When Huey Lewis and the News lauded the merits of being square, they must have been thinking about the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6. The newly released instant film camera uses Fujifilm’s Instax film to create photos that measure 2.4 inches by 2.4 inches (the print measures 3.4 inches by 2.8 inches). The Square has a number of features that make instant photos simple, starting with an auto-exposure feature that frees you from having to find the perfect setting to take your photo. The Square also utilizes a sensor that detects brightness and then adjusts the shutter speed.
The Square is also smart enough to make adjustments to focus and brightness for selfies. A small mirror attached to the front of the camera helps line up your shot. Selfie isn’t the only mode, though. You can also use a landscape mode for taking those wider shots, a macro mode for close-ups up to 12 inches, and a double exposure mode that allows you to superimpose two images onto a single film. There’s also a time for larger group photos. If you are taking a group photo and you’re using the timer, you might want tripod. Fortunately, the Square comes with a tripod socket.
The Square also comes with three color filters—orange, purple, and green. Just snap the filter over the built in flash and you’ll get a different look for your photo. You can choose from three color options for your square: blush gold, pearl white, and graphite gray.