A Myth No More, the Polaroid Socialmatic is Finally on Sale

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The long, long awaited Polaroid Socialmatic camera is finally here at last. Since being first teased as an Instagram concept camera in May 2012 then picked up under Polaroid’s banner a year later, this square-shaped instant photo camera is officially available from Photojojo for starting price of $299.

Essentially a digital camera with a built-in photo printer, the Polaroid Socialmatic is equipped with a 14MP front sensor and 2MP rear camera for selfies that can produce 2 x 3-inch full color prints in under a minute. On the back there’s also a generous 4.5-inch touchscreen to compose and edit images. All these photos are saved on the camera’s built-in 4GB of internal storage or a MicroSD card.

The Socialmatic also comes with GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, allowing users to share directly from the camera to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Meanwhile, Polaroid has also created a Photonetwork, which allows you to geo-tag your images with GPS data, create data rich QR codes, and connect with other Socialmatic photographers.

The Polaroid Socialmatic is available now from Photojojo with 10 included prints for $299 or $344 with 110 prints. The premium Zink paper itself costs $25 for a pack of 50 prints or $45 for a set of 100 sheets.

Polaroid Socialmatic

  • 14 MP digital smart camera
  • 2MP “selfie mode,” rear facing camera
  • 4.5″ Touchscreen for easy edits
  • Built in Android Operating System
  • LED Flash
  • Socialmatic Instant Filters
  • Prints 2×3″ full color photos in under a minute
  • Stereo Speakers for video playback
  • GPS, Wifi and Bluetooth enabled
  • Share directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • The Socialmatic Photonetwork let’s you track your shots via GPS, add info filled QR codes and connect with other photographers near and far.
  • 4GB Internal Storage
  • TF/MicroSD for External Storage
  • 5.19″ x 1.18″ x 5.18″ (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 1.25lbs
  • Includes USB Cable

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.