Polaroid is making our Instagram dreams come true!
In May 2012, photography enthusiasts went ecstatic as news of a real-life ‘Instagram camera’ surfaced around the web. Nonetheless, there was no news on the progress of the camera, nor did it ever make it into stores.
That is, until the recent Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas.
It is finally time to say hello to Instagram Socialmatic.
Manufactured by camera and film company Polaroid, the Socialmatic is an Android-powered digital camera that comes with a built-in ZINK printer for instant on-the-go photo print outs – just like how Polaroid cameras should be! The device has a 4.5” touchscreen LCD display and an internal 4GB storage.
Most importantly, yes – this dedicated Instagram camera does come with a variety of filters for to prettify, hipster-fy and vitage-fy your snapshots!
Socialmatic is equipped with two cameras – a back-facing 14MP and a 2MP one for selfies – and comes with both wi-fi and Bluetooth capabilities. Meaning that if you don’t want to print your photo out, you can also immediately share it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest or any other site with the cam.
Scheduled for a Fall 2014 release, the bad news is that the product’s price – costing $299 (approx. RM980), this dream-come-true camera is not exactly easy on the wallet.
For more information on the camera, check out Socialmatic.