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195 of 195 found the following review helpful:
Be the life of the party. Nov 16, 2011
Anyone who loved using Polaroid or Instant cameras in the past, this little (sort of) gem is going to make you do the Charlie Brown happy dance.
I took this baby out the first night that I got it and while it is a bit bulkier than my tiny point and shoot, it is way more fun. My friends and I were backstage at a show and we were able to take photos with the band and have them autograph the photos for us. Not to mention when was the last time you got a group of people standing around laughing at pictures you just took.
As much as I love my new friend maker, there are a number of pros and cons.
The amount of visual effects that can be added to the pictures is staggering considering that this camera is doing a lot to begin with.
There are 10 different borders from snowflakes, and hearts to standard Polaroid, and for the vintage peel apart enthusiast there is a border just for you.
A multitude of shooting programs from the standard come with every camera (daylight, night, portrait, landscape) to a plethora of fun ones like LOMO, snow (for shooting against snowy background), party, soft skin, flowing water, fisheye, and my personal favorite pre-composition where you can take a picture as a reference first and then shoot the subject in front of the precaptured image.
In addition there are also color options like vintage polaroid, b&w, sepia, and b&w w/ vignetting.
Since it has a memory chip you can give away the printed pictures because have them saved.
The Zink paper doesn't tear.
People are so fascinated by it that you will be required to play show and tell. This gets worse once you print because everyone will want a copy for themselves, and even though the Zink paper is cheaper than the Polaroid film was, at approx. $.60 per print this could get expensive fast.
The battery will only print about 25 shots before dying. I also haven't found a place to purchase an additional battery pack.
The only way to check the battery is to turn the camera on. I wish they had put an indicator light on the outside so you can see when it's safe to unplug. I personally prefer to charge my batteries outside of the camera.
The camera will only hold 10 sheets of paper at a time. Which means you are dragging packs of paper with you.
The printing process is relatively slow, not quite as slow as waiting for a Polaroid to develop, but it won't be shooting that picture out with the speed of it predecessor.
It's the size of the Spectra, so it not going to be sliding into a back pocket or tiny handbag.
It does have a learning curve as I kept finding features but then not being able to locate them again later.
All in all a well made product that brings back a bit of the Polaroid fun days. While I agree it is sitting at a bit of a high price point, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
And if you are Amazon does returns.
P. S. I have read a number of reviews on various other sites with people saying that Polaroid isn't useful any longer as they can capture images with their phones and load directly to Facebook to share. To those people I can only say you are absolutely correct. You can do all of those things and this camera is definitely not for you. Please move on. You don't get it and quite frankly those who do don't feel like explaining it to you.
UPDATE: THERE IS A CARD IN THE BATTERY SLOT THAT SAYS REMOVE BEFORE INSERTING BATTERY. IT IS A BIT HIDDEN SO LOOK FOR IT.
37 of 38 found the following review helpful:
i love my new polaroid it brings back the old good days Nov 20, 2011
"love to party"
If you will Hand a ZINK printer to one of your parents and they¡¯ll probably look at you dumbfounded. Hand a Polaroid camera to them, though, and they¡¯ll know instantly what to do with it. Polaroid, a company that killed off one of their core product offerings to make way for the digital revolution, is finally back with a device that mimics the original form factor of the Polaroid camera yet marries the printer tech of today.
This Polaroid Z340 that I just got is an Instant Digital Camera works like a standard 14 megapixel digital point and shoot camera, allowing you to view photos instantly on the 2.7-inch screen as well as make small edits. Photos can be downloaded to a computer from its SD card or you can print them instantly using the device¡¯s built-in printer. The size of the prints, 3¡Á4¡å, are the same exact size as the first Polaroid camera, which means those with a taste for nostalgia, or perhaps even an aversion to new tech, will instantly understand the offering of this digital camera. The printer, unlike Polaroid¡¯s original camera, uses a tech called ZINK ¨C it stands for Zero Ink. In other words, no ink is used to process the image, and instead depends on an advanced composite material with cyan, yellow, and magenta dye crystals embedded inside. Heat those crystals and an image appears that will last for time to come thanks to a smudge proof tech and a water resistant coating.
26 of 27 found the following review helpful:
Awesome camera! Nov 21, 2011
For those of you who are old fashioned and still like the old style Polaroid camera will have a blast with this. Those of you who are more modern will also like this camera because it also has the features of a digital camera. You can snap photos and put in instant film and duplicate your memories as many times as you want.
16 of 18 found the following review helpful:
How to fix paper jams Mar 02, 2012
I got one of these cameras recently and love it! Although it did get a paper jam- there is a simple way to fix it. If the paper is not sticking out of the front- do not pull with tweezers- call the Polaroid customer service 1-877-456-6055. Tell them your problem and give them your email. They should send you a folder with instructions and a program update. You will want to copy and paste this program onto the SD card that you insert into your camera- I had to go buy one- they cost anywhere from $10-$20 and they will increase the storage capacity of your camera as well as help you out here. Put the SD card back into the camera. Turn the camera off and slide the button to "capture" mode. Then turn on the camera and press "WIDE" repeatedly (The instructions said to press power and wide together-but this did not work for me.) The wide button is the button with 3 trees on it. A menu should pop up and select "computer" and press "ok." Then let it do its thing for about 3 minutes. It should spit out the paper.
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Disappointed Dec 06, 2012
By Photography Student
Although the concept of this camera is excellent, it is not worth the $250 I paid for it. The printing quality of the camera is overall disappointing. The photos look great on the LCD, but once printed they are low quality, miscolored, and noisy. If you are going to sell a product for this much money and praise the quality of Zink printing paper and the cameras ability to do so - then I expect it to make at least half-decent prints. I wouldnt have a problem with the camera otherwise. Maybe if Polaroid made more original Polaroid paper for the cameras that are now cherished, there wouldnt be a need for this instant digital Polaroid with results that are nothing like the original. And yes, there is film for sale on the website, but $23 for 8 photos? Are you kidding me? I am a student trying to get a project done, not go broke.
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