Fujifilm has announced a new flagship model of their Instax range of instant cameras. The Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo is a hybrid instant camera that can take digital pictures and print instantly to film.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo has a 1/5-inch CMOS sensor with a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels. The fixed lens has a focal length equivalent to 28 mm on a 35 mm film camera and an aperture of f2.0. You can take images as close as 10 cm. Shutter speed and ISO are set automatically with ranges from ¼ second to 1/8000 second and ISO 100 to ISO 1600, respectively. Exposure is also automatic, but there is exposure compensation from −2.0 EV to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV step.
You can capture around 45 images with the camera’s internal memory. You can also add microSD and microSDHC memory cards, which allow you to store around 850 images per GB. In addition, the camera has a 3.0-inch TFT color LCD screen with approximately 460,000 dots for you to review your photos before you print them.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo has a selection of built-in effects which you can use to boost the creativity of your photos. There are ten lens effects, including vignette, fisheye, light leak, color shift and double exposure. There are also ten film effects, including vivid, canvas, monochrome, sepia and retro. The lens and film effects can be used together to give one-hundred different combinations for your photos.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo has a classic retro camera design, with black leather-style panels and silver trim. The styling even extends to the camera’s controls. In addition, you can turn the lens dial to select lens effects and use the film dial to switch film effects. To print your photos, you use a switch that works like a 35 mm camera’s film advance lever.
As well as printing images from the camera, you can also print from your smartphone on the Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo via Bluetooth. In addition, you can send your favorite photos from the camera to your phone to share on social media. It’s even possible to use your smartphone as a remote control for the camera.
Pricing and availability
The Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo has been released in Japan and Australia but won’t reach the US until February 2022. You can expect the camera to have a $199 price tag.