Mini Liplay is a digital camera that prints images on Instax Mini Film.
The camera specifications are at the end of the
page, taken from the Fuji website.
What's in the box (no film pack furnished): camera, cable only for charging, short manual, strap.
The front. Shutter button, tiny lens with selfie mirror and flash and recording button.
back: button to open the film compartment, LCD screen and control
buttons, easy to use. Around the menu button is a 4-way ring switch.
Left side. Strap lug at the bottom.
Right side. 3 buttons, programmable via the app. Reset button. SD card slot under a cover. On/Off button. Microphone and speaker.
Top. Image ejection slot.
Bottom. No tripod socket. Mini USB charging socket.
handling is very easy. The camera is very small and very light. The
plastic is o.k., not cheap, but not high quality either. Switching
the camera on is fine, you press the "On" button for 3 seconds and it
lights up. The
menu is well done and easy. With a 4-way tilt ring and the OK button in
the middle and 3 dedicated buttons, everything is
quickly accessible. The screen is fine, nothing to signal. The captured
photo remains on the screen for a moment, it can be printed immediately or
processed with frames or printed later. However lighten/darken and filters have to be applied before taking the photo. The printed
photos are clear and neat, nothing to say. You'll get what we saw on
the screen. You can even zoom into the photos with good results. The printing speed is fast, it's like the output of a
classic Instax photo, but it's quieter.
like this camera. No
more spoilt pictures. all handling is quick and logical. Focussing is
reliable, but slow with night photos. You can get close to objects down to about 8cm (!). The
camera keeps the parameters you put in, which is a good thing, but not
the flash setting. It's flash on from start every time. It
writes .jpg files which are not so bad compared to what we could expect
size of the sensor. The .jpg is not modified according to the frame
it makes a small. csv file of the same name in which you find the
settings. However filters and darken/lighten settings are not separate,
if you choose black & white, the files are b&w. If you put an
SD card, the files are written on the chip,
otherwise there is an internal memory for about 50 photos. There is no
way to get the files out of the internal memory, so putting a SD card
is essential. Another gadget feature is the ability to record a sound
snippet and attach it to a picture. If you let the camera print a QR
code into the picture, a smartphone can read the code, retrieve the
sound snippet and play it.
smartphone app works fine. If you couple the smartphone to the camera
via bluetooth, you have access to more frames and some more features.
You can also print pictures taken with your smartphone, a nice idea.
There is a remote function, you can command the camera via the app,
take and print pictures. The absense of a tripod socket is bad, the
camera isn't very stable if it stands on its bottom.
And here are some pictures:
Calais, quartier Mollien, extremely sunny day.
Zoomed into the picture.
Small Calais house.
Picture from my smartphone.
Black & white filter setting and a little bit of "darken".
Macro, quite impressing, bigger than real.
a DJ at the Fête de la Musique, photo with a sound snippet. You can
scan the QR code with a smartphone and it will play the sound (noisy!).
photo and the sound snippet are transferred to the Fuji servers when
your camera is linked to the smartphone app while you print a photo
with sound. It will be available for one year. For those who can't read
the code, there is a link here, but the sound can also be retrieved from the SD card, it has the same name as the photo with a .wav ending.
Calais, Place d'Armes at dusk, Fête de la Musique.
Zoom into this photo, Calais lighthouse.
Some night photos:
Park with War Monument, Calais Nord
Statues of Charles de Gaulle and Winston Chuchill, part of the monument
Calais channel with Beffroi (townhouse tower) in the background.
Calais, Beffroi at night.
The camera specifications taken from the Fuji website:
Image sensor: 1/5-in. CMOS with primary color filter Effective pixels: 2560 x 1920 Storage media. Built-in memory, micro SD / micro SDHC memory card (purchased separately) Recording
capacity: Built-in memory: approx. 45 files, micro SD / micro SDHC
memory card: approx. 850 files per 1 gigabyte (without sound) File system: Compliant with Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif Ver. 2.3 Focal length: 28 mm (35-mm film equivalent) Aperture: F2.0 Auto focus system: Single AF (equipped with AF auxiliary illuminator) Focus range: 10 cm to ∞ Shutter speed: 1/4 sec. to 1/8000 sec. (auto) Sensitivity. ISO 100 to 1600 (auto) Exposure control: Programmed AE Exposure compensation: -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV (in increments of 1/3 EV) Metering: 256-segment through the lens (TTL) metering, multi-metering White balance: Auto Flash: Auto / Compulsory flash / Suppressed flash Effective range: approx. 50 cm to 1.5 m Self timer: Approx. 10 sec. / Approx. 2 sec. Image effects: frame and filter Voice recording: Recordable and overwritable during image capture and playback per 1 image
Film FUJIFILM Instant Film instax mini (purchased separately) Photo capacity 10 prints per pack Film size 86 mm x 54 mm Image size 62 mm x 46 mm Supported image size 800 x 600 dots Printing solution 12.5 dots per mm (318 dpi, 80-µm dot pitch) Printing levels 256 levels per color (RGB) Supported image format JPEG images captured with the device Printing time Approx. 12 sec. Print function Images on built-in memory / micro SD are printable Reprint up to the last 50 prints (up to 50 images stored in print history)
app functions Voice playback from print, smartphone
image print, remote image capture, frame addition LCD monitor 2.7-in. TFT color LCD monitor, Pixels: approx. 230K dots External interface Micro USB Micro-B (for charging only) Power supply Lithium-ion battery (built-in, cannot be removed) Charging function Built-in Printing capacity Approx. 100 prints (when battery is fully charged) * Varies depending on the conditions of use. Charging time Approx. 2 to 3 hrs. * Varies depending on air temperature. Dimensions 82.5 mm x 122.9 mm x 36.7 mm (excluding protrusions) Weight Approx. 255 g (excluding fiim pack and memory card) Operating environment Temperature: 5℃ to 40℃ Humidity: 20% to 80% (no condensation)