Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic review

Forget the pastel colors and Hello Kitty styling of junior models in the Instax range; this retro-styled instant print contender is one for the grown ups

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 review
(Image: © Gavin Stoker/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

‘Classic’ styled instant print camera offers simplicity of use and credit card sized hard copies for those seeking instant gratification with each press of the shutter release. Instant prints like you remember, from a camera that resembles something from the glory days of analogue film, even if we may quickly become frustrated that the device doesn’t offer a great deal more than that. Still, it’s all about the fun of photography, right? And in that respect the Instax Mini 90 delivers.


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    As easy to use as pointing and shooting

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    A selection of user-selectable optimized shooting modes included

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    Standalone charger supplied


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    Plastic-y feel

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    As this is a camera and mini printer combined, inevitably the device is chunkier than a regular compact camera

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    Results inevitably hit and miss

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It’s fair to say Fujifilm is largely responsible for having reinvigorated the instant print camera market these past few years, even more so than the resurgent Polaroid brand, or other manufacturers joining the party this century including Lomography and Canon

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 ‘Neo Classic’ edition we’re looking at here most closely resembles a pared-back and simplified version of the same manufacturer’s retro-styled Instax Mini Evo model; except that the latter has the distinct advantage of both analogue and digital capture from the same device; whereas this one doesn’t.

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.