Top positive review
Handy camera with good imaging
March 30, 2019
I bought this camera specifically to make small photos that I can stick into my journal to accompany notes on events. It works marvelously well for this purpose, and I am quite happy with the images that it produces in the camera, especially on the streets at night. I seldom use flash for the photos, and they come out well in the camera. The prints are another matter completely. I have already reviewed the film in another place, but here I will say that the bright prints in the camera come out flat and muddy in the prints. Polaroid really needs to get to work on its film quality. With even adequate prints, this would be a great little camera.
The camera allows you to make minimal adjustments to images, and with the app on your phone you can download photos to your computer photo file and print with your regular home printer if you wish. Sending the photos from phone to app file is a bit slow and takes some patience. Sometimes it will simply stop and you may need to close the camera and start over.
Charging is easy but a bit slow and needs to be done fairly often as the camera battery seems to run down fast, especially if you are printing from the camera. The printing feature is quite good. You can set it to print automatically after you take a shot, or, to save paper, you can set it to print only on your manual command. As I have said, the print quality is quite poor compared to the images you see in the camera. In addition, the prints actually crop a bit of the image on one or the other end, so if you want a full image in the print you have to learn to include more in the viewfinder when you are taking the picture. Working this out in some exactitude will take a bit of practice.
Also, there is no paper counter, so you never really know how many of your ten sheets remain until it is too late and you get the "No More Paper" notice. This means you will always want to have an extra pack of paper handy wherever you go.
Somewhere I same an image of the camera with a lens cap over the lens, but I have not been able to find that cap anywhere on line.
Overall, I am happy with the camera, though not with the film prints.