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CES 2010: Day 1 Photo News – New Polaroid Instant Cameras and More

Polaroid has been getting some viral attention today, partially from its addition of Lady Gaga to its staff, but also because it’s new nostalgic line of instant cameras. That’s right, folks, Polaroid’s back in the instant business — it couldn’t let such a good cash cow run away, after all. Several models of the PIC-1000 were displayed today at CES in Las Vegas, including this nifty wooden body camera:

Pricing and availability are still a mystery, but these cameras are compatible with Polaroid 1000 instant film. Features include a flash, self-timer and red-eye reduction.

(via Electricpig)


In other news…

  • Canon reveals three new Wireless File Transmitters for the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D that can link up to 10 cameras, wireless, Wi-Fi protected setup, FTP transfer mode, and more. Read the press release here.
  • Camera makers are releasing new point-and-shoot cameras left and right. The Imaging Resource has a pretty comprehensive list of the announcements.
  • Casio releases a new digital picture frame that adds art effects to your photos. Read more on CNET.

Check up on us tomorrow for more news and product announcements from CES 2010.


 
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  • http://twitter.com/eugenephotoblog Eugene

    I think the Lady Gaga move is more a publicity stunt rather than a strategic move (I guess maybe that's obvious though).

    The MSRP of those Wireless File Transmitters for Canon are pricey at $699. I wonder how fast the price will come down once they hit the shelves.

  • http://twitter.com/eugenephotoblog Eugene

    I think the Lady Gaga move is more a publicity stunt rather than a strategic move (I guess maybe that's obvious though).

    The MSRP of those Wireless File Transmitters for Canon are pricey at $699. I wonder how fast the price will come down once they hit the shelves.

  • Qube

    First reaction…Polaroid instant camera? Totally insane.

    Second thought… Brilliant!
    There's definetely a market for being able to produce a hard copy photo on the spot. Not just for grandma or jr's first steps, but even professional applications, as a compliment to regular DSLR weaponry.
    They just need to do a better design – vertical format like a large P&S format with the photo sliding out from the bottom, LCD back display and decent lens…and no 'Vista Cruiser' woodgrain please.

  • JessicaLum

    Yeah, I think the relationship between Gaga and Polaroid is reciprocal. Both want to be hip and iconic, and have been successful with creating a media buzz (we're buzzing, at least).

    $699 is a pretty tough price — and you'll need 10 of them to link 10 cameras! I wonder if PocketWizard will make a cheaper version.

  • JessicaLum

    Yeah, I think the relationship between Gaga and Polaroid is reciprocal. Both want to be hip and iconic, and have been successful with creating a media buzz (we're buzzing, at least).

    $699 is a pretty tough price — and you'll need 10 of them to link 10 cameras! I wonder if PocketWizard will make a cheaper version.