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Canon ZV-123 instant camera guns for the instax market

Canon ZV-123 instant camera guns for the instax market
Image: Nokishita

Images and specs of the Canon ZV-123 – the first of what the company hopes to be the best instant cameras – have been leaked, following the successful certification process by the Bureau Veritas agency. 

The leak comes from the ever-reliable Japanese leak site Nokishita (by way of Mirrorless Rumors) and supports the earlier report of Canon's new instant cameras to challenge Fujifilm's instax dominance. 

The ZV-123 is the "3879C00X: IVY 2in1 instant camera" listed in that report, coming in four colors: gold, white, blue and red. It has a super slim profile, possesses a mirrored lens screen for perfect posing, and uses Canon's Ivy and Zink printing technology. 

The Canon ZV-123 instant camera (image: Nokishita)

The Canon ZV-123 instant camera (image: Nokishita)

The Canon ZV-123 instant camera (image: Nokishita)

The Canon ZV-123 instant camera (image: Nokishita)

• Digital photo resolution: 8 million pixels
• Focal length: 25.4 mm
• Maximum aperture: F2.2
• Minimum shooting distance: 30 cm
• ISO sensitivity: Auto (ISO 100-1600)
• Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0
• Battery: Built-in (700 mAh, 7.4 V), USB charging (micro USB)
• Media: micro SD card
• Size: 121 mm (W) x 80.3 mm (H) x 21.5 mm (D)
• Weight: 188g
• Printing technology: ZINK
• Printing resolution: 314 x 600 dpi
• Image sizes: 2 '' x 2 '' or 2 '' x 3 ''

The Canon ZV-123 instant camera (image: Nokishita)

The Canon ZV-123 instant camera (image: Nokishita)

There is no information on the second camera listed in the previous report, the "3884C00X: IVY instant camera". While the Canon ZV-123 bears the description "IVY 2in1 instant camera", the second model lacks the 2in1 description – it is possible that this means there is no microSD card support, making it a true print-only instant camera. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James started working in the photographic industry in 2014 as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy – successor to David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus. In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus. An Olympus and Canon user, James was previously technique editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine.