Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 27-03-2019
Fujifilm South Africa has launched the Instax Square SQ20 hybrid instant camera which can also record short videos, with users able to select the right frame from the video to print.
Called Motion Mode, it allows one to shoot a video of up to 15 seconds long, use the dial on the back of the camera to select the frame that captures the moment best, and then print the SQUARE photo.
The video is stored on a microSD card, which can be transferred onto a computer or smartphone at a later stage.
All photos and videos can be viewed and edited on the 2.7” (6.9 cm) TFT colour LCD monitor on the back, and once ready, photos can be printed out in less than 12 seconds.
The SQ20 further builds on the functionality of its older brother by being the first INSTAX camera to offer 4x digital zooming capabilities.
The new INSTAX is easy to hold and as it is easy to shoot thanks to a shutter button on both sides of the device, making it perfect for righties or lefties.
The SQ20 also has a Time Shift Collage which can take four images in quick succession by pushing the shutter button only once. The resulting images are all arranged on one print in an equally spaced creative collage.
Professional photographer Natalie Boucry says the new SQ20 is aimed at people who want to have fun with their photography.
“It’s also aimed at people who want to make sure that they capture the right moment. It’s about really reconnecting with the joy of photography.”
There are two colour variations of the SQ20 to choose from, with matte black and and beige.
The Fujifilm INSTAX SQUARE SQ20 camera is available from stores countrywide or online, and retails for a suggested R2 999, which includes a 16GB microSD card.
Fujifilm Instax Square film can be purchased in packs of ten or 20, and is available in white or black frame borders. There are also different INSTAX accessories, such as photo albums or frames or handbags, to choose from.