NONS, a Hong Kong-based camera manufacturer, has unveiled the SL660 interchangeable lens camera. It accepts Canon EF lenses. It also shoots Fujifilm Instax square instant films.
NONS claims that the SL660 follows the SL42, which was the first interchangeable lens SLR instant cam. According to NONS, the company has sold more than 1000 SL42 cameras since it was funded on Kickstarter.
The SL660 Instant Camera
NONS claims that the SL660 passive EF mount camera is compatible with EF lenses, as well as any lenses that use EF adapters such as M42, Nikon F and PK. Instax Square film is also available. It looks very similar to Polaroid instant films.
The camera’s design is very similar to an SLR. The Sl660 has a pentaprism-based viewfinder that allows for an “intuitive manual focused experience”. It also covers a larger area than the SL42. The SL660 is smaller than the SL42 in size, and it is also not as large as the SL42. The SL660 features a wooden grip for comfortable hand use, according to NONS.
NONS claims that the Sl660’s main body is made from aluminum, while the speed dial which controls the shutter speeds is made of stainless. The SL660 has full manual controls including aperture control, shutter speed control, shutter speed control, and bulb mode (upto 999 seconds) as well as the ability to create multiple exposures photos. The SL660 also features a hotshoe for external flashes, and can sync at a maximum of 1/250 seconds.
The battery can be charged via USB-C (compatible also with power banks) and NONS claims that it should last for at least 100 photos.
How it works
NONS claims that the SL660 functions like a traditional SLR analog camera. Photographers can either use full manual control, or rely on an integrated light meter to speed up their shooting. Users must first wind the shutter and choose a speed. Next, they need to adjust the aperture, focus, adjust the frame, and press the shutter button.
Here are some photos from the NONSSL660
Pricing and availability
NONS is currently looking for crowdfunding support on Kickstarter for the SL660. The current price for backing the camera is only 3,939 Hong Kong Dollars, or approximately $505.