LAS VEGAS -- There has always been a certain amount of magic to a classic Polaroid camera, with how the image emerges from a blank space. Polaroid hopes that a bit of that nostalgia will rub off on the Socialmatic camera, which originally appeared as a concept from ADR Studio back in 2012.
The Android-based Socialmatic takes a two-pronged approach to sharing the images captured with its 14MP front camera and 2MP back camera. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you upload the pics to your favorite social media sites. A built-in ink-less printing system also lets you produce 2x3-inch prints with sticker backings so you can plaster your masterpieces all over the real world as well.
Just like with classic Polaroid cameras, you will need special supplies to make your pics come out. It uses heat-activated Zink paper, which costs about $30 for 80 sheets. It takes under a minute to print out an image. As with old-school Polaroid photos, there is really no need to shake them, unless you just want to for fun.… Read more
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