Mitz Ilagan | Fotograpiya.com
Behold instax lovers, the feature we’ve been waiting for has finally come to life!
Fujifilm announces the launch of the Square SQ10, a hybrid digital instant camera with the new square format. It uses a digital image sensor and processor, but it still pops out a printout of the image through the instax film system.
Fujifilm, a leading brand in the field of instant photography, has been producing instant film cameras, until SQ10 happened. Through its hybrid instax system, the digital image sensor and the image processing technology makes it possible to take brighter photos in low-light conditions and close-up shots through its new functions: the auto-focus, face recognition, and automatic exposure control.
What’s also exciting to this new camera is a 3-inch LCD monitor where you could view a photo before printing it. Also, the three buttons on top of the operation dial includes option for filters (10 effects), vignette control, and brightness adjustment, which you could all alter as you view the LCD screen. It also has a double exposure mode when you want to overlay two images into one. The bulb feature is available for long exposure shots. The SQ10 also has two shutter buttons could both be helpful for left and right-handed users, using them for function and shooting modes.
The SQ10 is made with symmetrical shape for easy grip, with a metallic finish on its lens ring. It also has two shutter buttons could be helpful for left and right-handed users, using them for either function and shooting modes. Instagram geeks would surely love to see the printouts of this camera because of its square or 1:1 print, on an 86x72mm film. If you’d like to get the JPEGs, the photos could be transferred via Micro USB port, which is also the charging port.
The Instax Square SQ10 will be available in May in the U.S. and Canada. Its price would be around $280 and $370 (CAD), respectively. For more information, here’s the link to Fujifilm’s official announcement.