Here is a quick question - just how often do you print out photos that were taken with your smartphone or digital camera? Most of the time, I do believe that many of us happen to archive those photos (or simply lump them into a hard drive or on the cloud somewhere), and leave it as that. Back in the days when it was more inconvenient compared to today to print photos, more photos were developed in the dark room - pretty ironic, don't you think so? Fujifilm intends to do their part to bring back the golden age of photo prints with their spanking new Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2.
With the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2, it is a whole lot faster as well as easier to transform photos snapped with your smartphone into that of small prints, now how about that? Rather than continue with the same old formula of their Instax instant film cameras, the Japanese brand has decided to introduce the Instax Share SP-2 mobile printer that will cost $200 a pop over in the US, although pricing details for the UK and Australia have yet to be revealed.
In order to have the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 see action, you will first need to have a smartphone or a tablet that runs Fujifilm's Share app for iOS or Android. The printer is capable of creating its own Wi-Fi network in order for you to hook up a compatible device to it, and from there, one can make use of the app in order to select the photo that they would like to send to the printer. In addition, one has the option and luxury of performing on-the-fly edits to said photo, delivering touch ups at the appropriate places.
Each purchase of the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 will be accompanied by a 10-print cartridge of instant film, which is similar to the kind that one would find within Polaroid cameras. It also happens to make use of the film that sees action with Fujifilm's collection of Instax Mini cameras, retailing for approximately $20 a pop for each double pack. As for the prints that are spat out by the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2, those happen to be diminutively sized at 3.4" x 2.1" (86mm x 54mm), although the actual image size measures 2.4" x 1.8" (62mm x 46mm).
This is not exactly the cheapest or most affordable methods of printing out your memories, but in hindsight, there is one major advantage. As opposed to making use of the Instax Mini cameras, you will not find that there will be wasted prints, since you get to select the shots that you want to print out from your smartphone or tablet. Not only that, the app has also been updated with the latest filters and templates, while the more creative types among you might want to give a hand at creating your own filters and templates as well. Adjustments to the brightness, contrast and saturation of prints can also be done accordingly. Any takers as the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 hits the market in the middle of July?