Polaroid Snap Touch – Buyer’s Guide & Specs [2020]

Andy
| Last Updated: December 14, 2019

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Zink Polaroid Snap Touch Portable Instant Print Digital Camera with LCD Touchscreen Display (White)

Specifications​​​​​

  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion
  • Other Features: Prints 2x3s with built-in ZINK printer
  • Screen: 3.5" touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi: Bluetooth
  • Video: 1080p, 720p
  • Burst Speed: Yes
  • Sensor: 13 megapixels
  • Release Date: 2016-11-01

The original idea behind photo sharing is back with a newly renamed camera. the Polaroid Snap Touch is technically a digital camera -- it uses a 13 megapixel digital sensor -- but it spits out instant prints true to Polaroid's past.

The camera works by using a built-in ZINK printer. ZINK paper has ink crystals embedded inside, which are activated by heat. That means you can print a photo by only reloading the paper, no ink necessary. That allows Polaroid to take a digital photograph and spit out an instant print while still making the camera compact. Built-in Bluetooth and a Polaroid app allows users to share electronically without a computer as well.

The Polaroid Snap Touch is scarce on the details however -- we don't know how large the sensor is, or even how fast it can shoot, just that there's a burst mode included. With the $179 price tag, we're expecting that the best thing about this camera is the built-in printer. If the idea is to share images instantly in both the traditional and social media sense of the word, then the camera is a good option. We're just not sure it would be capable of winning any photo contest -- but only some experience with the camera will determine that.

The Polaroid Snap Touch is a fun camera that's great for sharing photos -- it adds a touchscreen over the original Polaroid Snap -- to make accessing the camera's controls even easier. The latest version also has a new photo booth mode and a mirror on the front to assist with framing a selfie. The camera comes in six different colors and will be available in November 2016.

Andy

Hi, I’m Andy. I’ve been taking pictures for just about as long as I’ve been old enough to hold a camera. I studied photography in community college after high school but was encouraged to follow a career path that was more stable. I do gigs here and there on the side but never took the leap to focus my efforts full-time. When Pam reached out to me through a mutual friend, I jumped on the opportunity to be a writer. Favorite type of photography: macro and street.