New Full Mechanical Escura Instant 60s Instax Mini Camera Coming Soon

Escura Camera has a Kickstarter for their Escura Instant 60s Instax mini film camera that is entirely mechanical driven. This camera should make the most hardcore analog photography fans happy because nothing is battery powered. It’s great to see an innovative product like this coming and I hope that more companies try to build better mechanical cameras in the future. I would like to see a Leica M type camera in the future that is digital but entirely mechanical with the batteries only purpose being to power the sensor.


  • Film: FUJIFILM Instant Film “instax MINI” (Purchased separately)
  • Picture Size: 46mm x 62mm
  • Lens: Fiber lens, f=60mm, 1:8
  • Aperture: f/8 / f11
  • Focusing: Manual Focusing (0.8m and beyond)
  • Shutter release: ~1/100sec, bulb shutter with Spring shutter release cable (optional)
  • Multi Exposure: Yes
  • Film Feeding Out: Manual (Hand Power)
  • Film Developing Time: Approximately 90 seconds (Varies depending on the ambient temperature)
  • Flash: External (Flash sold separately), Synchronize with Shutter release
  • Power Supply: Hand-powered (No battery required)
  • Others: Film pack confirmation window, tripod socket (Tripod sold separately)
  • Dimension: 90mm x 128mm x 83mm
  • Weight: 350g (without strap and film pack)

Press Release:
A new “ESCURA Instant-60s” instant camera launches on Kickstarter
CARBON has created a novelty digital camera called the “One Mini” in 2012, which is designed to look just like a pocket-sized version of Polaroid’s iconic “SX-70 One Step” instant camera.

6 years later, we have created another iconic camera – “ESCURA Instant-60s”. It is 100% hand-powered, 100% manual, 100% analog, coated with a nostalgic retro outlook.

An unprecedented instant photographic experience using the most basic optical theory.
Instant photos are amazing as you can witness the image form gradually before your eyes. These delicate items are also wonderful gifts to be shared. Shake off the digital norms and take a step back for the original photographic experience. Let “ESCURA Instant-60s” instant camera fill your life with unpredictable beauty.

There is no re-take nor no post-production polishing. The full manual operation will produce a fantastic picture filled with strong saturated colors and soft vignetting in just seconds after pushing the shutter. Presenting the world of authenticity, the “ESCURA Instant-60s” camera brings you a care-free photography experience of nothing alike.

The attractive vintage design allows you to carry it around to capture precious moments.
“ESCURA Instant-60s” Camera is 100% hand-powered. It does not require the use of batteries, while it is compatible with the most common Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film. The “ESCURA Instant-60s” can be equipped with an “ESCURA Flash Light” and a spring-shutter release cable in enhancing the photo-taking experience to meet your heart’s content.

ESCURA Instant-60s specs
• Film: FUJIFILM Instant Film “Instax MINI” (Purchased separately)
Picture Size: 46mm x 62mm
Lens: Fiber lens, f=60mm, 1:8 
Aperture: f8 / f11
Focusing: Manual Focusing (0.8m and beyond) 
Shutter release: ~1/100sec and bulb shutter with spring-shutter release cable
Multi-Exposure: Yes 
Film Feeding Out: Manual (Hand Power) 
Film Developing Time: Approximately 90 seconds (Varies depending on the ambient temperature) 
Flash: External (Flash sold separately), Synchronize with a shutter release 
Power Supply: Hand-power (No battery required) 
Others: Film pack confirmation window, tripod socket (Tripod sold separately) 
Dimension: 90mm x 128mm x 83mm 
Weight: 350g (without strap and film pack)

ESCURA Instant-60s release date and price
Those pledging to start from HKD226 (USD29) during the campaign will receive a camera. CARBON states that this represents a 55% discount on the actual price, which places it closer to HK$499 (US$64).

For those wanting to obtain greater photographic experience from the “ESCURA Instant-60s” and get an additional “ESCURA Flash Light”, feel free to check out a range of pricier packages, with the price coming in at HKD525 (USD67).

Should the launch be successful, CARBON reckons that the first batch of pledgers will receive their new iconic instant camera by January 2019.

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