shutter button while covering the viewfinder eyepiece with your finger.

How do I charge the flash?

A: Press and hold down the power button for 2 seconds to charge the flash. The flash charging lamp will blink while charging and turn off when it is fully charged. The flash is charged for about 10 seconds after it is turned on and then automatically turns off to save power. Use a fully charged battery to take pictures at night or in dark places.

Why does the flash not work?

The flash will not work if it is not charged or if there are no batteries loaded in the camera. Charge the flash by pressing and holding down the power button for 2 seconds (p.4). If you still cannot take pictures, contact your retailer or your local authorized Fujifilm service center.

Why does my camera not turn on?

Remove and re-insert new batteries following “How to insert batteries” (p.3). If you still cannot turn on your camera, contact your retailer or your local authorized Fujifilm service center.

Is this worth buying?

My son actually got it for his girlfriend. But she uses it all the time. So I think for a teenager its worth it.

Will this use the same film as the other cameras

Yes, same film as the previous version of this camera.

Will accessories for mini 9 also fut new 11 version

Not all accessories, the case, filter and close up lense attachments unfortunately will not fit however accessories such as film stickers would.

Does the product have a serial number?


color pic

The colors of pictures are depending on the type of the film you are buying and if you have the extended lense that you attach to your camera lense it hanges the color as each lense has a color. The regular film has a regular color of lightning degrees depending on how bright or not the room or area is, so it’s recommended to let the camera take 2 minutes to have the correct sense of light an then snap 

What to do when pictures aren’t coming out of the camera

Make sure you placed the film in correctly cause that isn’t supposed to be happening. There’s a yellow line in the back that you match with the film and snap it in. If not and you are doing everything right you migh have a faulty camera & you should return it.

Would instax mini 9 case fit the 11?

Unfortunately no since the Instax mini 11 camera is narrower than the Instax mini 9 case and camera but there are other options that would fit such as universal camera/Instax bags which allow you to fit in the camera and more accessories too.

Will this camera take the same film used in the instax Mini 9?

Yes, same film.

Would you ship to the Philippines since this model is not available there?

Don’t know .. don’t ship

For the instax mini 11 film, if purchased 6/21/21, what is the expiration date of the film?

That would be on the packaging. You would have to look at that when you buy it or look locally at other stores that sell it.

Does this use the same film as other instax mini cameras?

Yes it does, it uses Instax mini film.

does it come in the color cloud green???


What film size does it take?

Fujfilm Instant 800. Hope this helps.

Is there sticky back film that works with the camera?


Does this include a starter pack of film?

No it doesn’t you would have to purchase that separately.

what film is required? Same as for the 9?

Yes, you use the same film.


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