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Retro-styled Mini 90 takes Fujifilm's Instax line back to the future

By dpreview staff on Aug 25, 2013 at 08:00 GMT

Fujifilm has updated its venerable line of Instax instant film cameras with the 'Neo Classic' Mini 90, which takes its styling cues from recent X-series digital cameras like the X100S and X-E1. As well as an updated (or rather backdated) design, the Mini 90 includes a lithium-ion battery and features a tripod mount and several shooting modes including a macro focus mode, double exposure and bulb - where the shutter can be held open for very long exposures or creative effects.

Real hipsters use film. (#nofilter)

The Instax Mini 90 is expected to cost around $210 when it becomes available in the US next spring. For more details, head to Fujifilm's microsite, but be aware that since much of the text is in the form of graphics, you'll need to be able to read Japanese to get the most out of it. 

Via: PetaPixel

Comments

Total comments: 115
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NatK
By NatK (5 months ago)

I was able to pre-order this puppy from Photojojo - scheduled to ship late November. I can't wait to use it for party pics and family stuff during the holidays. I love that it's more compact and the redesign is really attractive. This is a camera I'll use for many years to come.

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Adoralexable
By Adoralexable (7 months ago)

I love the new style but I agree with accupix that it would be great if the camera could make an instant print, and also write the same image to an SD card. I also think it would be cool if next models could have have an LCD screen.

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leipol
By leipol (7 months ago)

I could not resist, I pre-ordered one. Just love those Instax mini's.

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Kalaview
By Kalaview (7 months ago)

Yeh......I pre-ordered one for myself on ebay today. Hopefully will get it soon ;)

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accupix
By accupix (7 months ago)

If a camera would make an instant print, and also write the same image to an SD card, it would be a winner for me. Kodak checked-out the possibility of making a Kodak APS camera that would also write images to a memory card, but their addiction to film/chemical/paper/print profits won out (battle won, war lost.)

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Lucel M
By Lucel M (7 months ago)

try the polaroid z340! it has an lcd screen as well :D

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dct_dct
By dct_dct (8 months ago)

Will there be also a version "L", for landscape oriented images!?
Or why are all the advertising shots and the printed images only in portrait orientation?
;)

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Terry Breedlove
By Terry Breedlove (8 months ago)

Very cool little camera. I have been shooting with the bigger 210 lately and people are amazed and love the instant prints.

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Wye Photography
By Wye Photography (8 months ago)

Will have to have a go.

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blue hour
By blue hour (8 months ago)

Has the new Mini 90 got autofocus ?

The Instax Wide 500 AF offered autofocus.
Sadly, no instax did ever since.

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plasnu
By plasnu (8 months ago)

The real hipsters?
The hipsters are ALWAYS fake!

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jhinkey
By jhinkey (8 months ago)

My soon-to-be teenage daughters would love this. Instant pictures are better than printing them later.

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SWSF14
By SWSF14 (8 months ago)

Hipster cash, get it while it's hot!

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Ulfric M Douglas
By Ulfric M Douglas (8 months ago)

Is that Polaroid she's holding significantly smaller than they used to be?

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Kwick1
By Kwick1 (8 months ago)

It's not a Polaroid. Instax film is 2x3

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

As the other poster stated, this isn't Polaroid. It's Instax. Plus, this is Instax Mini, which measures 2 x 3 inches. But there is a larger Instax camera, the Fuji Instax 210, which shoots 4.25 x 3.4 inch images. That's closer to the Polaroid prints you're thinking of. But the Instax 210 is a much larger camera than this Instax Mini 90.

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aleckurgan
By aleckurgan (8 months ago)

Looks like the most advanced instant camera ever :)

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Lukino
By Lukino (8 months ago)

I'd love Fuji to make a more compact.. and better looking Instax Wide now. Or the Impossible Project to lower its prices down to reasonable.

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fmian
By fmian (8 months ago)

The film is a beautiful emulsion. Colours are accurate and do not fade.
The camera is a true medium format. Would be really nice if they applied a standard f/2.8 lens, manual focus and manual control.

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Shamael
By Shamael (8 months ago)

This information is really "informative". this camera loads with instant film paper cassettes and prints the pictures like an ancient Polaroid camera did. A cassette is around 4 to 5$.

That is one useless thing that Fuji puts on the market. Sony got more wise, they slowed down with the useless gear, Fuji seems to have taken it over from them. Now, one never knows, it could sell, since useless stuff sells good in those days. Maybe with a golden top and a rosewood grip and a H in the circle as logo, it could make a runner.

http://gizmodo.com/fujifilm-instax-mini-90-brings-retro-flare-to-instant-f-1183094552

http://www.slashgear.com/fujifilm-instax-mini-90-sports-neo-classic-retro-design-23294792/

there are more details on this forum

http://www.polaroid-passion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18879&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0&sid=4e6cc0e63f745988243a9d23d4c1c65b

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Lukino
By Lukino (8 months ago)

Obviously if you dont like something, the company making it is stupid.
It doesn't matter that there is still a huge market for instant photography, and that this is the newst ptoduct of one of most succesfull selling camera line ever.
You see little pictures, but in reality this camera prints money for Fuji.

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cgarrard
By cgarrard (8 months ago)

"Obviously if you dont like something, the company making it is stupid."

I see a lot of those claims these days.

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Shamael
By Shamael (8 months ago)

If i do not write such things, some folks like you had certainly nothing to say, and would find life boring. I don't know what one can find so amazing on such a bad, good looking, camera that prints pictures on the spot, and nothing more. Maybe some people do, but this does not make me change my mind on useless stuff, many useless things are intelligent made, just useless, like fashion stuff, 7 inch cellphones, wi-fi in everything, cars that drive 50 times the speed one allows you to drive, sunglasses in the night, and so on, the list is endless. This will not say that I hate it, or find it stupid. Even the most useless thing can be off intelligent design and amazing in technology. But, we discuss blind and deaf stuff here, same as you had to tell people eating at McDo that what they eat is all, but food. World is made of magicians and fools. So, I let you guess who is who in that game.

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Lukino
By Lukino (8 months ago)

Your comment is useless too. But I'm procrastinating work so it amuse me, and since there are many like me here, congratulations: you just found a profitable niche market. Really a paradox, since by amusing me, your comment isn't useless anymore. So all the other stuff you mentioned as useless, it is very useful to many people, so the big market most of those tings have. Fashion stuff boost your self-confidence, have a strong social meaning, and can help you get laid (but i'm sure you don't need this). 7 inch smartphones are better than 3 inch ones on pratically every aspect except portability, that is not a problem if you ever carry a purse. WiFi everywere keeps your data in sync without wasting time moving it from device to device. Fast car have faster reactions and are more comfortable to cruise on highways, keeping the engine at low rev. Sunglasses in the night are great to look down girls cleavage without getting busted (sociopats are a market too).

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Lukino
By Lukino (8 months ago)

Also, McDonalds have a very controlled food chain, you are much more likely to get some disease by buying your food at a local farm.
And magicians are amusing too, but I must go back to work now.

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sfphotoarts
By sfphotoarts (8 months ago)

Useless to you maybe, but there people here that like instant photography. Just because you can't use these alternative formats to make awesome photos, doesn't mean all of us are so inexperienced.

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Serenity Now
By Serenity Now (8 months ago)

Wretched

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RichRMA
By RichRMA (8 months ago)

Ad agencies kill me. Their ideas about "20-somethings" are all the same. Bearded, always breaking out the acoustic guitar, impromptu jam sessions, some trendy, formerly intolerable beer on hand...

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

So are you suggesting that ad agencies should instead use ugly, out-of-shape, acne-riddled, Walmart-shopping, poorly-dressed schmoes with bad teeth, wearing mustard-stained tee-shirts, sitting around eating junk food while smoking bongs? Product images are generally supposed to be aspirational. If you've ever looked in an Ikea catalog, you'll also notice that those interiors look waaaay better than the actual homes and rooms that Ikea furniture actually ends up in. Yes, product photos aren't supposed to reflect *actual* reality. Instead, it's usually a idealized, pristine, fantastical, stylized version of reality. Ads are generally aspirational because they want you to also aspire to buying the product featured in the aspirational ad. Think of SUV's shown driving through beautiful wooded forests or across African savannahs. Obviously, most SUV's never go beyond the concrete jungles of today's urban sprawl

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rallyfan
By rallyfan (8 months ago)

Here the agency have outdone themselves.

The people actually "look" smelly.

I don't think this synaesthesia is the message or effect they had in mind when they were putting their brilliant campaign together.

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Braxton7
By Braxton7 (8 months ago)

Kind of looks 80's to me (I remember). Why is she holding a Polaroid though?

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rallyfan
By rallyfan (8 months ago)

Maybe early 80s I suppose.

The Polaroid might depict their tour guide, whom they have lost. If you have any spare change, drop it into the hat and they can eventually buy return tickets home.

It does bring back memories of 4th-tier tourists.

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exifnotfound
By exifnotfound (8 months ago)

No T3, I think RichRMA is suggesting that ad agencies go suck tail pipe.

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justmeMN
By justmeMN (8 months ago)

@T3 Aspiring to be a hipster? Eww :-)

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rallyfan
By rallyfan (8 months ago)

My interpretation agrees with that of exifnotfound above.

It's not a misplaced sentiment I don't think.

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

Ah, face it, you guys are just applying a form of generalized bigotry, a condescension of anyone who doesn't look like you. Hating someone just by how they look, or assuming that they are "smelly" simply based on someone looks. Yeah, that's awesome. Pat yourself on the back for that one, LOL. George Zimmerman would be proud of you. Thank goodness they actually used Caucasians, because I'd hate to hear what you would have said about people of other ethnicities.

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rallyfan
By rallyfan (8 months ago)

Non sequitur.

Incidentally, "hate" is hyperbole. Perhaps you're using it to add some sort of gravity to your argument; since there is little logic to what you've attempted to express I can't say for sure.

Do you purport to speak for George Zimmerman?

The reference to Caucasians is profoundly racialist and has lowered the level of the discussion. Pity.

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knize10
By knize10 (8 months ago)

Scary humans from ad agency.

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rallyfan
By rallyfan (8 months ago)

They made a film camera that looks like a film camera, and used a guy with the ubiquitous "douchenozzle" look to advertise it. Wow.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (8 months ago)

"real hipsters use film"? lol
cute

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wootpile
By wootpile (8 months ago)

I like the form factor! Wish they would make a digital version

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Andy Crowe
By Andy Crowe (8 months ago)

Wouldn't a digital version basically be an X100?

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

It'd be the X100, X20, X10, or XF1. This retro style form factor isn't exactly new for Fuji.

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expressivecanvas
By expressivecanvas (8 months ago)

I've been thinking about buying one of the Instax cameras for quite some time but everytime I went to buy one, I was always turned off by two things... lack of control and the hideous, smooth case-like body. Now, Fuji has come up with a beautiful body and added some controls... I'm in! Can't wait for it to be available in the US!

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3dreal
By 3dreal (8 months ago)

My costs of dealing with digital data is higher than the instant output.

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

I doubt it. $15 will buy you 20 Instax Mini shots. Less than $15 will buy you a 16GB SD card. And a 16GB SD card will most definitely get you more than 20 shots! In other words, you can buy SD cards every time you shoot digital, never erase them, and use these SD cards as your accumulating storage; your "costs of dealing with digital data" would still cost a fraction of what it costs to shoot with these "instant output" cameras.

No, you don't shoot these Instax cameras for the cost savings. You do it because you like having instant prints, even though they cost a lot more than dealing with digital data.

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Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (8 months ago)

But if you factor in other costs to digital -- like computers, printers, software, back-up drives ...

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

@Sam Carriere - So then don't factor in those other costs. Just consider the cost of the digital camera and memory cards, just like you would consider the cost of the Instax Mini 90 and its Instax film. Make it an apples-to-apples comparison. Camera + media. In the case of digital, it's the digital camera + SD cards. In the case of these Fuji cameras, it's the Instax camera + Instax film. Digital is still way cheaper. After all, you don't *need* computers, printers, software, back-up drives to shoot digital. (Besides, most people already own a computer, so that's not really an added cost. And there are free image-editing softwares, so that's not necessarily an added cost either.) And as for printing from digital, there are plenty of places that will print your digital photos straight from your memory card for pennies. Just plug your card into the kiosk slot. You don't *need* to buy your own printer. All these additional things for digital are simply optional, elective costs.

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Sessility
By Sessility (8 months ago)

Agree - even if you already have a computer, etc. anyway, what about the cost of your time? (connect to computer, upload, print). I guess it makes sense for some.

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

@Sessility - Oh, wow, what a huge "cost" it would be to connect to a computer, upload, and print! LOL. Who has time for that!? Might as well just get one of these Instax cameras, and print out your cherished memories onto credit card sized images of abysmal quality!

Seriously though, you don't think it costs "your time" to earn the money it takes to buy costly Instax film (currently selling for $18 for a pack of 20 sheets on Amazon)? Only to get images that have no archival potential, aren't enlargeable, aren't uploadable, aren't re-printable, aren't duplicatable, and are of low quality?

If people actually saw how small these instant prints are, and actually saw the low image quality they produce, you wouldn't quite be so enthusiastic. Heck, just use your smart phone's camera, upload directly to print labs, and the quality will still be much better! And cheaper, too. My local Walgreens photo lab prints images uploaded directly from smart phones.

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TheChefs
By TheChefs (8 months ago)

@T3, so how is your walgreens (I don't have them in Australia) going to help me when I was travelling in Nepal?

With Instax, I took a quick photo and I gave it to local kids in villages. It was great watching their smiles and than capturing on my (again) film hasselblad.

How was your 16GB SD card going to help you with that? Are you going to give them away to poor kids with laptops? In a country which only sometimes has electricity?

Just because something suits you. It doesn't mean it suits everyone.

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barry reid
By barry reid (8 months ago)

@T3, there's an expensive bit of digital, which you are ignoring - printing. If you don't shop around those wee packs of 6x4 paper can be almost as expensive as Instax film!

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Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (8 months ago)

T3, a digital camera and media gets you what? Pictures you will show your grandchildren on the camera 15 years from now?
Most people do indeed have "a computer". But if you are a serious digital photographer, you need much more than "a computer".

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

@TheChefs - the Instax Mini is meant to be a supplement to a digital camera, like when you need instant prints in Nepal. It's not meant to be a cheaper alternative to a digital camera, as some people here are proposing. Certainly not at $.80 per shot!

@barry reid - printing is only expensive if you do home printing. Any local print lab will print up a 4x6 from your memory card for pennies.

@Sam Carriere - You dont need more than a simple computer unless you are doing advanced image editing. Since you wouldnt be editing Instax photos, why apply that criteria to digital photos then? Plus, even if you didn't own a computer, your nearest photo lab will print any images you want, straight from SD card, in *any* size, and you'll have much better prints (vs tiny Instax 2x3" prints). And you can show *those* prints to your grandchildren in 15 years. Plus, you'll still have the original image files on stable flash memory! You can pass those on, too. Can't do that with Instax, can you?

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mosc
By mosc (8 months ago)

I can't see handing a kid so poor he can't deal with a digital picture one of these little printouts as a GOOD thing. I mean, hand him a dollar instead. Costs you about the same. The dollar will be for HIS benefit instead of YOUR benefit. Digital camera + dollars instead of film for handing out. Everybody wins.

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HetFotoAtelier
By HetFotoAtelier (8 months ago)

I like this! Fuji keeps the analogue alive!!!!!

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Trollshavethebestcandy
By Trollshavethebestcandy (8 months ago)

Take camera phone pics of your film pics and use pic app to add filters for work flow. Use scanner or a small to medium format camera pics to blow up poster size. Handicap to promote creativity.

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samhain
By samhain (8 months ago)

Wtf?

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Gordon W
By Gordon W (8 months ago)

Can't imagine a camera I'd have less use for.

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Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (8 months ago)

I can! Anything on a cellphone that calls itself a camera.

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KoKo the Talking Ape
By KoKo the Talking Ape (8 months ago)

It might make a good party toy for 20-somethings, if it produced digital copies as well as physical prints.

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barry reid
By barry reid (8 months ago)

How about any NEX with the worst lens ever made - the 16-50 power zoom...

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cgarrard
By cgarrard (8 months ago)

How about the same camera without a battery?

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Joel Pimenta
By Joel Pimenta (8 months ago)

It's the base idea of a Lomo Holga with an Instant Back.
But with better build body, problably a better lens, electronic fuctions and expensive.
Nice look, BTW.

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RamblingDan
By RamblingDan (8 months ago)

The video on the web site shows the print coming out "backwards" then rotating to be seen from the front view of the camera. It may be advertising "poetic license" or is it actually a digital camera printing the hard copy? Perhaps I haven't spent enough time reading Japanese? :)

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (8 months ago)

It's instant film - literally 'film'.

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RamblingDan
By RamblingDan (8 months ago)

I found the answer and learned something today. Thanks Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instax Instax actually exposes through the BACK of the film. Now I am no longer ignorant (of this process) :)

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (8 months ago)

Oooh, sorry - I got the wrong end of the stick there. Apologies.

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RamblingDan
By RamblingDan (8 months ago)

Thanks Barney! Accepted :)

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Holger Drallmeyer
By Holger Drallmeyer (8 months ago)

Did he take pics of her girlfriends...

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Jeff Seltzer
By Jeff Seltzer (8 months ago)

Very cool, but the cost of film is SOOO high.

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CFynn
By CFynn (8 months ago)

How big are the prints?

They look bigger than the imaging area of many "medium format" cameras.

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

The outputted image size is 2.13" x 3.4"-- about the size of a credit card.

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jonwilly
By jonwilly (8 months ago)

I just love it where it is found necessary to explain 'Bulb' but on the other hand it makes me feel old.
Jon.

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utomo99
By utomo99 (8 months ago)

If it is retro style why it did not use AA Battery ?
AA Battery easier to find everywhere

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Octane
By Octane (8 months ago)

for the same reason cell phones don't use AA batteries. Lithium is 3 times smaller and lighter than AA at the same capacity. Electricity to recharge a battery is easier to find than a store that sells AA batteries.

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3dreal
By 3dreal (8 months ago)

At Baselworld a corean visitor told me he forgot the charger for his digital cams battery. No chance to find one in a shop... Meanwhile there is a shop who has universal charger. With AA one has chances to use Alkaline, Lithium, eneloops or NiMH. Maybe the motor and electronics suck too much or there is not enough space for two AAs.

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

Kind of silly to worry about batteries that can be found everywhere when the camera only has a 10-shot "film" capacity, and the "film" that it uses definitely can't be found "everywhere."

Besides, retro "style" need only apply to the exterior "style" of the camera...strictly superficial.

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

@3dreal - a lot of compact cameras can be charged with a micro USB cable, the same connection that most smart phones now use. I know Sony is doing that with their compact cameras. So basically, if you have a charger for your smart phone, you can also charge up your Sony compact camera. In fact, the Sony pocket compact I bought a few months ago didn't even have a separate battery charger. You just leave the battery inside the camera, connect the mini USB charger, and plug it into the electrical output, or any USB slot. I think that's they way it should be with all compact digicams, just like it is with a smart phone. Using AA batteries, and the very large chargers that they need (if you're talking about rechargeable AA's) is archaic. No one is screaming for a smart phone that takes AA's!

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utomo99
By utomo99 (8 months ago)

@ T3 if the charging time is short I agree that charging on camera using USB is good. but if charging time is long and the battery life is short it is also problems

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T3
By T3 (8 months ago)

@utomo99 - the USB cable plugs into a small wall outlet unit. So charge times are fast. Such cable/outlet combos are pretty common these days. Mini USB on one end of the cable, full-size USB on the other end of the cable, and the full-size USB plugs into the wall outlet unit. That means you can also disconnect the wall outlet unit and plug the full-size USB end into a computer for offloading images, and/or charging. So having the USB/charger is very versatile and flexible. Plus, it'll also charge your phone, if your phone charges via micro USB!

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JEROME NOLAS
By JEROME NOLAS (8 months ago)

Where do I pre-order?

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iShootWideOpen
By iShootWideOpen (8 months ago)

Well it's a lot smaller and lighter than my Pentax 67/Polaroid back.

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KariIceland
By KariIceland (8 months ago)

Oh god I just want to smack those hipsters.

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justmeMN
By justmeMN (8 months ago)

This camera is totally ironic. :-)

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Iso1975
By Iso1975 (8 months ago)

The girl is really hot. I would smack her, but not in the face..

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arhmatic
By arhmatic (8 months ago)

@KariIceland --- be cool, naturally, that be your real win.

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Roland Karlsson
By Roland Karlsson (8 months ago)

Hipsters is going to fade away as everything else. Its just fashion. Having the experience of some years, its rather amusing to see how seriously they take it though. A certain percentage of them will never grow up and stay hipsters for their entire life. Just like you see some old hippie ladies today.

This all said - yes the girl is very good looking. The guy? I am not all that mucj for smacking. But ... if anyone did ... I would not complain.

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captainchair
By captainchair (8 months ago)

Smacking people for looking a certain way? 2013, cool.

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justmeMN
By justmeMN (8 months ago)

It's retro-styled, so it *must* be good. :-)

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beckmarc
By beckmarc (8 months ago)

Great news. The family and I love instant photography and having a bit more control over the camera settings is welcome. Well done Fuji!

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chris96326
By chris96326 (8 months ago)

Hmmm, "digital photography review" covering an non-digital device. Got any 110 cameras worthy of news? LoL... my bad, was I too critical?

BTW... Wouldn't it be great to shoot and get the instamatic/polaroid shot in your hands plus have a digital copy for later! Ultimate party/blackmail/candid camera!

It could double as a full time digital camera when no fancy film is put in it and even take photos for facebook without adding all those silly "hip" filters - since it would be what came out of the camera. :)

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88SAL
By 88SAL (8 months ago)

Wasn't that what the pogo printer or similar ideas were about?

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Lukino
By Lukino (8 months ago)

There are some polaroid branded digital cameras with integrated zinc printer, but the price is on the crazy side and the quality is worse than instant analog.

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SRT3lkt
By SRT3lkt (8 months ago)

They look like Debbie Downer.

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souravtito
By souravtito (8 months ago)

Is it available in Indian market? If not, when will be?

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CFynn
By CFynn (8 months ago)

Ask a Fuji distributor

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ezradja
By ezradja (8 months ago)

the only instax mini I might like ...

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (8 months ago)

I want to know what type of mushrooms those guys at the research and design lab at FUJIFILM eat for dinner...

.

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rb59020
By rb59020 (8 months ago)

You mean drink? ;-)

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Toccata47
By Toccata47 (8 months ago)

Are you familiar with the term "hipster"?

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (8 months ago)

Hipster Mushrooms... hmmm... sounds like they taste good too...

.

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Dave Luttmann
By Dave Luttmann (8 months ago)

If you think it is just a "hipster" enjoying these, then it's you n the mushrooms. I have used one of these at the last 40 or 50 wedding I did and everyone thought it was awesome...young, old and in between. What really is the issue here is that you don't understand the market, nor what people enjoy.

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (8 months ago)

It was actually a compliment to the guys at research of how they are able to produce these cool designs. You missed the pun entirely. But that's OK, people see, think, and read differently between the lines.

.

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slncezgsi
By slncezgsi (8 months ago)

Looks sweet, actually. May even be usable :)

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RStyga
By RStyga (8 months ago)

This is, in my opinion, the only Instax Mini with an acceptable -if not attractive- design. I hope its silver parts are made of some metal, not painted plastic. The price needs to come down a bit, and it will be a success.

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dpLarry
By dpLarry (8 months ago)

All these Instax / polaroid cams are plastic. Not sure these will have metal.
$210 too expensive.

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docvale
By docvale (8 months ago)

More than the camera price, I'm wondering about the film cost.
For our wedding, my wife had the brilliant idea to get a Polaroid and shoot instant picks for an album to be created at the reception, with picks and messages from our friends.
We got the camera, the One-Stop Plus with flash, for $16 (shipping included), but we had to get the films at Impossible Film, at the price of $2/shot.
~$200 for the camera are fine is the films are cheap.

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RStyga
By RStyga (8 months ago)

Currently, it's $8 per 10-photo pack. Not bad...

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yonsarh
By yonsarh (8 months ago)

brillant

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Roland Karlsson
By Roland Karlsson (8 months ago)

Seems like fun.

I assume you can download the taken images later if you want to?
Or is that alien to the whole idea?

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monkeybrain
By monkeybrain (8 months ago)

No (if it's like the older ones). It's a film camera, like a mini polaroid. They're still quite popular in Asia.

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Roland Karlsson
By Roland Karlsson (8 months ago)

Ah! Its an analogue instant camera. DPReview should be more clear regarding that fact in the article. I thought it was a digital camera with a built in printer. That would have been cool.

Thanx for the clarification.

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Johannes Zander
By Johannes Zander (8 months ago)

The ad says something about "valve photography", what is that.
Or do the mean bulb photography?

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