Polaroid Snap Review

March 7, 2016 | Amy Davies | |


As with many cameras like this, such as those produced by Lomo, the main purpose and point of the Polaroid Snap is to have fun and experience something a little different.

It’s true that the Polaroid Snap will never match up to a “proper” camera (or even a decent smartphone), but it also has the fun of being able to create a print within 30 seconds which you can share straightaway.

Therein however also lies the biggest problems with cameras such as this - the novelty factor will probably soon wear off. It seems like another camera (again much like many of the Lomos) that will be used a few times with delight, but will eventually be relegated to the bottom of a drawer by many.

That’s especially true when you consider the price of equipping the Polaroid Snap with film. You don’t even get a starter pack included in the price - which is admittedly pretty cheap. Packs will set you back different prices depending on where you shop, but as an example you can order a set of 30 sheets for £14.99 on Amazon.

When it’s so easy to make a mistake - such as leaving the lens cap on, cropping someone out of the shot, or moving the camera before it’s finished, at almost 50p a shot, it can become quite a costly “bit of fun”.

On the plus side, it really is fun to be able to give somebody a quick print of themselves, which is also a sticker. It’s great for parties, and events, just don’t rely on it to produce very high quality images.

There’s quite a few things that we’d like to change about the Polaroid Snap. The ability to turn the flash off, the ability to not print if you don’t want to, or the ability to print something again, would all be great additions. Perhaps it’s something Polaroid can think about for the next iteration of the Snap.

3 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 2.5
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 2
Value for money 3