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The Polaroid Snap is part digital camera, part printerThe pocket-sized instant-print camera is affordable and fun, but not for everyone.
In a world gone digital it's a little crazy that their is still a market for instant cameras but then you pick up something like the $100 Polaroid Snap and you kind of understand why. It's a simple camera with just a few buttons and no screen, instead you pop up a little view finder which also turns the camera on. Then you can select one of three color palettes and add a border to give it that traditional Polaroid look and then just take your shot. After a few seconds you have an actual little 2 by 3 inch print with a sticker back. That you can give to someone or smack upon a wall, or on a book, or on your friend. The blank paper loads into the back, and yes, every time you press the shutter a print is created. Paper is sold in ten sheet packs and will run you $0.50 a photo which isn't cheap and the quality is definitely lo-fi. [MUSIC] The thing is, the Snap is also a basic 10 megapixel camera. It stores shots to a microSD card, so you can get a print and a digital version to share it in other ways. And the whole thing is powered off a built in battery that you charge via USB. You can call it a novelty or nostalgia or a camera for hipsters. But the fact is the Snap is fun and that's why instant cameras are still around despite the higher quality cameras in our pockets. [MUSIC]