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Fujifilm's Instax Square is an analog experience with the safety of digitalThe Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is an instant film camera married with the convenience of a digital camera, but it's not without compromise.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is a digital camera disguised as an analog instant film camera. instead of print out every shot you take like the company's other Instax cameras, the square captures everything digitally. It's pricy at around $280, and its film costs a little more than a dollar a shot, but it also saves you money by letting you decide what gets printed. Put the camera in auto and every snap you take turns into a print. Put it in manual and you can pic and choose if your shot was worth printing at all. This also gives you a chance to add a filter or even yet or even change exposure before you print. Also all your pictures either gets save to internal memory or in optional micro sd card. So you can print out multiple copies if you want. The images themselves are pretty low res though, so don't even expect this to even approach the quality of a halfway decent phone camera. And without any sort of wireless built in, you can't easily get the square shots onto a phone for sharing online. On top of all that, the controls and interface take some patience and practice. So, while it's not perfect, it still delivers a good analog film experience with the safety of digital. [MUSIC]