Polaroid Snap ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology Digital Instant Camera

Last updated: October 11, 2021

Available in seven vibrant colors, this instant camera is an excellent choice if you love sharing photos immediately after taking them. In addition to digital sharing, this camera allows you to instantly print photos without ink, ribbons or toner cartridges. Not only will users love the selfie feature, but they'll also appreciate the six different picture modes for capturing the best photo.

Polaroid Snap ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology Digital Instant Camera

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This instant camera allows you to print photos just seconds after capturing them.

In our analysis of 119 expert reviews, the Polaroid Snap Zero Ink Digital Instant Camera placed 14th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Nostalgic Polaroid instant photography in a modern package Polaroid Snap is the brand’s newest addition to its expanding instant digital camera line, delivering signature Polaroid instant simplicity and spontaneity in a pocket-sized form In addition to its compact footprint and classic Polaroid instant camera experience, it combines digital imaging with Zero Ink printing. This enables you to easily print and share physical photos at the push of a button, while saving all your images for easy uploading. Striking Minimalist Design True to the rest of the brand’s modern line, the Polaroid Snap camera’s minimalist design features an updated look that incorporates a number of design elements of legacy Polaroid instant cameras, such as the iconic Polaroid Color Spectrum. Pocket-Friendly It fits into your shirt pocket – and budget. Despite its many digital technological advancements, the Polaroid Snap is an easy-to-use and an accessible-to-all product at a price point you would expect to pay for an instant camera. 10MP and Up to 32GB Instantly share your life with loved ones in vivid color with features such as a 10MP sensor, a micro SD card slot (32GB max), various capture modes and photo booth mode, Polaroid Classic Border Logo printing format, and an instant selfie self-timer. ZINK Zero Ink Printing The integrated ZINK printer enables you to instantly print full-color, smudge-proof 2×3” prints automatically when an image is captured – without ink cartridges, or toners. You can even shoot new images while its printing. Post Anywhere The 2×3” prints are ready in under a minute, and their adhesive backing makes for extra fun and easy posting on most surfaces. Your photos are also saved on the Snap for easy uploading to your computer and social media platforms.

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Jay Soriano a headshot and portrait photographer in Las Vegas.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Snap features a compact and lightweight body with friendly rounded edges, making it easy to operate with one hand or to stow in a handbag or waist pack.
The Polaroid Snap is a basic instant print camera that also captures 10-megapixel photos to a memory card. It's absolutely easy and fun to use.
Images from the Snap are brighter and more vivid than those of the paler instax mini 70 in both digital and prints. It's best to keep the images on the small side when viewing digital files
Our favorite thing about this camera is that it takes the picture digitally, so you can have both a printed & digital copies.
One of the big selling points of the Polaroid Snap is that a digital version of each print is saved on the inbuilt Micro SD card
Has quality to reproduce high resolution colors.
Pretty simple and intuitive to use
The Polaroid Snap is a 10 megapixel instant digital camera with a built in printer – that uses ink-free printing technology – that you can put in your pocket, ready for taking photos at a moments notice.
The Polaroid Snap Instant camera is a combination of a 10 megapixel digital camera, and a Zink instant printer, letting you store your photos digitally to a memory card, as well as instantly print them to 3x2inch Zink photo paper. T
The Polaroid snap also features a memory card slot compatible with up to 32GB MicroSD and a USB socket to recharge the non-removable lithium ion battery.
This camera has a micro SD card slot that allows the user to put in a micro SD card to save each photo taken in the digital form for later, to use on social media or to store for future viewing.

What reviewers didn't like

The only drawback to its pebble-like smoothness is the lack of grip, but fortunately it comes with a wrist strap, and you can buy a designated Polaroid case too (£19.99/US$19.99).
There's no flash, and the rechargeable battery isn't user replaceable.
The flash is not very powerful, though, and images tend to be underexposed and unevenly lit in very low light
Because these images are digital, they don’t have the same vintage appearance as instant film.
Another problem is there’s no “shutter” count, or any indication of how many sheets of paper are left. When it runs out, a small red LED light on the back of the Polaroid Snap will turn red.
It has no paper indicator. The rechargeable battery is not user replaceable.
The way to power on the camera may allow the camera to become powered on when in your bag and so then you’ll miss out when it comes to battery life
There is a small viewfinder on the top of the Snap camera that is used to “frame” your shot but there is no LCD display to preview or review shots before or after you take them. One downside of this arrangement is that you wont know if the lens cap is on or off when looking through the viewfinder, so be sure to check.
Using the optical viewfinder can be a little bit hit and miss, as it isn’t entirely accurate when shooting, and this is more noticeable the closer you are to the subject.
Unfortunately, the Polaroid snap doesn’t have a screen and the optical viewfinder is not very reliable especially when taking close up shots.
There is no preview window which means you can’t select which photo you would like to print on the paper – you snap a picture and it prints immediately!
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