Fujifilm launches $270 Instax Mini 99

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Fujifilm has announced the Mini 99 Instant camera, which the company says maintains the classic Instax aesthetic while also incorporating new features that allow for more control over colour, brightness, and focus.

Image: Fujifilm
Image: Fujifilm

Pitched as a more “advanced” instant camera, the Mini 99 has a new Colour Effect Dial, Brightness Control dial, a number of new shooting Modes, a Vignette Switch, and three focus modes.

The Color Effect Dial has six effects: Faded Green, Warm Tone, Light Blue, Soft Magenta, Sepia, and Light Leak, all that are controlled by LEDs inside of the camera and then exposed onto Instax Mini instant film.

Indications are the Brightness Control Dial is effectively an exposure compensation dial that has two levels of light and darkness around a “Neutral” middle.

Image: Fujifilm
Image: Fujifilm

Fujifilm has also added several new shooting modes, including Indoor Mode, which is designed for low light situations, Sports Mode, which increases the shutter speed, Double Exposure Mode, which combines two images into one, and Bulb Mode, which increases the amount of light let in when creating the image, creating a brightened effect on the print.

The Mini 99 also has a self-timer and flash control with a number of different settings. In addition, the body of the camera features a tripod screw mount (1/4″-20) that works with an included base grip.

The camera features a rechargeable 680mAh battery, although this can’t be charged while in the camera.

In other news, Fujifilm has also announced an update to its free INSTAX UP! Smartphone App. The app is designed for INSTAX users to digitally scan, import, organise, and store their photos in one place, regardless of which Instax instant film, instant camera or instant Smartphone printer they use.

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 99 is expected to be available in early April, and will set you back $270.

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