Fujifilm's new Instax Mini 12 cameras

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 is the type of gift a lot of people secretly wish to receive (I know I do). It’s useful, lighthearted, and brings playfulness back into photography. This Mother’s Day, celebrate your mom with a gift that will keep on giving and will allow her to make memories for years to come. Read on to learn more about Fujifilm’s new instant camera and how to enter for a chance to win one.

Give your mom the gift of memories

Big or small, there are many moments worth immortalizing with a photo. From overseas trips to graduations and walks in the park, moms tend to be the ones behind the camera—capturing those unique experiences to share with the whole family. If your mom likes taking photos or scrapbooking, show her how much she means to you this Mother’s Day with a gift, like the Instax Mini 12, that will give her more tools to play with. This Mother’s Day gift guide will give you many ideas for presents that will not only make it easier for her to capture events, but also more fun to share them with family and friends.

Bring playfulness into her life

Instant cameras provide an experience no other cameras can give you: the instant joy of seeing the photo develop before your eyes—just moments after it was taken. In a world where most of our photos live on a screen, the experience is even more special. Their simplicity and ease of use is also part of their charm. Just press the shutter button and wait to see how the photo will turn out! No previewing images or editing required. Instant cameras keep you in the moment. And, unlike with their digital counterparts, you only have a limited number of photos available, which makes every click more valuable. Luckily, the Instax Mini 12 is packed with features that will ensure you capture every instant perfectly.

Twist the lens and smile!

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 produces credit card-sized prints. It boasts an automatic flash control to optimize image quality in both bright and low light conditions, so you get great results with every click. You can take photos in auto mode by twisting the lens once to turn the camera on, or in close-up mode by twisting the lens again. One of the main new features in the Mini 12 is parallax compensation, which aligns the camera’s viewfinder with the lens in close-up mode to help you center objects. Rae Chen recently reviewed the Instax Mini 12, so make sure to read her review to learn more about the camera’s features and what it’s like to take photos with it.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.

  1. Read the Mother’s Day gift guide for making memories on the blog, and in a comment below that article, let us know which device you would like to get for your mom and why.
  2. In a comment below, let us know what type of photos your mom enjoys taking the most and why you think she would like using an instant camera.
  3. In a comment on Rae’s review of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 12, tell us which of the Mini 12’s features is your favourite.Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 in Pastel Blue

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select two winners. Each winner will get a Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 (in Pastel Blue or in Clay White) that we had sent to reviewers and now will give away as prizes, and an extra pack of film.


This contest runs from Apr 28th to May 12th.

Remember, you can enter in three ways as described above. We’re giving two Instax Mini 12 cameras away so make sure to share this contest with your friends so they can enter for a chance to win this fun instant camera for their moms too!

Win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 rules and regulations

Good Luck!

Céline Günther
Céline is the lead editor at Best Buy Canada, where she writes about tech for the blog. When she isn't behind a keyboard, she's usually reading or exploring the great outdoors.


  1. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

    • I am happy to announce the winner(s) of this contest:

      Kevyn C – Toronto, ON
      Joé B – Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC

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  2. She loves taking nature/flower photos. And an instant camera would be a lovely novelty that quickly produces something pleasantly tangible.

  3. I love that it “works with the Fujifilm Instax! The App, where you can scan your photos to create digital duplicates.” This is an amazing feature that allows many copies of one photo. Sure would come in handy.

  4. My mom always enjoyed taking pictures of her many children, 16 in total, (9 girls and 7 boys), and now her many grandkids, great grandkids, and her great, great grandkids. Three (3) boys have passed but the 13 surviving children, me included, want as many memories as we can get with Mom. She is 99 years young and is not doing very well. She wants to live to 100, so we are hoping she gets there. Mom is in Long Term Care and we are visiting with mom daily, and helping her out as much as we all can. We all take many pictures with our mom and family so we have them when she does leave us. I would love the ” l would love a camera like the Sony ZV-1F. It has so many amazing features and I could take many memories with my mom now for keepsake. My cell phone does not take great pictures at all so this camera would be amazing.

  5. my mom loves to take pictures of her family. i think she would love that the pictures are instant.

  6. Aura Carver 10.1-inch Wi-Fi digital photo frame would be a great device to get my mom. Nice large screen and all her children can add to it at any time.

  7. I would like the Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 to take instant pictures of the family events during Mother’s Day!

  8. Flower photos from the garden. This camera is light and compact so will be easy to use.

  9. My mom enjoys taking pictures of her food the most. I think she would like using an instant camera because it’s easy to use and she can get a physical copy of the picture right away!

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