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Mediocre Camera for the Price
, September 23, 2012
This review is from: Polaroid Z2300 10MP Digital Instant Print Camera (White) (Electronics)
I had high hopes for this camera as a simple one for my wife to use. Unfortunately, the camera lacks some key capabilities for a camera in it's price range:
No auto focus - the 3 zone focus switch found on less expensive Polaroid instant cameras should have been replaced by full auto focus. My wife inevitable gets frustrated trying to set the focus correctly.
Poorly conceived switching between shooting and image viewing mode - when even $60 digital cameras have a little button to go into image viewing mode and return to shooting mode when you depress the shutter button, Polaroid chose to use a switch like the one for focus selection. My wife constantly complains about missing shots because she forgot to switch the camera back to shooting mode.
The camera is bigger than I expected. The photos of the camera and the small size of the printer paper make it look like it's smart phone thin. It's not. It's over 4 1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide and nearly 1 1/2 inches thick. It's also pretty heavy at 11 ounces with battery and printing paper.
The battery doesn't last all that long, especially if you print out your pictures, and I don't see why anyone would buy this camera, if they didn't expect to print pictures directly from the camera. The battery had to be recharged before we took and printed a 10 sheet pack of paper.
The printed pictures are quite small and the quality is not that good. Pictures with flash are especially poor.
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