The Hybrid Instax LiPlay comes with LCD display and is both a camera and a printer. It comes equipped with a new sound feature which allows you to share a sound bite along with the photo as a QR code. It also adds fun and theme to pictures with pre-built trendy frames during or after image capture!
Fujifilm India Private Limited, a pioneer in imaging technologies announced the launch of the first-ever hybrid instant smart camera the Instax mini LiPlay in India today. LiPlay boasts of cutting-edge features like LCD display screen and wireless connectivity that enables one to print photos directly from their smartphone. The all in one Instax LiPlay is not just a camera; it is a printer as well.
The model is a new addition to the lineup of “Instax” instant cameras, which allows you to enjoy photo prints on the spot. With LiPlay you can review photos captured on the device via the LCD monitor on the back of the camera and choose images you want to print. Not only this but the camera comes packed with new features such as the Sound Record which can be used to record up to 10 seconds of audio, which can then be printed along with the photo in the form of a QR code. With Liplay, pictures really do come to life!
Another exciting feature of Liplay is the Direct Print function which allows one to print any image from their smartphones on an Instax mini film; Thereby enriching the moment by creating a tangible photo sharing experience. Taking group photos is as easy as a smile and click with Liplay, which also offers a Remote Shooting function through the Liplay smartphone app to release the shutter while standing away from the camera itself.
The new camera supports a credit-card-sized mini film along with a new metallic Instax mini film CONFETTI and Instax square film Star-illumination, available in two designs, adding a touch of creativity to photos.
Commenting on the occasion Mr Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said,
“With this new addition to the Instax range, Fujifilm will continue to enhance the world of the instant photo system for on-the-spot photo printing in India. The all-in-one Instax LiPlay has been designed keeping in mind the ever-changing preferences of the Indian youth, offering unique features to complement the needs of these young customers. At Fujifilm, we are constantly committed to expanding the world of Instant Photography in India’s growing smartphone market.”
Mr Centhil Nathan, Senior Vice President – Photo Imaging, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. added,
“Fujifilm has been a key player in the Indian market when it comes to innovation in prints and services. With the launch of Instax Mini LiPlay in India, we are confident about further strengthening our foothold in the instant camera market. The state-of-the-art camera comes packed with best-in-class features such as instant pictures, sound capture, fun filters and smartphone sync. Globally, the model has been well accepted, and we are optimistic to receive the same appreciation from the Indian market as well.”
The camera’s main unit is the smallest and most lightweight in the history of the Instax series for outstanding portability. Designed with a streamlined and stylish look, the camera’s compact and lightweight body makes it easy to carry. Buttons and dials for basic operations such as shutter release and Sound function are laid out for advanced operability. The camera is now available in the market at a price of MRP of INR 13,799, which comes in three colours, each of which has different surface processing, such as embossed or smooth finish.
Instax has certainly come a long way ever since its launch back in 1998. Today, it is a global hit with presence in more than 100 countries and regions. Its quirky design and retro look have helped the brand carve a winning niche for itself.
- To use the Sound and Direct Print functions must download the free “Instax mini LiPlay” app and install on your smartphone
- QR Code is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Inc.
- Recorded audio data is stored for one year from the time it is uploaded to the server together with its linked photo image via a special smartphone app.
- Smartphones with the QR Code scanning capability are required to read the QR code.
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Instax mini LiPlay main features
1. Smallest and most lightweight hybrid instant camera in the history of the Instax series
The LiPlay is a highly-portable hybrid instant camera that incorporates digital technology. Featuring a 2.7-inch LCD monitor at the rear, the camera allows you to shoot photos while checking the monitor and choose pictures to print. The camera also offers brightness adjustment capability based on exposure compensation as well as six filters for processing photos, e.g. in sepia tone or in monochrome, to create a different impression.
2. New “Sound” function
The camera’s audio-recording capability means you can record up to 10 seconds of sound. The function converts sound data into a QR code and prints it on your photo. Scan the QR code with a smartphone’s QR Code reader and replay the audio message. Printing a photo with a recorded message allows you to convey your sentiments to the person receiving the photo, making the scene more memorable. Alternatively, photograph a beach and attach the sound of waves, for example, to create a print that reminds you of the photographed situation, so that your memory of the precious moment stays vivid.
3. “Direct Print” function to use the camera as a smartphone printer
Images stored in a smartphone can be transferred to the camera via Bluetooth*5 for printing. You can enlarge or rotate images before transferring them.
4. “Remote Shooting” function for taking pictures while standing away from the camera
This function allows you to release the shutter with a smartphone operation while standing away from the camera. Remotely-taken images can be also printed on the spot. This function is particularly useful for a group photo or when you want to achieve a dynamic effect by taking photos from high or low angles.
5. Wide variety of design frames on offer
The camera comes pre-installed with ten design frames, which can be selected during or after taking a picture so that they are incorporated into the image for printing. Download the “Instax mini LiPlay” smartphone app (free) to enjoy 20 additional design frames, bringing the total number of available design frames available to 30.
6. Stylish camera body design
The streamlined shape of the camera body is complemented with a different surface finish for each of the three colour variations in a design approach that even pays close attention to your tactile sense. The Stone White version has a rough, stone-like surface achieved with a special spray coating. The Elegant Black version features an eye-catching embossed finish on the camera surface, while the Blush Gold version dazzles with a smooth lustrous finish. Metallic parts are used for the lens ring, etc. for a premium look.
New Instax film: Mini-format film “CONFETTI”
1. Compatible with all “Instax mini” series models that support the mini format
2. A colourful metallic frame that adds a touch of flamboyance to your photo
3. 10 prints per pack
Square-format film “Star-illumination”
1. Compatible with all “Instax SQUARE” series models that support the square format
2. Elegant design of the night sky scattered with colourful stars to make your photo look stylish
3. 10 prints per pack
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