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The Instax Square SQ10 is a digital camera that prints images on Instax Film in the new square format. 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, battery and cable for charging and image transfer.

The grip is a Case Logic grip attached to a plate in the style of a Manfrotto 200PL quick release
plate, a special plate made by HorusBennu for their grips. So you can use the camera, with the grip attached, on a Manfrotto RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter.

The back: LCD screen and control center, easy to use.

Cheap bag solution, found on a flea-market...

...a small Loewepro, the camera just fits in.

The handling is very pleasant, it's solid, like the top-of-the-range digital SLRs, not cheap. Switching the camera on is fine and logical, you turn the big ring around the lens a little and it lights up. The menu is well done and easy. With the 6-segment back controls, a 4-way turn and tilt wheel and the OK button in the middle, everything is quickly accessible. The screen's fine, nothing to signal. There is the "auto" mode, the photo is printed directly, and "manual", the captured photo remains on the screen, it can be printed immediately or processed, lighten/darken, filter etc. or printed later. The printed photos are clear and neat, nothing to say. You'll get what we saw on the screen. The printing speed is fast, it's like the output of a classic Instax photo, but it's quieter.

I like this camera. No more spoilt pictures. all handling is quick and logical. Focusing is fast and reliable. You can get close to objects down to 10cm (!). The camera keeps the parameters you put in, which is a good thing. It writes .jpg files not so bad compared to what we could expect given the size of the sensor. The .jpg is not modified according to the settings, it makes a small. csv file of the same name in which you find the settings. If you put an SD card, the files are written on the chip, otherwise there is an internal memory for 50 photos.

And here are some pictures:

Colour test.

Fishing pond, Calais, Marais.

Macro, quite impressing

On my veranda, full sunlight from above.

Other cameras and formats for comparaison:

Instax wide 210, lighten.

Instax 500AF.

Impossible 600 2nd generation with One600Pro. I will make a photo with the new Polaroid Original film soon.

Old Polaroid 600, from expired 2009 (last film produced by Polaroid, with Polaroid SX670.

Instax Mini Monochrome with Instax Mini 50.

Black and white print with the SQ10. No Monochrome paper necessary.

And a print from a file of an ordinary digital camera, a Canon S120 in this case:

Calais, Marais, fishing pond, slightly zoomed into the photo.

For files to be imported into the camera for printing on Instax film, the file must have a name like ABCD1234. JPG (4 letters, 4 digits). With the Cannon files it works if you rename them that way. The photos are centered at first, if you zoom in a little, you can choose the part to print. Since the Canon files are big, that's great. With files from the Sony A7 it doesn't work, the camera refuses them. I also couldn't find a way to print a photo processed by Gimp.

A trick that can work: You take your A7 files or those from Gimp, and open them in another software and save them to NEW under another compatible name. As I don't have Photoshop, I tried with Photoscape.

I downloaded the free 3.7 version of Photoscape (no need to take the paid X version, even under Win10) and I just opened the pictures in
Photoscape and gave them another name, without touching anything. Then the camera accepts them! So you can print any kind of photo.

The camera specifications taken from the Fuji website:


Image sensor     1/4-in., CMOS with primary color filter
Effective pixels     1920 x 1920
Storage media     Built-in memory, microSD/microSDHC memory card
Recording capacity     Built-in memory: Approx. 50 files
microSD/microSDHC memory card: Approx. 1000 files per 1 gigabyte
File system     Compliant with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif Ver.2.3, Compliant with JPEG and PIM
Focal length     Fixed as 28.5 mm (35-mm format equivalent)
Aperture     F2.4
Auto focus system     Single AF (Contrast-detect TTL, equipped with AF illuminator)
Focus range     10cm to ∞
Shutter speed     1/29500 sec. to 1/2 sec. (Auto), maximum 10 sec. in Bulb mode
Sensitivity     ISO 100 to 1600 (Auto)
Exposure control     Programmed AE
Metering     256-segment through the lens (TTL) metering, Multi metering
White balance     Auto
Flash     Auto/Compulsory flash/Suppressed flash/Slow synchro/Red-eye removal Effective range: Approx. 50 cm to 8 m
Shooting mode     Standard, Double exposure, Bulb mode
Self-timer     Approx. 10 sec./Approx. 2 sec.
Image effect     10 Filters, Brightness adjustment, Vignette
Playback function     Trimming, Multi image playback


Film     FUJIFILM Instant Film “instax SQUARE” (Purchased separately)
Photo capacity     10 prints/pack
Film size     86 mm x 72 mm
Image size     62 mm x 62 mm
Supported image size     800 x 800 dots
Printing solution     12.5 dots/mm (318 dpi, 80 μm dot pitch)
Printing levels     256 levels per color (RGB)
Supported image format     JPEG (Some images saved with a photo editing/processing software may not be displayed or printed.)
Printing time     Approx. 12 seconds
Print timing     Printing shortly after shooting/Printing after selecting image
Printing function     Images on built-in memory/micro SD card
Reprint     Printable up to the past 50 prints
(Up to 50 images stored in print history)
Digital zoom     Up to 2.4 X in printing (Output pixels: 800 x 800)
Film detection     Yes (Automatic ejection when inserted)


LCD monitor     3.0-in. (7.6 cm) TFT color LCD monitor
Pixels: Approx. 460k-dots
Input/Output terminals     Micro USB (For charging only)
Battery     NP-50
Charging function     Built-in
Printing capacity     Approx. 160 prints (From when the battery is charged fully)
* Varies depending on the conditions of use.
Charging time     Approx. 3 to 4 hours (Using 0.5 A USB port)
* Varies depending on air temperature.
Dimension     119 mm x 47 mm x 127 mm (W x D x H)
Weight     450 g (includes fi lm pack and battery