Christmas with Fuji #SJHolidayGifts

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When I was a girl, my folks had an instant camera that printed out photos right away. This became the party toy at Christmas, those photos of years gone by are still in boxes around here somewhere and we pull them out every now and again to reminise. These days the Fujifilm INSTAX cameras meet that instant gratification and surefire hit accessory at your next holiday function.
Gift an INSTAX mini 70 to a loved one and it will be the life of the party with instant selfies or a parting gift to the rest of the party-goers.

INSTAX instant cameras

Now available in many flavours — the popular mini 8 in your choice of 7 colours is ideal for the teenager on any list; the newly announced slim, sleek mini 70 in 3 bold shades is the perfect selfie camera for the college/uni crowd; the neo classic mini 90 appeals to the hipster in you, and the wide 300 offers bigger, brighter photos. Also, the instax Share printer is a great smartphone accessory that still has that instax style and is an ideal portable accessory for photographers, events and DIY enthusiasts.

Digital cameras


About 3 years ago I invested in a solid DSLR camera, specifically I wanted to up my game when it came to food photography. It’s been good but I have been travelling alot and by the time I pack all my lenses, camera and charger in the bag, it’s heavy.
I’ve been using my Fujifilm X-A2 Digital Camera since the spring and I often find myself taking my FUJI along, leaving my DSLR at home. Why? Because it’s light, it takes great photos (and selfies) with instant editing options by the turn of a dial and it has it’s own wifi hub for easy transfer and upload to smartphone for sharing on social media no matter where I am.

This year’s new X-T10 is a great camera for almost any photographer with its easy-to-use menus and scene modes. This camera is a step-up from the X-A2 and one I am eager to try out with a few extra features. The ever popular X-T1 is available for avid amateur and pro shooters, and the X-A2 is good for selfies and family chroniclers. The recently announced XF35mmF2.0 R WR lens rounds out our X-mount lens line-up with 19 now on the roadmap. The X-series line-up also includes the perennial favourite X100T and the X30 fixed lens cameras. All Fujifilm X cameras and lenses (except the new 35mmF2) are now sale priced for the holidays.

Waterproof Cameras


The Fujifilm FinePix XP80 is the perfect gift for those on your list who plan on hitting the beach this winter. I recently took this camera along on a cruise and loved it. It was easy to secure to my wrist for snorkeling shots in Grand Turk, perfect for video while floating in the the water of Aruba and was resilient from sand to ship.

Capture and share extreme scenes in places a tablet or smartphone can’t go and optically zoom in tight – even for movies. This is our toughest camera yet for extreme weather protection in extreme places, whether sea, sand, snow or time with kids. The FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera is waterproof to 50ft./15m, shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m, freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C, dustproof** and features a 16.4MP CMOS sensor with a 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lens, Wi-Fi® connectivity for one touch transfer to smartphones and tablets as well as remote capture. It also shoots full HD movies at 1080P, even underwater!



If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for more people on your list, make sure to check out the rest of our Holiday Gift Guide features and don’t forget to join us for the #SJHolidayGifts Twitter Party on December 3rd at 9pm EST where Fujifilm will be giving away an amazing prize! RSVP HERE.

WIN a FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini 70 Camera + Film

Calling all selfie takers and photography lovers, you’ll want to enter this generous giveaway. One lucky winner will receive 1 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 70 camera and Film!



Entry is simple, just fill in the form below. All entries will be verified, this contest ends on December 10th, 2015. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.
*Open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.


  1. margo b says

    I’d love to take pictures of my son, I currently been using a phone camera for a while now, I haven’t had a camera, thanks for the chance

  2. Susan Hanley says

    I am always taking pictures of my fabulous grandkids. They would get a kick out of seeing their pictures immediately and, I am sure, would want their turn.

  3. Lynda Cook says

    I would love to have a camera to take pictures of my grandkids!!! right now I have no camera just my phone and it’s just not the same…thank you so much for the chance to win this!!!

  4. mommyoutside says

    My daughter would steal this before I had a chance to take any pictures. She would be snapping pictures of her cats I’m sure.

  5. jennifer batchelor says

    I would take pictures of my boys- we’ve lost pictures a few sad times due to bad circumstances And i have so few left. Time goes too fast..but memories are forever :)

  6. Wayne Lecoy says

    It would be great to win a Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 70 camera and Film.
    In response to your question of
    Who would you take a picture of first with this camera?
    I would take a picture of my mother first.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  7. Edith Reardon says

    I think the first thing I will take a picture of will be my dog playing in the snow. She loves to make dog angels.

  8. Linda Crawford says

    I would take pictures of everyone…. with their favourite drink, food, gift, girl, boy or child….lots of fun and great, great memories!

  9. lori n. says

    My sons who have both been away doing their education in other places. Once they left i realized we hadn’t done a family group pic in a very long time. so I am determined to get one when they come home!

  10. Crystal W says

    I know for sure my kids would grab it and take a dozen pictures of my dog Juno..she’s the star of our family least that’s what she says.

  11. Bo Simms says

    I would first take a picture of my cat who is battling cancer now. I don’t know how much longer we have with him, and it’s truly devastating. I want to capture as many photos and memories, as possible.

  12. Teresa says

    First picture would be of my baby girl due to arrive Dec 15 via c-section… I love taking pictures and capturing special moments! They’re the perfect momento for years to come.

  13. Ngoc Duong says

    I would take a picture of my little sister! I would be gifting this camera to her and I feel like she would be so ecstatic to receive this! This has been on her wishlist for almost two years!

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