Disclosure: I am participating in the FujiFilm Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.
If there’s one thing that can bring me back in time to a memory that stirs my soul, it’s a photo. Between my bookcase full of photo albums to my Facebook memories feed, I can be found oohing and ahhing over days gone by that were captured as if they’re happening right now! One thing which nags at me is how rarely I print off my photos these days as the digital world has taken over.
When I was a girl, I’d sit for hours pouring through the family albums and my girls are now doing the same so it’s time to get going with this. The fact is that I’m not going to be the person who develops film from a store…I honestly don’t have time for that. Instead I’m going to print right here at home instantly using the instax SQUARE SQ10 and the Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-3 printer. This is also an AMAZING printer to have on hand for holiday gatherings or birthday parties. I can take photos in the moment and hand them over to guests to take home…with 2 daughters having birthdays this month, I’m SO doing that at their parties! Mom WIN!
instax SQUARE SQ10
The fine folks at FujiFilm Canada have provided me with an instax SQUARE SQ10 to show you all of the features so let’s check it out!
This baby is much sleeker than I’d imagined. It has a rounded, smooth surface which fits in my hand well and isn’t as bulky as some instax cameras I’ve tried in the past. It has a dual shutter system with two shutter buttons – one on the right and one on the left. There are loads of settings so you’re fully in control and don’t worry when it comes out of the box there’s a handy reference guide on the back.
There are 2 print settings on the camera – manual or automatic. When you choose automatic it will print a photo immediately but I prefer the manual so I have time to review my photos to make sure I got the shot I want before printing.
There is a command dial to perform all operations from editing and processing to printing, so your photos come out just the way you want them. With the colour TFT LCD screen on the back, I can set up my shot just as I like rather than just using the viewfinder.
You’ll find there are many options for filters…have fun and check them out!
This new instax camera combines the best of both worlds; the control and composition of a digital camera, with the enjoyment and tangible fun of a real photo print. This camera produces square photos that retro look and the perfection of a 1:1 aspect adds sophistication to every photo, no matter what the composition. At 86 x 72mm it’s the largest instax photos to date. The FujiFilm Instant Film “instax SQUARE” is sold separately and comes in packs of 10 prints.
We can save up to 50 photos using the internal memory or even use a micro SD card to store more. There is a time/date stamp function, a tri pod hole, 5 flash settings and digital zoom up to 2.4x. Whew….now I think you’ll see how this wee baby has stepped up the instant camera game.
instax SHARE SP-3 printer
I highly recommend picking up the instax SHARE SP-3 printer when you’re buying the instax SQ10. This baby makes things FUN right away. There’s something about seeing your memories print in front of your eyes that just excites everyone.
With this printer you can connect to your smartphone and print your photos directly! Seriously, if you have teens this is a favourite. They can login to their social media accounts and print. A new laser exposure system achieves a faster printing time of 13 seconds from print data transfer to print output.
Download the free INSTAX SHARE app from the Apple Store or Google Play to have access to the new user interface and functions which includes adding text, doing a collage, applying filters and more.
The #InstaxSQ holiday Twitter party is coming up and you don’t want to miss it! We’ll be sharing tips on how to make the most of your holiday photos, and in true party fashion – LOTS of prizes will be given away – there’s $2100 CAD in prizes for attendee winners up for grabs!
- When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
- Time: 9 pm EST
- Party Hashtag: #InstaxSQHoliday
- Hosts to follow: @Instax, @SJConsulting_CA
- Prizing eligibility: Open to Canada, excluding Quebec
- Grand Prize: X-A3, valued at $749.99 CAD
- 2nd Prize: SQ10 Hybrid Instax camera, valued at $369.99 CAD + film $31.98 CAD
- 3rd and 4th Prizes: SP-3, valued at $249.99 CAD + film $31.98 CAD
- 5th and 6th Prizes: SP-2, valued at $199.99 CAD + film $21.98 CAD
Be sure to RSVP for the party below with your twitter handle name. Looking forward to seeing you there!
ENTER TO WIN!
One Canadian is going to get the Instax Square SQ10 camera and the Instax SHARE SP3 printer. Value $620! Fill out the form below with your qualifying entries.
Clair Palmer says
first thing I would take would be my 3 handsome boys :D
Rhoda MacMaster says
I would love one of these cameras
Lisa Post says
This camera is sooo cool! I would give it to my 12 year old daughter as a gift and she would likely take her first pic of one of the dogs :)
Gail Butler says
I would take a picture of my 18 month old grandson opening his gifts
I’d love to say it would be my niece or my nephew…maybe even my great-nephew….. but let’s be honest…. it would most likely be one of my (very photogenic) cats! Because I am an official (certifiable) cat lady!
Melissa ferguson says
Lots of pics of my kids.
Rhoda MacMaster says
I would take a picture of the first big snowstorm of the year.
Elizabeth R says
Most likely a picture of our pets, same as most of our pictures!
Tim Hughes says
I would love to take a picture of my beautiful wife!
Beth DiMauro says
I need a great camera to capture those special moments
Doug G says
Can’t wait to take a family photo when we go skating on the Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill!
My son :)
Natalie Grist says
NormaJane (NJ) Nowoselski says
Taking pictures of the things I love like my 4 pups and my kids. I also love scenic pictures of the outdoors wilderness so I would love to take some of those too
Johanne Reid says
I would take a picture of my wonderful grandchildren and the family dog Charlie. Thank you for a great contest.
phyllis cadwell says
I would take pictures of the grandchildren
Darlene Demell says
If my son was able to make it, I would take a family picture. I don’t have too many of those.
Marie Abbass says
Would be awesome taking pictures of the grandkids with this cute camera. Thanks
Janet Miller says
What an awesome giveaway Julie. I would take a photo of my first granddaughter. She’s only a few weeks old.
Sandy T says
I would take a holiday picture with my family!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
Isabel Topps says
My new granddaughter!
I would take pics of my trip to Mexico!
Craig Silva says
I would give this camera to my youngest daughter who loves photography. For her first picture, she would likely figure out a way to take a selfie… or 10. And then print them all out, and post them all over our fridge.
Donna VanBodegom says
I will take a pic of my two girls.
Alayne Langford says
I would love to take pictures of my grandchildren and then instantly print them to their delight!
I would take a pic first of my belly. Growing baby #8 this would be a fun camera to document the weeks!
First photo would be of one of my cats! 😻
Linda P says
I would take my first picture of my very senior dog Max!
Super excited! Love the features that the SP-1 printer had. The Sp-3 and the SQ10 are definitely going on my “want” list!
I think I’d snap a photo of my boyfriend and I as we don’t have many photos together at all and he’s so photogenic! :P
Kristy Vassell says
I would take a family photo in front of our Christmas tree! Thanks for the chance!
I would take a bunch of pictures of my 2 kids.
jane kramer says
I would take a picture of my kids first . These cameras look so neat !
Tammy Kelly says
My first picture? My beautiful furbabies, of course. I love my kitties.
The first picture I would take would be of my 5 kids in front of the Christmas tree!
Anna Roszak-Robinson says
Looking forward to this Party. Thank you. I honestly have always wanted a real camera since I was a little girl, however I was never able to have one. I would take pictures of my little monkeys (my kids) whom i am very grateful are in my life.
Cathy C says
I would take a pic of my kids for their grandparents who live in others cities
Deborah P. says
Probably the first kid in front of me will be my victim other wise the 3 dogs
jenn beckett jennpup says
Chandra O’Connor says
Definitely would be my granddaughter
Christine D says
Well god willing it would be of our new home we are trying to buy!
Sue Frampton says
My first picture would be of me giving my daughter the Instax camera if I won
Heather T says
The first picture I would take would be of my kids (SHOCKING) heh
Gordon Y says
I’d take a picture of my two cats underneath the tree.
Jenn Annis says
I’d take a picture of my family first if I won the camera. Sappy, but true
Fareen P says
Awesome prizes!! Fingers crossed @
christina rogers says
I WOULD DEFINITELY TAKE A PICTURE OF THE FAMILY AROUND THE TREE AT CHRISTMAS TIME.
Eric R says
I would like to take a photo of the local waterfall
Tracy Saddul says
First picture is always of husband and son
I would take a picture of my family first with this camera.
tracy k says
Tammy Bell says
I would take a picture of the sunset from my balcony
As a new mom, I’m always in need of new ways to take pictures of my baby boy! If I had this camera, the first thing I’d do is get cute Christmas photos of my three-month-old son and use it to make gifts and/or ornaments for his grandparents and great-grandparents.
My boyfriend with his kids
Janice Lewis says
I feel like the first thing I would take a pic of is my cat. She is so photogenic and patient, literally the perfect model.
Agnes O. says
I’d take a picture of the kids first!
Michelle Policelli says
I would take a picture of my cats first
I would take a pic of my garden.
Catherine Maguire says
caryn s says
I would take pictures of the kids on Christmas morning!
Ami b says
My kids of course
Anna Roszak-Robinson says
My first picture would be of my daughter. I love her so much.
I would take a picture of my daughter her friends and her kitten. I would then explain to her that with these pictures she can have them forever and always remember these memories. I’m afraid our children will have to photo albums.
LUZVIMINDA Gunter-Smith says
I will take a picture of my beautiful furry girl and the whole family
Diane G says
I would take a picture of our chihuahua first.
Andrea d says
I would take a picture of my daughter!
Irene B. says
Of course a photo my cat will be the first I take with the camera.
Jennifer lachance says
i would take a picture of my cat
Janice Cournoyer says
I would first take a pic of the kids opening gifts on Christmas morning.
Melanie Waldner says
First thing I would take a a pic of is my daughter!
I would take lots of pictures of my granddaughters!
Angie Bailey says
I’d first take a picture of my dog Tyson. He loves having his picture taken.
I would love to take photos of our littles ones in our new house that we get tomorrow!
Jenn Will says
I would take a picture of my 2 boys :)
Linda G says
My grandson and his new kitten
Jhon MC says
i would take a picture of nature.