It seems everyone is jumping in the action cam market with GoPro – and Polaroid is no different. Polaroid unveiled 3 new action cam models at Photokina 2012 – the Polaroid XS7, XS20 and XS100. [Read more…]
Impossible Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build an instant Polaroid printer for your iPhone that prints images directly from your iPhone’s screen.
The design is rather straightforward. Pull up an image on your iPhone. Place the iPhone face down on the Impossible Instant Lab and press the shutter button on the Instant Lab. Then, your print ejects from the Instant Lab.
Check out the overview in the Kickstarter project video below. [Read more…]
The Polaroid Z2300 is a new instant digital cameras that spits out 2″ x 3″ prints directly from the camera using Polaroid’s ZINK paper. The Z2300 features a 10MP sensor and a 3-inch LCD.
Frankly, I find these Polaroid cameras and printers a lot of fun – even if they do get a little pricey on the printing side of things. I’ve used the Polaroid GL10 printer quite a bit and really like it for fun projects. As a casual camera, the Z2300 looks like it could strike the right chords.
Even the paper has come down in price with 50 packs at $24.99 and 30 packs at $14.99. The camera itself retails for $159.99 and is expected to ship August 15, 2012. Check availability in the Polaroid store and B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
The Polaroid SC1630 is a new Android-based camera that was unveiled at CES 2012. I had a chance to check it out up close and get a little taste of its performance.
I found it more than a little ironic that Polaroid would produce a camera that looks and feels like a phone while other manufacturers are fighting to differentiate the point and shoot camera from smart phones.
Even more intriguing is the fact that the Polaroid SC1630 offers a SIM-card slot, along with a speaker and mic that make it possible to use it as a phone. [Read more…]
Polaroid’s Z340 instant digital camera is a bit of a throwback to the old-school Polaroid film cameras. The new Z340 uses Zink zero in technology for printing digitally-capture images instantly from the camera. I had a chance to take a closer look at the Z340 on the show floor at CES 2012. [Read more…]
The GL10 should be available at other retailers next month. Full details in the press release below. [Read more…]
This prank in the above video is just plain fun. Made possible with the help of a Polaroid instant camera.
Polaroid instant cameras are finally back in town. The new Polaroid PIC-300 is the first instant camera to be introduced since the old Polaroid died and was born anew (recall, however, that we were teased with the Polaroid PIC-1000 mockups back at CES 2010). The Polaroid PIC-300 is a consumer-oriented camera that uses the aptly-named Polaroid 300 Instant Film. However, all this comes at a price.
While the camera will only set you back about $90, the film will suck you dry at $10 for a 10-pack. That’s $1 per exposure folks.
Ah, yes, now I recall why Polaroid died.
The Polaroid 300 format is also smaller than the traditional Polaroid sizes from back in the day. Instead, you get Fuji Instax Mini sizes – about the same size print as a business card.
No doubt that there’s a fun factor to the new Polaroid PIC-300; however, you’ll have to be committed to your nostalgic ideals to jump on this bandwagon. The Polaroid PIC-300 gives new meaning to the expression “make every frame count.”
Updated: It’s also available from Amazon.com here.
Full details on the rebirth of Polaroid instant cameras in the press release below. [Read more…]