When you think of an instant camera, likely your mind goes to Polaroid. People used to use the company’s name like crazy when throwing a party, “Do you have a Polaroid of us to show?” Well, Canon is wanting to get in on the instant camera game with its latest IVY CLIQ and CLIQ+ lineup. With prices starting at just $99, these instant cameras are bound to be a hit among millennials and photo enthusiasts alike.
Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera
With a normal instant camera, you take a picture, and it’s instantly printed. With the IVY CLIQ, you’ll not only have that ability, but your photos will also be stored on a microSD card. This means that you can print multiples of a single picture, or retake a photo a few times before you decide it’s worth making a lasting memory of.
The IVY CLIQ prints instant 2×3 photos with peel and stick backs. There’s a small selfie mirror built-in, and this camera is ready to make memories last forever no matter where you go. It’s got an easy entry price of just $99, and you can pick up more photo paper as you go depending on how many pictures you want to print. There’s also a flash to make sure you can light up a scene exactly how you’re expecting to.
Canon IVY CLIQ+ Instant Camera
Upgrading from the IVY CLIQ to the IVY CLIQ+ gives you a few added features, while still retaining the main offerings of the more budget-friendly model like the built-in microSD slow. The biggest difference is the added 8 LED ring fill light on the front. This does more than just give light to illuminate an entire area. With the 8 LED ring fill light, you’ll have beautifully diffused illumination on your face for the perfect selfie. There’s also a larger 2-inch selfie mirror on the front so you can really see what your camera will capture before you hit the shutter button.
Not only does the IVY CLIQ+ offer those bonus features, but it can also connect to your phone via Bluetooth so you can print photos from any source.
You’ll be set back $159 for this camera, but the added features could really make it useful when you’re capturing a special moment.
Pricing and availability
Instant gratification – it’s what we crave – so take your pick from the more than one trillion photos taken in 20171 and print and stick ’em! Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the next generation within the IVY product lineup, the IVY CLIQ+ Instant Camera Printer + App connectivity and IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer. The new IVY products are lifestyle products for the everyday photographer who wants to snap and print stick-able memories – in an instant.
“IVY, though tiny in size, has made a big impression this past year among Gen-Z and Millennials who have a passion for taking photos, expressing their individual style and instantly printing and sticking their moments,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are excited to bring these everyday innovations to younger generations as a medium to channel their creativity and share with family and friends.”
Don’t fret – there is no shame in your picture snapping-and-printing game. Boasting an eight-megapixel2 camera, the CLIQ+ Instant Camera Printer + App connects via Bluetooth4 to the Canon Mini Print app3, which features a variety of photo design options such as filters, photo frames and text to provide a multitude of opportunities to create fierce photos. Through the app, users can also customize their experience by recording their own on/off and shutter sounds. Users can even set up remote shooting for the ever impressive group photo. Adding a pop of color to everyday life, the CLIQ+ is available in colors such as Pearl White, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red and includes fresh features such as 2×2 and 2×3 printing options. Don’t forget – momma said, “sharing is caring” and with the CLIQ+’s reprint option, users can print one photo for themselves and one for a friend. For further shooting flexibility a Micro SD card slot is available along with a selfie mirror surrounded by a glowing light ring of either four or eight LEDs, providing the right amount of glow-up to make the user’s photo pop.
‘Cliq’ and print: it’s an easy two-step process with the new five-megapixel2, automatic-flash IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer, which is available in colors such as Bumblebee Yellow, Seaside Blue and Lady Bug Red. This new instant camera can print 2×2 or 2×3 stickers and when the ideal moment presents itself, the selfie mirror helps ensure the insta-worthy snap is perfectly positioned. The CLIQ also has a Micro SD slot, allowing users to upload photos to their laptop or PC for future projects.
Additional product features of both the CLIQ+ and CLIQ instant camera printers include:
ZINK Zero Ink
Ability to hold up to 10 sheets of ZINK
USB cord for battery charging
Loops to attach the included camera strap
The Canon IVY CLIQ+ Instant Camera Printer + App and Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer are scheduled to be available for in-store purchase in April 2019 at an estimated retail price of $159.99* and $99.99* respectively, and each camera/printer includes a starter pack of 10 sheets of 2×3 photo paper. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.
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