Friday, January 20, 2012

Kodak and Polaroid

Raise your hands - was anyone really surprised that Kodak filed for bankruptcy this week?  A company must really be mismanaged if it can't manage to sell its patents. . . .

On the flip side, here's a company that's done a remarkable job adapting - Polaroid.  During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, it showed off the Polaroid Z340.  Yes, it gives you instant photos with no ink.  But, it stores the photos in memory, so if you lose the instant photo, you can print it again.  According to the description, it's a full function digital camera and an integrated printer.  It retails for $299 although I would expect deals should be coming down the pike.  Zink paper, with 30 pages per pack, presently runs at $19.99 at the Polaroid site - again shop around for deals.  14.0 MP camera, add borders to your photos before you print, and SD expandable.  I have not seen or tried this camera out, but it does look cool!

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