Polaroid Introduces Photo-printing Digital Camera
Polaroid unveiled this week a new digital camera that prints photos—a feature that harkens back to the famous Polaroid Spectra cameras of the 1980s.
Called the Z340 Instant Digital Camera, the the black, rectangular, digital photo-printing camera comes equipped with a 14-megapixel sensor and a 2.7 inch LCD image viewer.
As PC World notes, the $300 device offers not only a printing capability but also an editing component, which allows users to adjust the size, color and tint of photographs before they print. Users can take 75 photographs and print 25 3- by 4- inch photographs on the strength of a single charge to the camera's lithium-ion battery.
According to PC World, “The heat-activated color printing process uses Zero Ink Printing Technology from Zink Imaging Inc. Cyan, yellow and magenta crystals inside the Zink printing paper are clear until heated by the photo process to create the images.”
A replacement 30-pack of Polaroid Zink paper costs $20.
Polaroid introduced the camera Tuesday at the New York Press Preview for the 2012 International CES, set to take place this January in Las Vegas, Nev.
The camera is currently available for purchase at Store.polaroid.com, B&H Electronics, Adorama and Amazon.