Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ1: Instant Camera Evaluation

Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ1
Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ1

We all love to reminisce among friends about a certain evening that took place. In my group of friends, no one needs to worry about whether someone will take a picture because when I’m there, I turn into an amateur photographer. I especially like cameras like the Instax Square SQ1 instant camera from Fujifilm because the pictures are immediately ready to use.

Some will like to make a bulletin board full of pictures of their family members, others will proudly display them on the fridge. As for me, everything is on my agenda. My agenda is a work tool, but also my photo album. At the end of each year, I particularly like to flip through my agenda to relive some good memories. So I tested a new model because I already have an Instax Mini 9. So, here’s everything you need to know about the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 instant camera.be used.

Fujifilm's Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera

Opening the box of Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 instant camera

A nice retro style box arrived at the house. Here is what you will find in the box.



  • Camera SQ1
  • Strap
  • Instruction manual
  • 2 CR2 batteries

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera Full Specifications

This instant camera will allow you to take and develop your memories immediately. With a square format, the Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera from Fujifilm offers a larger 86mm X 54mm framing compared to the Instax Mini. This means you’ll have a better rendering and also a wider border to let your creativity run wild.

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With automatic exposure, the camera will automatically adjust to capture clear photos in any lighting. A built-in flash is also available to enhance indoor or low-light shooting. The electronic shutter offers a shutter speed from 1/2 to 1/400 s so you don’t miss a moment.

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It is equipped with a mirror for self-portraits so that each photo is beautiful. This ego portrait mode has a button that automatically extends the lens to get closer from 35 to 50 cm. It has a textured grip and a strap is included so you don’t have to worry about accidental falls. The strap fits into the built-in hook.

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A 5-minute shutdown function prevents you from wasting battery life. The development time of the photo is about 90 seconds and this can vary depending on the ambient temperature.


  • Width 11,86 cm
  • Height 5,75 cm
  • Depth 13,07 cm

Home Testing of Fujifilm's Instax Square SQ1 Instant Photo Camera

Since I particularly like to take pictures, I didn’t have too much trouble trying out for you the Instax Square SQ1 instant camera from Fujifilm. Please note that this camera already comes with 2 batteries so you can use it immediately. However, no photo film is included in the box, which I find quite irritating. So you must make sure you get some beforehand in order to be able to use the camera.

It is very simple and easy to use. Just turn it clockwise to turn on the Instax Square SQ1. The first movement allows you to take regular pictures. The shutter will be set to its length.

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For the ego portrait world, you have to turn the shutter a little more to deploy it to its maximum.


In order to insert the photo films, you need to open the space at the back. When it is open, you take the black plate of the photos and insert it into the holder. You must be careful when handling it. Make sure you insert it by pressing on the edges and not directly on the film.


My opinion on the Instax Square SQ1 instant camera from Fujifilm

What I particularly like about the Square SQ1 from Fujifilm is that it is extremely easy to use with only 2 settings – regular and self-portrait. The colors are well saturated while offering a retro softness. The contrast is a bit strong, the blacks are very black. The self-portrait mode is designed for any kind of short distance focusing. I would say that if you are photographing something within 2 to 3 feet of the camera, use this mode.

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The device is square so it is more difficult to put it in a handbag. But perfect for backpacks and traveler-type bags. It probably won’t fit in your coat or pants pocket.

The Instax Square SQ1 is ideal for families and dinners with friends, hikes, and unforgettable weekends. Feel free to comment on this article to tell me what you do with your pictures. Are you like me scrapbooking your agenda, do you put them on the fridge or do you store them in a box?


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