Fujifilm reveals first analogue square camera
FUJIFILM has now launched the Instax Square SQ6. Although the square-format film has been used previously in the SQ10 – a basic digital camera with an in-built Instax printer – the SQ6 is completely analogue. The square Instax film has also been used by Fujifilm for its Instax Share SP-3 printer.
While the SQ6 may be the first Instax-branded analogue camera to use its square-format film, it’s not the first time that the square film has been used in an analogue- only camera. The Lomography Lomo’Instant Square supports both the square and mini Instax formats.
A few different shooting modes can be used with the SQ6. There’s double exposure, which can combine two exposures on the same piece of film, and a macro mode that can be used to capture selfies and close-ups as near as 30cm, while the landscape mode allows long-range shooting from a minimum of two metres.
Other features include a 10-second timer delay, an LED light display, a selfie mirror and a tripod socket. The SQ6 uses two CR2/ DL CR2 lithium batteries, and the battery life is said to last for approximately 30 of the 10-shot packs. A pack of Instax Square film will usually set you back around £9.
The Instax SQ6 will be available in three colours: Pearl White, Blush Gold and Graphite Gray. To celebrate the launch, Instax is also releasing black instant film, which will feature a new black frame. Several users have called for Fujifilm to introduce a monochrome variant of its square-format film.
Available to buy now, the SQ6 is priced at £124.99.
The Instax Square SQ6 is Fujifilm’s first fully analogue square-format instant camera