Sunday, July 1, 2018

Gadget Review: The Instax Square SQ6 Elevates the Whole Instax Experience

The new Instax Square SQ6 is finally in the Philippines – and it is so beautiful. I am telling you: it was love at first sight.


I don’t know if you know this about me, but I am quite the Instax fanatic. My first Instax was a pink Instax mini, which I have now passed on to one of my girl friends; but I still remember all of the joy that I had with it: making memories, filling up scrapbooks, sticking photos on walls, and commemorating celebrations and simple OMG-nagkita-na-tayo-ulit-sa-wakas moments with it.




Since then, I have added a red Limited Edition Hello Kitty Instax camera to my collection along with a brown Instax Neo Classic, which I felt completely suited my personality at the time. When I saw the Blush Gold SQ6, though, I once again felt like it was meant for me. After all, my past two iPhones and my current laptop are all of the same color.

Add to that the fact that travel has become a regular part of my life and that I have started bullet journaling (more on that journey soon!), and you’ll understand why I simply had to get my hands on the SQ6.

…Okay, fine, maybe that’s just me justifying my decision to buy one on the day of the launch, but seriously: an Instax, regardless of which model you decide to get to fit your personality (they have a Minions one, too!), is a nice gadget to have at parties, on trips, and 'just coz'. I brought mine to a birthday party on Friday and everybody LOVED it.


The couples all wanted to take sweet photos with it. The barkada wanted photos to remember the night with. And some people were in awe by how everyone could actually fit into the frame, even though there were so may of us there. See, the prints of this camera are also 1.5 times bigger than Instax mini prints, giving you more space to immortalize the highlights of your life. (The film costs Php1,050 for two boxes of 10, btw.)

Plus, since the Instax Square SQ6 coms in a square format, you don’t have to worry about choosing between portrait or landscape mode. Even noobs can use it without any tutorials. Believe it or not, I know people who don't know how to use other Instax cameras and a lot of the time, film just goes to waste. Actually, I know quite a lot of them. Well, this one is completely fool-proof! (Or so it seems so far, anyway.)


Another awesome thing about this new camera is that you don’t have to look for good lighting just to create great shots. The Instax Square SQ6 has an Automatic Exposure Control, so your photo’s subject and background will instantly brighten, no matter what the lighting situation is. It also has a Selfie Mode and a Selfie Mirror that automatically adjusts its focal length and brightness to the ideal level, so even your selfies come out awesome. And yes, it has a Timer, too.

The Instax Square SQ6 also has a Macro Mode (as close as 30cm-50cm and even farther than 2m away, a Double Exposure Mode, and options to lighten or darken your photos as needed. You can also add different vintage hues to your photos with the flash color filters in orange, purple, and green. (I AM OBSESSED WITH THE ORANGE ONE RIGHT NOW!!!)


The Instax Square SQ6 is available in three stylish colors: Blush Gold, Graphite Gray, and Pearl White. Obviously, I got the Blush Gold. :p It retails at only Php7,999 (same price as the Neo) and is sold at Fujifilm authorized dealers nationwide.

For more information, visit the Instax website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram: @teaminstaxph :)

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