Canon is cashing in on the instant-print trend with its new CLIQ cameras

Canon announced a new pair of instant print cameras that will challenge Fujifilm's Instax mini-movie cameras, part of a trend adopted by social media users and influencers.

Enter the two cameras Canon IVY CLIQ instant print Each of the new Canon handles can contain up to ten sheets of Zink film, you can export your photos to the CLIQ + Instant Camera Printer + application and includes an optical viewfinder and a USB cable to charge the battery.

The IVY CLIQ + (the top end of the two cameras, called Zoemini S in Europe) has an 8 megapixel sensor, 2 x 2 and 2 x printing 3 options, expansion through a microSD card slot, a reprint option to share recent shots with friends, and a selfie mirror surrounded by a ring of LED light so you can get the perfect picture of the vanity. Canon and authorized retailers will begin selling the IVY CLIQ + in April, including ten sheets of 2 x 3 photo paper to begin with, for $ 159.99. It will come in pearl white, sapphire blue or ruby ​​red.

Meanwhile, the IVY CLIQ camera (called Zoemini C in Europe) is at the lower end of Canon's instant-print camera spectrum. It has only a 5 megapixel sensor, along with the same 2 x 2 and 2 x 3 printing options, expandable microSD card storage and selfie mirror. However, it does not have the ring of LED light that the CLIQ + has. The price of the IVY CLIQ starter kit, which is also shipped in April, will be $ 99 and also includes the ten movie sheets to start.

But here's the problem: Zink's film does not compare to Fujifilm's in terms of color or resolution. Also, Canon is already late for the party, so between that and his inferior movie, I wonder how well he can compete in this market.

However, if you can see beyond the problem of the film, perhaps the new IVY CLIQ + instant print cameras could be useful on your next trip. Meanwhile, I keep the camera on my smartphone.

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