Remember the old Polaroid camera of yore? Are you a fan of the social photo-sharing app Instagram? If the two were combined, you‘d have the Intagram Socialmatic Camera. Imagine Instagram software running on an optical zoom camera, capable of not only sharing your latest inspirational photograph at the press of a button, but also of printing these digital photos on-the-go. Now imagine that this device looked like the instantly recognisable Instagram icon, and is available today!
As you can see from the images, the design of the device is modelled on the Instagram graphic you will find in the iOS App Store, and more recently, the Google Play store (read about the Android release of Instagram here). With the leather material covering the flash and the wide zoom lens and the rainbow strips, it has a genuine retro feel to it.
On board storage for the camera is an impressive 16 GB, enough for thousands of quick-snap photos. It also has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a large 4:3 touchscreen, optical zoom and of course the aforementioned internal printer.
Not only can you print the photos you take right away, after they are printed you can allow other Socialmatic users to follow the photographer simply by pointing their gadgets at the QR code featured on the printout. Another “˜old school‘ touch are the adhesive strips attached to the printout, so you can stick them on any wall or refrigerator right away.
Here are the full specifications:
16 GB mass storage.
WiFi and Bluetooth.
2 main lenses, first for main capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing.
Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real.
Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets.
Dedicated 4 colour ink tanks.
InstaOs 1.0, which put together the Facebook and Instagram App feature.
This is a very refreshing concept that could be a hit with social photo fanatics. What do you think?