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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 (opens in new tab) – have been leaked, following the successful certification process by the Bureau Veritas agency. 

The leak comes from the ever-reliable Japanese leak site Nokishita (opens in new tab) (by way of Mirrorless Rumors (opens in new tab)) and supports the earlier report of Canon's new instant cameras (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web 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 as diverse as 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, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). 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.