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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Giving pictures as well as taking pictures just might be the greatest part of your next trip. I used to take my Polaroid with me on trips and give away photos along the way. Because of it I was invited to be part of the landscape rather than just an observer.
Polaroid has gone out of business but Fuji is making the Instax Mini and Instax 210 instant cameras. Despite the pictures below the Mini is half the size of the 210. It prints out photos the size of a playing card. The 210 prints pictures that are a little bigger than the old Polaroid pictures.
There are also battery operated digital printers such as the Canon CP800 (review here) that print directly from the camera. Print in the middle of nowhere with the NB-CP2L battery. Pictures are 4x6" and have a postcard format printed on the back so you can use them as instant postcards to send home. Make all your friends envious of your trip to Ulaanbaatar!!
A spin-off of the old Polaroid company sells the PoGo printer that connects with any BlueTooth device like your cel phone camera and prints directly with no computer needed. It's about the size of a pack of playing cards. What's cool is that the "ink" in embedded in the paper so you never run out. Business card sized prints that are pretty sharp and clear.
Time to get back to sharing!