Start-up company Socialmatic is revisiting the past to bring users what could well be the future of low-fi, filtered photography.
The Socialmatic Instant Camera
Developed by Socialmatic, this Polaroid-branded digital camera supports wi-fi, 3G and Bluetooth, has a 4.3-inch touchscreen and can apply a full range of arty filters to a user's snapshots. It has 16GB of internal storage plus space for a further 32GB via the SD memory slot. It allso integrates and syncs with both Instagram and Facebook apps (though it's important to note that this is not an Instagram-affiliated device) but best of all it can share photos manually. It has an in-built Zink Printer which means that just like a good, old-fashioned Polaroid camera, it can make a physical copy of anything it snaps.
Socialmatic has signed a licensing deal with Polaroid around its branding and visual style and hopes to get the finished item out to what is doubtless going to be a very long line of hipsters before the end of next year.