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Poor Image Quality and Clunky Design,
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This review is from: Polaroid Z2300 10MP Digital Instant Print Camera - Black (Electronics)
I bought this camera as a novelty item but expected something better than a marginal device. The camera's sensor is on par with a 2009 cell phone camera; granted, I didn't expect stellar images and in no way was this intended to replace my DSLR, but I had hoped that images viewed on a computer would be at least decent. Not so. Images in low light are very difficult to accomplish and the flash doesn't help with the results (muddy, grainy prints.
The 'fun' part of the camera is printing images on the paper which double as stickers - while it is neat to be able to print images immediately, the glitz wears off once you realize that the images fade very rapidly - I took some pictures of employees at work when I first bought the camera and now the images are just blue blobs that resemble the employees. The printing does work, but as others have mentioned, the printing function kills the battery. Another unfortunate feature is that the proprietary charging cable is lost (as in my case), there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get one - I imagine I will have to call Polaroid because the cable is not available on Amazon or the Polaroid website.
I gave the camera two stars because there is a certain level of fun when first using the camera and if you don't take it too seriously, it does deliver a good time and if the camera is for a kid, for example, they will overlook the menus, the size of the camera, etc. Of course, at $200, this is a pretty expensive toy - mine has been on a shelf for months and it doesn't look like a need is going to come up for me to want to use it again.
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Initial post: Jun 2, 2015, 8:50:58 PM PDT
film lover 60 says:
Thanks for the information. kept me from considering this for purchase.
Posted on Sep 6, 2015, 2:48:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2015, 2:50:17 PM PDT
A. Thompson says:
Sounds like Polaroid is only half smart. A proprietary plugin charger (like older mobile phone used to have) is such old school idiocy. And printer paper where the colors self-destructs in 3 months is really going to kill its long-term viability.
Posted on Oct 4, 2015, 10:02:50 AM PDT
I'm a pro photog. I was thinking about one of these just for hoots. Thanks for the info on the fading. I guess one could scan if it was a keeper. Truly a short term good time toy cam.
Posted on Oct 6, 2015, 10:58:19 PM PDT
How fast does each picture take to print? 59 seconds?
Also how many pictures can you print before the batteries run out?
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