Saturday, August 31, 2019

Who Wants to Win a Polaroid Instant Camera?!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I wrote the post below quite awhile ago now, but this camera is still my favorite digital and instant camera combo!! Today, I learned that the camera now has a lower price on Amazon (now $149!!). To help celebrate the new Amazon price change, and help get the word out, Polaroid is offering one of these awesome cameras to a lucky winner. This is a WONDERFUL GIFT IDEA for any time of the year! It could also be a great way to treat yourself. Get your full-sized pictures instantly to keep or share with a friend!! So many uses, so many smiles. Winner chooses color!



Instant cameras have made a huge comeback. I see them at school events, and two of my grown kids have them too. I love them, but the size of the pictures had got smaller for awhile...until now!! Back to the generous size that's similar to days of old, this brand new Polaroid Pop offers up 3.5 x 4.25" prints instantly, or you can use the digital option with the SD card to save and print later. In addition to that, it's sleek looking and I can't get enough of it. I just love to look at it! The features make it fun to play with, and the touchscreen makes it very easy to learn and maneuver. In the photo above, the print is just finishing up...completing it's roll out of the camera. You can watch the picture forming, as it moves towards the top, which is a new feature I've never seen before. Both me and cutie patootie up there liked that one.



So here's what it comes with...you get the camera itself (which to me feels like a tablet, only it's thicker), a strap so you don't drop it easily, the USB cord, an instruction book and a box of film (10 sheets) that you can use in addition to the several demo sheets that are included.


I took the top off here, so you can see how easy it is to load the film. Outside of the film...which is wonderful because it allows you to print instantly anywhere...without a computer, this camera has everything you would typically expect to find in a camera today, and more!


The touchscreen shown here allows you to adjust the light, put the flash on or off, access your photo gallery or get into your settings where you'll find some great things to do like add a filter, put on some 'stickers,' write some words, change it to black & white, etc. I did all of this without downloading the app, but there is an app you can put on there too (it has built-in WiFi access) that I'm sure would give you a plethora of nifty options as well. This is our first day having it, but we'll certainly get the app at some point and start experimenting.


The LCD viewfinder touchscreen is crystal clear. I love that you can add the date or take it off easily. I honestly have never figured out how to do that on my traditional camera, so I have always just left that option off. Sometimes you might want it on, and other times you won't, or at least that's how I feel about it. If it's a special day or event, it's something I like. If not, then meh, I'm not a fan of it on the photo.


You can rotate, edit and crop your photos at will. You can set the timer and get in the picture too, if you'd like, and that's super easy (and oh so fun) to do.


My son was fascinated with the Polaroid Pop, so I did let him take a couple of pictures. I also explained that he could use the digital feature to store photos and decide which ones he might like to print out later. In the next (4) photos, you can see a progression of his picture as it comes out of the camera...


It really doesn't take long to print at all, and it's sure fun to watch it come up. See how the photo went from a full screen to a partial view? That's because you're watching it as it develops and moves up.


This is the top coming out, and it's only a few mere seconds before the rest follows. It does make a little noise while it's running. Nothing of significance that lasts long at all, but worth noting so you don't expect that it will be silent.


Here is a little more progression, and you can see my son is mesmerized waiting for it to come out. I think he was scared it was going to fall to the floor too, but Polaroid has a nice little feature that catches it at the top when it's finished printing, so it doesn't just fall to the ground.


And there the photo is in all of it's glory. :)


This Polaroid Pop is going to be fun to take to the hospital when my new granddaughter is born. 


We can take pictures, and add 'sticker hearts,' using black & white, 


or color! :)

Here is a photo that shows how the 'stickers' look when printed. I think they're really cute and they look just like they're a natural part of the picture. On the screen is the photo I took, with the word 'Hi' deliberately added. You can save that photo to use later, print it out immediately, or do both. And at the top of the device, you see it printed.


This camera has so many elements of fun added to it that it's hard to remember it's a serious contender too! With a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, dual LED flash options, bluetooth (and WiFi as mentioned above) connectivity, and crystal clear pictures that print quickly, this is the camera to own for the new year. I smile every time I see it on my table (where it's relaxing for the moment, until I get some more time to experiment with it). If you like what you see, you can learn more about this lovely instant camera by visiting the Polaroid website. You can purchase it in retail stores everywhere, and online, including at Amazon (where you can now buy it for just $149!).

There's a Giveaway 

One lucky winner will get a Polaroid Pop (you choose the color) to call their very own. U.S. entrants only.


108 comments:

  1. How awesome! My oldest will be turning 13 in a couple of months. He'd love to have something like this. I'll definitely keep it in mind!

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  2. That is a neat one indeed. I haven't seen one like it, but I've seen plenty about recently.

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  3. My nephew got one of these for Christmas and loves it. It's a lot of fun and I didn't realize then that you could choose to print the pics later.

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  4. Oh! We just got our oldest a traditional Instax polaroid camera - i wish i would have seen this prior! How cool is this?! I love that it has the wifi ability, which is my favorite part of my DSLR!

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  5. Polaroid cameras have really come a long way. I have been really wanting one of these. I take so many photos of my kids and never print them. This would make it super convenient.

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  6. I can see with all the new digital features why it's making a comeback.

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  7. That looks awesome! I love that the pics are a bit larger, don't know why all the other instant cameras make them sooo small?!

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  8. This is so nice, it reminds me of when we were kids and my older sister had a Polaroid. This is just way better, and a must have!

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  9. I got one of these for my niece and she really enjoys it. It's a big leap from the original instamatic cameras I remember from my childhood, lol.

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  10. It's making a comeback. Love this. I loved my old Polaroid camera.

    Your son is most handsome.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

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  11. What a cute idea/gadget. I couldn't go backwards in the technology eventhough it's a giant leap from the 70s Polaroids. I bet the kids think it's cool.

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  12. Wow this Polaroid POP so cool I will but that someday!

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  13. I love how these Polaroids are making a come back. Right now my girls only have the ones that spit out the really tiny instant pics, but I am sure they would love to have this for bigger ones. Maybe we'll have to see about tucking this into their Easter Baskets this year.

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  14. Wow this sounds like an amazing gift for my baby cousins. Amazing review

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  15. looks awesome! This is just way better

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  16. i LOVE polaroid photography. It is always so much fun and joy in it. Very very nice

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  17. What a cool camera!! Great idea from Polaroid!

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  18. Hi Rosey - definitely tempted me with this ... as a present for others too - thanks for the write up ... cheers Hilary

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  19. I want one! I bet Isaak would totally get into having one. It looks so fun!

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  20. I am torn between this and the FUJIFILM one that everyone has. I need something handy for a photo booth. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. He sure is a cutie patootee. I used to love instant cameras. I love the concept.

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  22. I used to have an instant camera. This looks like a really nice one!

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  23. All that old stuff is cool again!

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  24. Instant cameras have become a trending topic. A great gifting idea.

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  25. I LOVE it! Technology meets my old school first camera. This is so cool.

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  26. I did not know these made a come back! Very modern and nice looking!

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  27. What a great camera; especially for kids! Reminds me of the camera I had as a kid!

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  28. This is so cool! It's so fun to see old school products come back in a technological way. Such a great gift idea, too!

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  29. This is what I want exactly. It sounds really a good instant one. Your son is really smart.

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  30. BINGO! This is what I will get my mom for Mother's Day. She loved her Polaroid so much when I was a kid and this one has that SD card option so she can use it as a traditional camera as well. Now I just have to decide on the perfect color. I like the purple but I honestly think she would like the black one. Thank you for this!!

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  31. Oh - I'm so glad they are making a huge comeback! Nothing like a printed photo in your album :)

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  32. I can't believe Polaroids have become so advanced! It's like a blast from the past with a twist of technology. I'd love one, too, for the good old days. :)

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  33. I absolutely love this I am a huge fan of Polaroid cameras. I have about two originals and a Barbie one. I may consider this next.

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  34. I recently learned about this camera and it looks oh so good. I want one but haven't purchased one yet. It's ironic to me how we have gone from cameras of the past that printed the picture to all digital and now back to printing the picture. So fun.

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  35. Wow. That is awesome. I love that you get prints immediately. I will have to check this out. It would be nice to have one to take with me for our family get togethers.

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  36. This looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I am still amazed how these kind of cameras work. This is really perfect to use whenever you travel or even just at home.

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  38. What a fun little camera! I have an Instax and love it.

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  39. Cool device! I'm happy that Polaroid came back! I was looking for Instant Camera!

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  40. Polaroid Pop is so cool! I would like to buy one and bring during one of my trips! It seems so easy to use and very handy!

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  41. I love this! Polaroids have come such a long way!

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  42. What a great take on an old favorite. I will look it up and see if my future 13 yr. old gr-daughter will enjoy it.

    When is the new one arriving? So sweet.

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  43. I have been wanting one of these for so long!! This does look like an amazing option! Thank you so much for the review! Adding this to my birthday wishlist!!

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  44. This looks great! I love these type of cameras and have a Fujifilm instant but I want to get one of these next :)

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  45. I love the fact that I can just pose, snap and print the pictures. (Quanda Dykstra)

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  46. This looks like a really cool camera. Today's instamatics are so much more advanced than the ones from my childhood in the 70's!!

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  47. I like that you can print them when you want to vs. immediately. Very fun

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  48. I like that you don't need a computer to print the photos.

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  49. I like the wifi capability!

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  50. The sports action cameras would be great for our soccer season right now.
    My daughter is begging for one of these insta cameras!

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  51. These cameras have a much different look than they used to. I would love to win one. Thanks for the contest.

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  52. I like the fact that it has a self time and a digitial zoom.

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  53. I like the 3.97" touchscreen

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  54. I learned it has a photo booth mode!

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  55. My daughter would love one of these. I like the live edit feature.

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  56. If I don't win I am buying one for my teen for XMAS. It says mint green is discontinued on Amazon. Is that a color I can choose if I win?

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  57. The 20.0-megapixel CMOS sensor feature is pretty cool.

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  58. This is great! I miss having an actual photo since we use the phones so much for picture taking. I like that you can also edit the photos.

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  59. I like that this camera can print photos from almost any device.

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  60. I like that this camera prints larger pictures than any other instant camera. I like the touch screen and I can’t get over a zero ink printer!!! This sounds wonderful.

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  61. I love that you can record home movies and 15-second GIFs with the touch of a button, all in stunning high-definition.

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  62. I like it prints up to 50 pictures before you have to charge the camera.

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  63. I love that it has built in wifi

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  64. This camera can print phots from any device! Awesome

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  65. I like that you can view the photo before deciding to print it.

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  66. Sure had this one a while ago. One of these days I have to get one of these, if I ever get stuff paid down, always something, ugg. lol

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  67. I really like the touchscreen display feature of this camera.

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  68. I love that it has a Portable pic printer: not just a camera, This Polaroid can print photos from almost any device!!!

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  69. They sure changed since my parents owned one. Nice that they have a zoom now.

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  70. I love that you can save the pictures to print later!

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  71. Love the pink one and that it has built in wifi

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  72. I learned the different colors they have, that there is HD video and so many other really amazing things this can do 😍

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  73. You can edit your photo BEFORE printing it on the SAME device!? That is SO cool!

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  74. I love that it has a portable pic printer!

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  75. Love this camera!! HD video would be awesome. The price is great, too.
    Thank you.

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  76. Like how it has built in wifi.

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  77. I like the size of the mini pictures.

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    1. This particular version has the bigger pictures. :)

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  78. I love that it has built-in Wi-Fi you can instantly share photos on Facebook, Instagram, and other social platforms. Leah wants an instant camera for Christmas, so I may have to get her this one!

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  79. I like that it comes in so many colors. Six colors is a lot! How fun! Mica would like this, for his Chicago trip in the spring.

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  80. I looked at the Amazon page and I love the feature of larger pictures. I had another camera like this and the pictures were too small.
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  81. You can record gifs on it! lol! I love that. :)

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  82. That this camera has built in wifi.

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  83. I learned it has a touch display and can be connected to Wi Fi.

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  84. I learned that it does not take ink or toner and not only prints, but also records. I learned it does not just print from a polaroid camera but with just about anydevice.

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  85. The camera takes stunningly vivid shots with a 20 mega-pixel lens. The built in speaker and mic lets you record video!

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  86. I like that it instant prints your pictures so you don't have to wait long to see them.

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  87. I like that there is a travel storage case I can buy. I think I would love this with the kids

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  88. I love that the photo editing is already on it.

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  89. I love this camera! I love all the features and colors

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  90. I like that it is small, only 3. 5” x 4. 25”.

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  91. Mini photo & video camera: not only does this classic Polaroid camera let you snap and print pictures instantly, You can record full 1080 HD video or a fun gif. With ZINK Zero Ink Paper technology, there is toner, no film, no shaking - this new spin on an old classic is truly instant

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  92. I like that there are different colors to choose from and that it's instant and small.

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  93. I learned that it is a portable printer, not just a camera which is incredible.

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  94. learned it has built in wifi

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  95. I learned that you can edit your photos before you print them.

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  96. I like that you can print your photos instantly.

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  97. Print & edit photos instantly: we've kept the iconic 3. 5 x 4. 25 inch prints with the classic Polaroid Border, but now you can add notes & captions with your finger or emoji's and shapes on the 4 inch touch-screen display before you print

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  98. I love the ease of use the colors really are beautiful to. I loved the blue. The fact that it prints out so fast is awesome.

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  99. I am loving the display. I remember the old Polaroid cameras and whoa is this an improvement.

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  100. I learned that you can add notes and captions to the photos.

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