Instax FAQ


How long does a polaroid Instax Mini photo last? Do Polaroid Instax pictures fade?

100+ Years!

According to, the American National Standards Institute says that Polaroid films do not fade any faster than any other photographic medium, as long as they are properly stored. They say it takes more than 100 years for them to fade if stored in an archival quality album. Dark storage is recommended by Polaroid to prevent fading, and they claim their color dyes are very stable under these conditions.

Does the polaroid camera come with warranty?

Yes, it comes with 1 year warranty from the day/date of purchase. There are 2 years and 3 years extended warranty available if you top up as well. Read more about our 2 years / 3 years Warranty Policy. Click here to view.

Is it a must to buy the warranty? How long does an Instax camera last before it malfunctions?

We strongly advise customers to top up for our extended warranty. We are the only seller that offers genuine extended warranty and have well-trained in house technicians to repair the cameras.

What does the camera warranty cover?

Warranty covers everything except for physical and water damage. Please bring back your Instax camera with the warranty seal that is pasted inside the camera to our retail store for our technician to diagnose. Warranty does not cover accessories (films, bags, covers, albums, photo clips, photo stands, stickers).

How do I claim my warranty? (e.g. Powerbank, Dongle, and other Gadgets)

Our personnel will paste a unique PassionGadgets warranty seal in your Instax camera/gadgets. This is to verify that the Instax/gadgets were bought from PassionGadgets. Before bringing your camera down to our office, please contact us to make an appointment.

How much do we charge for repairing of Instax cameras?

• Mini 7/7s - $45 with 1 year warranty
• Mini 8/9 - $55 with 1 year warranty
• Mini 25/50/55i/55s/ - $75 with 1 year warranty
• Wide 210 - $75 with 1 year warranty
• Wide 300 - $90 with 1 year warranty
• Instax Share SP1 - $130 with 1 year warranty
• Instax Share SP2 - $150 with 1 year warranty
• Instax Share SP3 - $180 with 1 year warranty
You can consider trade-in if the repair is beyond your budget.

Do you repair Instax cameras that are not bought from PassionGadgets?

Yes. We do repair Instax cameras even if they are not purchased in our shop as long as it falls within the models of Mini 7/7s, Mini 8, Mini 25,50,55i,55s, Wide 210, Wide 300, Instax Share SP2, and Instax share SP3

Please beware of online scams.


All the instax cameras are made by Fujifilm Factory in China. There is no "Made in Japan" instax camera as there is no manufacturing factory in Japan. 

Do read the links below for News regarding two teenage girls who were arrested for pocketing more than $10,000 through an online Facebook scam. They "sold" Polariod cameras and films but failed to produce the goods that customers paid for.