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.
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.
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!
#SJHolidayGifts TWITTER PARTY
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.
Joy D says
My new and very first grandchild when he comes to visit us at Christmas
the first picture I would take would be of my beautiful child!
Treen Goodwin says
My Beautiful Precious Grand Kids , they are my world i love them to the moon and back , thanks for the chance :)
andrea amy says
I would take a picture of my children first!
Theresa Black says
The first picture I would take is of the sun coming up on my morning walk.
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
First picture would be family or maybe a selfie? Great giveaway thanks for the chance!
John Butcher says
I just like to take pictures of my beautiful wife. Thanks for having this contest. smile emoticon
Erika E says
My son would be the first person I took a picture of with this camera.
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.
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!!!
donna dufresne says
i would LOVE to take pictures of all my 6 grandchildren #6 was born 2 months ago thank you for this amazing chance
jennifer capin says
My boys <3 of course :)
I’d take pictures of my friends (and their kids) and the dog because my friends are awesome,and the dog is a furry little photobomber.
Janet Miller says
What a great giveaway. These are such cute cameras
Janet Miller says
Sorry forgot to answer the question LOL I would take pics of my daughters
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.
erica edwards kloetstra says
i love taking photos of my kids and I hope to take more photos of nature.
Tracie virgin says
Oh my beautiful family of course! I’d capture all those holiday moments
kristen visser says
I would take a picture of my two little girls :)
Lee-Ann S says
Toss up between the dog and Little Miss R so probably both of them together!
Pat Drouillard says
deanna king says
my family !
Lisa Garland says
I will take pictures of my daughters!
Chantal A says
I would take a picture of my kids first and then maybe a selfie
Elizabeth R says
Oh I love taking photos of our dog so she would be the first picture.
Jen Rodrigues says
This first thing I would take a picture of is my family.
I would take pictures of my kids…Love them!
Susanne McCarthy says
My girls of course!
Lisa Williams says
I would take photos of our familes when we gather for the holidays. Everyone is always busy working so it’s about the only time we are able to be all together
ivy pluchinsky says
I would take a picture of my niece first! she is such a sweetheart
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 :)
Judy Cowan says
I would probably take a picture of one of our pets first to try it out.
Valerie Mallette says
I would take a picture of my sisters and cat with this camera first.
Jennifer Morse says
I’d take a photo of my cutie pie 4 year old, Oliver :)
Angela Mitchell says
I’d take a picture of my kids baking Christmas cookies.
April vaughan says
Thinking the perfect gift for my hubby this year, a new Fuji camera.
Laurie House says
I would first take a pic of hubby, loves doing crazy things like wearing his banana suit, hamming it up!
my niece and nephew!
Allie f says
I would take a picture of my beautiful mum holding her recently published book in celebration of her success!
Mrs White says
I would take a pic of my hubby :)
Radhika Khan says
I would take picture of my children
Leona A says
The first picture would most likely be of my beautiful girls!
Lindsay Ball says
My daughter <3
My wonderful daughters!
Stefanie Haluk says
i would take pic of my kids
Colleen K says
…..My Beautiful Mom !!!!!
Anne Taylor says
I’d take a photo of my grandson!
I would take a picture of my daughter first.
Carol Denny says
My grandchildren or my dog.
Jennifer P. says
The first people I would take a photo with would be my kids!
The first picture would likely be my dog or out 11 week old kittens!
I ALWAYS take a ton of photos of my kids!
I will take pictures of all my family, especially my daughter and granddaughter. Kids make Christmas so special
Katie C says
We would love to take pictures of our kitten!
I will take pictures of my family but especially my daughter and granddaughter.
Sharon Miller says
Picture’s of my Beautiful Daughter!
Sarah M says
I would take a picture of my boys first!
tammy greenbury says
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.
Esther Abel says
I just wrote this done on my list of Christmas presents Love it my daughter would love it Xx
Cassie Fancy says
I would take a family photo first
Amanda F says
I would be taking a picture of my kids first!
Rose S says
I would take so many pictures of my daughters!!
The first pictures would be of the grandboys of course :)
Alayne Langford says
I love to take pictures of my 2 grand daughters, they are growing up so fast! ❤️
Becky Best says
I would probably take a photo of my grandpuppies first! LOL
Lisa Atfield says
I would take a picture of my 4 girls.
Belinda McNabb says
the first person I would take a picture of is my son
I’d take a photo of my nephews.
Kim K says
I would take pictures of my 4 beautiful granddaughters.
Carey Hurst says
I would take a picture of my boys first , lovbe them so much
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.
Erin W says
I’d take a pic of my daughter of course!
Laurie B says
I would take a pic of my kids first… and if they weren’t around it would probably be a selfie!
My first shot would be of my children!
SUMMER PLEWES says
My dogs and son!!
Suzie M says
This is an easy one, my 3 wonder full little grandchildren
Tammy B says
I love taking pictures!! I would probably take a picture of what ever was close by. My daughter, the pets or maybe the sunset.
Wendy hutton says
I would take a picture of my son
Yuen C says
I would take a pic of my pet!
heather sibley says
My first picture would be of my dog sam.
I would take a picture ofa dog on hike with him at the coast
I would take a photo of my friends!
Id take a picture of the kids first ~
Maritess S says
My little ones and get that look from their faces when it comes out instant.
michelle matta says
the test subject of first time pictures is always the dog.
I’d take a picture of the Christmas tree!
Paul Labelle says
What a great gift idea
rose langill says
I would take a picture of my son with the tree ( we don’t own a camera)
Amber Y says
I would take a picture of my niece first. she loves having her picture taken.
I would take a picture of my family
Luzviminda Gunter-Smith says
Loved to take pics wherever I go especially this Christmas holidays
Nicole B says
I would take a picture of the kids and dog!
Lillian T says
I would take a picture with a good friend of mine that is visiting this Christmas!
Nate Fuller says
My kids of course, because they’d be right there when I opened the box lol
I’d take a picture of me for having 165 days sober today! :)
Terry Perron says
My 20 year old twin boys, don’t have enough photos of them.
I would take a pic of my beautiful daughters.
Wendy Gage says
my kids I need more memories
Lindsey Chen says
I would take a photo of my stuffed animal Meeko! (IG: = @Just_meeko)
Debbie Bashford says
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!
Tracey Flattes says
I would take a picture of my beautiful children!
Kim F says
I would take a picture of my kids – They always make me laugh!
angela m says
I would take a picture of my daughters first.
Dana Calder says
My Kangal Diesel
Sara Rai says
Jennifer Beckett (@jennpup) says
My puppy Yuki!
kristine ewald says
My daughter for sure!
Lori JB says
My beautiful daughters!
Kayla Gilbert says
The first picture I would take is of my lovely kitties, Snuggles and Mittens!
I’m sure I would take a pic of my hubs first! Then I’d snap one of the cats!
Sherry K says
I’ll take a picture of my friends’ dog Bear.
Linda Schroeder says
I would take a picture of my daughter, she is the most beautiful, both inside and out!
darci paice says
My sons and the Christmas tree!
Caryn Coates says
I would take a nice family christmas picture with my 6 children. Thanks so much for the chance
Jennifer Lo says
I would let my girls take the first picture….they would absolutely love this!
Dayana Narayanan says
My parents, without them I wouldnt be where I am today. Thanks for the giveaway.
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!
I would take a family photo in front of the Christmas tree.
I would take a holiday photo with my family.
Shannon Langford says
I would take pics of my daughter because she is very photogenic and LOVES the camera!
Jo-Anne Pfoh says
well my kitties of course, probably Satan because he is the neediest and always by my side.
Sandy Trojansek says
I would take a picture of my mom!
my cousins from L.A who I only see once a year!
Lynn goad says
My new puppy ( black lab)
myself i am a selfie queen ;)
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 ..at least that’s what she says.
Ann Kieswetter says
I would take a picture of my kids with my 84 year old Mom.
Sherri F says
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.
seham merzib says
first pic would be of my kids
I would take a picture of my family!
Of my lovely girlfriend, or else I am toast.
Tanya Cholock says
My daughter really wants a new camera for Christmas this year!
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.
carol lance says
hope everyone has a great day and finds some awesome pictures they could have taken with a camera like this
I WOULD TAKE A PIC OF MY KIDS FIRST :)
Robyn Bellefleur says
I would be clicking pics of my daughters.
Ally G. says
I would take a picture of my pets first,with this fuji camera.
Kris L says
My mom! I miss her
My wonderful family!
Jennifer lachance says
I would take a pic of my cats
I would take a picture of my beautiful kids
Amla Mootoosamy says
My nephew and niece. They are my little bundle of joy.
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!
CL Chin says
my son with his cousins!
Jennifer Wilson says
I would love to take this camera to the Mexican Riviera!!