Fujifilm is Raising Film Prices by 30%+ Starting April 2019

Fujifilm is Raising Film Prices by 30%+ Starting April 2019

Fujifilm issued a statement earlier today announcing a “worldwide price revision” for their films and photographic papers.

  • Minimum increase of 30% for Color Negative Film, Color Reversal Film, Quick Snap, and Control Strips

  • Minimum increase of “a double-digit percentage” for all photographic paper

  • Price increase effective from April 1, 2019 onward

minolta film camera with rolls of film

Fujifilm cites rising costs of raw products and logistics as the reason for raising their prices. In the past, the company claims to have “absorbed some of the costs by undertaking intensive structural reforms and communalization of production facilities”. Going forward, though, they believe they have to raise prices in order to provide the highest quality product and maintain a responsible manufacturing company.

Affected Fujifilm Products

The price increase will be implemented on April 1, 2019 for all color negative films, color reversal films, QuickSnap disposable cameras, and control strips. The price of photography paper will also increase by a minimum of a ‘double-digit percentage’.

Here is a complete product list:




  • FUJICHROME Velvia 50

  • FUJICHROME Velvia 100


  • QuickSnap Superia

  • QuickSnap Marine

  • Fujifilm Control Strips

  • Fujifilm Color Papers & Printing Materials

Price Increase

Regardless of the reason for the price increase, you have about one full month (until April 1, 2019) to stock up on Fujifilm before the prices increase dramatically. Some are speculating that other films will follow suit, so you may want to stock up on some other popular filmtypes as well!

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