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Does the Kodak Mini Shot automatically print photos?

Does the Kodak Mini Shot automatically print photos?

Best answer: No, the Kodak Mini Shot doesn't print photos automatically. You need to hit the print button before it will produce your photo. If you want an instant camera that does print automatically, check out the Kodak Printomatic.Get the Mini Shot: Kodak Mini Shot (opens in new tab) ($100 at Amazon)Print automatically: Kodak Printomatic (opens in new tab) ($70 at Amazon)

The Kodak Mini Shot requires you to make a decision before you print

The Kodak Mini Shot has a print button right on the camera that you'll need to hit before it starts printing. Therefore, the Mini Shot doesn't start to print automatically once you take your photo.

However, there's a good reason for this: it allows you to choose a border for your photo using the Kodak Mini Shot app (opens in new tab). Speaking of the app, you can also transfer the images you take with the Mini Shot over to your smartphone using the app before you print.

If you want a camera that prints instantly, check out the Kodak Printomatic

The Printomatic is Kodak's other instant camera, and it does print photos automatically. As soon as you take your photo, it starts printing. The process can be a bit slow on Zink paper, though, so the camera can hold up to three photos in its queue.

And while it doesn't connect to your smartphone, it has a microSD card slot that can hold up to 32GB of photos. These can then be offloaded to another device like a Mac or Windows PC or if you have the equipment, your mobile device.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.