I’ve been attempting to take more photos outside of my phone this year and the Fuji Instax SQ10 is making it so much easier.
You’re probably familiar with Fuji Instax cameras — most came in the mini film format but this updated version takes square photos. Even better, it has a preview screen! I can’t tell you how many packs of film (which aren’t cheap!) I’ve wasted on blown-out, burry, badly composed shots in the past.
With the SQ10, there’s an SD card so you can shoot as many photos as you want and then view and print only the versions you like. I know this seems counter-intuitive for an instant camera…but it saves so much waste. I also like having the backup of my memories on the card so if a photo gets lost or destroyed (or a friend wants one!) I can just print another.
Like the mini, there are different packs of film and while white borders have that classic Polaroid look, I’m really liking the black for a modern twist. Quality-wise, I haven’t noticed much of a difference between this and my truly instant versions — they still have that polaroid photo style look.
I have a stack of Instax photos I’ve taken over the last week sitting on my desk and it makes me so happy having these memories. It’s all about those simple pleasures. You can get the camera here and the black border film here. -Shauna