Standalone cameras have never excited me at all due to using smartphones all my life for photos,even on occasions I use my mobile as they provide good snaps,mostly over the years I have used Nokia devices to capture my moments and just save on my pc,there does be others with cameras at events so I let them carry the extra equipment and take those other pics,my phone has replaced many standalone items as it has for many of us but the camera never excited me at all,sure yes I had the odd throwaway ones which where convenient and that suited me fine,There is something about this camera though that I like,lets look at Polaroid Snap..

PolaroidSnap_01

Announced this week at IFA Berlin 2015

“Sharing, instant photography, and the idea of one snap, one print, are concepts that Polaroid developed over 75 years ago and that have long been engrained in the brand’s identity. The Polaroid Snap puts a modern twist on classic Polaroid instant cameras by combining digital camera technology with a contemporary, minimalistic design at a price point consumers would expect to pay for an analog instant camera,” commented Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. “Our relationship over the past few years with Ammunition has resulted in some truly unique products that combine modern technology and innovative design, but still embody the Polaroid brand DNA. We look forward to continuing to work with Ammunition to bring to market easy-to-use and accessible products that enable consumers to instantly share their lives with their loved ones.”

This camera is cheap,its small,looks great and its convenient and that nostalgic look and its colours are just great,this would also make an ideal Christmas present too and its launching in quarter 4 2105 ..

ZINK Zero Ink® Printing
The Polaroid Snap instant digital camera uses the revolutionary ink-free Zero Ink® Printing technology developed by ZINK. The key to the ink-free system is the patented ZINK Paper®, an advanced composite material embedded with cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals and with a protective polymer overcoat.  Before printing, the dye crystals are colorless making ZINK Paper® look like regular white photo paper. The ZINK-enabled Printer uses heat to activate and colorize these crystals. The result is full-color, high quality, long-lasting and smudge-proof images without ink cartridges, ribbons or toner.

The camera is 10MP,features a photo booth,selfie timer,easy presets modes,integrated printer printing 2×3 prints on the go,the backs of the Zink paper are adheisive which is available to buy from Amazon, 32Gb SD card support,its going to cost just $99…

What do you think ?

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By Jim O Brien/CEO

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