It began as a speculation, but now it’s official: Fujifilm has released the first square format hybrid instant camera. Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 combines the best of both worlds, analog and digital. It provides you with the control and composition of a digital camera, with a tangible photo print of an instant camera.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 uses the new Instax SQUARE Film (2.4” x 2.4”). It allows you to print the photos you’ve taken at any time, as many times as you want. You can save your photos to the internal memory or storage media so that you can view them whenever you want, and then chose which ones to print.
Before you take the shot, you can apply various image effects, such as filters, vignettes, and brightness adjustment. On the TFT color LCD monitor, you can edit and process images to create just the look you want. The camera offers 10 creative filters, 19 steps of vignette control and 19 steps of brightness adjustment.
Additionally, you can crop the image in-camera before printing, or create a collage from four or nine images. You can play with macro shots, double exposure or bulb exposure.
As for the physical features, the camera is equipped with 28.5 mm f/2.4 lens, with single autofocus. The focusing range is from 10cm to infinity. It has five flash modes, and dual shutter system to switch shooting modes or make lefties jump with joy.
Here are the full specs:
|Image sensor||1/4″ CMOS with primary color filter|
|Storage media||Built-in memory, microSD/microSDHC memory card|
|Recording capacity||Built-in memory: Approx. 50 fi les microSD/microSDHC memory card: Approx. 1000 fi les per 1 gigabyte|
|File system||Compliant with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif Ver.2.3, Com-pliant with JPEG and PIM|
|Focal length||Fixed as 28.5 mm (35-mm format equivalent)|
|Auto focus system||Single AF (Contrast-detect TTL, equipped with AF illuminator)|
|Focus range||10cm to ∞|
|Shutter speed||1/29500 sec. to 1/2 sec. (Auto), maximum 10 sec. in Bulb mode|
|Sensitivity||ISO 100 to 1600 (Auto)|
|Exposure control||Programmed AE|
|Metering||256-segment through the lens (TTL) metering, Multi metering|
|Flash||Auto/Compulsory fl ash/Suppressed fl ash/Slow synchro/Red-eye removal Eff ective range: Approx. 50 cm to 8 m|
|Shooting mode||Standard, Double exposure, Bulb mode|
|Self-timer||Approx. 10 sec./Approx. 2 sec.|
|Image effect||10 Filters, Brightness adjustment, Vignette|
|Playback function||Trimming, Multi image playback|
|Film||FUJIFILM Instant Film “instax SQUARE” (Purchased separately)|
|Photo capacity||86 mm x 72 mm|
|Film size||62 mm x 62 mm|
|Supported image size||800 x 800 dots|
|Printing solution||12.5 dots/mm (318 dpi, 80 μm dot pitch)|
|Printing levels||Fixed as 28.5 mm (35-mm format equivalent)|
|Supported image format||256 levels per color (RGB)|
|Printing time||JPEG (Some images saved with a photo editing/processing software may not be displayed or printed.)|
|Print timing||Approx. 12 seconds|
|Printing function||Printing shortly after shooting/Printing after selecting image|
|Reprint||Printable up to the past 50 prints (Up to 50 images stored in print history)|
|Digital zoom||Up to 2.4 X in printing (Output pixels: 800 x 800)|
|Film detection||Yes (Automatic ejection when inserted)|
|LCD monitor||3.0-in. (7.6 cm) TFT color LCD monitor Pixels: Approx. 460k-dots|
|Input/Output terminals||Micro USB (For charging only)|
|Printing capacity||Approx. 160 prints (From when the battery is charged fully) *Varies depending on the conditions of use.|
|Charging time||Approx. 3 to 4 hours (Using 0.5 A USB port) * Varies depending on air temperature.|
|Dimension||119 mm x 47 mm x 127 mm (W x D x H)|
|Weight||450 g (includes fi lm pack and battery)|