Edison, NJ—The availability of the Kodak Mini Shot instant print camera was announced by Prinics Co., Ltd., via is North American distributor, C+A Global. Expanding upon its instant print product line, the Kodak Mini Shot point-and-shoot camera combines high-quality, instant color photo output with such digital conveniences as color controls, filter effects and Bluetooth connectivity.
The company said this makes it “the ideal all-in-one solution for picture taking and photo editing.” Furthermore, not only can the Mini Shot’s photographs be instantly shared with family and friends, they can also be digitally shared instantly across social media platforms.
“There is a resurgence for instant print photography, and the demand for affordable and versatile products is massive,” said Jeff Clarke, CEO of Kodak. “The release of the Kodak Mini Shot and recent launch of the Kodak Printomatic cameras are a continuation of Kodak’s commitment to instant printing. In addition, they represent just the beginning of the instant print solutions Kodak plans to bring to market. We are fully committed to growing a diverse product portfolio as well as investing in the instant photography business.”
High-quality image processing and printing is at the core of Kodak’s DNA and remain the key differentiators in its expanding instant print photography product portfolio, added Clarke. The portfolio now includes the Kodak Mini Shot instant print camera and Kodak Printomatic instant print camera, as well as the Kodak Photo Printer Dock and Photo Printer Mini Wi-Fi connected printers.
The Kodak Mini Shot instant print camera is designed for easily sharing its captured content, whether as printed photos immediately or by posts to an Instagram feed. It also offers the capability to digitally edit and enhance images.
Moreover, using its built-in Bluetooth connectivity, users can transfer images to a smart device. They can then further edit images with the free Kodak Mini Shot app. The dedicated app, for Android and iOS devices, provides a variety of filters, cropping options, stickers and also card templates. In addition, via the app any smartphone can be used as a remote shutter for group shots. It also enables it to store an extended library of photos that can be sent to the camera for printing.
Kodak Mini Shot Key Features
The Kodak Mini Shot leverages 4Pass printing technology, also known as dye-sublimation, to produce high-quality prints. It also features “the world’s smallest 4Pass all-in-one cartridge for carrying convenience.”
Moreover, using the all-in-one ink and paper cartridge, the camera can print non-bordered as well as bordered photos.
The new instant print camera provides a resolution of 10 megapixels. Photos can be viewed on its 1.7-inch LCD viewfinder before they’re printed. In addition, the camera offers autofocus, exposure, white balance and gamma color control functions.
The camera creates credit-card-sized (2.1×3.4 inches) as well as square (2.1×2.1 inches) adhesive-backed photos. An extra protective layer on the prints is said to preserve image quality and color integrity. The photo prints are also waterproof and fingerprint-proof.
The Kodak Mini Shot instant print camera comes in black, white and yellow versions. With an SRP of $99.99, it includes a Micro USB cable, a guide and 8-pack of 4Pass photo print cartridges.
The 4Pass photo paper is also sold separately. Packs of 2.1×3.4-inch paper come in 20, 30 and 50 capacities. Also sold is a 20 pack of 2.1×2.1-inch square, adhesive-backed paper. kodakphotoprinter.com