Is the Instax Square SQ20 still worth buying in 2022?

instax square sq20

The Instax Square SQ20 was once the hybrid instant camera on the market. However, with it having been superseded by numerous models, is it still a camera worth buying in 2022? 

Fujifilm's first ever hybrid, the Instax Square SQ20 was released back in 2018. It was a successor to the SQ10, accepting the same square-format instant film, but it wasn't an analog device; instead it was one of the best digital instant cameras, able to produce instant prints like a regular Instax or Polaroid camera, or act like a standard digital camera that simply takes photos.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.