Fujifilm announces a square-format analog Instax camera, and it sounds like a cute gift to toss around the dining table. It is called Instax Square SQ6 and is an instant camera with an aspect ratio of 1: 1, which delivers photos in a square format of 2.4 inches x 2.4 inches.
The Instax Square SQ6 features automatic exposure control, so you do not have to manually adjust the settings for a perfectly exposed photo and an ambient brightness sensor to adjust the shutter speed accordingly. It comes with three color filters – in orange, purple and green – that can fit over the flash to give it a different look.
There is also a selfie mode that adjusts focus and brightness for better close-ups. The camera has a small mirror next to the lens, which helps with the recording. If you want to take a photo with a larger group than just yourself, there's also a built-in ten-second timer and tripod connection so you can set up your own camera rig.
You can also enable other shooting modes. Pressing the shutter button twice allows you to use the double-exposure mode, which allows you to overlay two images onto a single film. There is also a macro mode for close-ups up to almost 1
Fujifilm technically has another square camera, called Square SQ10, but it costs a hefty $ 279 and is a hybrid between analog and digital. Other companies like Lomography have made their own square cameras, but Fujifilm's new quadratic analogue camera, which has no digital capabilities, is a deliberate recall to the past.
The Instax Square SQ6 comes in three colors: white, gold, and gray. You need to buy Fujifilm Instax Film separately, which costs $ 12.54 per pack of 10 prints on Amazon. Square SQ6 will be released on May 25 in the US and Canada for $ 129.95 and $ 159.99