Polaroid Snap Touch Review

Pros: The monitor looks great and the bluetooth printing from a smartphone is an advantage. Both the digital and print version gives pretty great quality.
Cons: Smartphones sometimes have a better picture quality that what this camera can offer. As usual the film can become expensive. The flash on the camera is not that good.

Instant cameras set your snaps free immediately you click the snap button, but if you are not careful, you could end up with a lot of blurry parts, inferior exposures, and wrong angles. Polaroid cameras have been everywhere for the past 40 years, and they are the first company to bring into existence an instant camera.

Polaroid released its Instant Snap Camera just last year; we were a little bit puzzled by the fact that it had no monitor as a digital camera. But today the company just released an updated model with a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen.

Specifications

The optical sensor resolution is 13.0-Megapixel with a full HD video recording mode of 720p and 1080p and a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080. The snap touch has a dimension of 51 x 102 x 91 mm and has a mass of 358g. The memory card slot can take up to 128GB, and it also includes a pop-up flash when the shutter button is pressed. The Snap Touch allows you to select the shooting mode that best suit you.

The camera can now be used like any other digital camera on like the Polaroid Snap that you need to take the memory card out to view its images on another device. It comes with a USB 2.0, self-timer, built-in speakers and multi-picture burst. An inbuilt rechargeable battery powers the Snap Touch Camera.

The camera is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity that enables you to upload pictures from the camera to your smartphone or tablet, and you can also send photos to the camera from your smartphone or tablet for instant printing. All you need is the Polaroid Print App to be able to perform this operation. The app is compatible with Android 4.0 and up or iOS 8.2 and up.

The camera has the same Zero Ink printing process as the initial snap version, and it can hold up to 10 sheets all at once. The selling point of this Polaroid camera is the capability to print instantly.

Advantages

  • The monitor looks great
  • Bluetooth printing from a smartphone is an advantage.
  • Both the digital and print version gives the best quality.

Disadvantages

  • Smartphones sometimes have a better picture quality.
  • Paper is expensive.
  • The flashlight is not all that good.

The Verdict

There are so many of products on the market today that were designed to look attractive but make the best performance when it comes to usage. Polaroid Snap Touch is not one of these products.

The snap Touch was not made to replace a compact camera. Your smartphone can do a better job when it comes to taking photos (that’s if you have a better smartphone than this anyway). Its menu could have a lot more designs than just the basics. It better to just think of it has an extra gadget alongside your smartphone or any other digital camera.

For others that would like to have a printed copy of pictures taken right away, the Snap Touch can come in handy. It is just a clean and attractive camera that fans will appreciate but can’t be used to replace your smartphone camera.

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