No batteries required for this Escura Instant 60s hand-powered instant camera. Bags of style too and an affordable price point.
Indeed, the look is a high selling point for this camera. A retro camera that could pass for an obscure vintage model from the 1960s. I think that’s pretty much the point.
But you are, of course, buying this as a camera. One that produces instant photos without the need for charging or a succession of batteries.
It works in conjunction with Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film, which is available pretty much everywhere.
Choose between shooting at f/8 and f/11 apertures, then, after taking your photo, turn the handle on the side of the camera for the photo to pop out.
According to the maker of the Escura Instant 60s, the end result is a photograph with ‘strong saturated colours’ and ‘soft vignetting’ in a matter of seconds, throwing in the kind of unpredictability you expect from this kind of old school technology. It ever has an optional external flash with a diffuser and colour gels to throw in even more effects.
So a camera that looks good and looks to be loads of fun. There must be a catch. And there is. As you might have guessed, this is a Kickstarter project, so you can’t have4 it right away. But you can pledge to get one.
A number of people already have, with the Escura Instant 60s already way past its initial target. But you can still get your name down to secure one from February 2019.
In terms of the finance required for that, you are looking at HK$525 for a camera with flash unit, with shipping anywhere in the world. That’s around £50 based on today’s exchange rates.
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