Xiao Digital Camera – Polaroid for the 21st Century

Duncan Geere Cameras 3 Comments

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I was having a discussion with my girlfriend the other day about Polaroid Camera. She’s a big fan, but I always thought they represented the worst of both worlds between analogue and digital. Still, some people adore them, and if you’re one of them, then this product, straight out of Japan from toy company Tomy, might excite you.

At its core, it’s essentially just a camera with a printer strapped on. That might not sound particularly impressive, but it replicates exactly what the old Polaroid cameras used to do. The camera is a five megapixel jobby, and has infrared so that mobile phones can send their pics to the camera for printing purposes.

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SHINY VIDEO REVIEW: Polaroid PoGo Printer

Duncan Geere Cameras, Printers 1 Comment

Here’s the Polaroid PoGo. It’s a photo-printer. Lucy checks it out above. It’s Bluetooth, it’s fast, and it’s only £90 or so. The little prints that you get out are 2″ x 3″. Remember that refill cartridges will cost you extra, so budget in for those, too, if you planning to get one.

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The Polaroid is BACK, baby.. yeahhhh!

Ryan Weir Cameras, Gadgets Leave a Comment

‘Click – Snap – Phizzzzzzz.. Plunk. Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap..’

All the sounds of the late great Polaroid Instamatic Camera.. Ahh, how we loved thee.

Not enough to keep buying you perhaps.. but, ahh.. how we loved you all the same.

Yes, the world suffered a great loss in the tragic demise of the Polaroid camera. We mourned it’s passing. We searched on ebay to pick up a straggler. Well, i did. But just when hope was lost, when days were at their darkest.. like a little photographic version of the messiah – the saviour rose again. Indeed, what was once lost is now found, and news that the unique little camera is making it’s way back to the shelves is surely the delight of many a consumer. But things are different this time around, this time it’s wearing a brand new set of 21st Century techno-togs, all like, digitalised and shiny and stuff. A veritable Jesus in a nanotube toga.

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Polaroid wants a slice of Archos' pie, with their MPU-43315 PMP

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Polaroid isn’t exactly renowned for its PMPs, but this 60GB MPU-43315 player looks set to give Archos a run for its money. Maybe.

With specs including a 4.3″ LCD screen, a lithium ion battery that’ll give you four hours of video playback and 16 of audio, plus the old favourites like WMV, MPEG4, MP3, WMA and WAV playback. There’s apparently…

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One day, hopefully we can replace old Polaroids with this digital Polaroid photo frame

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Polaroid may’ve committed suicide just last week, but designer David Friedman over at Ironic Sans has drawn (ok, Adobe Illustrated) up a conceptual digital Polaroid idea, similar to a poxy digital photo frame but obviously with that now-retro appeal.

Photos can be loaded onto the Polaroid by the memory card slot at the bottom of the frame, and with the touch-screen, you can choose…

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YouTube Video of the Day – Polaroid film

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For me, YouTube is at its best when showcasing young talent. That an catching up highlights from footy matches you’ve missed. Here’s an experiment to “exploit the single frames that make up an animated film” says filmmaker Jordan C Greenhalgh. The short was created with 987 polaroids and no computer compositing… and looks all the better for it. Although, he did use a computer to upload it…

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