Compared to cameras that accept Instax Mini instant film, the number of cameras that use the new Square format is still pretty tiny–but it grows by one today with the launch of Fujifilm’s new SQ6.
There’s also a new Square format film, Instax Square Black, that will feature a black border vs. the traditional white.
Unlike the SQ10, the first camera to accept the 1:1 format instant film, the SQ6 is all analogue.
The SQ6 features a tiny front-facing mirror and a selfie mode to optimize exposure for selfies (because of course). There’s a built-in flash with a slot for color filters.
If you’re feeling creative, there’s a double exposure mode for taking two images on a single piece of Instax Square film. There are three motor driven focus modes: macro mode (for focusing on objects between 1ft. -1.6ft.), normal mode (1.6ft. – 6.6ft.) and landscape mode (6.6ft. to infinity).
Additional features include:
- 1.6 sec. – 1/400 sec. shutter speeds
- Automatic, interlocking range (ISO 800): LV 5 – LV 15.5, Exposure compensation: ± 2/3 EV
- Self-timer with an approximately 10-second delay
- LED display with Shooting mode (auto, selfie, macro, landscape, double exposure), brightness adjustment, flash suppressing and self-timer mode.
- Two CR2/DL CR2 lithium batteries included
- Battery life is approximately 30 Instax Square film packs (10 pieces per pack)
- Tripod socket
The SQ6 will be sold in Pearl White, Blush Gold and Graphite Gray for $130 later this month. Pricing and availability on the new black-bordered Instax Square film was not announced.
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