Fujifilm’s new Instax Square SQ1 brings the instant camera back to its basics

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I didn’t think my current socially distant life was fun enough for an Instax camera when I received Fujifilm’s new Instax Square SQ1 a few weeks ago. There were no friends laughing on my couch or tables full of hard seltzer and chips. I was alone, with no Instagram-worthy moments that a Polaroid frame would make cute. Yet, as I began taking photos of my office-apartment-studio-hybrid space, one thing became clear: a simple camera that wraps images in an iconic frame can make even the mundane look Instagram-worthy.

The Instax Square SQ1 comes in “terracotta orange,” “glacier blue,” and “chalk white.”

The Instax Square SQ1 is a large, plastic, square box that captures and prints images onto Fujifilm’s square film. It…

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