Fujifilm, a Japanese camera manufacturer, has announced the release of the Instax Mini 40 Camera and the Instax Mini Contact Sheet. The company hopes that with this latest release, it will be able to replicate the classic nature and feel of its first-generation camera. So, let’s take a closer look at the Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 including its expected price in Nepal.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Overview:
Design and Display
The Mini 40 has a retro style with silver stitching and faux black leather that gives it an exquisite overall look. Fujifilm hopes that the Instax Mini 40 will rekindle the feel of film cameras before the advent of digital cameras. According to Fujifilm, it is a lightweight device that can fit in the palm of the hand and would cater to instant photo enthusiasts.
The textured leathery material improves grip. When empty, the camera weighs 0.33 kg, and when loaded with batteries and films, it weighs 0.51 kg.
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Lens and Exposure
Instax Mini 40, like the Mini 11, has a 35mm equivalent F1.27 lens. Pushing the large silver button under the lens compartment activates the lens and turns on the camera. To activate the selfie mode, take the lens’s outermost portion out about half an inch more. When you’re done, simply put the lens back into the camera to turn it off.
Mini 40 is fully automatic, with a flash that is always triggered with any shutter press. It has a shooting range of 0.3m and beyond.
Images and Mirror
When you press the shutter button, the Instax Mini film sheet will roll out to a mechanical hum. “Contact Sheet,” like all Instax film, will be available with 10 exposures per cartridge. As previously said, the selfie mode is accessed by pushing the front of the lens outward. It makes taking selfies and close-up photos simpler. The Mini 40 also has a small mirror on the front of the lens to help with selfie framing. The camera is powered by two AA Alkaline batteries.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Specifications:
|Dimensions & Weight||104 mm x 121 mm x 65 mm, 330g (without batteries, strap, and film pack)|
|Film||FUJIFILM Instax mini instant film (sold separately)|
|Lens||2 components, 2 elements, f = 60 mm, 1:12.7|
|Viewfinder||Real Image finder, 0.37x, with target spot|
|Shooting Range||0.3m – ∞
Selfie Mode (0.3 m – 0.5 m)
|Shutter Release||Programmed electronic shutter release, 1/2 to – 1/250 sec. Slow synchro for low light|
|Exposure Control||Automatic, Lv 5.0 – 14.5, (ISO 800)|
|Flash||Constant firing flash (automatic light adjustment), Charging time: 6.5 sec or less (when using new batteries), Effective flash range: 0.3 – 2.7m|
|Auto Power-off time||After 5 minutes|
|Power Supply||Two AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6)
Capacity: Approximately 10 Instax mini film packs of 10 exposures each
|Others||Includes film counter and film pack confirmation window|
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Price in Nepal and Availability
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 has a price tag of $99.99 and will be available from the end of April. Each pack of Contact Sheet film comes with 10 exposures and is available for $15. If it were to launch here, we expect the price of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 in Nepal to be around NPR 15,000.
|Camera||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Fujifilm Instax Mini 40||$99.99||NPR 15,000|
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