personally, i think the Instax Mini is kind of a girl thing. why? because of its cute hardware design, and not to mention the cute little instax paper that it turns out. don’t get me wrong; i, like most geeks, love some occasional dose of instant photography, but the adorable camera just makes me cringe. don’t blame me; cute is never good for gadget as far as i am concerned. fortunately for those who don’t wish to feel any less of a man holding up an Instax Mini, FUJIFILM is rolling out the retro-styled Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic. the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic takes on styling cues as seen from recent spade of retro-styled FUJIFILM digital cameras like the X-M1 and the X100S.
though we are obliged to think the retro chassis is the highlight of the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic, the update is actually more then just chassis deep; this classy Mini 90 also features a lithium-ion battery, a tripod mount, high-performance flash, improved photo quality, plus several shooting modes including a macro focus mode, double exposure and bulb mode, in the which the shutter can be held open for long exposures. if capturing fast action is your cup of tea, you’d be glad that this little guy can muster up to 1/400th of a second shutter speed. the FUJIFILM Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic is slated to hit the Japanese market on September 20, 2013, but it will only be landing on the US shores next Spring with an estimated price tag of $210.