• Fujifilm Instax mini50S Camera Goes After Polaroid Market Niche

    Fujifilm has released an alternative to the beloved Polaroid camera, and calls it the Instax mini50S. The good news is, the Instax film is cheaper than the reissued Polaroid, running about $16 for 20 shots. The bad news is, it’s only available in Japan (currently) and will cost you about $220 to import. Before you shell out for the latest from Fujifilm, don’t forget about the… Read More

  • Polaroid archive shows history of pictures

    Polaroid is one of those things that’s always been with us, and if some have their way, always will. I remember taking pictures at camp using the family OneStep, and I still have a shot of myself at my first job. Read More

  • The Polaroid 300 brings back instant photo printing

    Polaroid is back, baby. But don’t run out to Walmart just yet. First I don’t even know if Walmart is selling this kit, but if it was, you might want to pass. Living in the past isn’t cheap. The Polaroid 300 carries a $90 MSRP with 10-shot film packs going for $10. That’s a lot of cake. Read More

  • Polaroid enters video games market with new accessories

    Polaroid, a company best known for its instant cameras and maybe for hiring Lady Gaga as their Creative Director, will be entering the gaming industry soon with a wide variety of video games accessories. These would mostly be peripherals for popular gaming system such as a microphone headset and battery packs for the Xbox 360, wireless controllers for the PS3, sports packs and a sensor bar for… Read More

  • Review and giveaway: Lomo Diana F+ film camera with Instant Back

    Short version: It’s not for everybody, but the Diana F+ with the instant back add-on is your best bet for recapturing the magic and spontaneity of the Polaroids of yore. Flimsy construction and erratic picture-taking may put off some, but unpredictability used to be in photography’s nature, and for me it was fun to return to that. Lomo wants to give one away, too &mdash… Read More

  • Impossible Project actually begins to sell Polaroid cartridges (B&W only for now)

    Just a week and a half ago I wrote that instant film isn’t dead, it’s just weird and expensive. That’s never been more true than today, when the first of the Impossible Project’s Polaroid film goes on sale in the UK. If you don’t remember those guys, they’re the ones who purchased a bunch of Polaroid manufacturing equipment and decided to keep the fire… Read More

  • Instant film isn't dead – it's just weird and expensive

    The Polaroid saga is a long and strange one. And the last couple years have been especially strange. Bankrupt, reanimated, relaunched, sold out, bought up… I wouldn’t be surprised if Polaroid showed up on Dancing With The Stars. They keep saying they’re coming back, but I’ll believe it when I see it. In the mean time, your options for instant film are depressingly… Read More

  • jWIN licenses Polaroid name, prepares to market

    So you’ve got a company without an all-that-recognizable name, and you really want to ramp it up. What do you do? Well, if you’re jWIN you buy some street cred by striking up a deal with Polaroid, making your products have a connection with a legacy of creativity and innovation that you had nothing to do with. Read More

  • The Second Coming of the Polaroid

    It is upon us! Almost a year ago, Polaroid announced that it would be leaving this Earth. We cried a bit, lusted after the last ones sold at Urban Outfitters, but in the end, we decided it was probably time. But some never gave up hope. The Impossible Project purchased some manufacturing facilities and decided it would carry the torch. But the torch has been reclaimed by the original owners! Read More

  • Last Polaroids ever to be sold at Urban Outfitters

    After Polaroid went belly-up, The Impossible Project decided they were going to keep the fire by buying up the manufacturing facilities and continuing to make film (and possibly cameras). Admirable! But until their labors bear fruit… you’ll have to go to Urban Outfitters. They’ve got the last 700 cameras and you’re going to pay through the nose. Read More

  • Nederlanders execute plan to resurrect Polaroid film

    Although Polaroid is planning its comeback in the form of a camera with integrated printer, I think we all suspect how that will turn out, despite our best wishes. Besides, half of us already have Polaroid cameras boxed up in the basement or collecting dust on top of a bookshelf. The Impossible Project aims to reinvigorate the instant film world by purchasing a factory in the Netherlands… Read More

  • Polaroid's PoGo camera-printer: hit or miss?

    Polaroid debuted its would-be comeback kid gadget, the PoGo, during CES, but we were a bit busy at the time. It looks like they’ve attached a shabby camera to the Zink/PoGo instant printer and made an interface for cropping and so on. Sounds less than compelling at first, but then of course that’s pretty much what the original Polaroids were. Bad glass and crappy film. But they… Read More

  • Polaroid files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Polaroid isn’t do so well and just filed for bankruptcy. The once-hipster brand hasn’t found its footing in the digital age and has fallen by the wayside, recently announcing instant film is being discontinued. Read More

  • Polaroid done with instant film, the world tears up

    Polaroid was once the hipster of photography but their day is gone. Digital cameras have pushed the need/fun of instant photos to the wayside and the storied company is going to stop manufacturing the instant film at the end of this year. I’m sure most of us have pleasant memories waiting for the sub-par photos slowly emerge from the grey film. Those still enjoying the format should… Read More

  • Polaroid wants your advice on remaking the Polaroid

    Well, not really your advice. They actually want the advice of readers of Amateur Photographer Magazine to decide on specs for an upcoming printing camera. You can enter here and the winner gets a trip to New York and VIP tickets to the Museum of Modern Art. That said, the Polaroid was a perfect technology for its time. Designed by Edwin Land as a “60-second photo studio” it ushered… Read More

  • Last call for Polaroid instant film – better move fast

    Alas, as you may know, Polaroid is stepping out of the film business, and although I’m sure 3rd-party film will be available at a premium in the future, Polaroid has set the dates after which their instant film will no longer be available. Check out the link below for the info on when the film cartridges for your camera will die the true death. [via Geeksugar] Read More

  • Polaroid makes PMPs now instead of Polaroids

    I would have preferred that Polaroid just ran itself into the ground making the same exact Polaroid film cameras and cartridges, but someone got ambitious over there and now they’re getting into the business of making just about everything. Coming soon is a new PMP, and believe it or not, they didn’t call it the PMPeroid, which would have sold so many. The PMP itself sports a… Read More

  • Polaroid's taking its instant biz digital

    [photopress:polaroid_zink_w606.jpg,full,center] Polaroid is staying in the instant photo biz with the ZINK printer. Keep it in your pocket, and when you’ve got an image you want to print, just send it to the tiny printer from your camera to have a regular-sized, sticky print in just under a minute. If you’re old school, you can shake it while it comes out. It connects via USB… Read More

  • Digital imaging finally kills off the last Polaroid plants

    [photopress:polo.jpg,full,center] One of the unfortunate aspects of the so-called digital revolution is that older, analog technologies get left behind. With digital cameras, Polaroid photos are being replaced. Digitals are more instant, and usually look better, though there’s something about the primary colors and blurry edges of a Polaroid that will always rule. Those days are soon… Read More

  • Top 10 product failures

    Here’s a great list comprised of tech and food failures from the last 50 or so years. I don’t even remember some of these things, but I’m sure the old farts in the audience will be able to tell me what they were. What’s Betamax? The IBM PC Jr.? WTF?! Hop on over and check them out and leave your thoughts in comments. Maybe I’ll learn something today. Is there… Read More