The Polaroid Snap not only prints small 2 x 3 inch sizes photos in a fraction of the time as the old Polaroid cameras used to, but there is also a slot to put a micro SD card (up to 32GB in size) so you can easily share the same photos on social media or do whatever with the digital images. Now I have to admit that the image quality is NOT that great. On the photos that print most of them do come out nice with a crisp clear image. However, looking at the digital version is not that great. It is a 10 megapixel camera, but I think the difference is that this camera is mostly made for the purpose of using the printing option, not for high quality photos for your computer. I also want to take in account I am used to using my canon SLR camera and having a high quality portrait lens attached so my opinion may be a bit bias. Also, when trying it out, I was inside the house without a lot of lighting coming in. This could also factor into my reasoning behind why I don’t think the images are that amazing. With the right lighting any camera can make any picture amazing in my opinion. So just keep that in mind. As far as using the camera it is easy, but unfortunately no instructions were included. You have a couple images attached to the box, but there was nothing really describing what does what does what. Although you will eventually figure it out, it would be nice to have the instructions on hand. To power it on, you press the center button which is also the flash button. When you press that it pops up and powers on the camera. You will notice on the back of the camera the (3) lights will light up white. The first one indicates the battery, the second is for the paper and the third is for the SD card. If anything is not right, such as battery is no good, no more paper, no SD card in slot; then the light will turn red. This camera does NOT come with a micro SD card and it does NOT include any sample paper. You will need to buy some paper and/or an SD card in order to use this. On a good note, you can use it JUST on the SD card OR you can use it JUST with paper, but you need one or the other. If you have BOTH the SD card and the paper, your image will print out as well as be saved to your card. One thing that stands out with this camera are the options. You can choose between (3) different color choices: Black & White, Color or Retro color. There is a square button next to it that I still haven’t figured out yet – this is where instructions would be handy. Then you also have a 10 second timer option. You can have an instant snap photo or you can set the timer. The timer is a great option if you’re looking to hurry and get a group shot all together. Of course unlike most digital photos, there is no screen so figuring out the right adjustment when you’re used to that convenience can be tricky. Then there’s the big red button on the right which is what is used to snap your photo. You just press down and it will put on a flash. Under a minute later you will have a printed photo! Changing/adding in the paper is easy. You press the button on the back of the camera down and the back will pop open. You place your paper with the writing part facing down and the photo paper side facing up. Close the back and you’re ready to go. Overall it’s a great camera for novelty purposes and fun. If you’re looking for something to take professional sort of photos, this will not work for that purpose. I love how easy it is to use, but would love to see instructions included in the future or at least a guide explaining what does what. Also, a couple sample photo papers, even just 2 or 3, to give this a “test run” would be great as well. As far as what would be neat is to see a variety of printing paper. I miss the old school ones where you could write under the photo what’s going on and such – maybe have a style option for that. Also, an option to customize your photo – maybe add borders and clip art, things of that nature.
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