Meet The InstantKon RF70, a Foldable Rangefinder Instant Camera Using Fujifilm Instax Wide film

InstantKon RF70

MiNT Camera announced the InstantKon RF70. The InstantKon RF70 is a new rangefinder, full control instant camera, using Fujifilm Instax Wide film

The InstantKon RF70_auto sells at $779, the InstantKon RF70 at $899. Both are available at MiNT.

Specification:

  • Apertures: f/5.6, f/6.7, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22
  • Lens: 3-element lens with glass, aspherical lenses, f=93mm
  • Coating: Multi-layer coated
  • Focusing distance: 0.75m (29.5 inches) – ∞ (manual focus)
  • Depth-of-field (@ 0.75m and f/5.6): 4.9cm
  • Largest aperture (35mm equivalent): f/2.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 – 1sec (A mode), B mode – maximum 10mins
  • Viewfinder: Real image viewfinder, 0.44x
  • Exposure control:
  • RF70: AUTO, A+1, A-1, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, B, R
  • RF70_auto: AUTO, A+1, A-1, B
  • Flash: Built-in electronic flash with auto-brightness balance
  • Multiple exposures: Yes, unlimited times
  • Battery: 2 AA Alkaline batteries (included)
  • Film: W108mm x H85mm (Image: W99mm x H62mm), ISO800
  • Adapters: Cable release socket, tripod mount socket, neck strap eyelets and 2.5mm audio jack
  • Dimensions: 182 x 122 x 64mm (7.16 x 4.8 x 2.51 inches)
  • Weight: 806 grams (28.4oz) (camera only)
  • Warranty: 5 years

Press release:

The New Generation of MiNT Camera You Can Control

The Motivation

  • Instant cameras don’t have to be toys.
  • Polaroid Corporation, under the leadership of Dr Edwin Land, demonstrated it in the 1970s with high-end instant cameras.
  • High-end instant cameras became a lasting success and gained a cult following even until this day.
  • It became the cornerstone of The Impossible Project, the company that saved Polaroid. Without these high-end instant cameras, we wouldn’t have The Impossible Project, and we wouldn’t have instant film to shoot.
  • 10 years of camera-making experience behind us, MiNT can design a groundbreaking product just like the early vintage polaroids, but more affordable and accessible.
  • We want to challenge the basic assumptions of toy instant cameras. We want to break the limitations of ordinary cameras.
  • Perfect combination of modern tech and timeless design.
  • So that you can push the boundaries of instant photography beyond parties, gifts, and souvenirs.

Introducing InstantKon RF70

Full control in an instant camera

  • InstantKon RF70 is designed to let the photographer take control. With ordinary instant cameras, the camera controls you. With MiNT cameras, you control the camera. RF70 is the only WIDE format camera that offers full manual control – shutter speed, aperture, and focus.
  • With full controls and an enormous film format (Instax WIDE film size: W99mm x H62mm), it doesn’t take a pro to capture the most stunning moments.

Why is full control important?

  • Full control is very important in an instant camera. If you can control it, you will know how the picture turns out before it develops.
  • The ability to preview an instant picture saves you time and a lot of film.
  • Full control is also very important because it lets you get the picture you want, instead of just guessing.
  • The wide variety of aperture and shutter speed setting means you can shoot under a lot of different light conditions, no matter which way the sun is shining.

Control the depth of field

  • Six aperture selections
  • The largest aperture f/5.6 is equivalent to f/2.4 on 35mm, together with the enormous film size, gives you incredible depth-of-field.
  • RF70 gives you the shallowest depth of field in any instant camera (except special mods). Phenomenal bokeh: Only 4.9cm at f/5.6 and 75cm.
  • Real mechanical rangefinder, bright and easy to use.

Control the exact amount of light you need

  • 14 shutter speeds, including manual speeds and long exposures
  • Wide range of shutter speeds, combined with aperture control and built-in flash, you will be able to push the boundaries of instant photography beyond parties, gifts, and souvenirs.
  • Auto or manual are both present in the camera. It’s up to you to choose.

All you need in one foldable body

  • Built-in flash for nighttime or fill flash
  • 2.5mm audio jack for triggering external studio flash
  • A film eject lever lets you do unlimited multiple exposures
  • Light meter for detecting ambient light
  • LCD display for ND recommendations
  • B mode for up to 10 minutes ultra long exposure
  • Double-click the shutter button for T mode
  • Compatible with standard cable releases
  • Tripod socket for standard tripods
  • Multi-layer coated lenses
  • Incredible 5-year warranty
  • Unlimited Free Films program on Instagram

InstantKon RF70_auto

  • RF70_auto is the simple version of RF70.
  • It has all the advantages of RF70, just one less degree of freedom. You can still control aperture and focus.
  • Same lens.
  • It’s got all the basic controls you need to capture stunning moments.

Extras

  • Lens Set – Neutral Density Filter (ND2, ND4, ND8). It can reduce extra light entering the camera to avoid over-exposure in bright sunlight conditions. The camera has an indicator telling you which ND filter to use.
  • Lens Hood – To reduce unwanted glare.

Canon Announces Zoemini S and Zoemini C Instant Cameras With Built-in Printer

Canon Zoemini

In the USA they are named Canon IVY CLIQ and IVY CLIQ+. Pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon announced the Canon Zoemini S and Canon Zooming C, instant cameras with built-in printer and front-mounted mirror to enable users to get the perfect pose for their selfies.

Press release:

Shoot, print and share selfies on the go with the Canon Zoemini S and Canon Zoemini C instant camera printers

London, United Kingdom, Thursday 28th March 2019 – Canon Europe announces the release of two instant camera printers, the Canon Zoemini S and Canon Zoemini C. Building on the success of the original Canon Zoemini which launched in 2018, the new product range of all-in-one instant camera printers are the perfect pocket-sized companions for encouraging creativity with easy to print, peel-and-stick photos on the go.

The Canon Zoemini S is ideal for those wanting to capture, print and share their holiday adventures, a spontaneous selfie, photos with friends or an Instagram-worthy plate of food. Consisting of an eight-megapixel camera, front-mounted mirror, ring-light and remote shutter capability, the Canon Zoemini S is easy to use and will ensure its users are ready to take the perfect selfie in an instant.

The Canon Zoemini S comes in three stylish finishes; rose gold, matte black and pearl white and fits seamlessly into the palm of a hand, pocket or backpack for exceptional portability.

Whether out shopping with friends, celebrating a birthday party or attending a music festival, Canon Zoemini S and Canon Zoemini C users can shoot and print mini photos in a matter of moments on 2×3-Inch (5 x 7.6cm) Zink™ sticky-backed photo paper. Capturing everyday moments has never been easier or more fun with these compact and lightweight gadgets, so friends can share their stories whenever the mood takes them.

The Canon Zoemini S is supported by the free-to-download Canon Mini Print App (iOS/Android), which enables users to print their images directly from a smart device using Bluetooth® as well as edit from an array of creative filters and frames. Users can also remove the challenge of capturing group selfies, simply by using the Canon Mini Print App’s remote shutter and self-timer function, so no one will be out of shot.

In addition to Instagram and Facebook, the Canon Mini Print app enables users connect with Google Photos and Dropbox, so they can print physical copies of treasured memories while out and about.

For those seeking a streamlined version of the Canon Zoemini S, the Canon Zoemini C is available without the Canon Mini Print App compatibility and packs a five-megapixel camera, a selfie supporting reflective mirror and a Micro SD card slot. The Canon Zoemini C is available in four eye-catching colours; bubble gum pink, bumblebee yellow, mint green and seaside blue for instant keepsakes on the go.

Both the Canon Zoemini S and Canon Zoemini C come with 10 sheets of sticky-backed, smudge and tear-proof Zink™ printing paper, making it easy to print and decorate anything from a bedroom wall to a fridge or smart device. Additional paper is available to purchase in packs of 20 or 50.

Both models will be available from Canon’s online store and official Canon retailers from Thursday, 25th April 2019.

For more information or to locate your nearest retail outlet, please visit: 
https://www.canon-europe.com/cameras/zoemini-s 
https://www.canon-europe.com/cameras/zoemini-c

Canon Zoemini S: Key Features

  • Eight-megapixel camera with a Micro SD card slot1 to capture, print and share from the same device
  • Available in matte black, pearl white and rose gold, this lightweight camera printer is the perfect portable companion and fits easily into a pocket or bag
  • A front-mounted mirror and ring-light ensures selfies are captured spectacularly, while the Canon Mini Print App operates the remote shutter function, simplifying group shots via the self-timer
  • Use Bluetooth® and the Canon Mini Print App to print images from your smart device, with filter and collage options
  • Prints and refills with ink-free Zink™ technology which delivers smudge-proof, tear-proof, water-resistant and sticky-backed photos to print on the move
  • Device comes with 10 sheets of sticky-backed 2×3-inch Zink™ Printing Paper

Canon Zoemini C: Key Features

  • Five-megapixel camera with a Micro SD card slot2 to capture, print and export photographs
  • A front-mounted mirror enables users to perfect poses and print their ultimate selfies
  • Available in four vibrant colours, the lightweight and portable Zoemini C is the perfect pocket-sized companion
  • Prints and refills with ink-free Zink™ technology which delivers smudge-proof, tear-proof and water-resistant photos on the move
  • Device comes with 10 sheets of sticky-backed 2×3-inch Zink™ Printing Paper, to print, peel and stick

What’s in the box:

  • The Canon Zoemini S/C* (available colours detailed above)
  • One pack of Canon Zink™ Photo Paper (10 sheets of Photo Paper and 1 SMART SHEET™)
  • Micro USB charging cable (USB A to Micro)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Regulation Sheet
  • Wrist strap

About Canon Mini Print App

A mobile device must be connected to the Canon Zoemini Photo Printer via Bluetooth® and the Canon Mini Print App, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with mobile devices running iOS 9.0 or later, and Android devices running Android 4.4 or later. 

This Is The Canon ZV-123 Instant Camera With Integrated Printer

Canon Zv-123

Canon’s upcoming instant camera with built-in printer, the Canom ZV-123, leaked at a wireless certification authority, courtesy of Nokishita. The user manual is here.

  • Photo resolution: 8 million pixels
  • Focal length: 25.4 mm
  • F value: F2.2
  • Minimum shooting distance: 30 cm
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto (ISO 100-1600)
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: Built-in (700 mAh, 7.4 V), USB charging (micro USB)
  • Media: micro SD card
  • Size: 121 mm (W) x 80.3 mm (H) x 21.5 mm (D)
  • Weight: 188g
  • Printing Technology: ZINK
  • Printing resolution: 314 x 600 dpi
  • Aspect ratio: 2 ” x 2 ” or 2 ” x 3 ”

Canon Instant Cameras With Built-In Printer On The Way?

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Nokishita spotted a list of Canon camera SKUs which point to instant cameras, and some might have a built-in printer.

Here’s the list:

  • 3879C001: IVY 2in1 Instant Camera (Gold)
  • 3879C002: IVY 2in1 Instant Camera (White)
  • 3879C003: IVY 2in1 Instant Camera (Blue)
  • 3879C004: IVY 2in1 Instant Camera (Red)
  • 3884C001: IVY instant camera (green)
  • 3884C002: IVY Instant Camera (Yellow)
  • 3884C003: IVY instant camera (blue)
  • 3884C004: IVY instant camera (red)

The interesting thing here is that Canon mobile printer series have the moniker IVY. This, and the “2in1” denomination, makes us think some of the cameras listed above have a high probability to be instant cameras with a built-in printer, like the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10