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While I use my Instax 210 both for business and at home, the Z340 is my every-day snap-shot camera. I bought it primarily because I wanted to have Polaroid-style pictures at a fraction of the Impossible film's cost. The Instax 210 is an awesome camera and I highly recommend it - however, it produces modern-looking, clean pictures (which is great for many applications, of course :-) but I also wanted to have that old-style instant-film look with all it's imperfections. The Z340 delivers exactly that. The pictures aren't as clean as modern prints - the photos sometimes have a slightly reddish tint (as a matter of fact, they look almost identical to what Polaroids used to look like when the original film was still made), they sometimes have minor imperfections. They look awesome to me because they're exactly what I want.
Of course, you can also use the Z340 to take pictures to an SD card and have them printed at a photo lab or on your own printer. The 14 megapixel sensor is actually surprisingly good, even in low light. It runs circles around most modern point-and-shoots, that's for sure. The high resolution sensor also allows for the digital zoom to work well without having to worry about picture size afterwards.
The handling of the camera is very good. The camera's screen flips up and you hold the cam like you would hold any Polaroid camera. They could have included an optical viewfinder - although one has to say that on most instant cameras you never got a through-the-lens view finder, meaning that the optical one they had actually made it difficult to frame the pictures properly. In that respect, I prefer the screen.
All in all, I'm giving this one 5 points. If you're looking for clinically perfect prints, look elsewhere. If you want those cosy family pictures you used to love in the 70s, 80s and 90s, you can't go wrong whit this camera.
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Initial post: Jul 14, 2012 4:28:00 PM PDT
Is flash not needed indoor's ?
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