Polaroid’s ‘Instagram Camera’ Now Available for Preorder
A camera that looks like the ubiquitous ‘Instagram’ icon, has a 14MP front sensor and a 2MP rear sensor, runs on Android, and allows you to upload your photos to social media sites, and/or get instant prints. Additionally, the Android platform allows you to check your email or browse the web. Sounds good? Would you like to get one? It’s the Polaroid Socialmatic and it is scheduled for release on the 1st January 2015. With this offering, Polaroid is stepping into the social media age. The good news is that it is now available for preorder on Amazon.
Here are some highlights:
- Instant Uploading Provides a Whole New World of Social Sharing Possibilities.
- Instant Printing Provides Immediate Gratification in ‘Inkless’ Photo Format.
- Full-Fledged Android OS: Browser, Email, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apps, Etc.
- Camera Can Embed Unique QR Code Into Images for Online Photo Tracking.
- 4.5-Inch Full Color LCD Touchscreen; 4GB Memory, Expandable to 32GB.
Let us look at the features of the camera in more detail.
The size is very convenient measuring 5.2” x 5.2” and only 1.2” wide, and it weighs 14.1 oz. It is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, and is equipped with the latest processor. It has a built-in LED flash, stereo speakers and a microphone.
Running on the Android platform gives the camera all the capabilities of your smartphone except for making and receiving calls. You can instantly share your shots on Facebook, Flickr and so on. You can also download the apps such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram onto the camera for more interactivity.
The camera has all the bells and whistles that come with the Android platform: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a 4.5 inch full color touchscreen display that lets you browse the internet in desktop quality, check your mail and other things that you do on the internet. Bluetooth enables you to connect the camera to your smartphone, and using the GPS you can add location data to your photos.
With a 14MP front sensor, you would expect great photographs too. The camera provides photo editing capabilities too, so you can make corrections to the shots.
You would expect instant prints from a Polaroid camera, and you get it. This camera uses ZINK Zero Ink technology to print on a 2” x 3” special photo paper, and can hold a small stack of these. The prints are water-resistant and smudge-proof, a great improvement over the original Polaroid prints. The paper is inexpensive too, at $15 for a stack of 50. Obviously you can shoot videos with this camera too, with a built in 4GB of memory that is expandable to 32GB via the microSD slot, you can store a vast number of them and photographs on the camera.
The Android platform also enables the camera with yet another trick. It can embed a unique QR code into photos, so that they can be tracked online and identified as your photos.
However, perfection is not something you get in real life. If this camera has any disadvantage, it is the steep price. It costs $299.99 which is as much as a middle-of-the-road DSLR. In its defense it must be said that it comes packed with goodies which no camera provides. Another point is the 1st January release date. It just misses Christmas. If it had been released in the middle of December, the sales would surely have gone up massively.
So what we have here is a Polaroid camera which delivers instant prints, but which is more than a camera… A lot more. It is a super camera which packs a huge punch in a small convenient size. You can shoot photos, edit them, take prints and post them on your social media of choice. You can at the same time browse the internet and check your mail. How awesome is that!http://aartiinformatics.com/technology/polaroids-instagram-camera-now-available-for-preorder/http://aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/new-polaroid-camera.jpghttp://aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/new-polaroid-camera-300x300.jpgSOCIAL MEDIATECHNOLOGYinstant polaroid camera,new polaroid camera,polaroid camera,polaroid cameras,polaroid instant cameraA camera that looks like the ubiquitous ‘Instagram’ icon, has a 14MP front sensor and a 2MP rear sensor, runs on Android, and allows you to upload your photos to social media sites, and/or get instant prints. Additionally, the Android platform allows you to check your email or browse...Aarti InformaticsAarti Daartiinformatics@gmail.comAdministratorAarti Informatics lead in development and invention of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, web-based solutions & business strategies.Aarti Informatics