Polaroid celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, and they are kicking off their milestone year with the debut of the Polaroid Pop. It is the latest camera in the Polaroid Instant Digital Print line, and it pairs wireless technology with the iconic Polaroid 3″x4″ print.
The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera combines a sleek, modern design and digital technology with the classic 3″x4″ instant print format that is reminiscent of the brand’s iconic legacy instant print cameras.
Just like the Polaroid Snap and Polaroid Snap Touch instant digital cameras and the Polaroid Zip instant photoprinter, at the heart of the new Polaroid Pop instant digital camera is an integrated printer using ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology. This gives users the ability to automatically print full color photos in the iconic 3″x4″ format with the Polaroid Classic Border Logo resulting in a 3.5”x4.25” print.
The Polaroid Pop also featured a traditional camera experience. The camera includes a 3.97-inch touchscreen LCD for framing shots and navigating the camera’s menu, a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and dual LED flash for high quality images, image stabilization, as well as 1080p full HD video recording capability. All images and video are stored on a micro SD card (up to 128GB).
The Polaroid Pop can quickly and easily connect to a mobile device using a dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip, transforming the camera into an instant photo printer. Via the Polaroid print app, available free for iOS and Android, users can edit and enhance their prints with a number of creative filters, digital stickers, effects, and controls. No matter what device they use to capture images, users will be able to share the fun with their own creative flair. The Polaroid Pop is ideal for today’s selfie shooters thanks to a self-timer. Additionally the Polaroid Pop has three color modes – black and white, color, and vintage sepia to give users that iconic Polaroid look and feel.
Visit Polaroid at CES 2017 in Central Hall at the Polaroid booth #16614.
Polaroid is debuting the next generation of the Instant Print Camera, the Polaroid Snap+ at CES 2016. Building off the success of its first generation Polaroid Snap, Polaroid Snap + brings a number of new features to the table that will add even more fun and versatility to the instant print photography experience.
Taking the Polaroid Snap to the next level, the Polaroid Snap+ instant print camera incorporates a wide range of updated features for a traditional and instant digital camera experience. Updates include the addition of a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD for framing shots and navigating the camera’s menu, a new and improved 13 megapixel CMOS sensor for higher-quality images as well as 1080p full HD video recording capability. All images and video are stored on a micro SD card (up to 128GB).
Perhaps the most exciting addition to the new Polaroid Snap+ is remote connectivity through Bluetooth to the Polaroid print app that will allow the camera to connect to and print from other devices such as smartphones and tablets. The app, available free for iOS and Android, will give users the ability to edit and enhance their prints with a number of creative filters, digital stickers, effects and controls.
Like the Polaroid Snap instant print camera, at the heart of the new Polaroid Snap + is an integrated printer using ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology, which gives users the ability to print full color, 2×3” prints automatically when an image is captured. With the new Polaroid Snap+, up to ten images can be queued to print at any time, so that photos can still be taken while prints are in progress.
Of course, the new Polaroid Snap+ is ideal for today’s selfie shooters thanks to a self-timer and the addition of a pop-up selfie mirror that ensures that the user is framed perfectly in the shot. Additionally, the Polaroid Snap+ has three color modes – black and white, color, and vintage sepia – with the option to print with or without the Polaroid Classic Border Logo.
Visit Polaroid at Central Hall booth #13514 at CES 2016
Polaroid has announced a new automobile dashcam, the Wi-Fi-enabled Polaroid PD-W63C, will be joining their collection of easy to use dash cameras. It will be available to consumers in the United States. The Polaroid PD-W63C will be available in early 2016 at an MSRP of $199.99.
The Polaroid line of dashcams provide drivers with piece of mind by offering credible documentation for events that occur while on the road, and serving as a hands-free method of capturing their on-the-go experiences. The Polaroid PD-W63C dashcam captures clear and crisp 1296p HD video.
The camera’s Wi-Fi capabilities offer easy control through an Android or iOS app, while allowing for instant sharing of videos with friends and family in the case of an incident. The overall size of the camera is compact, the large 2.0” LED display screen is paired with a wide 150-degree angle lens, allowing users to capture wide scope moments.
The Polaroid PD-W63C is also equipped with a built-in 3-axis G-force sensor, enabling hands-free video recording in the event of an accident. Emergency recording capabilities are automatically triggered when an accident occurs, and video recordings are subsequently dated and time-stamped, protected from loop recording overwrites, and saved on a Micro-SD card (up to 64GB).
Like the rest of the collection, the Polaroid PD-W63C dashcam is easy to use and simple to install. The camera comes equipped with a mounting bracket, a car charger and an extra-long power cord that allows it to be mounted in multiple locations throughout the vehicle. While connected to the ignition switch, the dash camera will automatically turn on when the vehicle starts and automatically shut off when the vehicle turns off.
The Polaroid PD-W63C and entire dashcam line will be on display at the Polaroid booth #13514 at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 6-9, in Las Vegas.
Polaroid is an iconic brand in consumer electronics. For years, the company’s name was synonymous with its instant-print cameras. But now that digital photography is the standard, what has Polaroid done to bring itself into the 21st century?
To answer that question, Scott talked to Joseph at the Polaroid Mobile booth. Joseph demonstrated two new Google-certified Android-based Polaroid phones. The first phone is the Polaroid Flip. The Flip comes with an 8-megapixel back-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It’s expected to retail for $179.99.
The second Polaroid Mobile phone is called the Selfie. This device uses an innovative “spinning” 13-megapixel camera that can be turned to use as a back or front-facing camera. The Selfie will go on sale for $199.
Both cameras will run Google-certified “stock” Android 5.0 and both cameras will be unlocked so they can be used with most international GSM carriers.
Interview by Scott of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology for the TechPodcast Network.
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Polaroid grabbed a lot of attention this week when it announced an Android camera, but the company did not stop there. It also unveiled two new Android tablets — both a 7 and 10 inch version.
The company chose to post no official press release, however press representative Melissa Hoistion referred me to the company’s web site. That resulted in no information, but Cnet reports that both devices are running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), while the M7 has a dual-core processor and M10 packs a quad-core processor. Both have a 2 MP front-facing camera and 8 GB of internal storage.
Not much more information is available at this time, but I have been promised a review unit, so stay tuned for more information to come in the near future.
Most cameras are great if you want to take a picture straight ahead, but what happens when you need to take one at angle or maybe you want to take a self portrait. What do you do then, you can hold the camera out at the angle and hope you get the picture, or you can use the Casio EXilim TRYX. The Casio Exilim TRYX is different from other cameras because of its flexibility. The camera is attached to the frame by only the lens, the rest of the body can swing out to any angle you need it too. It has a 3″ LCD screen, a ultra-wide angle 12mm lens, a 12.1 CMOS sensor. It has a Slide Panorama Mode which captures a 360-degree image. Because the camera is flexible you can turn the lens toward you and be able to see your self in the LCD scene and take a great self portrait.
The camera can also be used as a video camera. You could use the frame as a handle and hang it off a door knob and use the motion-triggered self -time. It can do slow motion video captures up to speed of 240fps.
The second camera which is more interesting for how its made rather then the actual camera is the one that was introduced by Lady Gaga and made by Polaroid. The GL20 Camera Glasses have the camera inside the glass frame. You can take a picture of what you are seeing and then show the pictures on the frame directly to those you took a picture of. There is a usb key in the glasses so you can upload the pictures to a computer and share them online. This is a great gimmick camera, but really how often would you want to use something like this unless you are Lady Gaga, not very often I suspect. Although I don’t suspect the camera itself will be very popular, for Polaroid its already a hit, after all it got people talking about a Polaroid camera for the first time in a long time.
I don’t expect either of these cameras to be bigger sellers, but you never know. That is part of what makes CES fun, sometimes the least expect gadget becomes the hit Anything is possible.