Wouldn’t it be cool if your kids could print their images so they could show you what they’ve photographed and share them among their friends? Well, the Polaroid Snap will do just that, printing a photo out of the side of the camera.
The Polaroid Snap Camera Review
The Polaroid Snap, launched in September 2015, is the evolution of a union of Polaroid and Zink® Zero Ink® Printing Technology. It has a sleek design easily put into and pulled out of a pocket or bag, unlike the much larger alternatives, and best for spontaneous kids who need a camera in their pocket.
The Polaroid Snap is a kids instant digital camera with 10 MP sensor. It combines digital imaging with easily printed and shareable physical photos at the push of a button. The prints come with stickable backs for easy posting on the fridge door. Of course, a digital copy of the photo is preserved for uploading and that also means you can keep snapping when the print paper runs out.
Design: The Polaroid Snap has a stylish design with a retro feel and a cool looking object for kids to slip out of their pocket, take a photo and get an instant digital camera print. The lack of controls on the camera adds to the retro cool look and it is a great way to learn photography by experimentation. There are controls on the top to allow for full color, B&W or sepia tone. You can even take a photo while the camera is printing. You can (and better) choose between different color cases for a perfect coolness fit.
The Polaroid Snap main features:
- Wide angle 28mm equivalent lens with a magnetic lens cap
- LED mobile phone type flash.
- An optical viewfinder (no display), which doubles as an on/off switch, OR a 1.4″ LCD color screen in the more advanced (and expensive) model.
- A 10 second self timer to take selfies.
- A tripod mount at the bottom.
Charging the Polaroid Snap is done via micro USB socket. The internal lithium-ion battery is non-removable. There is also a micro SD card slot for up to 32GB storage. LED lights signal the status of the battery, printer and SD card. The print paper is reasonably priced at about $0.50 a print, but not cheap enough to be snap happy.
And that’s it. About as basic a digital camera as you could find on the market today. The Polaroid Snap is a fun kids digital camera for photography teaching / learning and fun memories. It is one of the best digital cameras for a day out with friends or just for experimenting with. Everyone will enjoy the pleasure of holding a photo in their hands seconds after it was taken.