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Polaroid Z340

The Polaroid Z340E 14-Megapixel Instant Print Digital Camera wit Read more

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Overall 7

Polaroid Z340 Instant Digital Camera

PC Magazine
13 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The Polaroid Z340 Instant Digital Camera succeeds nicely as the digital interpretation of Polaroid film cameras, with much of the same appeal, including instant gratification.
  • Pros: Easy setup. Print quality suitable for the 3- by 4-inch snapshot size. Digital iteration of the classic Polaroid film camera.
  • Cons: Although the printed photos are suitable for the intended purpose, they're relatively low quality by today's standards.
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Polaroid Z340 review: instant digital fun quickly wears off

Ars Technica
3 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Polaroid, having largely given up on instant photography in 2008, has soldiered on with several products featuring the "Zink" zero-ink printing technology. Its latest product, the Z340, marries a digital camera with an integrated 3x4" Zink printer to create a sort of "digital" Polaroid camera for the 21st century.
  • Pros: Integrated Zink printer is fast, if not exactly "instant.", Images are also saved as JPEGs which can be downloaded and used later., Handing prints to people shortly after taking a picture is still fun.
  • Cons: 14MP camera is cheap and has below-average image quality., Camera UI can be frustrating and has bugs., Retro design completely ignores ergonomics., Short battery life., Huge and annoying AC adapter for charging in camera only., USB port appears non-standard.
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Expert Review

28 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Polaroid’s original idea of instant print cameras doesn’t really have a place in the digital imaging world, but there’s no question that the digital-era Z340 is a whole lot of fun. Despite the original company being long gone now – today’s operations simply use the brand – the fascination with Dr Edwin Land’s idea of cameras which deliver instant prints remains.
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Overall 6

Polaroid Z340 Review

19 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The digital re-invention of the Polaroid camera lets you take unlimited photos and print as many photos as you want onto 4x3 inch Zink paper.
  • Pros: Great for parties, Retro design, Print straight from the camera, Better than expected detail in photos, Good battery life when just shooting
  • Cons: Lacks panoramic mode, Lacks optical zoom, Bulky, difficult to put in your pocket, Lens not very wide, Image colour problems above ISO400, Slow prints, Slow focus
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Photo answers
10 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Polaroid Z340 is basic compared to other digital cameras on the market, but it does have a range of fun features like special photo effects and print borders to spice up prints. The thing is, you wouldn't buy this camera for amazing image quality because it's all about instant printing. The Z340 maintains some of the charm and uniqueness that's always been associated with Polaroid, and this is what will make it attractive to a niche market.
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