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Polaroid Instant Digital Camera with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology Z230E

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  • Digital camera with integrated printer instantly delivers full-bleed borderless images that are dry to the touch
  • Features automatic image quality optimization with water-resistant, tear-proof, smudge-proof and peel-off prints
  • Prints 2 x 3-inch borderless color images in under a minute
  • Print speed: 60 seconds per print, from snap to share
  • Accessories Included: 10 sheets Polaroid PoGo ZINK Photo Paper, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter/charger, USB cable
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Polaroid
  • Model: CZA-05300B
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 5 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 4 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 2 x 3 inches ; 10.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001RIYUJQ
  • Item model number: CZA-05300B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,432 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 30, 2009

Product Description

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The Polaroid CZA-05300 PoGo Instant Digital Camera is the first digital camera and printer combination that is small enough to take on-the-go. The digital version of Polaroid's iconic instant camera, the Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera is a full-feature digital camera with an integrated printer.

Camera Features
5.0 megapixel digital camera
3.0-inch bright color LCD for viewing images
4x digital zoom
SD compatible for expanded memory
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Instant Magic
Prints without ink using ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology from ZINK Imaging
Smudge-proof, water-resistant, tear-resistant photos
No Ink. No Hassles™ - no ink cartridges or ribbons to throw away

Print and Share
2 x 3-inch borderless color images in under a minute
Snap, print, share - no computer connections needed
Peel-off, sticky-backed photo paper

Integrated Printer Features
View and crop images on camera before printing
Option to print date, file number
Add a fun border to your photo including the classic Polaroid frame
Automatically save photos to camera or SD card for downloading
Print in about 40 seconds
Print up to 20 photos per full battery charge

ZINK Technology: A radically new way to print - instantly
ZINK stands for Zero Ink - a new and simpler approach to printing where high quality, colorful, durable and affordable prints are magically created -- all without a drop of ink. The ZINK Technology, invented by ZINK Imaging, encompasses both the ZINK Paper and the intelligence embedded in every ZINK-enabled device. Over 100 patents and patents pending were generated in the development of this breakthrough technology.

The heart of this new "ZINK" category of printing is the ZINK Paper. The patented ZINK Paper is an advanced composite material with embedded yellow, magenta and cyan dye crystals, activated with 200 million heat pulses, in 30 seconds, in a single pass. With 100 billion crystals in a 2 x 3-inch print, the paper is 100-percent inkless. A ZINK-enabled printer uses heat to activate and colorize these crystals. Because there is no ink, every ZINK-enabled device has the unique benefits of being small, simple and elegant

Polaroid is leveraging the ZINK Technology to bring a new family of digital instant products to the marketplace. The Polaroid Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer is the first ZINK-enabled device available.

Accessories Included

  • 10 sheets Polaroid PoGo ZINK Photo Paper
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • AC adapter/charger
  • USB cable
  • Carrying pouch
  • Wrist strap

Product Description

The Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera is the first digital camera and printer combination that is small enough to take on-the-go. The digital version of Polaroid's iconic instant camera, the Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera is a full-feature digital camera with an integrated printer. The 5.0-megapixel digital camera with 4x digital zoom has a 3.0-inch LCD screen, an SD memory card slot for saving pictures, and a number of picture enhancement features including red-eye removal, image stabilization, face tracking, and smile detection. No computer connections needed to print the 2x3-inch full-color, sticky-back prints and you can document each picture taken by including print dates or file numbers. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for approximately 20 photos before it needs to be recharged.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's a fun toy, but not a great camera.
feysidhe
The picture/print quality was pretty darn good!
Pupsqueak
The resolution of the photos is terrible.
Pub. Def.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

230 of 237 people found the following review helpful By Justin on August 5, 2009
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This is an early review (a pre-ordered camera only arrived a couple of days ago) so I've only spent a few hours using it.
Quick summary - in some ways the camera is surprisingly limited, and it's a bit bulky (and very ugly), but this is overshadowed by having a built-in photo-printer at the price of a regular digital camera. It offers the instant-printing of the old Polaroids, but with greatly increased digital flexibility, and lower operating cost.

With an overall thumbs-up in mind, some other notes:

The camera functions are quite basic and bare-bones compared to pocket cameras today, though are more advanced than a cellphone camera. There is no zoom, just "digital zoom". There are too few buttons to operate camera settings on the go without navigating through menus, so if the environment isn't suited to just point-and-click, I'm likely to miss my shot, and if the conditions are too challenging (low light and high movement), I'm likely to fail to get a good shot.
- The camera does turn on quickly though - it takes about two seconds from pressing the ON button to it being ready to take a shot.
- Navigating your photos on the memory card is going to become a problem. Your options seemare just NEXT and PREVIOUS, and once there are thousands of photos on the memory card, that is going to be frustrating. (The ability to print any photo at any time, plus the cheapness of large capacity memory cards means that there is incentive to carry a lot of photos around in this camera)
- The LCD screen is nice and large. I guess that since it's a large camera with a bigger battery because of the printer, you might as well put a well-lit big screen on it.
- I haven't used the video recording or voice memo functions, so can't comment on them.
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90 of 93 people found the following review helpful By J. TOWNSEND on September 15, 2009
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The Polaroid Pogo Camera is everything it claims to be. But...
It does turn on pretty fast, so it is ready to take pictures with only a mild amount of anticipation. It is easy to set up. It is easy to use, but could be easier if it had a more intuitive buttonology (the manual provided is also somewhat poorly written), especially once in printer mode. It is a 5.0 mp camera but with only digital zoom and relatively slow reaction time. 5mp digital photography was great 8 years ago. The large LCD is great and easy to view. I haven't had any trouble with it even in sunlight. It does use SD and SDHC cards, and with 5mp PIX, you don't need a huge card to store thousands of pictures.
As a printer, you can select any of the pictures you have taken for printing (made easier with the large screen). Like the Pogo printer stand-alone, it prints 2 X 3 pictures on Zinc paper. The advantage over the printer is that the camera can do a small amount of editing internally (cropping and red-eye removal, for instance) and can print 50% more pictures on a charge than the stand-alone (which I also have). I have gotten over 40 prints without a recharge (25 is the rated number). The huge advantage is that you don't need any cables or extra accessories. The small prints are still cheaper than the old Polaroid films (about 30 cents a print) and cheaper than my inkjet photo printers per print as well.
The camera is about 3/8 in thicker than the printer alone and still fits into a shirt pocket. It is bigger and heavier than most point and shoot cameras of today, but then again, they don't have the printer capability.
The camera printer combination is a huge winner for foreign travel and for parties with kids.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Donna J. Karl on August 31, 2009
The Pogo instant digital camera that I recently purchased is fantastic! I'm a nurse practitioner and use it to take photos for mothers of them with their newborns. Though the photos are only 2"x3", they are borderless and can be taken close up so the photo itself seems larger. The image is clear and mothers love these photos. The photo's adhesive backing is an additional convenience. I highly recommend the Pogo camera and its many features.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By S. R. Miller on September 29, 2009
We were very pleased with this camera. Our company needed to update the cameras that we use for our corporate teambuilding photo scavenger hunts. We needed something that was lightweight, easy to use, had decent pictures and wouldn't break the bank with film. The Pogo Camera worked perfect to fit our needs. Of course we ordered them at the last minute and needed them within two days. They came without a problem.

Ease of Use - On the way home in the car I put in the film strips and starting taking pictures. It was really that easy. The film is a cinch to load. I hadn' even opened the instruction book. It is just that easy to use the basic camera. What was pleasantly surprising was the wide range of things the camera can do. I mean it is still an instant camera so keep in mind it is what it is. It has the ability to use a memory card and download to the computer. The camera is smaller than the old poloroid so it can easily fit into a bag or backpack.

Battery Life - we used them for a two hour event and the batteries stayed charged. We had no battery problems at all. They are also very easy and quick to charge.

Picture Quality - the quality of the picture is good, better than the old polaroid. The size worked well for us. We didn't need to have 4 x 6 pictures and having the ability to download them to the computer gives you another option. They groups that we worked with liked the idea that the pictures had a sticker back to them. They were going to post the pictures on a photo board outside of their dinner function so that everyone could see them

The camera is what they advertise it to be. We were pleased with it and the photo paper. I would recommend this camera for those looking for a polaroid instant camera. I could see this being so popular for a birthday party or special event. We ordered ten cameras for our event and were very pleased. Also, they came with several packs of film strips and a nice little camera bag.
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