Fujifilm Japan has unveiled a new hybrid Instax camera which allows the user to view pictures before printing them.
The Instax Mini Evo uses Instax Mini film and comes with a range of lens effects and film types to create “100 different shooting effects”.
The Mini Evo combines classic film camera touches – a leather-effect covering and silver-coated plastic – along with 3-inch (7.5cm) rear monitor which allows photographers to review their images before they print them out.
“The lens dial, film dial and print lever are designed with attention to the finest detail including shape and operation sound to provide photographic pleasure of creating visual arts with an analogue-like operation,” a Fujifilm Japan press release said.
“Resolution of exposure has been doubled compared to the previous models to achieve greater print quality. The Mini Evo offers the ‘Instax-Rich’ mode for rich colours in addition to the ‘Instax-Natural’ mode for softer touch characteristic of Instax prints,” the press release continued.
The camera also comes with an app which allows the camera to be used a smartphone printer, printing phone images out as Instax photos. The app also allows different Instax frames to be chosen for the pictures. The camera has been designed to be used either in portrait or landscape orientation.
The new camera is being launched along with a new film – Stone Gray – which is “accentuated with metallic silver to give off a sense of luxury”, according to Fujifilm Japan.
There are no details about pricing, but Fujifilm Japan said the new camera and film are due to be released on 3 December.