The first Polaroid came way before the internet existed. No surprise that the latter contributed to the former’s extinction. The latest, though — the Polaroid Pop Instant Camera — is built for internet age, though without forgetting its origins.
The Pop snaps and prints full color photos using a ZINK Zero Ink printer with Polaroid’s signature border around the image. But it doesn’t have to print each one: the camera also saves its images, shot with a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor, to a microSD card up to 128GB in size, viewable on the cam’s 4-inch LCD touchscreen.
It’s also equipped with both WiFi and Bluetooth for linking to your Android or iOS device to share images — or to double as a printer for your images captured on other devices.
Other features include a dual LED flash, image stabilization, and a self-timer. And with its simple interface it’s as easy and inviting to use as the classic Polaroid once was, only way more functional.