Monday, 24 June 2019

Put the Instax Mini LiPlay on your wish list

Stone White Instax Mini LiPlay
Instax Mini LiPlay (photo supplied by Fujifilm)

We had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Instax Mini LiPlay at the FUJIFILM Printlife Exhibition, at Sandton City Centre Court, last week. The instant gratification of an instant photo is a real buzz. We love it, and ever since we got the Instax Mini 9 at the Instax SQ6 Square launch last year, we have been absolutely in love with making extra memories and the fun that it brings.

 The Blush Gold and Elegant Gold Instax Mini LiPlays
The Blush Gold and Elegant Gold Instax Mini LiPlays

The Instax Mini LiPlay adds an extra notch, and it should definitely be on your wish list for birthdays, celebrations and any festivities.



The FUJIFILM Printlife Exhibition displayed 3000 photos from South Africans from all walks of life which were printed and displayed by FUJIFILM for free. The PrintLife concept originated from Japan since 2006, and it is a worldwide concept. It is the first time in South Africa.



The Instax Mini LiPlay features: 

Photos with a message

Users are able to take a picture of a friend, record a voice note (up to 10 seconds) for him or her via a button at the front of the camera, and then print out the photo. The print will feature a unique QR code which can be scanned by smartphone in order to listen to the recorded message. This is a first-time feature that can only be found on the instax mini LiPlay camera.

Save, edit, print

The instax mini LiPlay is the first of the instax mini range – printing on mini photo paper – that allows users to save images on the device and select which one they want to print. Up to 46 images can be stored on the built-in storage space, with the device allowing for added memory via microSD or microSDHC cards. Users can select their best shots on the 2.7-in. TFT colour LCD monitor at the back, while also editing images on the fly.
One of six filters can be applied directly from the camera - black & white, sepia, stylish, vivid, poster of fish-eye. There are also ten different creative frames to choose from, while 20 more are available from the instax mini LiPlay app. Through the app users can assign any of the frames to one of the camera’s shortcut buttons on the side to make in-camera editing easier.
For those who love group photos, the instax mini LiPlay app has a wonderful extra – it can be used as a remote to snap a photo from a distance.

Live life & Play

From a size perspective, the instax mini LiPlay is the smallest and lightest camera in the instax range, coming in at a mere 255 g. As always, photos are printed quickly and easily, with printing taking no more than 12 seconds.
There’s also a range of stylish accessories, such as the colour-coded camera straps specifically designed for the instax mini LiPlay. Users can furthermore look forward to film cases that double as photo displays, plus photo albums to help with the protection of memories.


The mini LiPlay hybrid camera is already in select retail stores and online for a recommended retail price of R2 499. FUJIFILM instax mini photo paper is available in packs of ten or 20, costing in the region of R160 and R300 respectively.


Disclaimer: We got invited to the launch, and to play with the Instax Mini LiPlay. The Instax Mini LiPlay is number 1 on our wish list. We were not one of the lucky winners of one. (*crying)

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