Polaroid Pop is the latest reimagining of the vintage photography classic and should come and combine the analog with the digital.
The company is not at its first digital and analog mix. Polaroid is a Minnesota-based company. It is both a product marketer and brand licensor. Its Polaroid instant cameras and film are perhaps its best-known products. As a company, it is specialized in consumer electronics and also eyewear.
Polaroid cameras were highly popular when they were invented. Their release in the 1930’s was met with great enthusiasm. However, over the years, the camera fell out of use. It was replaced by instant cameras. These were later replaced by digital variants.
Still, in recent years, the area has seen a rebirth. As such, the company released new products. These are mixes of the digital and analog technology. One such example is the Polaroid Snap.
A more recent, and perhaps better example is Polaroid Pop. This latter was revealed last week. It was announced and previewed during CES.
Polaroid Pop is essentially a digital camera. It has a 3.97-inch LCD. The touchscreen allows the users to frame shots. It also enables a menu navigation.
The camera will come equipped with a 20-megapixels CMOS sensor. As such, it should ensure quite clear pictures. Polaroid Pop will feature the return of a fan favorite. The camera will have a 3×4 picture format.
It will, as such, depart from the previous mini film products. A picture should come to closely resemble a classic polaroid. The border logo should be the sole difference. This will most likely fit around the photo.
Polaroid Pop will use ZINK Zero Ink paper. As such, it will feature water-resistant photos. These should also be tear-resistant. Besides their endurance, the paper will also have a sticker back. With it, the photos should be easy to place, basically anywhere.
Still, the camera will also benefit from modern options. It will be Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled. This means that it could be used as a printer. Through it, users will find it easier to print their desired photographs. These can have both a camera internal and external source.
External pictures can be sent through an app. The company is offering a Polaroid Print app. This will be available on both an Android and iOS version.
Polaroid Pop will also offer onboard editing tools. Photos can be edited through the add. Editing features will include adding effects, stickers, and filters. Users will also be able to fine-tune the image’s makeup. Following this process, the images will also be printer ready.
The camera will also feature a self-timer. As it follows the latest trends, it will also be selfie-friendly. Polaroid Pop will sport a microSD slot. This will support memory cards of up to 128GB.
Polaroid Pop will be more than a camera and a printer. It will also work as a recorder. Users can capture 1080p videos.
As of yet, Polaroid has not announced a market price. Reports state that the camera will be in the $200 range. A release date has also to be announced. Estimates place its release for the later part of 2017.
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