Las Vegas (NV) – Instant photography, aka, the old days of shaking those old chemical-bath photos which popped out of Polaroids, even though the shaking did nothing for the development time, took many steps forward last year when Polaroid introduced its Instant Mobile Printer. Now, they’ve gone a step further with this year’s CES debut of the new PoGo Instant Digital Camera, priced around $200. In functionality we’re back to the old days, but we’re not doing it old school anymore.
The Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera is the first portable digital camera and instant printer combination available in the United States and Europe, according to Polaroid. Digital photo takers get for their money a full-featured digital camera loaded with 2×3-inch, sticky-backed photos which are inkless.
The process works by users browsing the captured digital images on the PoGo, choosing the ones they want to print, allowing multiple instant copies to be produced from the same image. The images can be cropped and edited and then printed in less than a minute, directly from the camera, with or without fun borders. The images are printed onto Zink Photo Paper from Zink Imaging. This paper, instead of ink, uses embedded, heat-activated dye crystals to become immediately dry to the touch.
Features of this new instant camera from Polaroid include a three-inch color display, measurements of 4.7-inches wide by 3-inches tall and a weight of around 10 ounces. It will be available at retail in March.