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This Guy Hacked a Polaroid Camera to Print on Cheap Receipt Paper Instead of Pricey Film

Shooting on film continues to get more and more expensive, especially for fans of instant cameras like the reborn Polaroid. Sixteen bucks (£11) for just eight shots was far too pricey for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to instead spit out images on cheap thermal paper, the same kind used in tills to print out your receipt. Read More >>

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Polaroid’s New Instant Camera Takes Terrible Retro Photos Very Well

The night that Polaroid announced its first all-new instant camera since the mid-aughts, there was a party in the Bowery. A small gallery space was filled with sweaty art school types, and a row Polaroid cameras lined one wall showcasing a timeline of the company’s design. The famous Polaroid photographer Ryan McGinley announced the new camera: the OneStep 2, the heir apparent to the original OneStep camera that inspired the Instagram logo. Read More >>

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Polaroid Is Finally Making Proper Instant Film Cameras Again

Polaroid went bust in 2001, and the company formed from its ashes went bust again in 2008. The Polaroid Corporation that formed from that has had a shaky history, releasing digital 'instant' cameras and instant photo printers. But on the 80th anniversary of the original company's founding, Polaroid is back as Polaroid Originals — and it's making a new instant film camera called the OneType 2. Read More >>

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Polaroid’s Tragic CES Booth Is What Happens When a Brand Dies

Polaroid’s CES booth might be the saddest thing I’ve seen all show. It’s not your typical “sad” CES booth — it’s huge and filled to the gills with products — but the contents inside show what happens when a brand collapses into itself. Read More >>

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Someday I’ll Be Able to Afford Leica’s New Instant Camera

Instant cameras are coming back in a big way. In the past couple of years, Fuji, Lomography, and “Polaroid” have all thrown their hats into the ring, producing cheap, fun devices that provide a nostalgic experience. Leica is keen to get in on the fun, but it seems to have missed the memo on price point. Which seems logical. Leica’s never made a camera it couldn’t mark up. Read More >>

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Polaroid’s Action Camera Now Has a Shot Glass Adapter for Documenting Your Drinks

It can’t compete with GoPro’s offerings when it comes to image quality, but what the Polaroid Cube action cam can do one thing well. The tiny form factor makes it easier to stick wherever you need to capture your extreme activities — or a night of bar crawling with this new shot glass accessory. Read More >>

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The Snap is a Polaroid-Branded Camera That Prints Out Real Pictures 

Polaroid proper is no more, but its brand name and identity are still around in various reanimated form. Today at IFA in Berlin, the company that owns those assets is releasing a new rendition of the old Polaroid’s classic instant camera. Read More >>

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Polaroid Zip Review: Tiny, Fast, and Pretty Damn Fun

When I was a teenager, I got a job at a supermarket to fund my photography habit. It bought me my first SLR — but also a later model Polaroid, arguably one of the greatest cameras ever. Polaroid's latest device attempts to recapture some of that old magic in the form of The Zip. Read More >>

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This Polaroid Produces Instant Slices of Cheesy Deliciousness

Instead of churning out instant photos, this Polaroid has had its camera guts removed and replaced with a simple cheese slicer. It still produces fond memories, but instead of a baby's smile or a day at the beach, it's fond memories eating thin slices of cheese. And that would put a smile on anybody's face—except the lactose intolerant. [Gamago via Chip Chick] Read More >>

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Polaroid’s Socialmatic Camera is all About Sharing Your Shots

We were cautiously optimistic when the concept for the real-life Instagram camera, the Socialmatic, popped up online last year. But despite our concerns, Polaroid is officially making the design a reality. The company is partnering with Socialmatic, and when the camera is available this Autumn, it will allow photographers to either instantly share their shots on "major social media networks" or just run off a hard copy using the device's built-in instant ZINK printer. Read More >>

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Fujifilm’s Instax Printer Turns Phone Snaps Into Instant Film Photos

These days, everything is instant photography, but no matter how many filters you smear onto that smartphone picture, it's never going to have the wonderful feel of the photos a Polaroid used to spit out. But now you can approximate that level of satisfaction thanks to Fujifilm's new Instax Share SP-1 printer. Read More >>

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Polaroid Revival Attempt #215: Launch an Android Picture Frame App

The current owners of the historically important Polaroid brand are attempting to make it relevant once again, launching another kind of image framing and filtering app for Android users. Just what we really needed. Read More >>

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This Amazing Lego Instant Camera Even Pops Out Lego Polaroids

We couldn't be happier that Lego master Chris McVeigh—aka Power Pig—is continuing to use his formidable skills to create brick versions of iconic cameras. Following up on his Leica M9-P he brings us this gorgeous Lego version of the Polaroid Land Camera 1000. Read More >>