Continuing with its strong comeback in the still photography arena, Kodak recently announced a digital camera called the Printomatic that is capable of printing instant photos. The camera uses a 10MP sensor and saves images to a digital card, but built into the camera is also an inkless printer system that prints on 2" x 3" Zink paper using heat.
If this sounds familiar, that's because the Printomatic is a rebranded Polaroid Snap camera. However, it also comes at a comparatively steep discount, making this camera an even more affordable way to get into instant photography. The Printomatic is a natural step for Kodak, which, beginning with its yet-to-be-released Super 8 camera, has been coming back into still photography with a bang by merging the modern digital age with its more than 100 years of experience in film.
Kodak recognized the need to build a digital viewfinder and digital sound capture into its new Super 8 camera, but will simultaneously provide users a way to capture the ever-enchanting Super-8 image. Similarly, the Printomatic offers an affordable way to capture simple images digitally for normal, everyday sharing, but also affords the pleasure of the tangible print.
The Printomatic will be available for $69.99 late this month on Amazon and other retailers.