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Polaroid SNAP Touch 2.0 13MP Portable Print Digital Photo Camera Black Friday Deals 2021
I’m going to be taking a look at the Polaroid snap touch camera this is the follow up to the original Polaroid snap which came out towards the end of 2015 and that was a basic camera with a built-in printer which used zero ink technology and every time you took a photo it would print out of the side of the camera effectively
every time you press that red button it costs you 50 pence because that’s the one piece of that special Zink paper well the follow up the snap touch adds a touch screen on the back and with the addition of that it means you no longer have to print out everything you take a photo of you can be selective on that screen and only print the things that you really want to keep a hard copy off and over the long term compared to the original of course it will therefore be cheaper to run and on a recent trip to Costco yes we do have them in the UK on with Starbucks IKEA etc etc I saw this display and they were offering the snap search with a bundle or thereabouts including v8c and this is what you got inside the special Costco bundle you get the camera you get a case for the camera which is a good idea having that big screen on the bear you don’t get that scratched we’ve also got some extra paper 50-pack there and a memory card 16 gigabytes who did say on the advert it was gonna be 8 gigabytes but 16 I’ll take that now if I bought these things separately on Amazon it would be for the pack of 50 pieces of that paper for the case in 1199 for a 16 gig memory card and for the camera so all in at the day I’m putting this video I hope so getting it all for in store wasn’t a bad deal really the camera itself as with all these polaroid bradley devices comes in a nice display case which looks good in a shop but one thing that drew my eye in particular was the fact that this thing also does video 1080p video I thought that would be interesting to try out on this little novelty camera on the right side we’ve got things like borders and digital filters and a built-in selfie mirror brilliant just what I need and on the side here you can see we’ve got a few extra including ten extra pieces of that special zinc paper one downside to this kind of display packaging is that removing the things from it is a destructive process you’ll never get this stuff back in there again what little remains of that box anyway inside here you can also see we’ve got some instructions there a very brief instruction booklet we’ve also got to remove a couple of things from the camera that are there for display purposes a pretend picture come here to the side and that one’s stuck on the screen notice we’ve also got a lens cap here now it’s interested to see that this thing is magnetic I think that’s quite a neat little idea the fact that you just pop it on there and it also keeps the Polaroid logo the right way up as well but the first thing we have to do is charge this up using the supplied USB cable I’m plugging it into a USB power supply could plug into a computer if you wanted and I’ll just wait till it charges returning to check on it after a couple of hours I found it had already finished charging so I can unplug the USB lead put a little wrist strap on there so I don’t lose it and we look at the bottom of this from left to right you can see on the left there there’s a sort of circular hole that’s a speaker then we’ve got the micro SD card slot tripod screw Merrit micro USB and to the right of that a reset hole just putting the micro SD card that’s been supplied in though not spring-loaded slot on the bottom and then to turn it on you press on the top here and that also brings a flash up at the same time so the on button is also the flash upon initial startup you’re greeted with various setup screens including the language and the date and time these can all be selected by tapping on the screen it’s a resistive touch screen a technology which is largely followed out of favour nowadays now they paper that these cameras use is that special Zink paper which is zero ink technology and the paper itself has built-in dies or inks which are activated by the print heads in the device so there’s no ink cartridge in the device it activates these using heat there’s a blue card on the bottom of there which has to go in first with every new pack that helps the camera to identify what kind of paper has got into it how many sheets I think and whether it’s DC backed or not but also the blue card is a head cleaner it pulls through the camera and cleans those heads every time you put a new packing right so I’m all ready to go let’s take my first picture with this camera and what better to take a picture of than a Pucci amiibo so there we go that’s picture number one although the thing that is a little bit too far away too much background on that so let’s get closer but one thing I’m noticing also focuses this cameras got a autofocus notice how it jumps in and out a little bit there when I press the shutter button before it takes the picture I’m pretty impressed with that I really thought it would be a fixed focus lens on this anyway let’s print that out we can choose how many copies we want and then press print I’m not going to have you sit here for the entire time it takes but it’s 25 seconds at time D which isn’t too bad because of course once it’s finished it’s finished it’s unlike an old type of instant photo you have to wait for it it comes out it’s done although I’ve got to say that it’s not of the highest quality but more on that later on let’s try the video there I’ve moved it into the video mode I’ll start the recording by pressing the shutter button you can see it starts counting up at the bottom of the screen there I’ll just create some movement on the image so that we can watch it back and then to play it back we can just tap the center of the screen here we can see the video that we’ve just taken so now I know how everything works I’d set the camera out and about around Liverpool and I’ve taken some photos and video so let me show you some of those now the marketing for this camera suggests it’s really supposed to be taken as a bit of fun just something to play around with maybe to give to a a child or a young teenager to take some snaps with not something that’s supposed to take on a DSLR in image quality it is supposed to be 13 megapixels and that’s the resolution of 4 – 2 4 by 3 1 6 8 I’m not too sure whether it’s going to be that full resolution I think it’s more likely to be a lower res image that’s stretched out to that when you zoom in a bit it does look a little bit soft for a 13 megapixel image the camera does have a built-in digital zoom it’s not an optical one which means that you’ll reduce the image quality down if you decide to use it so probably best avoided it also has some issues with light and dark when things get a little bit too contrasty in a scene it tends to make them a little bit dark he does have an HDR mode but it doesn’t do an awful lot at least in my tests anyway it was hard to notice the difference between it being on or off the camera also seems to have a little bit of an issue with colors you can see here the Reds are popping a little bit it’s a bit too bright on some of these of course you could correct things like this in software but it’s not really that kind of camera you can see here that’s pretty garish now when you go indoors you get a bit of a yellowy greeny tints of proceedings now there are settings in the camera to adjust it for different lighting conditions but this really is the kind of camera that you’d leave on also more often than not it does tend to make things a little bit yellowing however the autofocus is definitely working as you can see here I’ve got the chap at the front in focus and the chap at the back out of focus and vice-versa how the flash definitely works this is a scene without the flash and then this is where the flash turned on and then this is a scene with the flash and then this is what it looks like with no flush so the photos a bit of a mix back the video different story it doesn’t have built-in stabilisation as you can see here you wouldn’t be expecting that in a camera like this the autofocus does work whilst you using the cameras you can see here it’s focused on that bollard and now it’s focusing in the distance but notice he just keeps refocusing it doesn’t grab a focal point and stick to it it’s jumping in and out all the time and you might think well it’s just that scene but if I show this one here there’s noth
ing for it to get confused by and notice how the focus just keeps popping in and out all the time it’s never quite getting it right and you can’t get a much more simple cedar that you’ve just got stuff miles away I mean what’s it trying to focus on of the infinite distance it’s not quite getting that right and unfortunately is there’s no way to lock off the focusing it’s going to continue doing this all the time you’re taking video and in my opinion it makes a video or watchable and therefore in turn makes the video mode not worth using okay let’s just go a little bit more in-depth on the camera the first thing I want to talk about is that on/off button I’m not convinced with that system of switching your camera on and off it feels a little bit flimsy and sometimes it doesn’t quite engage properly I can imagine that breaking over time now in the top of there is the flash and to the right of that little round silver thing that is the selfie mirror if you can see yourself in art you’re doing pretty well and below that is the autofocus lamp now this lens can’t the magnetic lens cap I mentioned earlier and I thought that was quite a neat idea and I still do however if you slip it into a pocket make sure you keep it away from anything that doesn’t like having magnets next to it and you might have noticed the wind noise that was prevalent on the clips I just demonstrated and that’s because the microphone is just below the lens on the Front’s of the camera but as we decided we’re not going to be using the video mode maybe that’s not such a big issue one thing that is a big issue though is the reflective nature of that screen it is the most reflective screen that I’ve ever seen on a camera for the vast majority of the time I was outside using this the only thing I could see on that screen was my own stupid face looking back at me the operation of the camera is not the quickest after you’ve taken a picture it will display on screen for a couple of seconds before it lets you take another one in addition when you press the shutter button it does the focusing afterwards so sometimes you press the button and it’ll take a picture immediately other times it takes about half a second to focus and then takes the picture which can catch you out quite often you end up taking a picture of the floor or something now I’ll show you some of the on-screen menus to change between the photo or video mode you just tap the relevant icon on screen as you can see now way in the video mode video is also available in different resolutions 1080p 720p or VGA now back to the photo mode we’ve got some additional options here in the middle that’s where the HDR on it off is as well as the flash which you can have as automatic or permanently on and if you go towards the bottom of there that icon at the bottom is the one for the self timer which is either a three-second or a ten-second countdown there’s also a photo option here where you can take multiple exposures and make them into one image either two three or four exposures the three are in vertical panels like this and as you can see here I’ve taken three individual pictures which combined into one but also they’re stored on the memory card as three separate photos and you can print them out as individuals or as a combined image and of course you’ve got options to delete the images in the camera menus themselves you can look back through the previous photos and videos you’ve taken on the cameras screen and if you wanted to you could choose to print the photos from here or you can edit them by doing things such as adding borders or filters or putting stickers on the top there’s only a limited selection here but you can put them anywhere you want on the picture whatever size you want and rotate them as well if you’re into that kind of thing one good thing about that is that they’re not destructive to the original image it saves it as a new image on the camera and also retains the original image without the sticker on it and the same goes for any images that you rotate or crop it on if you save those they’re saved as additional stills on the memory card alongside that untouched originals and then of course you can choose which one you want to print out on that expensive Zink paper now there are some additional settings in the camera there’s nothing too unusual here but what are the ones I thought might have come in handy was the one to adjust for different lighting conditions especially when I was indoors and the pictures came it’s a little bit greeny perhaps could have adjusted that for incandescent or fluorescent light however when you’re out and about the screen on the back of the camera doesn’t give a good representation of the image quality anyway so it’s hard to know whether or not you’d be improving anything and so you got back home and put the image on a computer I’ve stuck one of the photos to a piece of white photo card here to give you a reference point for true white we can see the colors here just a little bit off a bit subdued if we compare them to the original photo you can see especially there the difference I’ve never been too happy with this Zink technology it’s never worked perfectly for me it’s always been a little bit off you can adjust the settings for the printer in the camera and you can adjust the brightness and the next photos you’re going to see the one on the right I’ve adjusted the brightness to the maximum and you can see that right what is a little bit whiter than the other one but still it’s a gray background when really it was a perfect white I should mention that was also an option in here to get the camera to automatically print out every single time you press the shutter button so it acts just like a traditional Polaroid instant camera now you can also connect the camera up to an app which is available for iOS or Android and that works in two different directions you can get a picture off your and then you can get your phone to send that to the camera and therefore use the camera basically just as a printer you can see here the sharpness of this Zink technology the colors might not be perfect but it is nice and sharp also in the app you can add filters and backgrounds and stamps and all sorts of things even put marks on their images themselves you can also send the images back from the camera and upload them into your smartphone and you can see here the amount of detail in those images now for the really bad news this camera froze on me not once but twice it locked up while I was going through the menus and options while I was shooting those parts for this video it didn’t happen while I was out and about taking photos and video just while I was going through the different options but it happened twice which means it’s not an isolated incident the only way to get the camera to turn off was to put a bent paperclip in that reset hole this was happening on the latest firmware when I got the camera I downloaded the latest firmware via the app in the phone which updated the camera automatically and the firmware I was using is a version you see at the top of the screen there so they’ve definitely got an issue there they need to resolve because looking in the Amazon comments it seems that other people have had the same problem I’ve been on a bit of a journey with this camera I initially started off by thinking I’d got a good deal on a novelty camera and then I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had an autofocus lens and the ability to take 1080p 30 video but then I was let down by the quality of that video with its constant refocusing issues as well as the problem with the reflective screen on the back of the camera making it hard to use outdoors as well as the quality of the printouts that the camera produced and then the final nail in the coffin was the fact that the camera locked up for me not once but twice and I had to reset it with a paper clip so this isn’t one I think I can recommend if you want to pick one of these up the best deal at the time I’m putting this video out is the Costco stores in the UK perhaps in other countries as well.