instax mini 70 Camera – from Fujifilm – Available October 23. Pre-order now!
|October 13, 2015||Filled under Reviews/Giveaways|
FUJIFILM Corporation is proud to announce that it will release the instax mini 70, a new model to join the ‘instax mini’ series of instant cameras which produce credit-card-size photos instantly, on October 23. The instax mini 70, which comes in three new colors including “Canary Yellow,” “Island Blue,” and “Moon White,” features the Auto Exposure Control Function to capture both the main subject and background in natural brightness as well as the newly added ‘Selfie’ mode. With its modern design the instax mini 70 broadens its appeal, making it fun to take anywhere, for any occasion at any time.
The instax mini 70 has a variety of shooting modes which allow the user to enjoy photography in a variety of situations. While taking ‘selfie’ shots, users can choose the ‘Selfie’ mode to provide the appropriate brightness and shooting distance for their ‘selfie shots’ and use the Selfie mirror beside the lens to check their framing. Features such as the tripod mount and the self-timer function are perfect for group shots. In addition, the ‘Macro’ mode can be used for shots at a minimum of 30cm from the subject and the ‘Landscape’ mode is suitable for far away landscape pictures.
The instax mini 70 also features the Auto Exposure Control Function to capture both the main subject and background in natural brightness. Without having to configure a special setting, users only need to press the shutter button and the camera can automatically detect the surrounding brightness and adjust the shutter speed and flash amount accordingly. This function delivers images with a natural brightness even for indoor shots, which normally tend to have a dark background. The ‘instax mini’ series is especially popular among teens and young adults as a camera that produces photos instantly. While digital photographs have been preferred with the proliferation of digital cameras and smartphones, the analog approach of instantly producing real photos has sparked interest and inspiration, with sales growing quickly not only in Japan, but also in over 100 countries and regions around the world including East Asia, Europe and the United States.
Fujifilm is committed to the attractive features of instax cameras that offer awesome instant photography and printing, while communicating the intrinsic values of photography in the different aspects of “taking, preserving, decorating and sharing.” You know what they say…everything old is new again!
(1) Modern and simple design
The three new colors (“Canary Yellow,” “Island Blue,” and “Moon White”) and the modern, stylish design of the instax mini 70 make it a perfect gift for all occasions.
(2) Automatic Exposure Control
The instax mini 70 features an Automatic Exposure Control, which captures both the subject and the background in beautiful clarity. When the user presses the shutter button, the camera automatically detects the amount of ambient light and adjusts the shutter speed and flash amount accordingly. It delivers photos with a natural brightness even for indoor or low lit shots, which tend to have dark backgrounds when captured with conventional cameras.
(3) Versatile shooting modes
The camera is equipped with the new ‘Selfie’ mode! Users can press the selfie button when shooting, so that the camera will automatically adjust the focal length and brightness to the level optimized for selfies. The selfie mirror beside the lens is useful to check the framing to achieve the best angle. Other convenient shooting features include the ‘Self-timer’ for group shots, ‘Macro’ mode for close-up shots at a minimum of 30cm from the subject, and the ‘Landscape’ mode for landscape pictures.
|instax mini 70|
|Film||FUJIFILM instant color film ‘instax mini’ (sold separately)|
|Film size||86mm x 54mm|
|Picture size||62mm x 46mm|
|Lens||Retractable lens, 2 components, 2 elements, f = 60 mm, 1:12.7|
|Viewfinder||Real image finder, 0.37 x, with target spot|
|Focusing||Motor-driven 3-range switching (0.3 m – 0.6 m/0.6 m – 3 m/3 m and beyond),
Macro Mode (0.3 m – 0.6 m), Normal Mode (0.6 m – 3 m), Landscape Mode (3 m and beyond)
|Shutter release||Programmed electronic shutter release, 1/2 sec – 1/400 sec.|
|Exposure control||Automatic, Interlocking range (ISO 800) : LV 5 – LV 15.5,
Exposure compensation (Hi-Key): +2/3 EV
|Flash||Built-in, automatic electronic flash, Charging time: 0.2 sec – 7 sec (using a new battery), Flash charging indicator, Fill-in Flash Mode, Effective flash lamp range: 0.3 m – 2.7 m|
|LCD display||Exposure counter (number of unexposed films), Shooting mode (Selfie, Macro, Landscape, Fill-in Flash, Hi-Key, Auto), Self-timer Mode (1 frame/2 frames continuous shooting)|
|Power supply||Two CR2/DL CR2 lithium batteries
Capacity: Approximately 40 INSTAX mini 10-pack film packs with new CR2/DL
CR2 lithium-ion batteries
|Items included||Hand strap, strap ring, warranty document, User’s Guide, 2 CR2 lithium-ion batteries|
|Dimensions & weight||113.7mm x 99.2mm x 53.2mm
281g (excluding the batteries, strap and film)