Instant Film Cameras From Fujifilm and Lomography Prove It’s Hip to Be Square


We look at two cameras that approach the iconic quadrilateral instant photo from new angles.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

Best for: Instagram natives

Fujifilm’s first square-frame instant camera is an analog-digital hybrid. Capture up to 50 images with the digital sensor, apply Instagram-like effects and tweaks on the dial switch, then commit only the best shots to film. It’s a bit like a miniature printer, using light to expose the Instax Square film. This hybrid approach means no more wasted shots and unlimited reprints for your friends.
$279

Lomography Lomo’Instant Square

Best for: Artsy lo-fi fanatics

Unfold this uniquely styled camera, peer through its optical viewfinder, and capture square analog gold without dwellling over the ones and zeroes. Controls include exposure compensation, a bulb flash mode for long exposures, and a multiple-­exposure option. A close-up lens makes for sharp selfies and colored flash filters let you fine-tune the mood of your shot.
$199 and up


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