Visiting St. Louis with the Fuji Film INSTAX Mini Camera

Wardrobe Oxygen: Fuji INSTAX Camera review and giveawayWhen we decided to take our cross-country trip this summer, we knew we had to bring our cameras to document this epic experience! When Fujifilm offered me the opportunity to try out their INSTAX Mini 70 Instant Camera I KNEW it had to go with us on our journey! While Karl and I took our regular cameras, the Fuji Film INSTAX Mini 70 created mini-mementoes for each place we visited and was such an awesome addition.The INSTAX Mini 70 is Fujifilm’s newest addition to their popular line of Instax cameras. These cameras are so cute with their retro vibe, but are lightweight and chock full of modern details. The Mini 70 has an updated camera design, improved picture quality especially in dark scenes, and a new selfie mode with a little selfie mirror next to the lens and a tripod socket. This camera is designed to use Instax Mini style film, which has 10 sheets per film cartridge and delivers instant photos the size of a credit card.

Wardrobe Oxygen: Fuji INSTAX Camera review and giveaway

The camera is surprisingly light and so easy to use, we handed it over to Emerson so she could capture photos from her point of view. The first city on our road trip where we used the INSTAX Mini 70 was St. Louis, Missouri. We were impressed by how crisp and colorful the pictures were and it was fun to wave them in the breeze and watch them develop before our very eyes.

Wardrobe Oxygen: Fuji INSTAX Camera review and giveaway

Our first evening in St. Louis, we took a walk from our hotel down to the Gateway Arch and bumped into a family we’re friends with from back home! We had no idea they too were on a road trip; it was such a random but fun occurrence. Meet me in St. Louis, even if it’s by accident! To commemorate our meeting, we used the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 70 to take a picture of our kids together and it was great to be able to immediately hand it to them to take with them.

The pictures even have a retro vibe! I can’t wait to see all the photos at the end of our road trip that are taken with the INSTAX; I think they’ll make for an amazing collage we can hang in our home and use to remember this amazing family road trip!

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  1. tom1963
    July 24, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I miss my old Polaroid camera. The new Fuji instant cameras seem to be even better.

  2. September 29, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I’d love to use one of these around the holidays with family.
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

  3. stefaniegladden
    September 19, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I would love a Fujifilm INSTAX to take lots of pictures of my niece! I’m her nanny so I get to spend a lot of time with her and it would be great to be able to capture some of her best moments!

  4. Anastasia
    September 1, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    This reminds me of my parents Polaroid camera 🙂 I’d want one to take fun pics with the kids!!

  5. Heidi Burns
    September 1, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I would take pictures with my young niece and nephews. We would visit Legoland at MOA first stop!

  6. Kathryn C
    September 1, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    I would use the Fujifilm INSTAX to capture my pets and all their shenanigans

  7. Jerry Marquardt
    September 1, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I would love a Fujifilm INSTAX in my life to capture some nice nature photos.

  8. Tabathia
    September 1, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    I would love one to capture my kids interacting with each other. I would let my kids use it to take pictures of their arts and crafts projects.

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  9. bellows22
    August 31, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    i’d love to take pictures with it when i’m on vacation

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Kim Henrichs
    August 31, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    I would love to do some fun beach pics on my cruise!

  11. Thomas Murphy
    August 31, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    I would use the Fujifilm INSTAX to capture my family vacation.


  12. Thomas Murphy
    August 31, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    I would use the Fujifilm INSTAX to capture my family vacation.


  13. Betty Curran
    August 31, 2016 / 9:58 am

    My regular camera is too large and heavy to carry with me all the time so I miss some photo opportunities. I’d love to have a Fujifilm INSTAX so I can catch more of those unexpected shots.

  14. cynthiac
    August 30, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I would like to capture vacation pictures so I could remember all the good times with my friends.

  15. erica best
    August 30, 2016 / 9:56 am

    My nephew loves to take pictures and he would love to see a instax picture he has only used a cell phone for pictures

  16. August 30, 2016 / 3:20 am

    This would be great for capturing moments with my family! I’ve been wanting to scrapbook, but the only camera I have is digital, and with no easy way to print photos, the blank books I bought are rarely touched.

  17. Birdiebee
    August 29, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    I would love a Fujifilm INSTAX in my life to capture those special moments with my family and grandchildren. I love the instant pictures.

  18. Birdiebee
    August 29, 2016 / 4:03 pm


  19. Tee Anderson
    August 29, 2016 / 8:10 am

    My dad used to have a Polaroid when I was a kid. It was so much fun waiting for the photo. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Denise L
    August 26, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    My son would love to see “real” pictures of himself. He was born in the age of digital and sadly other than school pictures we don’t have many printed photos of him.
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

  21. Stephanie Phelps
    August 25, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    I would love to have Fujifilm INSTAX in my life so I can take all those wonderful pictures of my granddaughter!

  22. Stephanie Phelps
    August 25, 2016 / 11:29 am

    I would love to have the Fujifilm INSTAX in my life to capture every moment of my granddaughter as she grows and learns!

  23. Susan Smith
    August 23, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    This camera would be great to take pictures when we go on our trip to Hawaii next year!

    s2s2 at cox dot net

  24. jalapenomama
    August 22, 2016 / 1:38 am

    Oops do not see my comment.
    Yes I would love a Fujifilm INSTAX for taking better pictures of the grand kids!
    thank you

  25. margaretsmith
    August 21, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    I’d love to be able to take “instant” photos of my family. My kids would really get excited with photos that they can see right away. Thanks so much.

  26. margaretsmith
    August 21, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I would love a Instax mini because I love the idea of having instant photos. Thanks so much.

  27. donna
    August 20, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    This would be amazing to win

    linjumimom at aol dot com

  28. Madeline
    August 19, 2016 / 5:12 am

    The instant photos would be so much fun! I’d use it on vacations and little getaways. I’d also use it at family gatherings and special occasions like birthday parties.
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

  29. natasha
    August 18, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    I need a great camera to capture my children because they are growing so fast.

  30. natasha
    August 18, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    I would capture my beautiful family with Fuji Film INSTAX camera.

  31. August 17, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    This looks like such fun! I would capture times with my daughter 🙂 aleksnearing gmail com

  32. August 17, 2016 / 9:47 am

    i would take even more photos of my babies!

  33. August 17, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I would so take pics of my upcoming camping trip. Thanks for the giveaway.

  34. Cindy
    August 16, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I would take pictures of my cats.

  35. Starla
    August 15, 2016 / 1:00 am

    This would be so awesome. I would capture moments of times with my friends, family, and children. This would be so awesome. Memories are so beautiful to reflect back on and have forever!
    starla.bates AT

  36. elizabeth elliott
    August 13, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I would capture all the special moments that happen. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

  37. Katlyn Marie Landes
    August 12, 2016 / 8:27 am

    I would love a Fujifilm InstaX to capture the beautiful things in my life. I love that this camera instantly prints out images so you can surround your workspace with images that inspire or encourage you.
    I would photograph friends, beautiful scenery, interesting architecture, my pet, travels.

  38. Rachel Griesmer
    August 11, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I love taking pictures and would use the camera to capture special moments with my kids and create a collage for my in laws.

  39. Lisa Brown
    August 11, 2016 / 5:13 am

    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  40. Lisa Brown
    August 11, 2016 / 5:12 am

    I would love to have it in my life to keep in the car in case of an accident or other issue that I need to visually record.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  41. Eviltreefrogs
    August 10, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I would love a Fujifilm INSTAX in my life because it would finally allow to me to showcase the photos I take. I always have my camera with me along with my cellphone for backup and although I take thousands of photos a year I rarely ever get them printed. It takes time and me sitting at a computer for a while and who has time for that? With the Instax it’s instant, I take the photo and I can immediately put them on my wall, my fridge, my desk, etc. I would love to be able to do that!

  42. angela w.
    August 9, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    I’d love the fujifilm INSTAX in my life to capture fun everyday moments!

  43. tina m
    August 8, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    This looks so much fun. I’d capture my son with this.

  44. Linda
    August 8, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    i would love to use this on family vacays!

    lindilala at aol dot com

  45. Robin
    August 8, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    This would be great for my son’s baseball games!

  46. Sydney
    August 8, 2016 / 7:49 am

    This is so cute – I love my Nikon camera and iphone, but there’s something awesome about the instant photos!

  47. Livivua Chandler
    August 7, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    I would love to keep it for my kids 4-H projects


  48. Joan Kubes
    August 7, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I would love to have this to take nature photos!

  49. maria cantu
    August 6, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    I would take pictures of the kids.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  50. maria cantu
    August 6, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    I would take pictures of the kids.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  51. Julie
    August 5, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I’d like one to take some cute pictures of my dog.

  52. Jessica
    August 5, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    What a fun camera! I so rarely have printed pictures these days, it would be a nice change. I’m sure my preschooler would love to create her own ‘photobook’ with the pictures.

  53. laneycath
    August 5, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I love to bring a camera with me while walking the dogs. Invariably I catch a flutterby, an owl, a plant in bloom, a tree bark that cries out LOOK AT MY CHARACTER. The ability to print – credit card size – means I can add them to a home grown greeting card. THANK YOU.

  54. August 5, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    I would love to win this and gift it to my photographer teenage daughter! Her photos are amazing! 🙂

  55. Kristen
    August 5, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    I think this would be so much fun at birthday parties….everyone could go home with a photo of themselves with the birthday girl/boy.

  56. August 4, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I’d really like a Fujifilm INSTAX camera to take photos of my kids. We are going on vacation soon and it would be nice to display pictures in our cabin of all the fun things we are doing during our trip.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

  57. Amy Roberson
    August 4, 2016 / 10:39 am

    What a great giveaway! I can’t imagine what I wouldn’t capture with this. But, let’s be honest: it will probably be used mostly for my dog, Tilley, and cat, Manny. Well, maybe my spouse, too! I’m pumped to have some physical photos to display in my house.

    Side note:
    Do you remember the instant cameras that created sticker photos? Those were awesome, and I’m sure I’ll love reliving my instant photos days with this camera, too.

  58. August 4, 2016 / 2:06 am

    I would love this camera and take it with me to vacation. I always print vacation pictures into a photo book. these pictures will be great in a scrap book project!

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

  59. JessieC
    August 3, 2016 / 9:40 pm


  60. JessieC
    August 3, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I love taking photos, a Fujifilm INSTAX would make a great addition to take pictures of kids. They are going to love it.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  61. Jessica To
    August 3, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I would love to capture my son throughout the school year since school starts on Tuesday!
    reklaw422 at Hotmail dot com

  62. Natalie
    August 3, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    My family and I travel all the time and love to take pictures, so we would get a lot of use our of this fujifilm instax mini camera! It is so portable! yarbr012 at gmail dot com

  63. Trisha Thorme
    August 3, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Like you I think I’d use it with my child. I’d take some pictures of him and let him take photos of his friends. Perfect since he has a birthday coming up (11!).

  64. Deborah Gutman
    August 3, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    I have been eyeing the Fujifilm instead for awhile. I have a whole photo wall in my office of snapshots and I love it. We love a good road trip and the instant camera would allows us to instantly update our wall!

  65. Hilary
    August 3, 2016 / 11:09 am

    I would also use it to document travel…and add the photos right away to a travel journal/scrapbook. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. Stephanie Williams Martin
    August 3, 2016 / 9:35 am

    I would love to win this camera to let my 5-year-old daughter, Maddie, use. She is the budding photographer in the family.

  67. Jen B
    August 3, 2016 / 8:25 am

    In the days of taking pics on my phone it would be fun to have a physical print. And who doesn’t like watching the image appear while waving it around?

  68. arress
    August 3, 2016 / 8:17 am

    This camera would help me capture memories from our camping and hiking experiences.

  69. Julie Wood
    August 3, 2016 / 7:07 am


  70. Julie Wood
    August 3, 2016 / 7:06 am

    I would love one of these Fujifilm INSTAX in my family because I am always taking pictures of my kids.

  71. Loren Slaymaker
    August 3, 2016 / 7:05 am

    I teach preschool. My students love having their picture taken & always ask “Let me see”. I’d love to be able to hand them a print & let them add it to our classroom collage.

  72. Missy Mann
    August 3, 2016 / 5:56 am

    So my daughter can enjoy the thrill of the instant picture, like we did with our Polaroid cameras growing up

  73. Elena Istomina
    August 2, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    I would love to get this camera to take pictures of my dogs and cats

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  74. August 2, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    I would love the Fujifilm INSTAX to capture family get togethers, vacation memories and the first experiences of my children.


  75. Jo
    August 2, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I’d love to take pics of my two cats, Ubbie and Sandy! After all, cats are the most popular subjects on the internet!

  76. Dagmar
    August 2, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    I would capture all the moments of my little girl’s life! She is 18 months old!

  77. Elena DeLoof
    August 2, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I would like it because it seems very easy to use and I so need easy!

  78. mami2jcn
    August 2, 2016 / 8:07 pm


  79. mami2jcn
    August 2, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    My son actually got an Instax for his birthday and loves it. I would want one for myself to take pictures of my baby girl.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  80. Heather
    August 2, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    My kids!

  81. judithv
    August 2, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    I am visiting my daughter in NY would love this camera to document our visit

  82. brazenspider
    August 2, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    I’m glad you had a great trip and can’t wait to see your photos! I’d love to win this camera. It’s so fun and cute!

  83. Kathy H.
    August 2, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    I think this camera would be a lot of fun especially at parties and day trips. I like to craft and make cards and I’d be able to use the pictures!

  84. Will Griesmer
    August 2, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    I would love it because I could capture all of my families memories.

  85. AwwwTrouble
    August 2, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    I’d do just what you did – give it to the kids and let them document their fun and perspective.

  86. heather
    August 2, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I would use the Fujifilm INSTAX Instant Camera on a trip to the lake with family, friends and pets this summer. I would love to have this camera in my life because I would capture special moments with it.

  87. Rebeccah
    August 2, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    My sister is getting married this fall, I’d love to use this to get some candids!

  88. nannersp
    August 2, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    My gals would have so much fun with this! 🙂

  89. Nancydrew
    August 2, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    The INSTAX would be great for my kids to capture and record their lives at a new school and house while their Dad is away for the next several months for his military job!

  90. Danielle
    August 2, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    My family always had an instant camera when I was growing up. It brings back special memories to wait for the picture to develop “like magic”!

  91. Cassie
    August 2, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    My cat (in St. Louis with me!) is forever doing cute things that need documenting, and I’d love to have a camera to send prints to her friends in California!

  92. Dee
    August 2, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Loved seeing your journey across the country and would love a camera!

  93. Connie C
    August 2, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I would take more pictures with ME in them, too!!!

  94. Pam S.
    August 2, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    This would be really fun to have out and about. Last night I met the most adorable family from Israel at a football game. It would have been really fun to take an instant photo and give it to them on the spot!

  95. Natalie Mikolajczak
    August 2, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    I would love to capture my walk to everyday. The beauty in the sublime.

  96. August 2, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I am so sold on instant pictures, I love the way you have to focus. I love the fact that you only get one shot, and I love the feeling of waiting to see if it came out the way you hoped. I’d capture art, life and lots of plants with a new instant camera! I came out of comment hiding just to enter!

  97. Karabooiloveyou
    August 2, 2016 / 11:19 am

    The Instax camera seems like so much fun! I’d love to win one and use to document by bike rides!

  98. Jen
    August 2, 2016 / 10:59 am

    In the age of digital photography where everything is mostly kept on phones or other devices, an instant camera that prints photos on the spot makes extra special memories. I’d love to capture more moments with friends and family and also my travels.

  99. Pam
    August 2, 2016 / 10:51 am

    What? A camera that develops a print right in front of your eyes? Using FILM??? What will they think of next, huh? Once again – what goes around comes around.

  100. Megan Bryant
    August 2, 2016 / 10:46 am

    Pictures of my pets, my pug Lulu is very photogenic 😉

  101. Cj Jenkins
    August 2, 2016 / 10:27 am

    I would LOVE to win this camera. My daughter is a Senior this year and we need to take lots of photos. I hate having to use my Iphone camera!

  102. Melissa L.
    August 2, 2016 / 9:56 am

    My daughter’s been asking for the “old fashioned kind of camera that prints out the pictures”. I expect the neighborhood squirrel will be the artistic subject.

  103. cat54
    August 2, 2016 / 9:54 am

    My family will be going on a trip to attend my daughters wedding later this year. It will be the first time that we have five generations all together in one place! I would love to have the chance to win the Fujifilm INSTAX so that I can have photos of this event to give to all my dearest relatives!

  104. Charlene Lammers
    August 2, 2016 / 9:28 am

    I’m the camera buff in the family. It would be used for capturing family moments, girls weekend and time up at our land. Glad you guys had a great time on the road trip.

  105. August 2, 2016 / 9:01 am

    I’d love one of these cameras, and I know my kids would have a great time fighting over, ahem, sharing it on outings and ramblings about town!

  106. snaphappy
    August 2, 2016 / 8:57 am

    Oooh! Would love to win this! Would capture photos of my kids . . . what else? 😉

  107. Nikki Butgereit
    August 2, 2016 / 8:51 am

    I could say that I would take lots of artsy landscape photos, but in all honesty I will probably use it to take even more pictures of my dog. 🙂

  108. Stacey
    August 2, 2016 / 8:44 am

    I just moved and want to take pictures of my new home — especially since there’s never room on my phone!

  109. Cindy
    August 2, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I remember the old Polaroid cameras and watching the photo develop in your hands. This would be so cool to show my kids and my husband’s, the camera buff, grandchildren. I volunteer at an animal shelter in the cat room and would love to use it to capture kids adopting their own cat or kitten(s) so I could give them the picture.

  110. Carrie
    August 2, 2016 / 8:12 am

    Would love the chance to win!

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