Instax SQ6 - The square analog camera from Fujifilm
A couple of days ago I had the chance to attend the ceremony for the official announcement of the Fujifilm Instax SQ6, held in Lisbon.
Before the press conference and the presentation begin, the room inside the Pavilhão do Conhecimento had several units of this camera for us to test. Having the older model, the Instax Mini 8, I was curious about this particular camera and its functionalities.
So, what's new in the SQ6? It's positioned between the more expensive series like the SQ10 / Neo Classic 90 and the basic Mini series. And, unlike the SQ10 which is an hybrid camera that shoots digital pictures to print in Instax film, the SQ6 is the first purely analog camera from Fujifilm using the Instax square film.
I would confidently say that this model is one of the most beautiful in the Instax series, alongside the Neo Classic 90. The SQ6 is available in 3 colors: Pearl White, Blush Gold and Graphite Gray.
Besides the standard Auto Mode, it's possible to set to other different modes:
- Selfie Mode
- Exposure Adjustment (Lighter and Darker)
- Macro Mode
- Landscape Mode
- Double Exposure Mode
One of the great advantages over my current Mini 8 is the ability to turn off the flash, which is on by default.
Inside the box there are included three flash color filters (Orange, Purple and Green) that can be attached over the flash to give the pictures some coloring effects.
The build quality is quite good, one step above the Mini lineup and the image quality, despite the bigger size of the film, seems approximately the same.
It will be available to the public on May 25th and I can’t wait to have mine!