Before at home printers and online print services like Shutterfly, the fastest and coolest way to get a photo was to use a Polaroid camera. Those boxy all-in-one devices provided instant gratification and confirmation of your photo savviness and creatively. With the increased use of camera phones and online printers, the need to have an instant hard copy of image has decreased exponentially. After all, what good is a single print copy of a photo when I can beam a digital photo to any device that my friends and family use at the push of a button?
Well two legacy camera makers are out to answer that question and teach this generation how fun and insta-print cameras can be.
Polaroid recently introduced the Polaroid Snap, a digital camera that also prints physical photos instantly. The 10MP digital instant camera is integrated with a printer using ZINK® Zero Ink Printing Technology that enabling users to instantly print full color, 2×3” prints automatically when an image is captured. Users can shoot new images even while the Polaroid Snap is printing. The camera also features a Micro SD card slot that holds up to 32GB to save and easily transfer and upload images to a computer, cloud service or social media platform.
Designed in a clean, minimalist style, the Polaroid Snap offers different capture modes including, color, black and white and a vintage Polaroid photo setting. Upping the ante on fun features, the camera includes a photo booth mode, which takes six quick pictures in ten seconds, and the option of printing with or without the Polaroid Classic Border Logo format. Users can also take instant selfies thanks to the camera’s self-timer feature.
The sleekest feature of the insta-print camera is the photos print out on adhesive paper, allowing you to turn any picture into a sticker.
The camera will be available in black, white, red and blue in Q4 2015 and retail for $99.
FujiFilm also recently launched the instax mini 70, a new instant camera which produces credit-card-size photos instantly. The instax mini 70, is available in three colors including Canary Yellow, Island Blue, and Moon White, and features the auto exposure control function to capture both the main subject and background in natural brightness as well as the newly added ‘selfie’ mode.
The instax mini 70 also includes a variety of shooting modes including a selfie mode and self-timer function. The camera also includes a selfie mirror, so users can frame their pics just right.
The camera retails for $140.
Both insta-print cameras are good gift options for the tech entrepreneur or fashionista in your life.
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