The First Analog Square-Format Instax Camera: Fujifilm SQ6

Fujifilm has just announced the brand new Instax Square SQ6, the world’s first analog square-format Instax camera.

The Instax Square SQ6 is an instant film camera with a 1:1 aspect ratio, which renders photos in a 2.4-inch by 2.4-inch square format. The camera comes with an auto-exposure control feature which means you do not need to manually fine-tune the settings for a beautifully exposed photo plus a sensor for detecting the surrounding brightness which will regulate the shutter speed correctly.

The camera features motor-based macro, landscape and double exposure focus modes that can help with your creativity, and a 10-second timer. It includes three color filters — in orange, purple, and green — to add a tint to the resulting photos.

As opposed to their preceding cameras, this particular one is reportedly all analog. Which means that there isn’t a digital sensor at the heart and instead the light is passing through straight to the film. So it’s really oldschool.

Instax Square SQ6 Key Features:

  • Available in three colors, Pearl White, Blush Gold and Graphite Gray.
  • Compatible with FUJIFILM INSTAX SQUARE film (purchased separately).
  • Picture size – 62mm x 62mm/2.4in. x 2.4in.
  • Retractable lens, 2 components, 2 elements, f = 65.75 mm, 1:12.6.
  • Inverted Galilean finder, 0.4 x, with target spot.
  • Three motor driven focus modes: Macro Mode (0.3m – 0.5m/1ft. -1.6ft.), Normal Mode (0.5m – 2m/1.6ft. – 6.6ft.), Landscape Mode (2m/6.6ft. and beyond).
  • Programmed electronic shutter release, 1.6 sec – 1/400 sec.
  • Automatic, Interlocking range (ISO 800): LV 5 – LV 15.5, Exposure compensation: ± 2/3 EV.
  • Electronically controlled self-timer with approximately 10 second delay
  • LED display with Shooting mode (auto, selfie, macro, landscape, double exposure), brightness adjustment, flash suppressing and self-timer mode.
  • Two CR2/DL CR2 lithium batteries.
    • Capacity: Approximately 30 INSTAX SQUARE 10-pack film packs with new CR2/DL CR2 lithium batteries.
  • Tripod socket (tripod sold separately).

The Instax Square SQ6 comes in three colors: white, gold, and gray and will be available on May 25th for $129.95.