double the size of instax mini movie
Fujifilm has announced a new mobile printer that uses its larger Instax Wide Format film. The Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer has a similar idea to the existing Instax Mini Link: hook up your phone over Bluetooth and use an app to edit and print your own Polaroid-style snapshots from your camera roll.
The Instax Wide film is much larger than the Instax Mini — it’s about the size of two credit cards. This means your Link Wide printouts may not be as easy to carry in a wallet as Instax Mini photos, but they should be pretty much viewable and usable for other purposes.
The Link Wide printer is also compatible with last year’s Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera, so you can print directly without a phone. Of course, you can print photos taken with other cameras by uploading them to your phone and then to the Instax Link app.
Fujifilm says the Link Wide printer should be good for about 100 Instax prints on a battery charge. There are two printing modes, Rich and Natural, which let you choose between “bright and immersive or saturated and classic” color output, as well as the ability to edit images in the app by cropping or adding text.
Fujifilm will release the Instax Link Wide smartphone printer later this month for $149.95. The company is also offering a new black-border version of Instax Wide Film, which will sell for $21.99 for a pack of 10.