Beautiful retro design, easy to use. The image quality is satisfactory.
last modified: 24.06.2019, 14:05
The Polaroid Snap Camera convinces the tester with the beautiful retro design as well as the easy handling. The quality of the photos is satisfactory, but suitable for spontanous shots. But if you want a better photo quality, you should buy another instant camera. The price for photos is fine.
The Polaroid Digitale Instant Snap Camera comes in a small package, on which no further product details are labelled. The first impression of processing is ok. The camera has a nice, minimalistic retro design and fits very easily in the hand. On the front of the camera are the lens and the flash. There is a practical magnetic cap to protect the lens. The LED light indicates the battery status, whether there are photos in the camera, and the printing status.
Included in delivery:
- USB charging cable
- Zinc photo paper (10 pieces)
- Small booklet with product accessories
- No operating instructions
- No wrist strap (as it says in the product description at Amazon!)
Due to the fact that no operating instructions were available for this product, the information had to be researched on the Internet. The camera has 10 MP and a 1 / 3.2 CMOS image sensor. It also includes a built-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery that can be charged on a laptop using the supplied USB cable. In addition, on the right side there is an access for microSD cards (up to 32 GB) to store recordings for social media or additional printing. In addition to three colour modes, the camera also has a self-timer function.
The camera advertises that you can have beautiful pictures quickly and easily. Unfortunately we noticed during the test that this is not the case. If you press the release button, it takes a long time until a photo is actually taken, which you don't really notice. As soon as the camera makes quite loud noises, it becomes apparent that an image is currently being processed and printed. This process takes about 60 seconds until the image is completely printed. But the photo is already finished and you don't have to wait until the image develops, as with other instant cameras. Nevertheless, the image quality leaves a lot to be desired. There were hardly any images that were pin sharp. Many motifs were blurred. The color modes, on the other hand, worked well. There is no automatic switch-off.
Result (photo was scanned)
We have evaluated almost 100 customer ratings on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 55 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 40 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.1 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Attractive design
- Light in the hand
The following points were noted negatively:
- Poor image quality
- No intuitive operation
Is it possible to turn off the key tones?
No, that is not possible.
Are the printed images provided with the typical white border, as with other Polaroid cameras?
No, the printed images usually do not have a white border. However, there is an additional function that allows the images to have a white border if desired (the button is located to the left of the viewfinder).
Can I save the images on the SD card and then print them again later with the camera?
You can save the images on the SD card, but not print them again at a later time.
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|Scope of delivery||Camera, USB-Power cable|
|Additional Warranty||Two years|
|Colours||Colour variety for the cases: Blue, Purple, Red, Black, White, Pink|
|Cost per photo||0,50 Euro|
|Print/Development time||60 seconds|
|Focal lenght||3,4 mm|
|Photo measures||50 x 75 mm (H x W)|
|Film measures||50 x 70 mm (H x W)|
|Manual language||No operation instruction in delivery package|
|Quality of instructions||No operation instruction in delivery package|