Polaroid’s Socialmatic Instant Camera has finally hit stores, after a year of rumors, and it’s definitely no slouch. At $299.99, it features 14-megapixel forward-facing and 2-megapixel user-facing cameras, GPS / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth connectivity, 4.5″ touchscreen, 4GB of internal storage (expandable to 32GB), built-in photo editing software, and an integrated ZINK Zero Ink printer. At the push of a button, the camera spits out vibrant, smudge-proof, and water-resistant prints measuring 2 x 3 inches. Product page. Continue reading for the video review and more information.
Closing the gap between camera and rocket launcher, the Polaroid Socialmatic boasts a full-fledged Android operating system that turns it into a powerful personal computer, complete with a desktop-grade Internet browser and email client. These enable photo geo-tagging, remote printing, and a unique QR code feature: It embeds a code that can be scanned by smartphones, smart cameras, and other digital devices, thus providing you the ability to track and follow your photos as they make their cyberspace journey around the world. More information.