Instax Mini 25 vs 8 Mini Instant Camera


The Instax Mini 8 and Instax Mini 25 are comparable, but there are some differences.

While the Instax Mini 8 is by far the more popular camera, the Instax Mini 25 in our opinion is the better Camera, and its only $4-5 more than the Instax Mini 8, but is smaller, lighter and comes with more features. No one has really review these two camera, assuming that they are the same, but they are not the same. After, this we will let you decide whether to go for Instax Mini 8 or Instax Mini 25. First we will start with a summary of the Instax Mini 8.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

The Fujifilm Instax mini 8 instant camera is the entry model for the Instax line of self printing instant cameras. It is basically point and shot, and cost under $60.00. It is Fujifilm’s best selling camera, not only for its Instax line, but of all the cameras it manufacturers. It is popular among young women, because its cute and comes in a variety of colors – yellow, red, black, baby blue, white, baby pink and purple.

The Instax Mini 8 comes with the following features

  • Self Print Camera
  • Pop out flash for photography in dark conditions. Shutter speed is 1/60 second
  • Has a 4 adjustable exposure settings.
  • HI-Key mode which adjust brightness.

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​Note:  Price comparison at the end, so please keep on reading.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 Instant Camera

The Mini 25 camera was release after the Instax Mini 8, and be didn’t have the marketing push the Instax 8 did, and therefore, is as popular as the Instax Mini 8.  The Mini 25 is sleeker and more compact than the Mini 8, weighing at less 1/2 pound vs the one pound of the Mini 8, in terms of dimensions, it is also half the size of the Mini 8.  The only initial drawback was the lack of colors, it only came in white in the beginning, and we believe that might have damped sales.  However, Fujifilm has made up for it, but introducing new colors like baby blue, baby pink, red and gold. However, what is more impressive is has all the features of the Instax Mini 8, and more. Here are the additional features of the Instax Mini 25.

  1. 2 Shutter Buttons – Allows for Horizontal and Vertical Shots
  2. Light and Dark Print Button. To Dark or Lighten Prints
  3. Intelligent Flash
  4. Macro Mode – Allows Close up Shots
  5. Selfie Mirror

Now there must be a catch, the price ?? Well, no. The Instax Mini 8 and Instax Mini 25, are virtually the same price.  Both are priced around $57-$60.00.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 vs instax 25

Fujifilm Instax 8

​Instax Mini 25

    • ​Analog Camera
    • ​Price $57
    • ​Programmable Shutter
    • ​CLR2 / DL CR2
    • ​Automatic Flash
    • ​Auto Exposure
    • ​Fujifilm Minifilm
    • ​Macro Mode
    • Easy to handle
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Its clear the Mini 25 is the winner over the Mini 8 in terms of features and portability. However, there are draw backs to the the Mini 25, first is availability. Fujifilm has limited the distribution of the Mini 25, as far as we know, Fujifilm has limited distribution to US and Japan. So many people would have to buy the Mini 8. Secondly, is the issue of CR2 Batteries vs AA Batteries, the CR2 batteries used by the Mini 25 are 3 times more expensive than the AA Batteries used by the Mini 8, however they usually last about 3 times as long. Finally, its really the question of style, some people might prefer the more cartoonish and large Mini 8m because it sends a statement. Furthermore, the Mini 8 has more color options that the Instax Mini 25, something you would want to consider when buying it as a gift

Expense Comparison

Rough values, to get the right price, check the links provided.

According to Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 it costs,

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera costs around $57 (check price)

3 Twin pack (60 Sheets) for a year costs around $234 (check price)

Batteries might cost around $10 a year

So, that comes around $301 per year.

According to Instax Mini 25 Instant Camera,

The Instax Mini 25 Instant Camera costs around $57 (check price)

3 Twin pack (60 Sheets) for a year costs around $234 (check price)

Batteries might cost around $10 a year

So that comes around $301 a year!


We strongly recommend getting Instax Mini 25 vs Mini 8, if you can get in your country. Its the same price, but you get a smaller and better camera, packed with more features. However, if you have to settle for the Mini 8, it is also a fine camera, if you just want to point and shot.