Fujifilm's New Instax Camera Lets You Edit Photos Before Printing Them Out
"Eh, what's that?"
That's just one of the comments I've gotten while I walked around my office snapping random shots of people and objects with the Instax Square SQ10 camera.
Fujifilm's latest addition to its Instax instant camera line is one interesting looking hardware. As compared to its predecessors, it has more of a square, almost Diskman-like shape.
Yes, it's just as big and bulky as you'd expect of an instant camera, but it's stylish with symmetrical features and a big metallic ring on the front which doubles as an on/off switch.
On the top, there's the familiar slot where instant prints emerge from and a button to open the camera, allowing users to load cartridges of Fujifilm's new Instax Square Film format
The biggest distinction between the SQ10 and other Instax cameras is that it acts as a digital camera as well
It's the first of its kind. Fujifilm has combined the camera's instant film features with digital capabilities that allow you to edit the photos before immortalising them in film glory.
What that means: if you shoot a bad photo, you don't have to waste film printing it! You can delete them and try again.
I personally think the digital aspect is a much-welcomed move, since I have the final say on how the printed photo should look like
There are two shooting modes that come with the SQ10. The Auto mode functions just like any other Instant camera - it prints the photo immediately after pressing the shutter.
Not to be mistaken with the Manual mode most DSLR cameras have, SQ10's Manual mode allows you to shoot digital images only.
You can save the images and edit it to your heart's content by adjusting the exposure and adding filters.
And also, no more wasting films! :D
Printing with the SQ10 is pretty fun, especially when you see the image transitions from screen to film
The camera roll holds up to 50 images, which gets filled up pretty quickly. Alternatively, there's a microSD card slot for extra storage.
I realised that the printed images tend to appear slightly darker than they do on the small LCD screen. As a result, it's best to bump up the exposure before hitting the print button.
To sum it all up, this is the Instax camera that many of us are familiar with - its fun and easy to use. The digital element is great too.
There is no denying the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is a fun piece of kit. It's guaranteed to have your peeps gathered around at parties, keen on taking one of the inimitable snaps home.
The hybrid between digital and analog proves to be a good move as well, considering the amount of money you'll be able to save on film!
Now, the good news! We're giving away 3 Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 cameras. Head on over to our Instagram page to join.
Good luck! :D
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