Yes, instant photography lives. Fujifilm has expanded its Instax line of instant film cameras with the new Wide 300, along with new colour versions of the Mini 8 camera (raspberry and grape) and the Mini 90 Neo Classic in a stylish brown.
The redesigned Wide 300 is a high quality instant film camera that uses large format Instax instant film and has a contemporary and professional design for better image composition and easier handling. The Wide 300 uses an optical viewfinder for easier image composing, a lens ring dial with a two-range focus zone setting, and a tripod socket for enhanced shooting capabilities.
The Wide 300 also features a built-in electronic flash that automatically adjusts light levels depending on the distance to the subject. Users can select fill flash when shooting a subject in a backlit scene, while a lighten/darken control adds high-key and low-key effects to images.
Additionally, the camera includes a close-up lens adapter for macro shooting as close as 15.5 inches from the subject.
The Wide 300 uses Instax Wide instant film that is double the size of Mini film.
The Instax Mini 8 will now be available in raspberry and grape in addition to the current line of pink, blue, yellow, white and black.
The Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic will be available in a brown and silver finish. The Mini 90 has a double exposure mode (blend two images on one print) and a bulb mode that keeps the shutter open longer (10 seconds maximum) for extra creative images. The Mini 90 also has a macro mode without the need for a close-up lens.
The Instax Wide 300 will be available in spring 2015 for $129.99.
The new Mini 8 and Mini 90 new colors will be available in spring 2015 for $99.99 and $199.99 respectively.