Are you ready to have your heart broken? The GIF-TY camera, designed and built by Jiho Jang as part of his college thesis, is an adorable Polaroid-like snapper that captures animated GIFs and actually prints them out as tiny flipbooks on instant Z-ink paper. Except that for the time being, you can't buy one.
I don't know how well this would perform, but I love the retro front design of the new Polaroid Z2300 instant digital camera. It has a 10 megapixel sensor and can produce 2 x 3-inch prints using ink-less Zink technology.
While the tears spilled mourning the death of Polaroid's instant film division are still somewhat damp, the company has a little spark of an announcement that could make hardcore 'roiders (of the best kind) happy-the company looks like it's finally getting serious about building its Zink instant digital printing tech…
The Gadget: The Polaroid PoGo, an inkless printer that prints 2" x 3" sticker pictures from digital cameras via USB and cellphones over Bluetooth.
Zink's zero-ink technology was developed in Polaroid labs, so its nice seeing the tech making it back to its home marquee. More on Zink's cellphone printer and camera with the printer built in, here.
This rather large camera has a Zink based printer tucked inside. Can you say Polaroid awesomeness?
The DEMO launch you can hold in your hand is the Zink cellphone photo printer. It uses dye embedded paper inside of a pocket-sized printer to do wallet sized prints. The competition? There isn't any.
Polaroid is not dead yet. Apparently it was only sleeping, but now its research labs have smelled the coffee and spun off Zink, a company whose first product will be a stand-alone printer that's about the size of a deck of cards. This one-button printer is designed to easily connect to a camera phone, and will cost…