Iâ€™ve been attempting to take more photos outside of my phone this year and the Fuji Instax SQ10 is making it so much easier.
Youâ€™re probably familiar with Fuji Instax cameras â€” most came in the mini film format but this updated version takes square photos. Even better, it has a preview screen! I canâ€™t tell you how many packs of film (which arenâ€™t cheap!) Iâ€™ve wasted on blown-out, burry, badly composed shots in the past.
With the SQ10, thereâ€™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 cameraâ€¦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, Iâ€™m really liking the black for a modern twist. Quality-wise, I havenâ€™t noticed much of a difference between this and my truly instant versions â€” they still have that polaroid photo style look.
I have a stack of Instax photos Iâ€™ve taken over the last week sitting on my desk and it makes me so happy having these memories. Itâ€™s all about those simple pleasures. You can get the camera here and the black border film here. -Shauna