Technology Polaroid's new $100 camera brings instant film back in style

11:25  14 september  2017
11:25  14 september  2017 Source:   Engadget

Samsung's second dual-camera phone is much more affordable

  Samsung's second dual-camera phone is much more affordable Samsung has revealed its second dual-camera phone, and while it's not exactly a budget device, it's definitely more affordable than its first one. The Korean conglomerate's Thai website has officially launched the Galaxy J7+, which has one 13-megapixel f/1.7 sensor and one 5-megapixel f/1.9 sensor on its rear. That dual rear camera is also complemented by an impressive front-facing 16-megapixel sensor for HD selfies, videos and some quality livestreaming. Its dual camera is definitely the phone's star offering -- its other features are pretty standard for a mid-range device. The J7+ is powered by a 2.

The Impossible Project has spent the past decade trying to revive Polaroid photography, first by bringing back instant film for vintage instant cameras and eventually launching a new device, the I-1, last year.

The Impossible Project has spent the past decade trying to revive Polaroid photography, first by bringing back instant film for vintage instant cameras and eventually launching a new device, the I-1, last year.

  Polaroid's new $100 camera brings instant film back in style © Provided by Engadget The Impossible Project has spent the past decade trying to revive Polaroid photography, first by bringing back instant film for vintage instant cameras and eventually launching a new device, the I-1, last year. This week, the company goes full circle, renaming itself Polaroid Originals and releasing its second instant film camera under the familiar moniker OneStep 2.

The original OneStep dates back to 1977, and the sequel borrows a lot of the same basic design, with a cream-colored casing, big red shutter button and Polaroid's distinctive rainbow stripe down the front. However, there's been a few tweaks borrowed from the I-1, like a more open viewfinder and two rows of lights on the top indicating how many shots are left on your film cartridge. It's simple and low-tech, which suits the camera just fine.

Indiana Jones 5 won’t have Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt in it

  Indiana Jones 5 won’t have Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt in it Indiana Jones 5 won’t have Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt in it A brief update on Indiana Jones 5 brings the crushing news that the character of Mutt won't be in it.Delayed from a summer 2019 release date to the summer of 2020, Indiana Jones 5 is still chugging along, but it’s taking its place in the queue of projects for director Steven Spielberg. Cynics may suggest that this is one film that won’t ever happen, but rest assured chums, cynics we ain’t.Working on the screenplay for the film is the returning David Koepp, and he’s thrown a few clues as to the movie’s progress in a new EW interview.

However, NASA researchers have developed a new way of analyzing the crusts of our solar system brethren that allows for more accurate estimates based on less information. The Impossible Project is dead, long live Polaroid Originals.

Back in the old days, the instant -sharing of photos typically followed the click of a button, whirring of gears, and quiet swish as excited hands waved Polaroid film about Polaroid ' s newest camera , the Snap, revisits the company's roots by combining instant prints with modern digital technology.

Each package of film only holds eight shots, which feels a bit dicey in a world where we can take thousands of shots on our phones. However, Polaroid Originals has also developed a new film for the OneStep 2, called i-Type. The film is specifically optimized for the new camera and won't work with vintage models.

  Polaroid's new $100 camera brings instant film back in style © Kris Naudus / Engadget That's partly because it doesn't contain a battery: Old Polaroid cameras didn't come with an internal power source, and were actually driven by a small battery embedded in each film cartridge. That also made the film expensive, something you don't have to worry about as much with the i-Type film at $16 a cartridge. It'll be available in both color and black and white varieties, and the sample pictures I took had good colors and a slight dreamy quality, just as I remember from my childhood. However, it doesn't develop any faster when you shake it.

Horror movie 'IT' scares up top spot at weekend box office

  Horror movie 'IT' scares up top spot at weekend box office The highly anticipated new film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel, IT, has successfully lured audiences out for a night of terror, taking first spot and beating newcomer Home Again at the weekend box office. With all the hype surrounding IT and how it takes Stephen King’s terrifying tale to a new level, it’s no surprise the film opened in top spot at the weekend box office. It grossed a whopping $117.2 million in its first weekend. Our users are enjoying the chills and thrills the film has to offer, giving it a rating of 3.7 stars. For those not looking for screams, the romantic comedy Home Again starring Reese Witherspoon satisfied their film craving, coming in at second spot in its debut weekend. The film made $9.0 million and earned a rating of 3 out of 5 stars from our users. Dropping two places to third after three weekends at number one was the action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard. In its fourth week of release, the film has grossed $64.9 million, with $4.9 million being earned this weekend. Our users give the film a rating of 3.8 stars. Coming in fourth was the horror flick Annabelle: Creation, now in its fifth week of release. It earned $4 million this weekend and has a current domestic gross of $96.3 million. The film has received a 2.9-star rating from our users. Rounding out the top five was the thriller Wind River in its sixth week in theaters. The film earned $3.2 million this weekend and has grossed $25 million domestically. Our users give the film a 4.3-star rating.

Polaroid ’ s new $ 100 camera brings instant film back in style . The Impossible Project has spent the past decade trying to revive Polaroid photography, first by bringing back instant film for vintage instant cameras and eventually launching a new device, the I-1, last year.

3h ago in. Cameras . The Impossible Project is dead, long live Polaroid Originals.

Fans of older Polaroid cameras won't be left out in the cold, however. The company will continue to produce new film for the 600, SX-70, Spectra and 8x10 lines, which have been repackaged under the Polaroid name and styling. You can even pick up vintage Polaroid cameras on the site, if something like the Spice Cam is more your speed.

As for the OneStep 2, it's available for pre-order on the Polaroid Originals site right now for $100 in white and graphite, with orders shipping out next month.

Kodak’s app and chatbot will scour your photos for forgotten gems .
If you're like me, you have thousands of photos on your phone, most of which you will have long forgotten. Both the updated "Kodak Moments" app from the company and its Moments Assistant Facebook bot use algorithms and AI to figure out which of your photos might be worth resurfacing. They take into account things like location, facial recognition, quality, relationships, engagement and photo tagging in order to find meaningful photographs that you might want to see again and, more importantly, buy prints of.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!