∞ Polaroid's Z340 instant digital camera brings back the 70s

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.

The Z340 sports a wedge shape like Polaroid’s old instant cameras, and even features a built in printer to output pictures instantly (instead of using ink tanks it uses specially treated “Zero Ink (ZINK)” paper, which comes in 20-packs).

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)