Polaroid Z340 Instant Digital Camera Hands-On

Polaroid Z340

Polaroid’s Z340 instant digital camera is a bit of a throwback to the old-school Polaroid film cameras.  The new Z340 uses Zink zero in technology for printing digitally-capture images instantly from the camera.  I had a chance to take a closer look at the Z340 on the show floor at CES 2012.

The digital side of the camera features a 14MP image sensor and 2.7″ LCD.  The good thing about having a digital instant camera (as compared to the Polaroid film cameras) is that you can review your images before you print AND you have more than a single print of the image thanks to SD storage for your images.  The big takeaway for me is that it saves money since you can review the images before you print and only print the keepers.

The Z340 prints 3×4″ full color prints and gives you the ability to edit in camera and add borders like the classic Polaroid border.  The print quality is not great or anything, but that’s never really been the point of Polaroid instant prints anyway.

The Z340 runs $299 and a 30 pack of Zink film for it runs $19.99 (i.e., 66 cents per print).  Check the Z340 out on Amazon.

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