Kodak recently unveiled its newest instant Zink print camera to the world. The Kodak Printomatic 10-Megapixel Print Camera produces high-quality images that can be shared instantly. With its recent developments and this new addition, Kodak has truly become the come-back kid in the area of digital photography.
The new instant camera can save images to a microSD card, but the standout feature here is its ability to print high-quality shots on 2 x 3-inch Zink paper quickly. Without the need for a computer connection or even Wi-Fi, the camera is capable of producing photos without ink cartridges, toner or film. It also features two integrated picture modes, a low battery indicator, automatic flash and an overall simplified design from its predecessor the Polaroid Snap. The integrated lithium-ion battery is also USB rechargeable.
The prints it spits out are “durable, water- and tear-resistant” and even have an adhesive back great for those into scrapbooking or photo album creation. It’s a great starter camera for kids and even better for parties and weddings when instant photography can add to the occasion. Kodak says “It’s fun, fast and easy to use.” Plus, the camera is small enough to fit right in your pocket and is “great for sharing colorful, smudge-free photos with friends and family.” The camera can even shoot a new photo while still printing the previous shot, so you won’t be stuck missing that next great picture.
“The Kodak Printomatic is a contemporary camera with a wonderful balance of digital and analog technology,” says Steven Overman, President of Kodak’s Consumer and Film Division and Kodak Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s an accessible device for anybody who wants to create a lasting memory in a tangible, colorful way.”
The camera will come with a USB charging cable, quick start guide, a 10-pack of Zink photo paper and an unspecified size memory card. You’ll be able to purchase the Zink paper in 20 or 50 packs sold separately. This new Kodak instant camera will be available in gray or yellow (more colors to come) and it will hit retail stores and Amazon in late September of this year for $70. The full press release follows:
Rochester, NY and EDISON, NJ, Monday, September 11, 2017 —
Today Eastman Kodak Company and its licensee C+A Global unveiled the KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera, a brand-new instant print camera. The stylish new point-and-shoot camera instantly prints high-quality, full color photos right from the camera body, making it the ideal all-in-one solution for capturing and sharing beautiful, vibrant prints instantly.
The KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera is the ultimate catalyst for a good time that can be shared instantly. Every day is a special occasion with the KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera – from graduations to family gatherings to relaxing getaways with loved ones. A perfect accessory for event planners, scrap-bookers, vacationers and partygoers, instant photography is the utilitarian-meets-fun solution for custom gifts and mementos. Wedding guests can snap candid photos of the ceremony and have them printed and framed before the reception starts. Creating custom scrapbooks is hassle-free when photos print immediately with adhesive backing ready to be added to the page. Events become more fun, weekend get-togethers are enriched, and moments that once were forgotten on a smartphone are cherished forever.
“The KODAK PRINTOMATIC is a contemporary camera with a wonderful balance of digital and analog technology,” says Steven Overman, President of Kodak’s Consumer and Film Division and Kodak Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s an accessible device for anybody who wants to create a lasting memory in a tangible, colorful way.”
“We feel honored to partner with Kodak, a company that has established itself as a leader and storied brand in color technology used the world over,” comments Chaim Pikarski, CEO of C+A Global. “This release is another step for Kodak entering into the growing instant digital camera market. The KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera is the first of the full product lineup to be launched in 2017 and continue into 2018. The KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera brings back the nostalgia of capturing and sharing KODAK MOMENTS, putting the print in the palm of your hand, the moment it happens.”
With a maximum resolution 10-megapixel camera and no computer connection or even Wi-Fi needed, the KODAK PRINTOMATIC Camera produces 2×3” photo prints with no ink cartridges, toner or film necessary. Photo prints are durable, water- and tear-resistant with an adhesive back. Fun, fast and easy to use, the compact and fashionable KODAK PRINTOMATIC Device fits right in your back pocket and is perfect for sharing vibrant, smudge-free photos with friends and family, anywhere, anytime. Keeping up with all the fun, the camera can even shoot a new photo while still printing the previous shot, so you’ll never miss a special moment.
KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera Highlights and Benefits:
- Maximum resolution of 10-megapixel camera
- Built-in flash
- Built-in lithium ion battery
- Two picture modes: vibrant color, black & white
- Low battery indicator
- Printer status indicator
- MicroSD™ card indicator
- MicroSD™ card slot
- Slots for neck strap
- Comes in grey or yellow
The KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera will be available in late September for $69.99 USD at major retailers and online including Amazon. The camera comes with a USB cable, a Quick Start Guide, a 10-pack of KODAK ZINK Photo Paper and a memory card. KODAK ZINK Photo Paper comes in 20 and 50 packs, and is sold separately.
More information is available at www.kodak.com/go/printomatic.