Cameras

I Hope Polaroid's Instagramish Camera Works As Great As It Looks

I don’t know how well this would perform, but I love the retro front design of the new Polaroid Z2300 instant digital camera. It has a 10-megapixel sensor and can produce prints using inkless Zink technology.

Instead of using ink for printing, Zink photos use smudgeproof, water-resistant paper that contains tiny transparent crystals. When heated up, these crystals turn into cyan, magenta and yellow dots that give you a paper photo in just one minute. It kind of feels like the old Polaroids but on landscape format and without all the shaking.

The camera is $US160, while a 20-sheet pack of Premium Zink paper goes for $US15 and the 50-sheet pack goes for $US25. You can also print stickers.

I would like Polaroid to release a square-format camera that automatically uploads any printed images to your Instagram account. That would increase the value of every photo — and make me think twice before posting yet another food picture.

Would you like one like that? Do you like this one? Perhaps a slim Zink attachment for your phone? Tell us in the comments.


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