instax mini LiPlay Hybrid Instant Camera Specs, Availability and Pricing

June 13, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Film | Comment |

The instax mini LiPlay [“Lee-Play”] is a new-generation hybrid instant camera that's packed with new, unique and exciting features. This includes a unique new “Sound” function which allows you to play a voice message or personalised audio through a unique QR code that's embedded in the instant instax mini print.

The instax mini LiPlay will be available from 14th June 2019 priced at £149.99 and comes in three unique colours - Stone White, Elegant Black and Blush Gold.

Fujifilm UK Press Release

ANNOUNCING THE EAGERLY ANTICIPATED ‘INSTAX MINI LIPLAY’; A NEW GENERATION HYBRID INSTANT CAMERA WITH SOUND CAPABILITY

Brand new hybrid technology will allow users to capture memories with an audio message embedded into their instax mini print

Today, instax launches its highly anticipated instant camera “instax mini LiPlay” [“Lee-Play”], a new-generation hybrid instant camera, packed with new, unique and exciting features.

The smallest and most lightweight hybrid instant camera in the brand’s history, the instax mini LiPlay’s unique innovations make capturing and creating real photos of special life moments more creative and fun than ever before.

The new instant camera from instax includes:

  • “Sound” function: users can use the unique new “Sound” function to play a voice message or personalised audio through a unique QR code embedded in the instant instax mini print. 
  • “Direct Print” function: Images stored in a smartphone can be transferred to the camera via Bluetooth* for printing and printed out on the go.
  • Frame Designs: With ten pre-installed design frames included with the instax mini LiPlay, and an additional library of 20 available through the instax mini LiPlay app, there are up to 30 fun frame designs that can be added to prints, providing snapchat-like** filters in an instant world.
  • Remote Shooting” function – Take photos while standing away from your camera with a smartphone operation, perfect for capturing group photos with friends and family.

The camera body boasts a compact, streamlined and stylish design, with its lightweight casing making it easy to carry on the go. It also features a 2.7-inch LCD monitor at the rear of the camera to allow you to choose your picture before pressing print. The camera also offers brightness adjustment and six filters to create the perfect picture before you hit print.

The instax mini LiPlay will be available from the 14th June 2019 at an SRP of £149.99 and comes in three unique colourways; Stone White, Elegant Black and Blush Gold.

Each of the three colour variants has an individual surface finish creating interesting texture details. The Elegant Black camera features an eye-catching embossed finish, while the Blush Gold version dazzles with a smooth lustrous touches and Stone White edition has a stone-like surface achieved with a unique spray coating.

Karina Thomsen, Head of Marketing, Photo Imaging, “We’re excited to bring this innovative product to the UK and finally reveal the instax mini LiPlay after much anticipation. The smallest and lightest hybrid instant camera within the instax series, instax mini LiPlay combines some of the best and most popular features from the instax family. We have added some exciting new innovative elements that will really allow people to capture their life in a fun, creative way. From a new sound function, to direct print from your smartphone.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s reactions and how the instax mini LiPlay will come to life.”

SPECIFICATIONS instax mini LiPlay

Image sensor

1/5 type CMOS primary color filter

Number of recorded pixels

2560 × 1920 pixels

Storage media

Internal memory,

micro SD/micro SDHC memory card

Storage capacity

Approximately 45 images in internal memory; approximately 850 images per 1 GB in micro SD/micro SDHC memory card

Recording method

DCF compliant Exif Ver 2.3

Focus distance

f = 28 mm (35 mm film equivalent)

Aperture

F2.0

Auto focus

Single AF (with AF Illuminator)

Shooting distance

10 cm and beyond

Shutter speed

1/4 second to 1/8000 second (automatic switching)

Shooting sensitivity

ISO100 to 1600 (automatic switching)

Exposure control

Program AE

Exposure

−2.0 EV to +2.0 EV (1/3 EV step)

Metering method

TTL 256 split metering, multi metering

White balance

Auto

Flash

Auto Flash / Forced Flash/Suppressed Flash

Shooting range with flash: Approximately 50 cm to 1.5 m

Self-timer

Approximately 2 seconds / approximately 10 seconds

Image effects

6 Filters, 10 Frames (3 available with shortcuts)

Sound recording

Possible to record sound when shooting or playing back single image. 


Print specifications:

Film used

INSTAX Mini Instant Film (sold separately)

Number of films

10 films/pack

Film size

86 mm × 54 mm

Screen size

62 mm × 46 mm

Print pixel count

800 × 600 dots

Print resolution

12.5 dots / mm (318 dpi, 80 μm dot pitch)

Print gradation

RGB gradation of 256 colors


Other specifications:

Smartphone app linked functions

Sound Playback Function from printed images, Smartphone Image Print Function, Remote Shooting Function, Frame Selection Function

LCD monitor

2.7-inch TFT color LCD monitor

Pixel count: Approximately 230,000 dots

External interface

Micro USB Micro-B (for charging only)

Power supply

Lithium ion battery (internal type: not removable)

Charging function

Built-in battery

Possible number of printed images

Approximately 100 (from full charge)

(The number of prints depends on the usage conditions.)

Charging time

Approximately 2-3 hours

(Charging time depends on the temperature.)

Main unit dimensions

82.5 mm × 122.9 mm × 36.7 mm (excluding projecting parts)

Main unit weight

Approximately 255 g

Operating environment

Temperature: +5 ºC to +40 ºC (+41 ºF to +104 ºF)

Humidity: 20% to 80% (no condensation)

*The above specifications are subject to change for performance improvement.

instax has also announced, today, two new film products. The first a new metallic instax mini film “CONFETTI”, which will give prints a dazzling touch and is compatible with all cameras in the “instax mini” series. The second new film is the “Star-illumination” which is a design of the night sky with colourful stars scattered across the print and is compatible with all “instax SQUARE” series. Both new film products are available in 10 print packs.

UK AVAILABILITY AND PRICING 

The instax mini LiPlay is on sale in the UK from 14th June 2019 in Amazon, Jessops and Selfridges and will soon be available in Currys PC World, John Lewis and Urban Outfitters; with a suggested retail price of £149.99. instax SQUARE Instant Film ‘Star-Illumination’ (10 shots) will have a suggested retail price of £9.99 instax mini Instant Film ‘Confetti’ (10 shots) will have a suggested retail price of £8.99.

For more information, visit www.instax.co.uk



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