Fujifilm has announced the Instax Mini Evo, a new digital camera that prints on Instax Mini film. The company describes it as the new Instax flagship that was “designed with a first-class and classic touch”. and it has several retro touches, including top-mounted dials and a pressure control that works like a film advance lever.
Like other Instax hybrid cameras, the Mini Evo has an LCD screen that you can use to frame your digital shots before printing. The Mini Evo includes ten lens effects that can be combined and applied to photos, and Fujifilm claims it has twice the exposure resolution of previous models. Image quality from Fujifilm’s previous hybrid Instax cameras wasn’t greatso we have to see how that works in practice.
The Mini Evo also works as an Instax printer, meaning you can wirelessly print out pictures from your smartphone. Conversely, Fujifilm added a new feature that allows you to save printed Mini Evo photos with embedded Instax frames on your phone so you can share them as digital Instax snapshots.
Fujifilm will launch the Instax Mini Evo on December 3rd in Japan, but it won’t be arriving in the US until February. It costs $ 199.95.