Can you film video with the Polaroid Snap?
Best answer: The Polaroid Snap can't record video. It's strictly an instant camera that lets you take photos on the fly. However, there's a similar Polaroid product that does allow you to record video: the Polaroid Snap Touch.Amazon: Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera (opens in new tab) ($90)Amazon: Polaroid Snap Touch 2.0 Instant Digital Camera (opens in new tab) ($180)
What is the Polaroid Snap?
The Polaroid Snap is a 10MP instant camera that uses ZINK Zero Ink technology to print 2-by-3 inch full-color prints directly from the camera. Available in multiple colors, including white, black, light blue, and red, the camera offers three color modes: normal, black and white, and vintage sepia tone. With the Polaroid Snap, you can instantly take photos with or without the Polaroid Classic Border logo.
No video, but ...
The Polaroid Snap wasn't designed to take video. However, it does come with some unique features that make it worth considering. These features include a photo booth mode that takes six quick pictures in 10 seconds. There's also the ability to store up to 32GB in photos using microSD storage; disks sold separately.
Are you looking for more? The ZINK paper requires no ink cartridges or ribbons. Just place the paper in the machine and forget about it. Each piece of paper even comes with an adhesive backing so you can stick your creations anywhere.
About the Snap Touch
The Snap Touch, which arrived a year after the original, does feature video-recording. The 13MP camera also uses ZINK Zero Ink technology for instantly printing photos. There's also a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen which you can use to see your photos before and after snapping. The Polaroid Snap Touch offers 1080p full HD video recording capability; images and video can be stored on a microSD card up to 128GB.
As you can imagine, it costs about twice as much as the original Polaroid Snap, so take that into consideration before purchasing.
A no-nonsense instant camera
If you're looking for a low-cost instant camera, consider the Polaroid Snap. Look for discounts on this easy-to-use camera.
Take it to the next level
If you're looking for an instant camera with video capabilities, check out the Polaroid Snap Touch. It's available in six colors, including pink, purple, and green. Look for bundles that include special papers and gifts.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.
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