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Kodak Printomatic: A New Instant Print Camera


Kodak today launched a new stylish ‘point-and-shoot’ instant print camera, the Kodak Printomatic. It prints high-quality, full-color photos straight from the camera, something which Kodak says makes it the “ideal all-in-one solution for capturing and sharing vibrant prints instantly.”

Created alongside its licensee C+A Global, the Printomatic is perfect for anyone attending events or vacationing who wants to create an instant memory, and it’s perfect as a “scrapbooking” camera, too.

“The Kodak Printomatic is a contemporary camera with a wonderful balance of digital and analog technology,” says Steven Overman, President of Kodak’s Consumer and Film Division and Kodak Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s an accessible device for anybody who wants to create a lasting memory in a tangible, colorful way.”

The camera has a maximum resolution of 10-megapixels and can store the images on a microSD card.

It’s similarities to the olden days stop there, though, with a number of modern features making this quite a unique camera.

The built-in lithium ion battery means you can shoot for longer, and there’s a low battery indicator that will tell you when it’s running low. Its built-in flash will turn on automatically when the light is low thanks to a special sensor. There’s also a printer status indicator, and two separate printing modes: vibrant color, and black & white.

It spits out 2×3-inch Zink photo prints that don’t require using ink cartridges, toner, or film. The prints are durable, water and tear resistant, and even have an adhesive back.

The camera is small and compact, too, meaning it’ll fit into someone’s back pocket easily. It is even capable of shooting a new photo while still printing the previous one.

Available in gray or yellow, the Kodak Printomatic will hit store shelves in late September for $70 at major retailers and online. It comes with a USB cable, quick start guide, a 10-pack of Zink photo paper, and a memory card. Zink paper can be bought in 20 and 50 packs, sold separately.

(via Kodak via DPReview)