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you lost your gimick

January 9th, 2009 at 11:00 am

Polaroid is coming out with a 'new' insta print camera.

It is $200 for grainy low res photos printed on special peper.

But it is as instant as the old kind. Except without the shaking. Now I know as well as you that shaking the Polaroid did nothing useful (and may have harmed the photo) but it felt good to do something while waiting for the magic picture to appear.

The new camera wont need shaking, and in fact from what I can tell you have to leave the whole camera along for the minute it takes to print a picture.

I like the concept of instant pictures (in fact I could use some to make 'licenses' for the Scout Pinewood Derby next weekend) but I can't see paying that much for grainy pictures.

Not when I can take great photos with my camera then print them on sticker paper myself so much easier.

Though my printer wont be at the derby...

Anyway, Poloroid seems to have lost it's gimmick. Maybe instead of trying to get a fast printer they should try to make better quality shakeable photos....Even if they made the pictures print by having to shake the camera.. (the more you shake more it prints....)

6 Responses to “you lost your gimick”

  1. kdmoffett25 Says:

    LOL I remember shaking the photos... we thought it made it so much faster!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Polaroid drop the ball majorly. While the rest of the world moved on to digital, Polaroid didn't think digital could compete with film, so they stuck to their guns with 35mm film and instant film. I still remember a revamp of the instant film camera from a only a few years back. I think they have digital cameras now, but I wouldn't know. I haven't looked.

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    I have a very small photo printer by hp. I think it was less than $100 when I bought it several years ago (and it was NEW technology!). You can put your memory card (it takes several kinds) in and then print pictures. I got it to use with kids at Brownies, and that kind of thing.

    Polaroid blew it!

  4. nanamom Says:

    I have a camera that fits into its printer and you can make pictures that way. Would work well for that usage. Sorry I can't get it to you in time.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Heh. I think I still have my Polaroid camera (the instant pictures kind.) I wonder if they even make film for it anymore? Big Grin

  6. PrincessPerky Says:

    No they stopped making film last year I think.

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