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, which has been "designed in a premium and classic style," and features several retro elements, including top-mounted dials and a print regulator that functions as a film advance lever.
Like other Instax hybrid cameras, the Mini Evo features an LCD screen to help frame digital images before printing. The Mini Evo includes ten lens effects that can be combined and applied to photos. The company claims that the resolution of this camera is twice that of previous models. The image quality of Fujifilm's previous Instax hybrid cameras wasn't very high, so it will be interesting to see how this camera performs in practice.
Mini Evo also works like an Instax printer, meaning you can print photos from your smartphone wirelessly. In the opposite direction, Fujifilm has added a new feature that allows you to save your printed Mini Evo photos to your phone with the built-in Instax frames so you can share them as digital snapshots.
Fujifilm will release the Instax Mini Evo in Japan on December 3, but it won't reach the US and the rest of the world until February. It will be priced at $199.95.
Source: fujifilm, theverge