Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay is Fuji’s latest smallest, lightest hybrid instant camera. The hybrid instant film camera combines the features of an analog instant film camera with digital camera convenience in the smallest package possible. The US price for this camera is $159.95, you can check pre-order options at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.
It doesn’t shoot straight to instant film like analog Instax cameras, but instead uses a very small 1/5-inch digital image sensor that captures 2,560×1,920-pixel images (about 5 megapixels). The prints are small like those from other Instax Mini cameras at 3.4 by 2.1 inches (86 by 54 mm), though the actual image size is 2.4 by 1.8 inches (62 by 46 mm).
The hybrid INSTAX Mini LiPlay lets you shoot a digital image, print out that image instantly, and also post the photo online by sending it digitally to your phone using Bluetooth and the Fujifilm app. Even cooler, send photos from your smartphone (either your own snaps or other pics on the Web) to the phone for instant printing. The app has some other fun features, including filters and frames that can be added to your photos before you print them, and even the ability to record sound with the image, convert the sound to a QR code and print the QR code on the image for playback later on. This is pretty much the best of the digital and analog worlds combined in a stylish small package.
Fujifilm has also announced new metallic instax mini film “CONFETTI” and instax square film “Star-illumination,” available in two designs, adding a touch of creativity to your photos.
Fujifilm INSTAX Mini LiPlay Specifications
- Hybrid Digital/Instant Film Camera
- Accepts INSTAX Mini Instant Film
- Produces Credit Card-Sized Prints
- 1/5″ CMOS Sensor, 2560×1920 Resolution
- Fixed 28mm f/2 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
- 2.7″ 230k-Dot LCD Monitor
- Bluetooth for Smartphone Operation
- App for Printing & Adding Filters/Frames
- Integrated Flash & Selfie Mirror
- Audio Recording with QR Code Playback
- Price: $159.95
- For pre-order options check Adorama and B&H
- The press release can be found here
Fujifilm INSTAX Mini LiPlay Videos
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