As smartphone cameras get increasingly more professional, traditional digital cameras are starting to become obsolete. Instant camera maker Polaroid is hoping to change that. Polaroid hopes to revive the love of instant film cameras by combining it with modern social media functions.
At CES 2014, Polaroid introduced the Socialmatic camera. Instant + Digital all in one.
Some unique features in the Socialmatic camera include:
Instant posting via built in Wi-Fi
Consumers are able to capture and immediately post images to their favorite social networking sites, via built-in Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi isn’t available, the camera can be paired with smartphones via Bluetooth to enable instant sharing from virtually anywhere.
The Socialmatic has a 14 megapixel front-side camera and a two megapixel rear-side camera.
Zero Ink digital printing
The Socialmatic camera will allow users to select, print and share images instantly on ZINK Paper featuring the inkless printing technology by ZINK Imaging.
Editing and printing
Images can be touched up, edited, and consumers can add clip art, icons or text to any image prior to printing or posting. When ready, the user just presses print and the Socialmatic camera will automatically print a 2X3 inch full-color sticker-backed ZINK photo in under a minute.
Easy to use Android system
The Socialmatic camera will utilize an Android operating system, providing consumers with a familiar, easy-to-use interface and a broad range of creative capabilities and apps.
- 4.5” touchscreen LCD display
- LED flash
- Android Operating System
- 2” x 3” Zink Instant Printer
- 14 MP Frontal Camera
- 2Mp Rear Camera
- Quality Sound with Speakers
- Features GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth
- Supports Micro SD card
- 4GB of internal storage.
The Socialmatic camera will be available in Fall 2014 and is set to cost around $299.
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Another instant digital camera featured at CES 2014 was the Z2300 Instant Digital Camera.
The Z2300 is a lite version of the Socialmatic. It allows consumers to print and edit their pictures instantly if they like it, but does not offer a WiFi option or a rear facing camera.
This compact camera features a:
- 10.0 megapixel digital camera
- 2” x 3” full color images
- Zink Zero ink Technology
- Prints in under a minute
- 23 prints per charge
Available now for $179.99 in black and white
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