last-minute gifts: instant cameras and printers
It allows us to take a lot of images, see the results without delay, and edit, crop, or manipulate our work on a computer.
But there are also shortcomings in this technology.
It almost destroyed the old one.
School fun screening a stack of photos.
For many of us, this is no longer part of the equation.
There were no marks in the shoe box in the attic.
They were just commissioned into cyberspace.
Maybe that explains why we \'ve seen new interest in instant cameras.
A sudden longing for the days of Polaroid photos.
New cameras including Polaroid don\'t use the same analog technology to make prints, but the effect is the same: you snap (or scan)
Then let the device spit out a photo.
We bought three instant cameras to see what the fuss was.
Prices range from $80 to $160)
And an instant scanner/printer for $160.
The bottom line is: While we have not officially tested these models in the lab, it is clear that they do not provide very high picture quality (see the side-by-
Side picture at the end of the article)
Performance or versatility.
But it\'s fun to use them.
They do satisfy your desire for a snapshot.
You need to charge before you start (
Connect to computer via USB cable).
You also need to load Polaroid Zink (
Zero Ink Technology
Paper, it will record your image.
The settings are very straight-forward.
Just make sure the paper loads correctly.
To turn on the camera, turn on the viewfinder (
Like the basic optical viewfinder on the two cameras below).
At the top of the camera, you have several controls: one that allows you to be in black-and-
Print in white, color and dark brown;
Another boundary that allows you to decide whether you want a boundary or not; a self-timer button;
And a shutter button.
Of the four cameras I \'ve seen, the images taken by this camera are the most disappointing.
There are particles.
The color is not very bright, and the tone may use more contrast.
Camera rechargeable run, non
It comes with 10 Zink sheets and 6 bright sheets of paper
Color rubber cube that represents your photo.
The first thing that impressed me with this camera was the cool design.
I like bold colors (
Orange, pink and red)
And trendy look.
However, all plastic bodies are a little disturbing.
I am worried about what will happen if I give it up. (
The firmness of other cameras also seems to be a problem. )
I installed it easily-and-
However, despite the basic features of the camera, it does provide five exposure settings (
Depending on the brightness of the scene)
Including sunny to Hi Key.
\"In general, it performs better in strong light than in dim light.
The camera uses 2 AA batteries and takes instant film using Fujifilm Instax.
This is actually a scanner that allows you to print images directly from your smartphone.
Of all the devices I \'ve tried, it produces the best results, perhaps because it relies on a decent camera found in your phone.
This is how it works: To get started, you need to download an app on your phone.
Next, open the app and follow the instructions, including selecting the photos you want to print.
Then extend the Tower of the lab to its complete, upright position and place the phone face down on top of the device.
Finally, make the image according to the instructions.
I love the audio guide which takes you through the steps. The voice-
The actor speaks with an artistic German accent, which makes you feel a bit like creating Andy Warhol Polaroid!
I also think the pictures look pretty good even though they are slightly washed and can be used in more vibrant colors.
The Impossible instant lab is powered by a USB cable that you can connect to your computer.
You need the Impossible Project app to properly locate the images on your mobile device.
The photo appears on 3 Polaroid sheets of 1/2 \"x 4 1/4. (
There are many colors or black-and-
White movies to choose from. )
Lomo film camera (and lomography)
It has existed since the beginning of 1990. (
In fact, there is an international photography association dedicated to experimental snapshot photography. )
In fact, the company\'s logo is \"The future is simulated \".
\"Its products include a series of lowend/low-
A technology camera shot with film.
So it\'s not surprising that an instant model is added to the mix.
Overall, I like the various features of this camera.
It even comes with three extra close shots.
Images of Ups, portraits and fish eyes.
But they are all made of plastic, so you need to be careful not to peel them off when installing threads.
There are also three shooting modes for the camera (Two open.
No flash Board)
And exposure compensation mode with five settings.
There are options for night shooting, long exposure or even multiple exposures.
If you like selfies, there\'s a selfie.
Portrait mirror on the front of the device.
The camera requires 4 AAA batteries, like the Fujifilm camera, which uses Fujifilm Instax instant film.
All rights reserved©2005-
US 2015 Consumer AllianceS. , Inc.
May not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission.
Consumer Reports have nothing to do with any advertisers on this website.