Polaroid's Z2300 is an Instant Camera for the 21st
The POLAROID was part of life not to long ago, The traditional instant film camera is only a memory but Polaroid's new Instant Digital cameras introduce a new way of doing things.
The Z2300 is the latest, and allows you to take a picture, edit it and then print a 2x3" version of it in less than a minute. The Z2300 uses a technology called ZINK, which eliminates the need for ink and instead utilizes paper made of a composite material that responds to heat. The camera creates the heat in a very specific way and your picture comes out from there.
The Z2300 will launch soon, with preorders available now at a price of $159.
I was thinking about such a camera just the other day as it could be a great tool in street photography. Since I believe in asking permission and in engaging my subject instead of sniping with a telephoto, such a camera would allow the photographer to give a print or two to the subject. This would be a nice gesture. I would use this as as my second camera just for the give away photos as a $159.00 camera way not have great image quality. It it might be OK for street photography. Actually having two cameras sort of defeats the purpose. It is an interesting idea; one worth considering seriously.