Digital photography is great, but nothing beats holding an actual photo in your mitts. So wouldn’t it be spiffing if eggheads created a camera capable of spewing out prints on the fly? They have, and it’s called the Polaroid Two - Digital Instant Camera.
Combining the instant fun of an old school Polaroid camera with the groundbreaking technology of the smash hit PoGo Printer, this up to 7 mega pixel* snapper does exactly what it says on the tin; takes a picture then ejects a print on a 2”x3” slice of sticky-back photo paper. Cool, eh!
...40 seconds later - shazzam!
The whole process takes about forty seconds and, unlike the Polaroid cameras of yesteryear, you can dispense with duds by checking your efforts via the 3” LCD screen. You can also crop pics before printing, add borders, remove red-eye and print dates.
It's an impressive digital camera
Throw in an electronic timer, movie mode with sound, rechargeable battery (15 prints per full charge) and 4x digital zoom and you’re looking at a camera that’s guaranteed to elicit oohs and aahs every time you pull it out. And let’s be honest, taking Polaroids has always been about other people’s reactions, good or otherwise: “If you don’t rip that up right now…”
1) Macro/Landscape mode 2) USB port 3) DC power port
Just like a normal digital camera, this best-of-both-worlds gizmo records images to a memory card so you can USB snaps to your computer if you don’t fancy printing them. Talking of printing, the PoGo’s integrated printer uses heat-activated Zink paper (additional packs available at Firebox); smudge-proof, water-resistant, fade-resistant and tear-proof, the only thing this miraculous stuff can’t do is make you look attractive after a ten pint session.
The magic Zink (Zero Ink) paper!
Seeing as instant-gratification is de rigueur these days, there’s never been a better time to buy an instant camera and indulge in a bit of sticky piccy fun. Crack the Polaroid Two out at parties, meetings, festivals, holidays, debauched nights out – you name it.
In terms of ‘wow, cool!’ gadgets, this smart little camera is right up there. The only thing it won’t do is get you beaten to a pulp, as you’ll no longer have to perform that daft, potentially suggestive shake to dry your prints. Smile!
*7 mega pixel images via interpolation (camera automatically increases the 5 mega pixel sensor image to produce a 7 mega pixel quality image, 3072 x 2304 pixel resolution)