New Fuji Instax SQ20 Printer

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Fujifilm announced an update to their Instax lineup at Photokina this year. The brand new SQ20 comes as an update to the SQ10 and maintains the popular 62mm x 62mm square format that fits nicely between the credit-card sized regular instax images and the large instax wide. This is the first instax camera to incorporate a zoom, at 4.0x. A number of other features have been added as well, including a motion mode, which allows you to take a video up to 15 seconds and then select a specific frame to print. This will be helpful for those hard-to-capture fleeting moments that move quickly.

Additionally, the camera also has a time-shift collage mode that takes up to four photos sequentially with a time delay. You can set this delay anywhere between 0.2s and 2.0s. The multiple photos can then be printed in one frame. Like the original SQ10, you can do basic editing, using filters and standard adjustments in-camera. The camera has an internal memory that will hold up to 50 images or 30 seconds of video, which can be expanded via microSD card (not provided).

Fujifilm also announced two new colours for their SQ6, a square-format instax camera that was announced earlier this year. The camera will now be available in Ruby Red and Aqua Blue, in addition to the three original colours: Pearl White, Blush Gold and Graphite Gray. They also announced new instax double-sided stickers, available in October, to enable users to stick instax film to a variety of surfaces, quickly and easily.

The new products are expected to be available in late October.


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.