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Polaroid Socialmatic camera release for late Christmas gift

When we first saw the Polaroid Socialmatic, which was dubbed as the Instagram camera because its likeness to its icon, we worried about its place in the market. However, it proved so popular that its release was looking all the more likely. We now have a release date and even a price for you, although if you were hoping to get it as a gift for Christmas, then it will be a late one.

Polaroid had huge success in the 70s and 80s with its SX-70 model, and there could be a chance that its success could be equaled with the release of the Socialmatic. Ok, so we know that a camera like this is not needed like it was back then, but with the social media aspect behind it, it would be nice for Polaroid to have a comeback with this camera.

Pre-orders for this camera have now begun and can be purchased on Amazon.com for $300, although there seems no sign of its UK equivalent just yet. Those that have paid will be able to take ownership of this new camera on January 1st, which seems to be the bad timing.

Polaroid Socialmatic camera release

You might wonder why I am getting so excited for a camera like this when Polaroid already has an instant print camera, but this one takes an idea from the past and mixes it with something very popular today, which is social media.

Reminder of specs — You get a 14-megapixel sensor at the rear and a secondary 2-megapixel shooter up front, which will be used to share socially thanks to its instant uploading feature. There is also a 4.5-inch full color LCD touchscreen and 4GB of built-in storage.

Will you be pre-ordering this camera?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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