Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Polaroid Gets a Major Upgrade

I'm an 80s baby so I can somewhat remember the time when photos were instantly printed using the old-skool Polaroid camera.
It was big and loud. Once the picture printed, you had to blow it and fan hopes of getting a good shot (cracking up just thinking about it).
Well if you still have one of those cameras, hold on to it, its value is going up. Meanwhile, for the rest of us who are searching for Polaroid to make a comeback in this 'digital age,' it seems like they are doing just that.

Take a look at this....

The PoGo instant digital camera works like your regular 5 megapixel digital camera – just point and shoot. It has all the bells and whistles: a 3″ LCD screen, an electronic timer, movie recording with sounds as well as minor photo editing functions. But the one thing this camera has that others don't....there is an opening on the side of the camera where the special Zink photo paper is printed.

It takes about 40 seconds to get a 2″x3″ photo. It has a sticky back making it easy to be used on scrap books or a bulletin board. The photos are smudge proof, water resistant, fade resistant, and tear proof.

I'm sold.

And get this, it's only $195 which is comparable to other digital cameras.

The downside is that it only lasts for about 20 photos before the lithium ion battery needs recharging. Well shoot! That won't work. I take 20 pictures in 20 seconds.

Plus, I can only imagine the headache that would come with trying to order a printer cartridge or more black sheets to print photos.

Oh, well...I guess my camera search continues. But for those of you are are interested:

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