While there are plenty of other widely known camera technology companies in the world, few are as iconic as Polaroid thanks to the fame of their instant film cameras. The name ‘Polaroid’ has even become synonymous with the best instant film camera itself, despite other companies producing rival versions. Today, Polaroid remain one of the world leaders when it comes to instant film technology, and the products they have produced over the last few years such as this Polaroid Z2300 10MP Digital Instant Print Camera stand as a testament to that fact.
The Z23000 10MP camera is a hybrid piece of photographic equipment combining the immediate printability of instant film cameras with the technology of the digital age. The result is an easy to use camera that provides plenty of the magical fun that those old school Polaroid cameras used to have.
Camera Modes and Specifications
- 10.0 megapixels
- 2.5 inch (6.4cm) bright LCD image viewer screen
- 720p HD video capability
- 6x zoom
- Anti-shake image stabilization
- Prints full color images in under a minute
- Uses ZINK zero-ink printing technology
- SD compatible for expanded memory, up to 32GB
- Camera size: 9cm x 14cm x 15cm
- Camera weight: 264g (display weight)
The Polaroid Z2300’s Functions and Capabilities
This combination of digital technology and instant film printing ability has many of the advantages of both technologies. The multiple digital features allow you to crop or add borders to images as you would any ordinary digital picture. Plus there’s even better news for any budding photography students as there is also the option to apply a variety of filters to the images before you print them out. The bright 2.5 inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen enables the user to view all of the saved images and apply whatever effects they desire before printing straight from the camera.
The Z2300 is compatible with an SD card to expand the memory up to 32GB, while other built-in features include a 6x zoom and anti-shake image stabilization capability, which certainly helps when you are trying to take pictures in less than ideal conditions. Additionally, there is a built-in speaker system and microphone to enable the camera to record and replay videos in 720p HD.
Of course, the primary feature of this camera is its ability to instantly print out any of the images saved in the memory. The Z2300 thus has an integrated printer with ZINK (zero ink) technology especially for this purpose. It will print full color images two inches high and three inches wide (5.08cm x 7.62cm) in less than a minute, each of them featuring whatever cropping, bordering or filter effect you choose to digitally apply prior to printing.
Overall, this is a fun and relatively easy to use camera, with the controls and functions no more complicated than an ordinary digital camera. The ability to save pictures as well as apply filters and crop them is a huge advantage this Polaroid Z2300 has over other instant film cameras, but it does lack that classic instant film camera feel which some photography enthusiasts might miss.