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With Polaroid out of the picture for affordable instant film photography, Fujifilm is bringing the Instax Mini 7S over from Europe and Asia where it has already enjoyed a lot of success. The $99 camera looks like a piece of modern art and has a built-in flash and a fixed 1/60-second shutter speed. Its equipped with what the press release calls “high-end” fujinon optics. At $99, we’re not talking that high-end, but it still probably trounces the quality of the old Polaroid you got at the thrift store.

The film comes in packages of 10 for $20. Each sheet has an ISO of 800 and glossy finish. The images are only about the size of a credit card (the film is 2″ x 3″ and the image itself is 1.8″ x 2.4″), which is a little small, but if you’re looking for an instant solution that doesn’t involve lugging a portable printer around with you, this seems like a viable solution.