The Polaroid Snap, a quirky digital camera with an integrated printer, is finally on sale. $100 gets you your choice of white, black, or blue; the 32GB microSD card and 80s hipster fashion are optional extras.
You don’t buy an instant camera because you care about photo quality. You buy it because you yearn for a simpler, easier time, when photographs were tangible objects, and cameras came in cutesy colors and swallowed film.
The classic toy camera Diana F+ can now be bought as an Instant Camera package for $140. Previously, you had to buy a separate instant back to the camera for $90, not to mention the $90 it cost for the Diana F+ camera itself. Save a few bucks! [Lomography]
Mind you, if I were TM Wong's wife, I could happily put up with the clutter if I got to try out a new instant camera every day for close to three years.
Now that we know Polaroid's reissued film is pricier than a three-course meal, it's time to look at alternatives. FujiFilm's been doing a fine line in instant cameras, and their upcoming Instax mini50S Cheki looks suitably teensy for pockets.