Fujifilm unveils hybrid Instax Square SQ10 camera

Posted April 20, 2017

To some photographers, the digital fiddling might muddy up the instant-print charm, but making sure only the best shots are printed could keep you from burning through a limited supply of newly developed square format film too fast. The lens has a 28.5mm fixed focal length and an f/2.4 aperture.

The Instax Square SQ10 adds a 1/4-inch CMOS image sensor to the existing Instax system, one that records at a 1920 x 1920pixel resolution.

The stylish camera has a 3-inch TFT color LCD monitor, operation dial and a handful of buttons.

As for the camera, the Instax Square SQ10 will be available beginning in May in the US and Canada, for $280 and $370 (CAD), respectively. Through the screen and aforementioned controls you can adjust filters, vignette styles and change brightness, and it's also possible to zoom, crop and apply filters before you print images straight from the camera.

Furthermore, as on other Instax models, it's possible to create double exposures.

Because of its digital insides, the camera, which arrives in May for $280 (approximately £218 and AU$370 in the United Kingdom and Australia, respectively), can do much more such as take close-ups as close as 4 inches (10 cm), crop in on your subject and shoot with 10 different filters, vignette control and brightness adjustment.

On the digital side, the SQ10 is also the first Instax camera to feature a built-in digital camera. There are three buttons on top of the camera to control each individually. Underneath the camera is a standard tripod mount. Around 160 photos can be shot with a single charge - via Micro USB - of the rechargeable Li-ion battery. If all you want is a traditional Instax camera that shoots square photos, it's probably best to wait and see if that becomes official.

Fujifilm SQ10 Instax SquareThe Fujifilm SQ10 instant camera lets users shoot in various modes with several filters for outputting creative and trendy square photos.