Fujifilm announces $200 Instax Mini 90 instant camera


posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM EDT


Earlier this year, we heard word of Fujifilm announced a new instant camera for its Japanese market. Now that camera has received its official American unveiling, and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic will be available on these shores in early 2014 for a recommended price of $199.99.

The Instax Mini 90's retro-themed look is a marked departure from the bubbly body of the Instax Mini 8. It also features a much more robust set of controls than the relatively hands-off nature of the rest of the Instax line. For example, the Mini 90 Neo Classic has a double exposure mode, a bulb mode for up to 10 second exposures, automatic adjustment of shutter speed and flash strength, and a macro mode.

The Instax Mini has a 60mm f/12.7 lens, with a shutter-speed range of 1/4000 to 1.8 seconds when not in bulb mode. It also uses a rechargable battery, which can apparently last for approximately 10 film packs of use.

On the subject of film, you will, however, still be paying a fairly hefty price for Instax packs. The ISO 800 Instax Mini instant film will set you back approximately $20 for a 10-shot pack.