Sure, Instax Mini is fun, but have you ever recorded fast format in large format? Fujifilm̵7;s newest camera, the Instax Square SQ1, takes instant photos 1.5 times the size of its Instax Mini counterparts. With its modern design, simple controls and $ 120 price tag, the Instax Square SQ1 is a certified classic when it launches in October.
Instax Square SQ1 shows a lot of restraint. It has no unnecessary features such as Bluetooth pairing or a digital screen – just an old-fashioned viewfinder, an always-on flash, a shutter button and a window that tells you how many exposures are left. You can also rotate the camera lens to enter self-portrait mode (which has a shorter focus area than the standard photo mode).
To coincide with the launch of SQ1, Fujifilm will release rainbow and monochrome versions of the Instax Square movie later this year. A 10-pack of the sleek new Instax Square movie costs $ 15, while the regular Instax Square movie costs just $ 10 for a 10-pack.
Of course, you do not have to wait until SQ1 launches in October to record large format live movies. Fujifilm’s latest large format camera, the Instax Square SQ6, is available for just $ 85. It uses the same film as the new SQ1, although it does not have the same colorful design or selfie mode at the touch of a button. (The old SQ6 cost $ 130 when it was launched in 2018.)