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Kodak’s new Mini Shot 10MP camera prints tiny instant photos

07 Dec

Kodak expanded its instant product lineup today with the launch of the new Kodak Mini Shot Instant 10MP camera: a point-and-shoot digital model that produces credit card-sized color prints on 4Pass Photo Paper. The Mini Shot Instant—which is offered in black, yellow and white colors—also features Bluetooth connectivity for transferring images to an iOS or Android device running the Kodak MINI Shot companion app.

With the Kodak MINI Shot App, users can make minor edits to their images before printing them, including applying filters and stickers, cropping, and using card templates. Image previews are possible in-camera, as well, via the Mini Shot Instant’s 1.7-inch LCD viewfinder. The camera offers gamma color control, auto focus, white balance, and exposure control.

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Users have two photo paper sizes to choose from: rectangular 2.1 x 3.4-inch and square 2.1 x 2.1-inch with adhesive backing. The 4Pass Photo Paper is available in packs of up to 50 (for $ 35), and the camera is sold with an 8-pack all-in-one print cartridge. The Kodak Mini Shot Instant is available from Amazon now for $ 100 USD.

Press Release

Kodak Expands Its Instant Print Camera Offerings with New KODAK Mini Shot Instant Camera

High-quality, instant print photo gratification meets Android and iOS compatibility plus Bluetooth connectivity.

SUWON, South Korea & EDISON, N.J. – Today, Prinics Co., Ltd announced the availability of the new KODAK Mini Shot Instant Print Camera through its North American distributor C+A Global. Expanding upon its instant print product line, the new KODAK Mini Shot point-and-shoot camera combines high-quality, instant-print color photos with digital conveniences such as color controls, filter effects and Bluetooth connectivity, making it the ideal all-in-one solution for picture taking and photo editing.

Furthermore, not only can these photographs be instantly shared with family and friends in that same high print quality expected from Kodak, these photographs can likewise be digitally shared instantly across social media platforms.

There is a resurgence for ‘instant-print’ photography, and the demand for affordable and versatile products is massive,” states Jeff Clarke, CEO, Kodak. “The release of the KODAK Mini Shot and recent launch of the KODAK PRINTOMATIC Cameras are a continuation of Kodak’s commitment to instant printing and represent just the beginning of the Instant Print Solutions Kodak plans to bring to market. We are fully committed to growing a diverse product portfolio and investing in the instant photography business.”

Real Ink. In an instant.

High-quality image processing and printing is at the core of Kodak’s DNA and remains to be the key differentiator in its expanding Instant Print photography product portfolio, which includes the KODAK Mini Shot Instant Print Camera, KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera, and KODAK Photo Printer Dock and Photo Printer Mini Wi-Fi connected printers.

The KODAK Mini Shot Instant Print Camera leverages 4Pass printing technology, also known as dye-sublimation, resulting in beautiful, high-quality prints. It features the world’s smallest 4Pass all-in-one cartridge for carrying convenience.

Snap, Connect, Enhance, Print, Share

The KODAK Mini Shot Instant Print Camera is a must-have accessory for anyone looking to make memories that last, whether it’s by sharing printed photos immediately or posting them to an Instagram feed. It’s the fun of snapping photos on an instant print camera combined with the ability to digitally edit and enhance images, then share from one person to another or with the entire world – or all of the above. With Bluetooth connectivity, users can save and transfer images to a smart device for further editing with the complimentary KODAK Mini Shot App, which features a variety of filters, cropping options, stickers, card templates and more. Through the App, anyone’s smartphone can now be used as a remote shutter for those must-have group shots, or as an extended library of photos that can be sent to the KODAK Mini Shot for instant printing.

KODAK Mini Shot Camera Highlights and Benefits:

  • Maximum resolution 10-megapixel camera
  • 1.7” LCD Viewfinder for viewing photos before they’re printed
  • Auto Focus, Exposure, White Balance, Gamma Color Control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Complimentary KODAK Mini Shot App for adding filters and effects
  • Normal and photo border printing
  • Print credit card-sized (2.1”x3.4”) or square (2.1”x2.1”) adhesive-backed photos
  • Extra protective layer preserves image quality and color integrity
  • High-quality waterproof, fingerprint-proof photo prints
  • All-in-one ink and paper cartridge
  • Available in black, white or yellow

Pricing and Availability

The KODAK Mini Shot Instant Print Camera is available today for $ 99.99 USD on Amazon. The camera includes a Micro USB cable, a Quick Start Guide, and an 8-pack all-in-one 4Pass photo print cartridge.

The 4Pass Photo Paper comes in 20 (2.1”x3.4”), 30 (2.1”x3.4”) and 50 (2.1”x3.4”) packs or as an adhesive-backed 20 (2.1”x2.1”) pack, and is sold separately. More information is available at

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Polaroid Moto Mod leaked, straps an instant printer to your smartphone

17 Oct

Leakster Evan Blass has tweeted an image showing two Moto Mods, one of which is said to be a Polaroid instant print camera module for printing photos directly from your smartphone. As with any Moto Mod, this particular module will be compatible with the Moto Z handsets, including the Moto Z Play and Moto Z² Force Edition.

The Polaroid module is a device that connects to the back of a compatible Motorola smartphone to give it extra functionality—in this case, printing small instant prints and essentially turning your phone into an ‘instant camera.’ Blass didn’t provide details about the module, but presumably it would use the same ZINK (Zero Ink) inkless printing technology as Polaroid’s existing instant digital camera.

For now this is just a leak, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen the Polaroid Moto Mod; late last month, two images of the same device appeared on the website Technoblog. So it does appear that this attachment is the real deal.

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Polaroid is back! Unveils OneStep 2 instant camera and i-Type film

14 Sep

Remember those intriguing teasers Polaroid was scrolling through on its main website last week. Well, yesterday night was when that countdown ended, and it ended with a huge announcement that has the photo industry buzzing. In short: the old Polaroid you knew and loved is back from the dead with a new analog instant camera and a new type of instant film!

Announced on the 80th anniversary of the Polaroid brand, both products are being unveiled as part of a new brand called Polaroid Originals, which merges the Polaroid of old with years worth of work done by Impossible Project to keep that old Polaroid alive. In fact, the Impossible brand is being replaced altogether.

In addition to the new film and camera, you’ll now be able to purchase restored vintage Polaroid cameras and traditional Polaroid instant film in a variety of formats straight from the Polaroid Originals website. But first, let’s dive into that sweet new camera!

The Polaroid OneStep 2

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The Polaroid OneStep 2 is exactly what it sounds like: the spiritual (and in some ways literal) successor to the famous Polaroid OneStep—you know, the camera Instagram stole its original logo from.

Inspired by the original OneStep, Polaroid says they’ve updated the OneStep 2 “to create a simple, easy-to-use instant camera that works straight out of the box.” It sports a ‘high quality lens’ that can focus from 2ft to infinity, a ‘powerful’ flash, a rechargeable battery that allegedly lasts 60 days on a charge, a self-timer function, and it’s compatible with both the new i-Type instant film and the old 600 series film.

The camera is available in white and graphite, and you can already pre-order yours through the Polaroid Originals website for $ 100.

Polaroid i-Type Instant Film

Speaking of film, Polaroid Originals also debuted a new film format that will look familiar but is actually a bit different. It’s called i-Type, and it joins Polaroid’s vintage films (SX-70, 600, 8×10, etc.) as the newest kid on the block.

The “i” stands for “Incredible” … which is really irrelevant. The important bits is that this film is optimized for the OneStep 2—and, we hope, future Polaroid Originals cameras—is battery-free, and comes in Black and White and Color varieties for $ 16 per 8-pack or $ 45 for two 8-packs of color film and one 8-pack of black and white.

Keep in mind, because this is a battery-free film, it will not work in 600 cameras. That film has its own battery in the film, while the new i-Type OneStep 2 boasts a rechargeable battery of its own.

To learn more about this film or purchase a pack or two of your own, click here.

Vintage Polaroid Cameras and Film

Finally, since the Impossible Project brand is now a thing of the past, the Polaroid Originals website won’t just be a place to buy the new OneStep 2 and i-Type film. You’ll also be able to pick up all of the restored vintage Polaroid cameras and older film formats that Impossible kept going all of these years.

The old Polaroid 600 cameras start at $ 120, the famed SX-70 foldable model starts at $ 380, and Spectra camera models can be had for $ 120 and up. All of them are available on this product page.

And if you need film for those old cameras, you can pick up SX-70 film, 600 film, Spectra film, and even 8×10 sheet film here.

To say this is an exciting announcement for the analog photography world is to undersell this by far. The merging of Polaroid and Impossible project as Polaroid Originals would be big news itself, but add to that a new analog instant film camera and a new type of instant film and you’ve got hipsters, instant photography buffs, and nostalgic shutterbugs like tripping over themselves to support this resurrection.

To learn more about Polaroid Originals or any of the products mentioned above, head over to the brand’s new website here.

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Kodak unveils the Printomatic: A point-and-shoot ‘instant print’ camera

12 Sep

There’s a new instant camera in town. Revealed by Kodak earlier today, the Printomatic is a point-and-shoot ‘instant print’ digital camera: meaning the photos it captures with its 10MP sensor are instantly printed out of the side of the camera Polaroid-style while you go on shooting.

Kodak is calling it “the ideal all-in-one solution for capturing and sharing vibrant prints instantly.”

To call the Printomatic a ‘no-frills’ camera is almost an understatement. Available in Gray or Yellow for just $ 70, the 10MP shooter comes with a built-in Li-ion battery, flash, low-battery indicator, print indicator, microSD card slot, and two pictures modes: vibrant color or black & white. In other words, it’s as close to fully automatic as you’re going to get.

The appeal of the camera, at least according to Kodak, is in its simplicity.

“The KODAK PRINTOMATIC is a contemporary camera with a wonderful balance of digital and analog technology,” Steven Overman, Kodak’s Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement. “It’s an accessible device for anybody who wants to create a lasting memory in a tangible, colorful way.”

Each photo is printed at 2×3-inches on Kodak’s ZINK (stands for “Zero Ink”) Photo Paper, which means it comes out of the camera water-resistant, tear resistant and adhesive-backed.

The camera will be available online and in stores starting “late September” for $ 70, and comes with a 10-pack of ZINK Photo Paper included. ZINK refills are available online in 20 and 50 packs for $ 9 and $ 20, respectively. To learn more about the Printomatic, head over to the Kodak website.

Press Release

KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera Captures the Moment

Sleek new camera brings legendary Kodak style to the instant print camera game; prints beautiful, ready-to-share photos

Rochester, NY and EDISON, NJ, Monday, September 11, 2017

Today Eastman Kodak Company and its licensee C+A Global unveiled the KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera, a brand-new instant print camera. The stylish new point-and-shoot camera instantly prints high-quality, full color photos right from the camera body, making it the ideal all-in-one solution for capturing and sharing beautiful, vibrant prints instantly.

The KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera is the ultimate catalyst for a good time that can be shared instantly. Every day is a special occasion with the KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera – from graduations to family gatherings to relaxing getaways with loved ones. A perfect accessory for event planners, scrap-bookers, vacationers and partygoers, instant photography is the utilitarian-meets-fun solution for custom gifts and mementos. Wedding guests can snap candid photos of the ceremony and have them printed and framed before the reception starts. Creating custom scrapbooks is hassle-free when photos print immediately with adhesive backing ready to be added to the page. Events become more fun, weekend get-togethers are enriched, and moments that once were forgotten on a smartphone are cherished forever.

“The KODAK PRINTOMATIC is a contemporary camera with a wonderful balance of digital and analog technology,” says Steven Overman, President of Kodak’s Consumer and Film Division and Kodak Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s an accessible device for anybody who wants to create a lasting memory in a tangible, colorful way.”

“We feel honored to partner with Kodak, a company that has established itself as a leader and storied brand in color technology used the world over,” comments Chaim Pikarski, CEO of C+A Global. “This release is another step for Kodak entering into the growing instant digital camera market. The KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera is the first of the full product lineup to be launched in 2017 and continue into 2018. The KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera brings back the nostalgia of capturing and sharing KODAK MOMENTS, putting the print in the palm of your hand, the moment it happens.

With a maximum resolution 10-megapixel camera and no computer connection or even Wi-Fi needed, the KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera produces 2×3” photo prints with no ink cartridges, toner or film necessary. Photo prints are durable, water- and tear-resistant with an adhesive back. Fun, fast and easy to use, the compact and fashionable KODAK PRINTOMATIC Device fits right in your back pocket and is perfect for sharing vibrant, smudge-free photos with friends and family, anywhere, anytime. Keeping up with all the fun, the camera can even shoot a new photo while still printing the previous shot, so you’ll never miss a special moment.

KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera Highlights and Benefits:

  • Maximum resolution of 10-megapixel camera
  • Built-in flash
  • Built-in lithium ion battery
  • Two picture modes: vibrant color, black & white
  • Low battery indicator
  • Printer status indicator
  • MicroSD™ card indicator
  • MicroSD™ card slot
  • Slots for neck strap
  • Comes in grey or yellow

The KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera will be available in late September for $ 69.99 USD at major retailers and online including Amazon. The camera comes with a USB cable, a Quick Start Guide, a 10-pack of KODAK ZINK Photo Paper and a memory card. KODAK ZINK Photo Paper comes in 20 and 50 packs, and is sold separately.

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DIYer creates ‘Polaroid’ camera that ‘prints’ instant animated GIFs

01 Sep

It sounds like Harry Potter magic, but it’s not. Industrious DIYer Abhishek Singh recently took to Reddit to show off his own version of an instant camera, one that ‘prints’ animated GIFs instead of photos. Singh built the Instagif Camera himself and based it on the Polaroid OneStep SX-70 camera, though it uses a special hardware cartridge rather than a packet of film.

Singh detailed the entire build process in an album on Imgur, explaining that it features a Raspberry Pi 3 (camera) and Raspberry Pi Zero W (cartridge), PiTFT display, PowerBoost 1000C charger, momentary switch, and LiPo battery… among other things. After designing a 3D model of the camera, the individual components were 3D printed with a Project 7000 SLA printer, painted, and assembled.

The GIF, as demonstrated in the video above, fades into view in a way similar to a Polaroid photo, and the cartridge connects to the camera itself directly, no external WiFi network necessary. Singh has provided the software, a parts list, and instructions for anyone to download and build their own Instagif Camera. All the links are available in the Imgur album and the code is available in GitHub.

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Lomography unveils foldable Lomo’Instant Square instant film camera

29 Aug

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Lomography just launched their latest creation on Kickstarter: The Lomo’Instant Square instant film camera. Following hot on the heels of Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10, the Lomo’Instant Square uses the same film as the Fuji camera, but puts it in a foldable, fully-analog body. We have a feeling lovers of Lomography’s retro style and shoot-for-the-joy-of-it culture will flock to the Lomo’Instant.

The Lomo’Instant Square’s tagline is that it’s the “world’s first fully analogue camera to work with Fujifilm Instax Square Film.”

Featuring a 95mm (45mm equivalent) F10 glass lens for sharper photos than the plastic lenses in some of Lomography’s toy cameras, the Lomo’Instant Square can be used in “advanced automatic mode” for hassle-free perfect exposures, or more creatively through features like unlimited multiple exposures or the 30-second ‘bulb’ mode.

Here’s a psychedelic intro video to get you acquainted with the new instant camera:

And here are some sample photos captured on the Lomo’Instant Square:

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The Lomo’Instant Square has only been up on Kickstarter for a few hours, but already it’s blown past its $ 100,000 funding goal and the number just keeps getting bigger with every reload. In other words: this camera will definitely get made, but there is still a good reason to order yours today if you’re interested.

Lomo is offering a special 35%-off-retail discount for everyone who orders the Lomo’Instant Square during the first 24 hours of the Kickstarter campaign. That means you can get the White or Black versions for $ 130 instead of the $ 200 it will cost you when it hits shelves early next year.

To learn more about this quirky camera or put down a pledge of your own, head over to the Kickstarter campaign by clicking here.

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This instant camera is made almost entirely of cardboard

01 Feb

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A Ukrainian startup is looking to fund mass production of Jollylook, a camera made mostly of cardboard and paper that accepts Fujifilm Instax mini cartridges. The camera exists in prototype form now, and contains no electronic parts – a specially designed shutter and hand crank used to start the development process are operated manually. 

Jollylook folds up into an ordinary-looking cardboard box (a little bigger than the box an iPhone comes in, its developer says) when not in use. To start using it, the front unit containing the lens is extended. Set the aperture, raise the viewfinder, frame your shot and fire.

Jollylook’s makers state that Kickstarter funds will be used to create molds for the camera’s lenses, organize production and help with marketing efforts. They’re closing in on their $ 15,000 goal fast with a full month to go. Backers who pledge at least $ 35 are promised one Jollylook camera and an Instax mini film cartridge. Shipping is estimated for June 2017.

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Jollylook – The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera!

Jollylook is a simple fold out camera for analog photos, made entirely from recycled paper and cardboard. No electronics, batteries or chargers – some paper, a pair of lenses and a cartridge for instant mini photos. Environment friendly – Jollylook uses less materials than used in the packaging of a regular camera. The camera body, the shutter and aperture are made of thick paper and laminated cardboard. Jollylook is as dangerous to the environment as a banana peal!

On January 31st, 2017 – Jollylook, a Ukrainian team of instant photography enthusiasts, starts a 30-days crowdfunding campaign on, to bring Jollylook – The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Film Camera to instant photo lovers.

Oleg Khalip, co-founder and author of the idea: “Once I was showing my son what’s inside the analog camera and how analog photography works, I thought then – “what if the package itself transformed and fulfilled the function of the camera and the picture turned out immediately?!” There was no problem with instant photos technology, people solved this problem long time ago. What remained to create was an analog camera that would be simple and contained in the package, worked properly and allowed to take pictures and get instant results. I had to study the structure of many analog cameras, before being able to make the shutter – the most difficult part in the development was the shutter (no existing structure worked for Jollylook, so I had to invent a new shutter). After picking the right lens and calculating the aperture, we created a folding “accordion” camera body from paper, then the case where the instax cartridge is placed, and we moved to the design, here there where no doubts – it had to be retro with a little steampunk look. Then we had difficulties with the unit for getting the photo out from the cartridge but after testing many options, we achieved a perfect result, photographs are now developed and pulled out with a rotating handle.”

“When moments of life that we see freeze on paper – it is magic!” – says Oleg.

The crowdfunding campaign with a goal of $ 15 000 will last for 30 days and the first mass produced Jollylook cameras are expected in June 2017.

The advantages of Jollylook:

Vintage Design – retro with a little steampunk.

Foldout and Compact – a little bigger than an iphone box.

A Great Gift – can be used immediately and instantly.

A Great Toy – Jollylook is a great teaching toy for children. Your kid can take it apart and see how it works.

A Great Souvenir – even after use Jollylook is beautiful on the shelf!

Fun – entertaining and positive emotions.

Beautiful Photos – using Instax mini film you get 10 instant classic color or monochrome analog unique photos. (the cartridges can be changed many times easily and quickly )

Environment friendly – easily recyclable, as dangerous to the environment as a banana peal!


  • Lens – a meniscus lens with a focal length of 110 mm (4.33 in), allows to take photos from portrait to landscape. Can be moved up to shoot through the pinhole.
  • Viewfinder – a Fresnel lens
  • Aperture – a switchable diaphragm with manual adjustment for the seven values: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22; f/32; f/45; f/64 + pinhole.
  • Shutter – automatic with shutter speed of 1/250 or 1/160 and manual shutter mode with the possibility to control the exposure time manually.
  • Pinhole – a round hole in a copper foil 0.6 mm (0.023 in) in diameter, located on the diaphragm disk
  • 10 shots per instax mini cartridge (the cartridge can be changed many times)
  • Storage conditions – store in a dry and dark place at room temperature.
  • Conditions of use – use at temperatures between 10 – 35 °C (50 -95 ?) in dry weather.
  • Size when folded 85 x 127 x 48 mm (311?32 x 5 x 157?64 in)
  • Takes Fujifilm “instax mini” instant film cartridge
  • Photo size 46(W) x 62(H) mm

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The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera produces 3 x 4″ prints

05 Jan

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Meet the Polaroid Pop, a new instant camera that produces classic Polaroid-sized 3 x 4″ prints. Like the Polaroid Snap and Snap Touch, the Pop combines a digital sensor with an integrated ZINK Zero Ink printer. But unlike the Snap, which produces 2 x 3 prints, the Pop prints to a 3.5 x 4.25 format, with the image itself occupying 3 x 4 inches to give each print a faux Polaroid-style border.

The Pop uses a 20MP CMOS sensor and features a dual LED flash, 3.97″ touch LCD and image stabilization. It can also shoot 1080p HD video and stores everything to a Micro SD. When used in conjunction with the Polaroid print app and one’s smart device, users can edit images before printing. Photos print in just under a minute.

If you’re itching to get your hands on one, expect the Polaroid Pop to ship in late 2017. Pricing info is forthcoming.

The Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera Offers a Modern Take on the Classic Polaroid Instant Print

Debuting at CES 2017, the Latest Camera in the Polaroid Instant Digital Print Line Pairs Wireless Technology With the Iconic Polaroid 3×4” Print

LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2017– CES 2017 marks debut of the newest camera in the wildly popular line of Polaroid instant digital photography products, the Polaroid Pop. The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera combines a sleek, modern design and digital technology with the classic 3×4” Polaroid instant print format that is reminiscent of the brand’s iconic legacy instant print cameras.

Polaroid is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2017 and we could not think of a better way to kick-off this milestone year than with the debut of the Polaroid Pop instant digital camera at CES 2017,” said Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. “Perfectly blending nostalgia with modern design and functionality, the Polaroid Pop embodies the brand’s 80-year history; staying true to the Polaroid core values of sharing, instant, fun and easy-of-use, while pushing the envelope with a fresh form factor and the latest technology.”

The Best of Both Worlds

Just like the Polaroid Snap and Polaroid Snap Touch instant digital cameras and the Polaroid Zip instant photoprinter, at the heart of the new Polaroid Pop instant digital camera is an integrated printer using ZINK® Zero Ink Printing Technology. This gives users the ability to automatically print full color photos in the iconic 3×4” format with the Polaroid Classic Border Logo resulting in a 3.5×4.25” print. The Polaroid Pop also features a traditional digital camera experience. The camera includes a a 3.97-inch touchscreen LCD for framing shots and navigating the camera’s menu, a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and dual LED flash for high quality images, image stabilization, as well as 1080p full HD video recording capability. All images and video are stored on a micro SD card (up to 128GB).

The Polaroid Pop can quickly and easily connect to a mobile device using a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dual chip, transforming the camera into an instant photo printer. Via the Polaroid print app, available free for iOS and Android, users can edit and enhance their prints with a number of creative filters, digital stickers, effects and controls. Once again, consumers will have an all-in-one solution for capturing and sharing images on-the-go. No matter what device they use to capture images, users will be able to share the fun with their own creative flair. The Polaroid Pop is ideal for today’s selfie shooters thanks to a self-timer. Additionally, the Polaroid Pop has three color modes—black and white, color, and vintage sepia to give users that iconic Polaroid look and feel.

The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera was designed in partnership with renowned design firm, Ammunition, the studio that was also behind the Polaroid Zip instant photoprinter, Polaroid Snap instant digital camera line and Polaroid Cube lifestyle action camera line. With the Polaroid Pop, Ammunition continued the simple, modern and stylish design aesthetic reflected throughout the current instant and action product offering. The jet-black camera body is accented with a pop of color, or a contemporary monochromatic look. The iconic red shutter button provides users with the easy-to-use one-button shutter control they have come to know and love from legacy cameras like the Polaroid One Step. Led by industrial designer Robert Brunner, Ammunition has partnered with award-winning consumer brands including Adobe, Beats by Dre, Square, Lyft, and Williams-Sonoma.

ZINK Zero Ink® Printing

The Polaroid Pop instant print camera uses the revolutionary ink-free Zero Ink® Printing technology developed by ZINK. The ZINK-enabled printer uses heat to activate and colorize cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals embedded in the paper. The result is full-color, high quality, long-lasting and smudge-proof images without ink cartridges, ribbons or toner

The 3×4” photo prints in just under a minute so consumers can instantly share the photo with their friends and family. Additionally, because ZINK Paper® is adhesive backed the photo can be used as a sticker as well.

Offered by C+A Global, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid Pop instant print camera will be available Q4 2017. Pricing is not yet available. To learn more about the Polaroid brand, please visit

The Polaroid Brand

Polaroid is one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 80-year history beginning with Polaroid instant cameras and film. Our range of products include instant print cameras, action sports cameras, smartphones, flat-screen TVs and emerging technologies that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo, rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing, serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products. For more information, visit

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum, Polaroid Pop, Polaroid Cube, Polaroid Zip, Polaroid Snap and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC.

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Which instant camera should I buy? 2016 Instax mini roundup

24 Nov

Instax Roundup 2016

Let’s face it, it seems a little odd that a site called Digital Photography Review would dare take a step backward in to the world of analog photography. But truth be told, we all were delighted by handling physical prints from these cameras. Some of our editors began their careers in a darkroom, and with Instax mini images there’s just a little zest of the ‘magic’ of development as an image first appears. After that’s over, you’re left with a business-card sized talisman, artwork, souvenir, memory, or whatever else a photograph can become.

It’s not just us who are hooked on the smiles and joy instant photography can bring; sales of Fujifilm Instax cameras are expected to reach 5 million units this year, and they’re not even the sole manufacturer of cameras that use the format. 

Plus, the affordable options make great gifts, and are some of the cheapest ways to give the gift of photography over the holiday season. So we wondered: which one is best? 

We decided to step into the world of instant for a few days to find out which camera is best for gifting to newcomers, and which is best for a photographer to gift to themselves. We selected eight cameras that all use the Instax mini format – which is now available in color and black and white (purists rejoice!) – and spent a little time with each to find out which is most fun, and which one is most rewarding. 

The contenders are:

Fujifilm Instax mini 8
Fujifilm Instax mini 70
Fujifilm Instax mini 90
Lomography L’instant
Lomography L’instant Automat
Lomography LC-A+ Instant Back
Leica Sofort
MiNT InstantFlex TL70

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Polaroid puts Snap Touch digital instant camera on display

20 Sep

Polaroid licensee C&A Marketing is showing an upgraded version of its original Polaroid Snap digital instant camera. The Polaroid Snap Touch adds a 3.5″ LCD touchscreen on the back of the camera for easier framing and control of the menus and settings. Images are captured on a new and improved 13 MP CMOS sensor and the new model is capable of recording 1080p Full-HD video. Images and video footage are saved on a microSD card up to 128GB in size. 

Remote connectivity through Bluetooth to the Polaroid Print app for iOS or Android allows for printing from other devices, such as smartphones or tablets, and the app also offers editing functions including a range of filters and digital stickers. 

As before, at the heart of the camera there is an integrated printer that uses using ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology, allowing for 2×3” prints in under a minute. Up to ten images can be queued, so that you can keep shooting while printing is still in progress. Selfie shooters will appreciate the self-timer and a pop-up selfie mirror for easy framing.  The Polaroid Snap Touch is available in several colors and can now be preordered for $ 179.99. 

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