Polaroid has recently unveiled their latest ultra-portable optical zoom WiFi camera, the iZone. Designed to be the ultimate companion to your iOS or Android device (once paired using the built-in WiFi, you can use your smartphone as a viewfinder and save the images taken with the Polaroid iZone camera directly to your smartphone), this tiny camera is equipped with an 18-megapixel image sensor, a built-in flash, an 8x optical zoom lens, a 32MB of internal memory and a built-in tripod mount. Measuring only 2″ by 2″ square and produced by Sakar International, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid iZone is expected to hit the market this spring for a retail price of $179.99. [Polaroid]
You can now pre-order the new Polaroid Socialmatic instant camera in the US via Amazon. This Android-powered instant camera retails for $299.99 and will be released on January 1, 2015. Designed to empower people all over the world to instantly capture, print and share life’s moments in ways never before possible, this innovative camera boasts a 14MP forward-facing camera with LED flash, a 2MP user-facing camera, a 4.5-inch Full color LCD touchscreen, a 4GB of expandable internal storage (up to 32GB) and built-in stereo speakers. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Polaroid Socialmatic adopts the ZINK Zero Ink printing technology and comes with built-in WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. Pre-order yours now! [Product Page]
Polaroid has just announced the availability of their new lifestyle action video camera ‘Polaroid Cube’ in the US market. Standing at just 35mm, this tiny weatherproof and splash proof camera packs a 124-degree wide-angle lens so you can get the big shot, a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of storage, a magnet on the bottom for sticking it on your helmet, skateboard or any metal surface and a built-in lithium battery that records up to 90 minutes. Offered in a variety of eye-catching colors including black, red and blue, the Polaroid Cube can capture high definition video at 1080p or 720p (30fps) and still images at 6MP with a simple one-button operation. Grab yours now for just $99.99. [Product Page]
Once upon a time Intagram “borrowed” from Polaroid when they designed their logo. And now, as ironic as it may be, Polaroid is back with a new camera that looks almost exactly like Instagram’s logo. This is an interesting case of digital cannibalism to the next level.