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Instagram's Socialmatic Camera Offers On-the-Go Digital Printing

Authored by: Steven Blum — May 10, 2012


If the old Polaroid camera of yore and the Instagram app of today mated, you'd have the Instagram Socialmatic Camera. What's that you ask? Imagine an optical zoom camera running Instagram's software and capable of printing digital photos on-the-go. Now imagine the device looked just like the Instagram icon.

The camera features a whopping 16 GB of photo storage (enough for literally thousands of photos), WiFi and Bluetooth, a massive 4:3 touchscreen, optical zoom (!) and the aformentioned internal printer. 

The design, of course, is modeled quite convincingly on the Instagram graphic in the Google Play store. You've got the rainbow stipes, the faux-leather material covering the flash and the wide zoom lens front and center. 

The printed photos feature a QR code that allow other Socialmatic users to follow the photographer simply by pointing their gadgets at the code. The photos also have adhesive strips allowing you to slap 'em on anything. 

Instagram Camera Full Specifications:

• 16 GB mass storage.
• Wifi and Bluetooth.
• 4:3 touchscreen.
• 2 main lens, first for main capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing.
• Optical zoom.
• LED Flash.
• Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real.
• Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets.
• Dedicated 4 colors ink tanks.
• InstaOs 1.0, which put together Facebook and Instagram App feature.

What do you guys think about this thing? At first I thought it was too hokey but now the device is starting to really grow on me. The quality of the prints looks great! A cool concept, it should make its way over to Kickstarter...

Source: LUDUS

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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