January 14th, 2010


Polaroid Instant Cameras are coming back

At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, 3-D television, electronic readers and little laptops captured most of the attention.  But Polaroid cameras, something we grew up with in the 1960's were also featured.

Polaroid stopped making instant film two years ago, but a brave group of enthusiasts and former employees bought one of Polaroid's factories in Netherlands and reinvented the film.

Their film is expected on the market later this year, and to go along with it, Polaroid announced at the show that it will be bringing back instant film cameras. It didn't announce a price. In the past few years, the Polaroid brand has been used for a new type of battery-powered portable digital printer, which produces photos reminiscent of the old film.