It’s been confirmed that Polaroid will unveil an Android-powered, mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera, at CES 2013. While I would have liked for Polaroid to announce that they will continue making old-school instant cameras, this isn’t bad news.
Are you one of the many that were saddened by the demise of Polaroid’s classic instant cameras? Well they’ve just released information about their new digital instant camera, that includes a printer so that you can print out all of your snapshots wherever you are. The device is pretty compact, so it might be an interesting solution.
I use Instagram all the time, and I’m not the only one. This is one of the reasons why ADR-Studio came up with this unusual concept gadget, the Instagram Socialmatic Camera. It reminds me of a Polaroid camera, designed specifically for sharing photos on Instagram.
While there was no Lady Gaga to present this Polaroid camera at CES, it still has some interesting features, since the whole thing is powered by Android. In a world with powerful cameras integrated into every smartphone, why shouldn’t it makes sense to have Android run a camera instead?
CES 2011 is drawing to a close, and most tech reporters are set to return home pretty soon. As much as we love tech, it’s easy to be completely inundated with information during these fares. Some sites were generating over a hundred posts a day this week. Two of the products that we particularly liked were the Polaroid revamp thanks to Lady Gaga and the new Zeppelin Air dock from Bowers & Wilkins.
The new (old) Polaroid camera, the Polaroid 300, is about to be released in May. That’s great news, because I always liked the instant photos that Polaroids took. However, there’s some bad news: it costs $90 (USD). On top of that, you’ll have to pay $10 for just 10 shots.
I got a strange email from a ‘bot telling me that my Polaroid Is Back post made it to the front page of WP.com. Kinda cool, as it wasn’t really intended to be a traffic generating post. I’ve actually stopped writing those years ago¹.
Since 2008, monthly traffic has started to grow. As with all blogs, there are ups and downs. It went from 44,471 back in January ’08 to 68,106 in September ’09. Naturally, some of the numbers are skewed since they don’t include the ones from my hosted site, thememoirs.org, which I abandoned in 2008. This is actually the first time in about 2 years that I checked the summary tables. I usually just check the daily hits from time to time.
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[¹]: I think I stopped writing posts to create traffic in 2007.
Heck, this makes me want to get a Polaroid camera! There are some really cool Polaroid photo projects. What’s really great with Polaroids is it’s instant! You can get the photos right away. Almost like a precursor of what it would be to have digital photography. Speaking of which, the new Nikon D3S was announced. It costs $5,200 and can do up to 102,400 ISO. Sounds incredible. Personally, I’m fine with my D200. I’ll upgrade in 2010 or 2011 and keep the D200 as a backup camera. (via pica+pixel)