The Instax Mini Evo is the newest hybrid Instax camera launched by Fujifilm. It’s a flagship model of the Instax series of instant cameras that features more advanced functions, operability, print quality, and apps than ever before.
Like other hybrid instant cameras, users can review photos captured on the device via the LCD monitor on the rear panel of the camera and select images they want to print.
The new Instax Mini Evo offers versatile shooting effects that can deliver up to 100 different combinations of effects for Instax shots.
Design & Specifications
The Instax Mini Evo comes with ten lens effects including “Soft Focus” and “Light Leak” as well as ten film effects including “Monochrome” and “Retro”. These two types of effects can be combined freely to create up to 100 different shooting effects, giving users the ability to fully express their emotions.
The new model, designed with a classical and luxurious touch, is the first Instax camera equipped with a print lever, lens dial and film dial allowing users to choose a plethora of shooting effects and print. These dials are designed with attention to the finest details including operation sound offering the joy of creating analog photographic arts to the users.
A ring around the 28mm (equivalent) F2.0 lens can be twisted to switch between ten lens effects: Normal, Vignette, Soft Focus, Blur, Fisheye, Color Shift, Light Leak, Mirror, Double Exposure, and Half-Frame.
Behind the lens is a 1/5-inch CMOS sensor with a resolution of 4.9 MP (or about 2560 x 1920 pixels), ISO range from 100 to 1600, and shutter speed range from 1/4s to 1/8000s.
The camera weighs 285 grams and measures 87 x 122.9 x 36 mm, so it’s approximately twice as heavy as the iPhone 12 or the iPhone 13 Mini.
High-Quality Prints From Any Device
The Instax Mini Evo’s resolution of exposure has been doubled compared to the previous models to achieve greater print quality. The camera offers the “Instax-Rich” mode for rich colors in addition to the “Instax-Natural” mode for softer touch characteristic of Instax prints.
The Mini Evo also works as an Instax printer, meaning you can print out pictures from your smartphone wirelessly using a dedicated app.
The app features the “Direct Print” function for using the Instax Mini Evo as a smartphone printer, “Remote” function for remotely shooting pictures away from the camera, and the “Transferred Images” function for saving a photo (shot with the Instax Mini Evo) in a smartphone as an image decorated with an Instax frame so you can share them as digital Instax snaps.
Spotify Is Experimenting With Artist NFT Collections
According to a recent survey, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform.
NFT sales may have declined by 92 percent since September 2021, but that’s not stopping Spotify from experimenting with a new feature that lets artists display their non-fungible token (NFT) collections on the music streaming platform.
At the moment, only a small group of artists are taking part in the experiment, including Steve Aoki and The Wombats. What’s more, only select US users of the Spotify app for Android can see NFTs when they visit the profile pages of the aforementioned artists.
“Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings via their artist profiles,” said Spotify spokesperson. “We routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve artist and fan experiences.”
It’s important to point out that not all Spotify experiments result in new features. It all depends on the feedback the music streaming platform receives from users.
According to a survey some Spotify users have recently received, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform. More specifically, Spotify seems to be thinking about allowing its users to directly purchase NFT art to support their favorite artists.
Considering how polarizing NFTs have been since their inception in 2014, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Spotify users have immediately expressed their dissatisfaction with the idea of NFTs becoming part of the Spotify music listening experience.
Other large tech companies are also experimenting with NFTs. Instagram, for example, started testing NFT integration last week, allowing NFT creators and collectors to display their tokens on the platform. Mark Zuckerberg himself believes that NFTs and digital collectibles in general will play an integral role in the metaverse, the new iteration of the internet.