At the end of 2020, Fujifilm launched the newest addition to its series of instant point-and-shoot cameras – the Instax SQ1. Now available across Africa, the camera is sleek in design, features square format film and a durable protective shell – and using it feels like real-life Instagram.
The Instax SQ1 is an incredibly nostalgic product that is easy to use and perfect for people who want to quickly capture memories (which could double as a gift for friends and family).
Most notably, the instant film camera features auto-exposure; meaning it is able to capture bright photos even in dark spaces – no special settings needed. It is also fitted with a selfie mirror so that users can capture perfectly clear selfies through selfie mode.
The Fujifilm Instax SQ1 – which comes in three colours; Chalk White, Terracotta Orange and Glacier Blue – prints photos within 90 seconds. Different from its predecessors, the camera is fitted with a manual retractable lens which gives it more of a nostalgic feel overall.
Instax SQ1’s Key Specifications
Film – FUJIFILM Instax SQUARE instant film
Photo Picture Size – 62mm×62mm
Lens – 2components, 2elements, f = 65.75mm, 1:12.6
Viewfinder – Reverse Galilean finder, 0.4×, with target spot
Shooting Range – 0.3m and beyond (use selfie mode for 0.3m to 0.5m)
Shutter – Programmed electronic shutter 1/2 to 1/400 sec. Slow synchro for low light
Exposure Control – Automatic, Lv 5.0 to 15.5 (ISO 800)
Film Ejection – Automatic
Film Developing Time – Approx. 90seconds (varies depending on the ambient temperature)
Flash – Constant firing flash (automatic light adjustment), recycle time: 7.5seconds or less (when using new batteries), effective flash range: 0.3 to 2.2m
Power Supply – Two lithium batteries (CR2), capacity: approx.
Auto Power Off Time – After 5minutes
Dimensions – 130.7mm×118.6mm×57.5mm
Weight – 390g (without batteries, strap, and film)
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