Instax Mini Link turns your smartphone into an instant camera

Instax Mini Link
(Image credit: Digital Camera World)

Portable printers are not new, but Fujifilm's Instax Mini Link has been designed to turn the pocket printer into a fun smartphone accessory, rather than a dull computer peripheral. The compact device, hooks up to your mobile phone via Bluetooth and lets you print images from your photo library, or direct from the camera – giving you a great deal of control over the printing process, without turning this into a chore.

The Instax Mini Link is about 20% lighter and 23% smaller than the existing Fujifilm Instax SP-2 printer - which also uses the popular Instax Mini instant film packs, that offer you ten prints for around 80 cents or 80p a pop. Pictures are printed out in about 12 seconds, and are fully developed in a further 90. The image area measures 62x44mm (2.4x1.8in), whilst the overall print size is 54×86 mm (2.1×3.4in).

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Row 0 - Cell 0 Instax mini Link Instax SP-2
Weight (without film)209g250g
Film typeInstax miniInstax mini
AppInstax mini LinkInstax Share
ColorsDark Blue, White or PinkSilver or Gold

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

Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.