With the introduction of the IVY Cliq last year, Canon sent a shot across the bow of Fujifilm’s much-loved Instax line. Canon’s new IVY Cliq+ uses an internal digital printer like its predecessor, but now offers users the chance to tweak and edit shots in a companion mobile phone app before printing the final result on a two-by-three-inch piece of ZINK photo paper. This upgraded model also features an 8MP sensor (rather than the 5MP of the original IVY Cliq), plus an LED ring around the lens for better flash. Both the Cliq and Cliq+ offer expandable SD card storage, optical viewfinders, USB charging, autofocus and automatic exposure.
While the final prints aren’t rumored to match Fujifilm’s Instax in terms of color or resolution, and the $160 price tag puts it above most other instant-camera options, all the possibilities offered by the latest Cliq+ might make it worth the jump.
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