A new instant camera from Kodak is set to (maybe) change how you take photos today. The Kodak Printomatic is a point-and-shoot ‘instant print digital camera. The 10MP camera comes with a built-in photo printer on board.
Calling it “the ideal all-in-one solution for capturing and sharing prints instantly”, the Printomatic features a 10MP sensor, a built-in lithium-ion battery, microSD slot and the Kodak ZINK photo printer. The ZINK stands for Zero INK, so there are no ink cartridges to fumble about while using this camera.
The final photo can be saved on the microSD or straight away printed on the ZINK Photo Paper, which is borderless and sized at 2 x 3 inches. It can print in colour or black and white; the resulting print is also water- and tear-resistant. There is no zoom functionality on the camera – just a single focal length that eliminates complicated design and build.
There is no display at the back of the camera – just a simple LED light to show the status of the print and memory card status. However the unit is small enough that you can slip it into your pocket and do not feel the bulk of an essentially photo print lab in your hand.
A novel idea, but will the Kodak Printomatic work in the age of digital photography, where no one truly print out photos anymore? We just have to wait and see.
(Source: The Verge )