Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Markets in Everything: Polaroid's New Instant Digital Camera, a Portable Digital Photo Booth

Coolest Gadgets -- "The $300 Polaroid Z340 is said to boast of a full-function 14-megapixel digital camera as well as a built-in ZINK printer, delivering a whole new twist on the instant experience. This camera enables you to customize each individual photo between the snap and share process, turning it into a portable digital photo booth, now how about that? You will be able to deliver such images from a file to print in under a minute."

7 Comments:

At 11/09/2011 10:46 AM, Blogger Bruce Hall said...

I had something like that in the 1960s only it wasn't digital and the prints were black and white. What you saw, you almost got.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7k2uwJmwxo

 
At 11/09/2011 11:25 AM, Blogger Cabodog said...

Printing a photo is so... 1990's.

My Android phone can snap a picture and very quickly distribute it to friends via email or Facebook.

Good luck Polaroid.

 
At 11/09/2011 5:22 PM, Blogger juandos said...

To little, to late, and to much money for what is essentially ten year old(or older) technology...

 
At 11/09/2011 10:26 PM, OpenID Sprewell said...

Yeah, who prints stuff these days? Much better viewing experience on your tablet or your HD monitor back home, which are widely available for $150 these days.

 
At 11/10/2011 7:23 AM, Blogger sykes.1 said...

People just won't learn. All magnetic media dies. If all your stuff is on a tablet, you're going to lose it.

Nonacid paper is much more durable. The only real question in printed photos is the longevity of the inks, especially the color inks. Ink longevity is very good in modern desktop printers, but if Polaroid is true its own tradition its inks will fade.

Baked clay is best for longterm record keeping.

 
At 11/10/2011 5:14 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

>>> People just won't learn. All magnetic media dies. If all your stuff is on a tablet, you're going to lose it.

LOLZ, this is why we have these things called backups.

The modern DVD can hold one hell of a lot of pictures, and costs way less than $1 each. Give it a few more years and the burnable blu-ray will take over from DVDs, and give you near-infinite pictures on a backup disk. It takes HQ music and/or video to fill a blu ray overfast.

 
At 11/10/2011 9:25 PM, OpenID Sprewell said...

I think sykes was joking, hence the baked clay punchline. :) At least, that's what I'd hope. ;)

 

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