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Fujifilm’s New instax mini LiPlay Instant Camera with Sound-Recording Capability

Hybrid instant camera “instax mini LiPlay”

Today Fujifilm announced that it will be releasing a new hybrid instant camera, “instax mini LiPlay”, which utilizes credit-card-size film.

  • New instax mini LiPlay from Fujifilm with LCD monitor for reviewing photos and audio recording capabilities

  • You can save up to 10 seconds of sound that is saved and can be scanned to listen from a QR code on your printed photo

  • Launches June 14, 2019 at an open price of $160 USD

  • See all three models for pre-order on Adorama →

Fujifilm instax mini LiPlay new

Photo: Fujifilm Corporation

The Next Generation of instax

instax mini LiPlay new instant hybrid camera

Photo: Fujifilm Corporation

Fuji’s latest release marks a new generation for instax cameras. Initially launched in 1998, the instax series has long been a staple for consumers with 20+ years of success and products sold in over 100 countries.

Younger photographers and teens have found instax to be a ‘new communication tool’ with one user saying, “It is fun to share those precious moments in life in the form of photo prints. When I hand photo prints to my friends, it gives me a real sense of connection with them.”

The new ‘LiPlay’ takes communication between peers even further with new features that allow for more collaboration and creativity. Users can review photos captured on the device via the LCD monitor on the back of the camera and choose images they want to print. But you haven’t even heard the most fascinating new feature yet…

Using the instax mini LiPlay camera’s “Sound” function, you are capable of recording up to ten seconds of audio. The function then converts the audio data into a QR code and adds it to a photo to be printed out together. The audio can be replayed by scanning the printed QR code with a smartphone. Fujifilm states: “Recorded audio data is stored for one year from the time it is uploaded to the server together with its linked photo image via a special smartphone app.”

sound with Fujifilm instax mini LiPlay

Photo: Fujifilm Corporation

Additional New Features

On top of the latest hybrid instant camera from Fujifilm, they decided to release two new instant film types for users along with the LiPlay app for iOS and Android.

Two New Instant Film Types

Fujifilm released two fun new film types for the instax mini LiPlay. The first is the mini-format film “CONFETTI” and the second is the square-format film “Star-illumination”.

new film for instax mini LiPlay

Photo: Fujifilm Corporation

instax mini LiPlay App

Use this app for remote shooting, shortcuts, direct printing, and recording sound! Sound is stored for up to 1 year in the app when you use the audio recording functionality with you instax mini LiPlay.

Download the instax mini LiPlay app for iOS or Android.

instax mini LiPlay app

Photo: App Store

Pricing and Availability

The instax mini LiPlay is set to release ‘on or after June 14, 2019, on a market-by-market basis’ according to Fujifilm. The price has been set as ‘open’, but various outlets (Verge, CNET, etc.) are reporting the price to be $159.95 or $160 USD.

Fujifilm new arrivals on Adorama →

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