16 Jul The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is less fun than it should be

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Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10
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The Instax Square SQ10 represents two firsts for Fujifilm’s Instax line. It’s the first to use the brand’s new square format film, which looks more like a classic Polaroid than the credit card-sized Instax Mini film used by all of the company’s other instant cameras. It’s also the first ‘hybrid’ instant camera offered by Fujifilm, meaning it’s actually a digital camera with the ability to print photos on instant film. You can do this as soon as you snap the shutter for a just-like-instant experience, or manually once you’ve had the chance to review it.

That’s right, this is a digital camera imitating a mobile app that imitates the effects of film cameras. What a time to be alive.

Since it is a digital camera, the SQ10 offers some modern conveniences that its instant-only peers don’t. For one, there’s a real LCD for image composition and menu navigation. There are also a few straightforward image setting adjustments available, like exposure compensation (+/-3 EV).

Key specifications 3.6MP 1/4-in CMOS sensor 3″ 460k-dot LCD microSD card slot / built-in memory for 50 photos Fixed 28.5mm equiv. F2.4 lens Auto ISO only (100-1600) Shooting modes: Standard, double exposure, bulb mode Self timer: 10 or 2sec Built-in NP-50 battery rated to 160 prints Micro USB charging 119mm x 47mm x 127mm / 4.7 x 1.9 x 5″

You can also save photos to internal memory and microSD. The camera automatically stores the last 50

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