Polaroid, the mother of instant print cameras is back with the next generation digital camera Snap Touch.
While the market celebrated the analog instant print cameras these past few years – its novelty didn’t really stick, with me, at least. I received at least a couple of those analog instant print cameras. They were exciting for at least two minutes, but that’s it. I quit snapping as soon as I realized – what’s the point of capturing moments, when I can’t store them digitally, in this digital age! It was stone age fun, to be honest. We have long bid adieu to jurassic technology, as far as I know.
I super love that I recently got my hands on a spanking new Polaroid Snap Touch! Before I get ahead of myself, allow me to share the specifications of my new toy.
Polaroid Snap Touch Features and Specifications
• Instant 2×3″ color prints
• 3.5″ LCD touchscreen viewfinder
• 13MP photos
• 1080p/720p video
• Bluetooth connectivity
• Photobooth mode
• Burst mode
• Filters, borders, and digital stickers
• Auto timer
• Built-in selfie mirror
• MicroSD card slot (up to 128GB)
• Micro USB port
• Microphone & speaker
• Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Integrated Printer Features
• Snap and print — no computer connections needed
• 2×3” full color, waterproof prints using ZINK® Zero Ink®
• No Ink. No Hassles.™ — no ink cartridges or ribbons to throw away
Polaroid Print App
• App for iOS and Android
• Edit, add extras, and print from other sources
• Polaroid Snap Touch camera
• Micro USB cable
• ZINK® photo paper 10-pack
• Wrist strap
• User guide
Here’s my unboxing and first impressions video clip of Polaroid Snap Touch.
Polaroid Snap Touch prints on Premium Zink Paper
• Borderless, 2×3” color prints
• Brighter, sharper images
• Improved color balance
• Peel-off, sticky-backed photo paper
• Prints dry to touch
• Smudge-proof, water-resistant, tear-resistant photos
• Prints using ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology
• Works with 2×3” ZINK® compatible Polaroid products
Take note to take the Zink paper off the camera when not in use – this is made of thermal paper and we wouldn’t wanna hurt our photo quality by keeping them in the Snap Touch when not in use.
What I love most about Polaroid Snap Touch is it can double as an instant mobile printer. No fuss instant printing! I have tons of photos in my mobile that I would love to get printed. Everything to love about not being limited to print images taken by the camera itself alone.
Download the Snap Touch Mobile Application on your mobile – both Android and iOs are supported.
Connection to my iPhone via Bluetooth was a breeze.
Follow the prompt to access photos from device.
The Snap Touch app enables the user to edit photos, even add cute stickers to images before printing! Go sticker silly all you want! 🙂
Don’t forget to rotate your photo if you need to, otherwise it’s going to get printed according to the orientation it’s commanded to print.
Yep, no analog prints for moi! I’m definitely choosing the brighter, sharper digital prints in a heartbeat. I also get to store digital copies of photos I love. Polaroid Snap Touch is a keeper! 🙂
Now that’s something you don’t get out of analog instant prints, right? Smudge-proof, water-resistant, tear-resistant photos, sticker-back to boot! I super love my Polaroid Snap Touch!
We will soon troop to our home in Cebu, Plantation Bay! Here’s to getting stoked as I will surely print away our favorite snaps while we’re there. Another happy news is with all the added perks of the Zink Paper being water-proof, tear-proof, sticker-back, et. al, it’s still cheaper at P35/sheet as compared to its analog counterpart.
Polaroid Snap Touch retails for P10,990. Visit www.indefinitatrading.com, Polaroid’s exclusive distributor here in the Philippines, and follow Polaroid by Indefinita on Facebook to learn more about Polaroid products.