FUJIFILM BO-13 Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera User Guide

FUJIFILM BO-13 Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

FUJIFILM BO-13 Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

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Refers to each language page for how to take instant photographs

  • For how to take instant photographs, refer to the English pages.(p.9)
  • For how to insert batteries and how to insert and remove an INSTAX Mini film pack, see pages 3 to 6.

Names of Parts

1. AE light sensor2. Flashlight sensor3. Film ejection slot4. Flash lamp face5. Viewfinder6. Shutter button7. Lens cover / Lens8. Selfie mirror9. Lens barrel 10. Power button11. Flash charging lamp12. Strap eyelet13. Viewfinder eyepiece14. Back cover lock15. Film confirmation window16. Back cover17. Film counter18. Battery lid

Taking Pictures

Do not open the back camera cover until you have used all images in the loaded INSTAX Mini film pack. Opening the camera door will expose the remainder of the unused film pack, turning it white and rendering it no longer usable.

  1. Once the batteries are loaded, press the power button to turn the camera on.The lens barrel extends and the flash charging lamp blinks and then lights up. (Blinking indicates that the flash is charging.)
  2. Hold the camera, look through the viewfinder of the camera to frame your desired composition, and press the shutter button.The shutter button cannot be pressed while the flash is charging.
  3. When the sound of the film being ejected stops, grasp the edge of the ejected film and take the film out.The film counter decreases in numerical order, counting down from “10” with each photo taken. “0” will be displayed when the film is finished and after the last photo has been taken.
  4. When you have finished taking photos, turn off the camera by pushing the lens barrel back in.If the camera malfunctions, remove the batteries while the power is on and then reinsert them to reset the camera.

Taking a Photo in Selfie Mode

To switch from the selfie mode to normal shooting mode, turn off the camera by pushing the lens barrel back in and then turn it on again.Taking a photo of yourselfIf you shoot in selfie mode, you can take a picture of yourself using the selfie mirror on the front of the camera to confirm your exposure.

  1. Pull out the lens barrel until the SELFIE ON mark appears.
  2. Hold the camera securely with both hands so that your face is roughly 11.8 inches to19.7 inches (30 cm – 50 cm) away from the lens.
  3. Confirm the composition using the selfie mirror, then push the shutter to take the photo.

Taking a closeup

If you shoot in selfie mode, you can move the camera close to the subject and take a closeup.

  1. Pull out the lens barrel until the SELFIE ON mark appears.
  2. Hold the camera so that the mark in the viewfinder sits slightly to the upper right of the center of the subject, then press the shutter button to take a photo.

Precautions for Taking Photos

Precautions for Holding the Camera

  • Take care that a finger or the strap does not cover the flashlight sensor, AE light sensor, flash lamp face, lens, or film ejection slot.
  • Hold the camera so that the flash lamp face is at the top when taking a horizontal picture.
  • Do not take photos in locations where the flash-photograph is are forbidden.
  • Do not grasp the lens barrel when holding the camera. The finished photos may be adversely affected.
  • Look into the viewfinder so that the mark in the viewfinder appears in the center.
  • Be careful not to touch the lens when you press the shutter button.

Distances for Normal Mode and Selfie Mode

  • In normal mode, take a photo at a distance of at least 19.7 inches (0.5 m) from the subject. The effective flash range is up to approximately 8.9 ft (2.7m).
  • When holding the camera closer than 19.7 inches (0.5 m) from the subject, use the selfie mode. Use the selfie mode to capture a close-up within the range of 11.8 inches to 19.7 inches (30 to 50 cm).

Flash charging lamp states and error solutions

Flash charging lamp state Description
Lit Ready to take a photo.
Flashing slowly Charging the flash. Please wait until the flash charging lamp lights. Charging normally takes 3 to 10 seconds to complete.
Flashing quickly An error has occurred.
Main errors Cause and solution
Battery check failed The flash cannot be charged because the battery voltage is insufficient. Replace the batteries with new ones.
Film jammed Do not forcibly pull out the film. Removing and reinserting the batteries while the power is on may enable the film to be ejected.

Safety Precautions

  • Do not use this product and its accessories for a purpose other than taking photos.
  • This product has been designed with safety in mind, but please read the following safety precautions carefully and then use the product correctly.
  • After reading this User’s Guide, be sure to keep it in an easy-to-access place where you can refer to it whenever necessary.

WARNINGThis indicates a matter that may lead to death or serious injury if ignored or incorrectly handled.Do not disassemble this product. Electric shock may occur.Do not touch this product if the inside of it becomes exposed due to dropping, etc. This product has high voltage circuitry that may cause electric shock.If you notice anything abnormal, such as the camera (batteries) becoming hot, emitting smoke, or making a burning smell, remove the batteries immediately. Fire or burns may occur (be careful not to burn yourself when removing the batteries).Never take flash photographs of people riding bicycles, driving cars, skateboarding, riding a horse and the like. The flash can be startling, distract, frighten animals, and otherwise cause an accident.If you drop the camera in water or if water or a piece of metal or other foreign object gets inside, remove the batteries immediately. Heat generation or fire may occur.Do not use this camera in places where there is flammable gas or near open gasoline, benzene, paint thinner or other unstable substances which can give off dangerous vapors. Doing this could result in an explosion or fire.Keep the product out of the reach of infants and small children. Injury may occur.Do not disassemble, heat the batteries, throw them in a fire, or put them in an electrical short circuit. The batteries may rupture.Use only AA (LR6) batteries. Heat generation or fire may occur if other batteries are used.Keep batteries out of the reach of infants. An infant may accidentally swallow a battery. In the event that a battery is swallowed, seek medical attention immediately.

CAUTIONThis indicates a matter that may lead to injury or physical damage if ignored or incorrectly handled.

Do not get this product wet or handle it with wet hands. Electric shock may occur.Using a flash too close to a person’s eyes may for the short term affect their eyesight. Take care when taking pictures of infants and young children.Take care not to make a mistake with the+ and polarities when inserting the AA (LR6) batteries. Damages to the surroundings may occur due to the camera being damaged or its battery fluid leaking out.Do not touch moving parts inside the camera. You may be injured.


Handling of Camera

  1. The camera is a precision instrument, so do not get it wet, drop it, or subject it to shock. Also, do not place the camera where it will be exposed to sand, dirt, dust, or other particles.
  2. Before using a commercially available strap, check the strength of the strap. Be especially careful when using a strap for mobile phones and smartphones because such straps are made for lightweight devices.
  3. If you are not using your camera for a long interval, unload the batteries and keep it where they will avoid heat, dust, and moisture.
  4. Remove soil and dust from the viewfinder window, etc. with an air blower or by wiping gently with a piece of a soft cloth.
  5. Do not use solvents such as thinner or alcohol to wipe off the dirt.
  6. Do not leave the camera in a closed motor vehicle, another hot place, a humid place, on the beach, etc. for any period of time.
  7. Moth repellent gas such as naphthalene will adversely affect the camera and film. Avoid keeping the camera and film in a chest of drawers, etc. with mothballs.
  8. The operating temperature range of this camera is 41°F (+5°C) to 104°F (+40°C).
  9. This camera may occasionally malfunction because it is controlled by a microcomputer. If it malfunctions, remove the batteries and then reinsert them to reset the camera.

Handling of INSTAX Mini Film and PhotosFor details on the handling of film and photos, see the instructions of FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini instant film.

  1. Keep the film a cool place. In particular, do not leave film in an extremely hot place, such as in a closed motor vehicle, for a long period of time.
  2. Use film as soon as possible after inserting it in the camera.
  3. If the film has been kept in a place where the temperature is extremely low or high, allow it to become accustomed to a normal temperature before taking pictures.
  4. Use film before the film expiration date referenced on the package.
  5. Avoid airport checked luggage inspection and other strong X-ray exposure. The unused film is susceptible to the effect of fogging, etc. We recommend that you carry film onto aircraft in carry-on luggage (check with the relevant airport for more information).
  6. Avoid exposing photos to strong light, and store them in a cool and dry place.
  7. Do not make a hole in film or tear or cut film. Do not use film that is damaged.
  8. Do not cut or disassemble the film for this camera as it contains black caustic alkali paste. Be especially careful not to let infants or pets put the film into their mouths. Also, take care that the paste does not come into contact with skin and clothes.
  9. If you accidentally touch the paste of unused film, immediately wash it off with plenty of water. If the paste comes into contact with the eyes or mouth, wash the area and then seek medical attention. The alkalinity of this film will weaken approximately10 minutes after the photo is ejected from the camera.

Cautions on Handling of Film and Finished PhotosFor details, see the instructions of FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini instant film.

The “CE” mark certifies that this product satisfies the requirements of the European Union (EU) regarding safety, public health, environment, and consumer protection. (“CE” is the abbreviation of Conformité Européenne.)Legally required regulation compliance displays are located on the inside of the back cover of the camera.

FCC Statement

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. (1) this device may not cause harmful interference.
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

For more information, access the website below.http://www.fujifilm.com/products/instant_photo/cameras/instax_mini_11/


This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This product generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this product does cause harmful interference to radio or television, which can be determined by turning the product off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the product and receiver.
  • Connect the product into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by FUJIFILM responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using low-power wireless devices. There is no proof, however, that these low-power wireless devices are absolutely safe. Low power Wireless devices emit low levels of radiofrequency energy (RF) in the microwave range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects (by heating tissue), exposure of low-level RF that does not produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects. Many studies of low-level RF exposures have not found any biological effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not been confirmed by additional research. The “INSTAX  Mini 11” has been tested and found to comply with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines.

For customers in Canada

CAUTION: CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)Disposal of Electric and Electronic Equipment in Private HouseholdsDisposal of used Electrical & Electronic Equipment(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)This symbol on the product, or in the manual and in the warranty, and/or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead, it should be taken to an applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences to the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials may help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city recycling office, your household waste disposal service, or the authorized FUJIFILM dealer from which you purchased the product. For proper disposal in the United States at product end-of-life, please contact 1-800-800-3854 Option #1 INSTAX. In Countries outside of the U.S.: If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities and ask for the correct way of disposal.


Film FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini instant film
Photo Picture Size 2.4 inch x 1.8 inch (62 mm x 46 mm)
Lens 2 components, 2 elements, f = 60 mm, 1:12.7
Viewfinder Real image finder, 0.37x, with target spot
Shooting Range 11.8 inch (0.3 m) and beyond (use selfie mode for 11.8 inch (0.3 m) to19.7 inch (0.5 m))
Shutter Programmed electronic shutter 1/2 to 1/400 sec.Slow synchro for low light
Exposure Control Automatic, Lv 5.0 to 14.5 (ISO 800)
Film Ejection Automatic
FilmDeveloping Time Approx. 90 seconds (varies depending on the ambient temperature)
Flash Constant firing flash (automatic light adjustment), recycle time: 6.5 seconds or less (when using new batteries), effective flash range: 11.8 inches (0.3 m) to 8.9 ft (2.7 m)
Power Supply Two AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), capacity: approx. 10 INSTAX Mini film packs of 10 exposures each
Auto Power Off Time After 5 minutes
Other Includes film counter and film pack confirmation window
Dimensions 4.24 inch x 4.77 inch x 2.65 inch (107.6 mm x 121.2 mm x 67.3 mm)
Weight 293 g (without batteries, strap, and film)

Information for FUJIFILM in the United States

  • FUJIFILM North America Corp.
  • 200 Summit Lake Drive
  • Valhalla, New York 10595, USA

Information for FUJIFILM in Canada

FUJIFILM Canada Inc.

  • 600 Suffolk Court, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4G4, Canada
  • If you have any inquiries about this product, please contact a FUJIFILM authorized distributor or dealer, or access the website below.
  • http://www.fujifilm.com/
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How to turn on the camera?

Press the power button.

How to turn off the camera?

Press the power button again.

How to take a picture?

Press the shutter button halfway down. The self-timer lamp lights up and the shutter is released after a few seconds. If you want to take another photo, press the shutter button again.

How to change from flash off to flash on?

Press the flash button. The flash lamp lights up when you press this button.

How to change from flash on to flash off?

Press the flash button again. The flash lamp goes out when you press this button.

How to take a picture in low light conditions?

Set [Flash On] in [Light Settings]. (p.28) For more information, see page 28.

How many pictures can be taken with one film pack?

About 10 pictures can be taken with one film pack. However, it depends on how much you use the flash, and how much time passes between shots. If you use the flash often, or if there is a long time between shots, fewer pictures will be possible than if you use the flash infrequently and shoot close-ups without much time passing between shots. If you use all of your film packs without recharging them, fewer pictures will be possible than if you recharge your batteries often and take several shots per film pack charge cycle. Additionally, it is not recommended that you leave your camera turned on for an extended period of time while not taking photos; doing so will cause your batteries to discharge more quickly than normal and may shorten their lifespan significantly. If left unused for an extended period of time with batteries installed, your camera may leak battery fluid or become damaged by battery leakage; please remove your batteries from your camera when not using it for an extended period of time or before storing it for an extended period of time (such as during winter). If storing your camera for an extended period of time without batteries installed, we recommend that you remove and store any INSTAX Mini film packs separately from your camera—this will help prevent damage caused by exposure to light as well as prevent any damage caused by battery leakage should any leak from within your camera over time while not in use or during storage (such as during winter). If storing your camera for an extended period of time with batteries installed, we recommend that you remove and store any INSTAX Mini film packs separately from your camera—this will help prevent damage caused by exposure to light as well as prevent any damage caused by battery leakage should any leak from within your camera over time while not in use or during storage (such as during winter). Additionally, please note that if left unused for an extended period of time with batteries installed, your camera may leak battery fluid or become damaged by battery leakage; please remove your batteries from your

Can lens and film effects be applied after taking a photo?

Lens and film effects can only be applied before the photo is taken. They cannot be applied after

Can all photos I have taken be transferred to the app?

Only printed photos and images in your print history can be transferred.Up to 50 printed photos are saved in your print history. When this number is exceeded, the oldest image in your history is deleted

My instax mini camera won’t turn on or the mode indicator lights keep flashing. How can I fix this?

If you are experiencing issues with your instax mini 11, 9 or 8 not turning on or the mode indicator lights keep flashing (mini 9 and 8 models only), please check which batteries you are using. Alkaline batteries, such as Energizer Max, Eveready Gold, Duracell Duralock or Coppertop, work best with our instax cameras so if you’re using non-alkaline batteries, this may be why you are experiencing some issues. We recommend replacing the batteries to see whether this solves the issue

Connection between mini Evo and the app is unstable. What should I do?

Your smartphone OS will request the following permissions when the instax mini Evo app is opened for the first time after installing or updating the app.Some or all of the app’s functions may be unavailable if these permissions are not granted. Check your current settings and adjust as required.For iPhone users:・Tap the “Settings” button on the home screen.・Scroll down to the “mini Evo” icon and tap on the icon.・Check that the “Photos” and “Bluetooth” permissions are set as shown below.

How many smartphones can be paired with a single camera at the same time?

It can be paired with 1 phone. First unpair your phone to pair it with a different phone.


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