The first ever Instax Mini camera is now 25 years old – and I took it for a spin!

Fujifilm Instax Mini 10
(Image credit: James Artaius)

Happy Instaxiversary! The Instax brand officially turned 25 years old this month. Yes, 25 years. And if you're an old-timer like me, you might remember the very first product: the Instax Mini 10, which launched on November 10 1998. 

And, if you're an old-timer like me, you might even have bought an Instax Mini 10 all those years ago. I still have mine and I took it out for a birthday spin, to see if it's still one of the best instant cameras a quarter-century later. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.