Polaroid Kicks Off Their 80th Anniversary With A Modern Take On Their Instant Camera

Polaroid is celebrating its 80th Anniversary this year and to mark the occasion they’re releasing a new instant camera called Pop. The camera builds on their use of the ZINK Zero Ink printing technology and simplifies it into a simple, compact device that prints photos in their signature 3×4 format.

The camera is backed by a 20 megapixel sensor and has a 3.97″ touchscreen LCD. You’ve also got Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so you can connect to your phone and edit your photos or even print existing images from your library. Pricing has yet to be announced though you can expect the camera to hit shelves later this year.

Sony Patents Smart Contact Lens Camera Technology

Following in the footsteps of Google and Samsung, Sony has just patented technology for smart contact lenses. According to sonyalpharumors, the Japanese tech conglomerate’s iteration of a lens looks to be very advanced with a built-in camera, storage and transmission unit. The patent also states that the device would be able to have autofocus, aperture control and image stabilization. To control the camera “shutter,” the wearer would simply have to blink, but the patent claims that the contact lenses would be able to differentiate between a regular blink and one to capture a photo. While details are obviously sparse at this point, one thing is clear — the next wearable technology is going to be the contact lens. Click here to see the full patent.

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GoPro Captures Every Angle with the Six-Camera Omni

There’s no questioning GoPro’s lead in the action camera market.

The company’s palm-sized devices are found everywhere from the biggest surf competitions to the sets of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and now the company is stepping into what could be the next video revolution, 360-video.

That’s where the Omni comes in. The Omni is GoPro’s new 360-degree camera that features six HERO4 Black cameras combined in a cube-like shell to capture every single angle in ultra high resolution. No word yet on official specs, but expect more info soon as the company plans to reveal more about the Omni in the coming weeks.

Fujifilm Unveils Selfie-Ready X-A2

In the age of the selfie, a standard point and shoot digital camera will simply not suffice the average consumer. Fujifilm, a long-running veteran in shaping the way people utilize photography, has recently produced an update to their previous X-A1 model by incorporating a rotating 175-degree tilt feature to the camera’s 3-inch LCD screen, facilitating self-portrait capture for the selfie-obsessed amateur photographer. Paired with an XC 16-50mm II F3.5-5.6 OIS lens, the X-A2 features Wi-Fi capability, a 12 Megapixel 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase detection, and an EXR Processor II that enables rapid autofocus speed of up to 0.06 seconds. A user-friendly interface with all the technical bells and whistles you want from compact system camera, the X-A2 is a significant step up from the ubiquitous mobile-captured selfie.

The Fujifilm X-A2 will be available in February and is set at a retail value of $549.95.

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