With social media evolving and growing, Instagram and Facebook as well as Ello gaining millions of new users each month, one would think there’s little future in Polaroids. That’s not what’s happening though, as the Polaroid Snap is the newest device from the photography company that has revolutionized travel photography over the years. The Polaroid Snap was demonstrated and introduced at the IFA Berlin 2015 convention this week and people seem to be as excited as they are nostalgic.
The Polaroid Snap is a versatile little device that aims to become the new standard in compact photography. The small, pocket-sized Polaroid Snap is easy to use, as it can shoot and print photos at the push of a button using Zink Zero Ink printing. Although Polaroid photography is still popular, it is less widespread than it used to be as people turn to smartphones for their memories more often than not. Still, fans of vintage photography and nostalgic people as well seem draw to the Polaroid Snap as crowds at IFA gathered to test out the new camera.
The Polaroid Snap comes with a 10 MP camera, which means it can take pretty nice photos, compared to previous editions from the company. The device will instantly print photos at 2*3 inches, making them just as pocket-sized as scrapbook-sized. Using Polaroid’s own photo paper ($30 a pack of 50 sheets), the Polaroid Snap is a go-to camera for travel and instant photography and can be recommended for collages and art especially.
When it comes to pricing and availability, the Polaroid Snap price has been set at $100, but complete availability has not been fully disclosed yet. The camera should start selling in the following few weeks though, as soon as the various color options that will be available are ready to be sold. Although the Polaroid Snap seems rudimentary, it features quite a few shooting modes and helpful controls that will let you take photos that suit your needs and your liking. Since it’s small and its design is closer to the Instagram icon as ever, the Polaroid Snap is a great example of affordability and portability all in one, with a vintage to it.