I’m so in love with this fun Polaroid Snap Touch Camera! First off, it is adorable! Second, it has all the features the old Polaroid cameras that my parents used to use, but now has advanced modern day technology built right in. This camera is packed with so many cool features that I can’t wait to tell you about. I received the opportunity to review this camera and had no idea there was so many things it could do. Everything you read in this post are my honest thoughts about it this camera. I hope you enjoy the review!
The packaging is really easy to remove the camera and all the accessories that come with it. It came with a user guide, an accessories manual, wrist strap, 10 pack of ZINK printer paper and the actual Polaroid Snap Touch Camera itself! I received one this cute red color! Totally fits my style!
To turn the Polaroid Snap Touch camera on, just press the power button on the top. This will open the flash and automatically turn on the camera. When I turned it on for the first time, I was able to choose the language I wanted and set the date and time on it.
On the bottom of the camera, there is a spot for a charger (which it comes with), an SD card slot to add more memory if needed, and a connection for a tripod. The camera also charged with my cell phone charger, so I can charge it on the go!The Snap Touch features a timer option so you can hurry into the photo too!
Loading the paper is EASY! On the side of the touch screen there is a black button and when you press it, the film drawer door pops open. I loaded the paper in with the “smartsheet” face down. Now that my paper was loaded, I instantly knew the very first picture I wanted to take and print with my new fun camera. I am a memeber of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and I also drive a school bus for my kid’s school. Another Mom on the PTO happens to be the Mom of my very first stop EARLY in the morning-as they live 35 minutes from where I park the bus. At our PTO meeting one afternoon, she said, “that sunrise was sure beautiful this morning, wasn’t it?” I agreed.
Another Mom said, “Well you need to take a picture for me, because I will be sleeping at that hour!” The next morning the sunrise was gorgeous! So what do you think I did? I went right out there with my Polaroid Snap Touch Camera, snapped a photo, and printed it for her! It was fun to actually take a picture for her and print it to give to her! It cracked us both up!
Advanced Features of the Polaroid Snap Touch:
Today happens to be mine and my husband’s 13th wedding anniversary! He said he wanted a picture of me and one of the kids for his wallet since our wedding picture he used to carry has deteriorated over the years. This camera prints perfect size 3″ by 2″ photos that are perfect for wallets! So this morning while he was at work I snapped a picture and began playing with the camera’s fun features! It offers 5 different effects so you can make every picture just right! The camera has crystal clear images. For the purpose of this review, I took pictures of the camera with another camera. The camera images may appear distorted but they aren’t! They are lovely!
It also has a frame option, to make them look like the classic Polaroids we grew up looking at. Some of them are plain and some are fun patterns.
I also added a “sticker”. There are a handful of them to choose from, including sunglasses, heart, lips and more. You can move them and size them with your finger on the touch screen. I opted for a set of red lips and to tint my photo with the black and white effect. The two end options are a rotating feature and a type of cropping feature that allows you to zoom in and out of the original captured image.
How to Print:
When I was all done editing my image I clicked the back arrow and on the main screen I hit the print option. It allows you to choose how many prints you want of the selected image. I chose one print then clicked the print icon. The touch screen is very responsive as long as you are using direct contact. It doesn’t react well to my fingernail pressing, so I’m always sure to use my fingertip.
When it begins to print it just prints out the side of the camera. So COOl! Within 20 seconds my photo had printed! It was fast, easy, no waiting, no ordering online, it was really nice for a last minute addition to his anniversary gift! The pictures print dry to the touch and no more of the fanning the photo back and forth to make the image appear!
The print quality is pretty impressive for the size of the paper and the fact that I can print it from inside a camera! It looks better than what I could print at my own home!
It was pretty fun to be able to hand that to him tonight. I need to spend more time playing around with the Snap Touch so I can learn to edit the images even better. An additional bonus to the Polaroid Snap Touch printing your pictures right then and there, is the ZINK paper is also a sticker! Just peel the backing off and you’ve got a custom sticker! Super fun!
Additional features to know about the Polaroid Snap Touch:
I’ve only briefly touched over a few of the features so far and still haven’t covered all this camera offers! The camera has a cool feature called photo booth. On the main screen, you press on the options button choose, photo booth, and then choose 2, 3, or 4 photos. Using the camera you can take up to 4 pictures. Today my friends and I went to the theater and tried this feature out! It was super fun to use and we had a good laugh! The lighting behind me was quite bright compared to them, so I used the black and white effect option to even it out a bit. We had a fun time with it! I even added a smiley face sticker to the middle of it!
You can connect your phone to the Snap Touch via Bluetooth and print pictures FROM your phone on the camera. NEAT, right?! There is a selfie mirror and other fun features I need to explore more on this camera! I’ve taken it to soccer with me, to school, to the park, to the theater and no matter where I go with my Polaroid Snap Touch, it’s always the topic of conversation. It has the great qualities like the good ol’ Polaroids we all used to love but with the fun editing features we all enjoy now!
Where to buy the Polaroid Snap Touch:
The Polaroid Snap Touch retails for $179.00 on Amazon and comes in 6 different colors! The ZINK printer paper is also available on Amazon. The 20 pack is $9.99, the 30 pack is $14.99 and they have other options and kits available too. Check it out!
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