What is the price of Instax Mini film?

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What is the price of Instax Mini film?

Best Answer: The cost of Instax Mini film has come down since its introduction. On average, the going rate is about $0.60 a sheet. That roughly half of what film cost just two years ago. Basic white film today runs around $14 for a pack of 20 sheets. Amazon tends to float the lowest prices.

Buying this film seems expensive. Why would I use this over my digital camera or even smartphone?

Yes, as the popular saying goes, "the best camera is the one with you." Most of us carry a smartphone that's more than capable of capturing fantastic photographs when we need them, but it lacks the fun and charm of an instant camera, such as the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9.

Back in the days before digital cameras, we had disposables and bulky, boxy Polaroids with instant photos. There's just something beautiful about snapping a photo and then watching the picture print out and develop right in front of your eyes. Then you're free to stick that cute little pic in a photo album, on the fridge, in a notebook, or send it to a loved one!

Does this stuff ever go on sale? Should I wait for a good deal to buy the film?

Yes! Fujifilm's Instax Mini film does go on sale quite frequently at places like Walmart and Amazon, but you do need to keep your eyes peeled. You can do this by checking the retailer's websites for sales, or by using something like Thrifter to track prices.When your timing is on and you find a sale, stock up! Film photography is a trendy hobby these days and prices swing up and down without notice.

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.