Polaroid Z2300 is trying to bring back the spirit of the 80s, when people were having fun by taking pictures and having them printed on the spot.
However, the quality of the photos taken with Polaroid Z2300 is net superior than any other instant camera was able to realize in the past. Z2300 features a 3-inch LCD screen so you can actually see what you are shooting and how is it going to look before printing it. It also has an incorporated flash so your night pictures will turn out just right.
Polaroid Z2300 has an auto function but also a manual mode that allows you to control the ISO, the exposure value and the white balance. The camera has two focus positions – landscape and macro – that can be selected from a side switch. It also has a digital zoom of 2.4x that allows you to shoot distant subjects.
With Polaroid Z2300 you can take pictures as you would with a regular camera and stock them on a memory card of up to 32 GB. More than that, the camera is also able to record HD 720p videos at 30 frames per second.
The initial kit of Polaroid Z2300 includes a 10-sheet pack of ZINK paper. When you want to print one of your pictures all you have to do is select it, make sure it looks great and the incorporated ZING instant photo printer will take care of everything else in less than a minute.
Polaroid Z2300 doesn’t require any cartridges or toner – the magic is happening when the magenta, yellow and cyan crystals contained by the ZINK photo paper are activated by heat, dictated by the camera’s sensors.
Arts people will especially enjoy Polaroid Z2300 as the back of each paper can be peeled off and the picture will become a sticker on the spot. So if you need to make a collage during an event you won’t need to carry a printer and the glue gun with you – Polaroid Z2300 is equipped with everything you need.
Polaroid Z2300 pros:
- You can have your photo printed instantly
- The price of the camera is not very high
- The price of the paper is really cheap
- It can store your pictures whether you print them or not
Polaroid Z2300 cons:
- The small lenses limit the quality of the pictures
- The digital shots look better than their printed versions
- The colors of the printed pictures is fading in a few months
- The paper bends in the process of printing
- The images are often out of focus
- The doors for paper and batteries are thin and shaking
- The lack of optical zoom prevents you from taking good quality pictures of distant objects