Just recently we reported that Fujifilm is preparing to announce its new instant camera - Instax SQ1 and now it happened. The new Instax Square SQ1 is officially unveiled. Let me remind you that the new product from Fujifilm uses proprietary Instax Square cartridges.
The new camera Instax Square SQ1 is very similar to previous models such as the Instax Mini 9/10/ 11 , including on shooting opportunities because it lacks some of the advanced features that were present in earlier square chambers Instax, such as SQ6 or SQ10 .
However, this novelty can still be an interesting additional accessory for all photography enthusiasts, due to the ease of use and quality printing, according to the manufacturer.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 Key Features:
Retractable 65.75mm f / 12.6 aperture lens
Fully automatic exposure control (flash always fires)
Adjustable shutter speed from 1.6 s to 1/400 s
Selfie mirror on the front of the lens
Selfie and close-up mode
Automatic frame counter
Powered by two lithium batteries: CR2
Available in three colors: Terracotta Orange, Glacier Blue and Chalk White.
To turn on the camera, you need to turn the lens to the "on" position; and if you are taking a selfie or want to take a macro shot, then you will need to rotate the lens again to set it to selfie mode (shooting in this mode is possible at a distance of 0.3 to 0.5 m). And for framing when shooting selfies, you can navigate by the front mirror.
The new Instax Square SQ1 camera is bulky compared to its counterparts (the Instax Mini, for example), but that's to be expected since it captures 62 x 62mm images. According to the manufacturer, the plastic construction of the camera is quite sturdy, and the ribbed handle on the right side makes it comfortable to hold.
As with most instant cameras, the Instax Square SQ1 requires a lot of light to get the best picture quality. A clear sunny day is ideal for shooting with this camera. But, for shooting in the evening and twilight, a sufficiently powerful flash is provided. However, in a dark room with mixed light, such as a club, problems with automatic exposure may occur. At the same time, the camera lens is very sharp.