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Reviewed: Fujifilm IP-10 Digital Passport Camera System

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Fujifilm FinePix IP-10 Digital Passport ID SystemSeveral years ago we used to offer a wide variety of instant film passport ID cameras. You pointed the camera, took the picture and pulled the film out the side of the camera. It took anywhere from 1-2 minutes for the film to develop. The end results looked good, but with the coming of digital cameras, our old systems were all discontinued. In walks the Fujifilm IP-10 digital passport camera system (found here).

The new Fujifilm IP-10 digital passport system creates the same results as the old Polaroid instant film cameras, but has since adapted to modern-day technology. While there are now two pieces of equipment used, rather than just one, the new digital system is actually faster.

The Fujifilm IP-10 uses a FinePix I-10 ID printer and a FinePix J38 12.2 megapixel camera. Both pieces of equipment are highly rated pieces of technology, and combined, create brilliant photographs.

Fujifilm IP-10 Digital Passport & ID Card Camera & Printer System

The speed at which the IP-10 system operates really depends on the operator. The step-by-step process is simple:

  1. Shoot the picture
  2. Select the picture
  3. Print the picture

The FinePix IP-10 printer uses Fujifilm’s proprietary Image Intelligence software. This software is designed to offer “intelligent” color adjustments to pictures. The printer is able to automatically detect faces in the image and optimize face coloring for top-quality prints. Here are a few more details on the printer:

  • Printing Method: Dye-sublimation thermal transfer (with overcoating)
  • Resolution: 300 x 300dpi, CMY with 256 gradations / color
  • Print Size: 4 x 6inch – 10 x 15cm (10 x 18cm before cutting)
  • Print Speed: Approx. 70 sec. (start of paper feed to finish)

The Fujifilm FinePix J38 camera produces 12.2 megapixel images and features the latest in technology. This includes facial recognition technology, precision auto focusing and anti-blur capabilities.

Combined, the IP-10 printer and J-38 camera produce pictures that are clearer, more colorful and crisper than any of the old “instant film” cameras that we used to offer. I consider this to be a huge improvement and customers will be happy with the results.

While having a “nice looking” passport picture isn’t a requirement by the U.S. government, nobody wants a bad picture. The IP-10 passport & id card camera system can be used in just about any store or passport picture-taking business. The entire system only weighs 10 pounds shipped, making it extremely portable.

Overall I consider the Fujifilm IP-10 passport ID system a perfect solution for any business looking to upgrade or start taking passport pictures for customers.

You can find the Fujifilm IP-10 digital passport camera system here. You can find our entire selection of ID card creation equipment here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to ask more questions about our ID and passport systems.

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