Basic instant camera
The Polaroid Snap is a basic instant camera that allows you to print photos as they are taken -- just like the old-school Polaroid cameras of decades ago.
- A simple-to-use instant camera
- Includes a Photo Booth feature
- Can't print photos from your mobile device to the camera
- Limited functionality
Turns your iPhone into a printer
The Prynt Pocket connects directly to your iPhone, allowing you to print photos as they are being taken or those already on your iPhone.
- Print any photo, even those on social networks
- Includes unique video feature
- Only compatible with iPhones
The Polaroid Snap is a simple instant camera that automatically prints photos as they are taken. The Prynt Pocket allows you to print images from your iPhone and social networks. Both use the same 2 x 3-inch Zink Paper.
|Polaroid Snap||Prynt Pocket|
|Weight||7.52 ounces||5.8 ounces|
If you're an iPhone user, you should purchase the Prynt Pocket, not the Polaroid Snap. The former allows you to print any photo that's on your iPhone using the same paper found on the Polaroid camera. And with the Prynt Pocket, you're using your iPhone's camera to take the snaps.
Bonus: Prynt isn't just a printer; with a free app you can add a video to your Prynt and watch it come to life.
If you still want an actual instant camera, the Polaroid Snap comes with a few features worth considering. The compact device features multiple modes, border options, a self-timer, a photo booth, and other extras. Regardless, both products have made our list of the best instant cameras of the year.
The Polaroid Snap is a good choice for anyone who wants to start taking instant photos. However, it doesn't come recommended for iPhone owners who should purchase the slightly more expensive Prynt Pocket.
Lots of uses
Unique and worth your time
Both of these products allow you to take 2 x 3-inch Zink Paper prints. Only the Prynt Pocket uses your iPhone camera. It's also the only product out of the two that will print your existing photos with ease.
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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