Monday, September 28, 2009

Polaroid Instant Digital Camera

When the Polaroid corporation announced in February 2008 that they would stop production of Polaroid instant cameras, many people went nostalgic and a few who still owned them cleaned and dusted their last pieces to preserve the numerous memories attached to them. In less than a year, the Polaroid was back, albeit in a different form. It’s now digital.


The Polaroid Pogo Digital Instant Camera is basically a point and shoot camera with a built-in printer. Insert a deck of 10 Polaroid's Zink (zero ink) 2-by-3-inch paper, shoot and in less than a minute out pops a print. The printer doesn’t need ink because the “ink” is in the photo paper itself, in the form of dye crystals. Heat is used to activate these crystals to achieve any color to produce full color prints. The camera also allows you to crop your photos and add borders to the print.

The specifications are mediocre though: 5MP resolution, fixed optical zoom, 4X digital zoom, 3 inch LCD screen, supports external SD memory card, USB interface and has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Price: $199.


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