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FUJIFILM Instax Mini 11 Polaroid Instant Camera User Guide

Find out how to properly start using the FUJIFILM Instax Mini 11 Polaroid Instant Camera using this simple user guide. It contains information on how to properly insert batteries and film as well as the correct way to hold the camera and at what distance.

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FUJIFILM Instax Mini 11 Polaroid Instant Camera User Guide

Inserting Batteries

Inserting batteries visual guide part 1

Inserting batteries visual guide part 2

Inserting INSTAX Mini instant film case

Inserting the film case

How to eject INSTAX Mini instant film cover

Ejecting the film case

Parts Diagram

Parts diagram front of camera

Parts diagram rear of camera

  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

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.)
    Charging indicator
  • 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.
    Holding the camera properly
  • When the sound of the film being ejected stops, grasp the edge of the ejected film and take the film out.
    Grasping the edges of the photo
  • When you have finished taking photos, turn off the camera by pushing the lens barrel back in.
    Turning off the camera

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

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.

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.
    Pulling out the lens
  • 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.
    Correct distance to hold the camera
  • Confirm the composition using the selfie mirror, then push the shutter to take the photo
    Using the selfie mirror for composition

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.
    Holding the camera at the correct didtance

Correct and incorrect ways to hold

  • 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.
  • 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 indicators

  • 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.


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.


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.
  • 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.

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.

For details, see the instructions of FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini instant film.

Visual warning examples

CE warning icon

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.)

FCC Statement (USA)

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.


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.

CAN (Canada)

For customers in Canada : CAUTION: CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)

Non-recyclable logoDisposal 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.


Size table
Specifications table

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