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Someday I'll Be Able To Afford Leica's New Instant Camera

Instant cameras are coming back in a big way. In the past couple years, Fuji, Lomography and “Polaroid” have all thrown their hats into the ring, producing cheap, fun devices that provide a nostalgic experience. Leica is keen to get in on the fun, but it seems to have missed the memo on price point. Which seems logical. Leica’s never made a camera it couldn’t mark up.


Impossible Project I-1 Polaroid Camera: The Gizmodo Review

In 2008, Polaroid announced it would no longer produce instant film. Then, the Impossible Project took the opportunity to buy up what little was left of this division of the company and has spent the last eight years reformulating and reviving the once-popular original format instant film. The I-1 ($US300) is Impossible’s first proprietary camera, and it has done an excellent job of marrying the old school format with new school technology. It’s basically a funky-looking Polaroid camera you can control with your phone.


Polaroid's Action Camera Now Has A Shot Glass Adaptor For Documenting Your Drinks

It can’t compete with GoPro’s offerings when it comes to image quality, but the Polaroid Cube action cam can do one thing well. The tiny form factor makes it easier to stick it wherever you need to capture your extreme activities — or a night of bar crawling with this new shot glass accessory.


Polaroid Zip Review: Tiny, Fast, And Pretty Damn Fun

When I was a teenager, I got a job at Kmart to fund my photography habit. It bought me my first SLR — but also a later model Polaroid, arguably one of the greatest cameras ever. Polaroid has a new device that attempts to recapture some of that old magic: The Zip.


The Idea For The Polaroid Camera Was Sparked By An Impatient 3-year Old

Everybody you know is spoiled rotten: we carry around magical slabs of technology that can capture any moment and instantly share it with everyone we know. It’s great, but it didn’t used to be this way — amateur photographers used to have to wait weeks to see their pictures.


Polaroid Socialmatic Camera: Australian Hands-On

The Polaroid Socialmatic — more commonly known as the that Instagram camera thing — feels like it has been on the “coming soon” list for years now. But behold! The Socialmatic is finally shipping, and we had a bit of a play with it at this year’s CES. So what does a $300 Instagram camera from Polaroid actually do?


A Bespoke Pinhole Camera That Takes Polaroid Film

Most of the new/old retro toy film cameras that come out nowadays bore me to death, but this one is actually pretty neat. It’s a hand-made pinhole camera that takes pictures on Polaroid instant film, creating distorted but magical views of the world.


This Polaroid Produces Instant Slices Of Cheesy Deliciousness

Instead of churning out instant photos, this Polaroid has had its camera guts removed and replaced with a simple cheese slicer. For $US10, it still produces fond memories, but instead of a baby’s smile or a day at the beach, it’s fond memories of eating thin slices of cheese. And that would put a smile on anybody’s face — except the lactose intolerant. [Gamago via Chip Chick]


Polaroid's Socialmatic Camera Is All About Sharing Your Shots

We were cautiously optimistic when the concept for the real-life Instagram camera, the Socialmatic, popped up online last year. Now, despite a few concerns, Polaroid is officially making the design a reality. The company is partnering with Socialmatic, and when the camera is available this fall, it will allow photographers to either instantly share their shots on “major social media networks” or just run off a hard copy using the device’s built-in instant ZINK printer.


Fujifilm's Instax Printer Turns Phone Snaps Into Instant Film Photos

These days, everything is instant photography, but no matter how many filters you smear onto that smartphone picture, it’s never going to have the wonderful feel of the photos a Polaroid used to spit out. But now you can approximate that level of satisfaction thanks to Fujifilm’s new Instax Share SP-1 printer.


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