Widescreen Photos? Fujifilm’s New Wide-Format Instax Camera Says Yes

Fujifilm's new Instax Link WIDE Smartphone printer atop printed photos
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If you’ve ever been interested in Fujifilm’s Instax Mini camera but wished it could print bigger photos, I’ve got good news: Your wish has been granted. Fujifilm’s new Link WIDE Smartphone printer can print photos that are twice as wide as the Mini’s. Talk about picture perfect!

The clever printer can connect to your phone via Bluetooth as well as to Fujifilm’s X-S10 mirrorless camera (bypassing your smartphone). It runs on batteries, and you can expect it to last for about 100 prints before you’ll need to replace them. The Link WIDE uses the company’s proprietary WIDE Instant film, which is about a buck a pop; what’s more, you can opt for the standard white frame or the definitely more stylish black frame depending on your aesthetic.

Before you print, though, you can review and edit your images on your phone in the Like WIDE app (on Android and iOS). With the abundance of filters, collage templates, frames, stickers, and other editing options at your fingertips, I’m certain you’ll have a blast with this little printer. You can even import your own text and sketches to the photos for a totally perfect custom look.

The Link WIDE also gives you two printing modes to choose from: Instax Natural and Instax Rich. The former keeps the photo looking, well, natural, while the latter adds a pop of rich warm color for a slightly bolder look. You can even “print” fun extras, like audio, locations, and secret messages in QR Print Mode; this will print a small QR code in the corner of your photo that you can scan later to reveal the extra information.

Interested? I know I am. You’ll be able to pick up the Instax Link WIDE Smartphone printer for just $149.95 once it’s out later this month. It’s available in either Ash White or Mocha Gray, and you’ll also be able to snag the Acrylic Photo Frame and WIDE album accessories.

via Engadget

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