12 May Singapore – Fujifilm Singapore has launched their newest Instax cameras in Singapore.
The Instax mini 9 takes over from the highly popular Instax mini 8 and now adds a number of easy-to-use image settings as well as a selfie mirror. The Instax mini 9 is now available in Cobalt Blue, Ice Blue, Flamingo Pink, Smoky White and Lime Green for S$139. You can find out more about the instax mini 9 at the Instax mini 9 microsite.
While the mini 9 is an update of the Instax mini series, the Instax Square SQ10 is the first in a new family of hybrid instant cameras from Fujifilm that combines digital photography with instant photo print, and uses the new Instax Square Film format that Fujifilm have been teasing since September 2016.
The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 will be available in Singapore from 19th May for S$499. FInd out more at the Instax Square microsite.
Hands on the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10
It’s clear that the designers of the Fujifilm Square SQ10 had quite a lot of fun coming up with it’s square-centric design, but that’s not to say it doesn’t work. To turn on the camera you simply twist the metal plate around the lens, and the deep round groove at the front gives your fingers plenty of grip. Note that there’s actually two trigger buttons as the SQ10 is completely ambidextrous and sites comfortably in your hand.
At the back is a bright screen with a simple control dial below. The six buttons around the dial enable a range of features for when you are composing an image, or to edit an already taken shot, and you can add Filters, control Vignette or adjust Brightness.
Printing is simple and there’s quite an interesting graphic effect – what this video:
Panels on both sides of the camera enable access to a rechargeable battery, micro USB port and microSD slot. Meanwhile, adding a film cartridge was pretty simple.