Three years after launching its first Jollylook Instant Camera, the company is back at it with a new and improved version.

The new version is called the Jollylook Mini Auto. As its name suggests, this updated version features automatic exposure, a built-in flash and an adjustable aperture (F16, F22, F32, F45, F64 and pinhole). Other improvements include the addition of a multiple exposure option, as well as the inclusion of a polarizing filter.

The camera and flash are powered by a rechargeable (microUSB) lithium-ion battery that’s rated for up to 80 images when the flash is used at 50%). Using an onboard light sensor, the shutter speed is automatically set with a range between 1/200 of a second to 60 seconds, as well as a bulb setting.

The camera is constructed of a new laminated fiberboard and the optics are constructed of acrylic. The Fujifilm Instax Mini film it uses is ejected through a manual crank mechanism.

Admittedly, Jollylook’s first Kickstarter proved underwhelming, with slow delivery and subpar build quality, based on the initial reviews. So, even more so than usual, we urge you to be cautious about funding this project. Still though, it’s a neat little device that might well be worth a little fun after its initial crowdfunding campaign ends and it’s available to the general public.

A few sample photos taken with the camera.

If you’re feeling brave though, head on over to the Kickstarter campaign to find out more information and to secure your pledge. The ‘Super Early Bird’ pledge will secure you a Jollylook Mini Auto for $79. The first units are expected to ship out November 2020, if all goes to plan.


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