If you’re in your 30s or older, you may remember a time when families took photos using instant cameras like Polaroid’s late lamented SX-70. Polaroid is bringing back a bit of that magic with the Z340, which is now available for $300.
Under the hood is a 14-megapixel digital sensor and 2.7-inch LCD viewfinder, which you can also use to edit your photos in-camera. It uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery good for about 25 prints and sports an SD card slot for expanded storage. It connects to your computer using a USB cable.
The 3 x 4 inch prints are borderless, though you can add a “Polaroid Classic Border Logo” if you want to relive the glory days of getting a Polaroid snapshot. Finding a Garanimals shirt and Toughskins jeans that fit may be a bit tougher, though.
The prints are also water resistant and smudge-proof, so you can even shake them like a Polaroid picture (with apologies to OutKast) without worrying about messing them up.
(Hat tip: PCWorld)