Three years after launching its first Jollylook Instant Camera, the Ukrainian company is back at it with a new and improved version.
The new version is called the Jollylook Mini Auto. The camera is “a modern, vintage-styled fold-out instant film camera, combining a classic design with environmentally friendly materials, a manual development mechanism, automatic shutter, and a flash,” the company says.
The Jollylook Auto offers the same old-school folding-camera design as the original Jollylook in a body that’s a recyclable and biodegradable laminated fiberboard rather than cardboard. The Fujifilm Instax Mini film it uses is ejected through a manual crank mechanism.
The camera collapses down to the size of a smartphone box, making it easy to carry around in a jacket pocket or bag.
As its name suggests, this updated version features automatic exposure, a built-in flash and an adjustable aperture (f/16, f/22, f/32, f/45, f/64, and pinhole). Shutter speed (set automatically by the light sensor) ranges from 1/200s to 60s (plus Bulb).
Focusing on the camera is achieved by precisely moving the front lens board forward and backward along the distance scale.
Other improvements include the addition of a multiple exposure option, as well as the inclusion of a polarizing filter.
Other features and specs a standard tripod mount, an internal lithium-ion battery (with micro-USB charging), a battery life of about 80 photos, a manual crank drive film ejector, a weight of 420g, and two color options.
Here are some sample photos captured with the Jollylook Auto:
Visit the Kickstarter campaign to find out more information and to secure your pledge. The “Super Early Bird” pledge will secure you a Jollylook Mini Auto for $79. The first units are expected to ship out November 2020.