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Polaroid intros PoGo camera with built-in printer

updated 01:40 am EST, Sat January 10, 2009

Polaroid PoGo camera

At CES on Thursday, Polaroid officially introduced the PoGo instant digital camera that prints its own images. The camera effectively integrates the PoGo printer out in stores since the summer and introduced at last year's CES to produce the images. Interestingly, Polaroid did not release the megapixel count of the camera, nor is it visible anywhere on the body - a definitive break from the norm. Otherwise, users get a 3-inch LCD screen and a 4x digital zoom. Onboard storage is limited to 16MB, but is expandable via SD cards.

Like in the Pogo printer, the print media comes from ZINK, which is comprised of special paper that releases colors depending on the amount of heat applied to it by the PoGo's "printer." The camera ships with 10 sheets of the ZINK media, with additional 10-packs priced at $5 and larger packs offered in a bulk discount. Unlike in Polaroid's original nearly instantly-ready photos, users can edit their photos before printing by cropping them and/or adding border images.

The PoGo camera printer will be available in March, with pricing set at $199.









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  1. jasonh1234

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Polaroid 2.0

    That's pretty awesome actually.

  1. addisonx

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    magic paper

    i hope the magic paper saves polaroid--their cameras have brought so much joy to people for generations!

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Yaaahhh!

    Polaroid Lives! Zink Different(ly)!

  1. Schatz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Full Circle!

    Perfect that Polaroid did this....

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Print size?

    Any idea of the size of prints?

  1. boris_cleto

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Expensive

    Prints are $.50 a piece.

  1. martinX

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Print size

    The original printer puts out 5 x 7.5cm (2" x 3") prints. Not big, not cheap, but looks lots of fun. Teen girl present for 2009.

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