There is something about capturing those special moments and having something to hold onto that makes taking a photo magical. Most of the time we share our photos online on Instagram or Facebook but imagine being able to take a photo, print that photo and share that photo with the ones you love? It’s one of the many reasons why I love Fujifilm Instax Series. Capture and share your holiday memories with the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10
What Makes The SQ10 Unique?
With today’s photo sharing popularity on Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, the SQ10 from Fuji Instax combines the best of both worlds with the creation of both a digital camera and an Instax camera. The photographs won’t be anything like when using a DLSR camera, but the SQ10 is fun, unique, handy on the go and an overall great camera to use when wanting something tangible to hold in your hands and share with others.
Fujifilm’s latest Instax camera offers square film which fits in-between the mini and the wide photos that are similar to how our parents took those old Polaroid photographs when we were kids, only slightly smaller and easier to create.
I like the square film. It has a nice size to it, great proportions and with the addition of the digital camera, Fuji hopes this Instax will appeal to not just the younger generation but those of us with nostalgic memories of wanting to look through an album that isn’t online. Something we can hold and feel in our hands.
This camera is large enough to fit comfortably in the hand. The digital camera is good enough to share photos and there are some pretty cool features when you switch from auto (always print mode) to manual, allowing you more control over things such as filters, aperture, and flash. There are up to 10 filters you can add to the photos like Black & White and Sepia. However, note that there is no way of telling when you take a photo if a filter has been applied. So make sure you reset the photo back to normal each time.
That’s another great thing about this Instax camera is that you can always return your photo back to normal (how you originally took it) before any filter was added. That’s pretty cool. This allows you to play around with the photo before you hit the print button.
The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 has many more features than the previous Instax that go beyond shooting with square film. Some of those features are pretty great.
- 1/4-inch sensor, 3.7MP
- Fixed 28mm f/2.4 lens
- 3.0-inch screen, 460,000 dots
- MicroSD card for more adding more photos
The most notable feature for me I think is having the ability to preview my photos before I print them. Unlike previous Instax cameras where I could only point and shoot and hope the photo turned out right. The Instax Square SQ10 has a large LCD screen so I can not only see the image I’m about to capture and save a digital copy to the camera but I can choose to play with all the editing features before I hit print. This is great for saving on film which costs around $15 per 10 pack.
There were a couple of cons I wanted to point out, things I didn’t like or thought could be improved upon with the SQ10. One of which is having the microSD card. You can save up to 50 digital photos but getting those photos to your computer is a bit tricky with having to take the SD card out and put it on your computer. It would have been nice for Fuji to add a transfer cable so that when you plugged in the camera, the digital photos downloaded (plug n’ play) easy.
The second thing that I’d love to see Fuji update on is having a dedicated wifi button addition to the camera so you can share the digital photos you are taking on Instagram and Facebook. However, that does not take away from sharing Instant photos with your friends you can collect and keep for years to come.
Overall The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Camera is something everyone can enjoy. With a more robust build, 10 filters to choose from, the ability to take digital photos, along with instant pictures you can share with family and friends. This camera would make an excellent gift for anyone interested in photography no matter level they are at.
I know that I love taking photos I can actually give to someone, capturing a solid moment in time that isn’t pushed to the cloud and away from sight. The Instax SQ10 allows me to share when I want and where I want, and now how I want. Thank you, Fujifilm!