The InstantKon RF70 is a foldable instant camera with full manual control

We love instant film photography, but it has to be said that the cameras can sometimes be on the basic side. That’s why we’re pleased at the announcement of the MiNT InstantKon RF70, an instant camera that uses Fuji Instax Wide Film and promises to offer you a little more control over your instant shots.

“Instant cameras don’t have to be toys,” say the makers. Using a combination of dial- and button-led controls, the RF70 allows you to select your aperture to a maximum of f/5.6, your shutter speed up to 1/500sec, and your focus point down to a minimum focusing distance of just 4.9cm, opening up some interesting possibilities for close-up instant work. The camera offers 6 different aperture settings and 14 different shutter speed settings, though there is an Auto mode for those who prefer to work that way.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.