After admiring the Polaroid Z340 from afar since November 2011, I finally got one!
While I was in bed at the hospital the first time around in early April, we saw this deal on TCAT putting this baby at 50% off the retail price of P15999. That was not a deal you’d see very often so I convinced the boyfriend to pay the voucher for me. We did some more online shopping that day, but this instant print love was definitely the biggest purchase at P7999.
It was the first time we bought anything from TCAT. So before parting with our hard-earned money, I had to call the merchant first to confirm that the deal was indeed legitimate. At first the person I talked to in one of the branches of Electronics Boutique (the merchant that partnered with TCAT for this offer) wasn’t sure of the promo and asked me to call back so she can verify. I liked that. She was aware that they had promos with TCAT in the past but she wasn’t sure what the current month’s offer was. When I called back a few hours later, she confirmed the deal.
The item was going to be available 2-3 weeks later, and we got it the week after I came home. I love it. It works like your normal point and shoot camera with different modes and settings. The only difference is that it prints its own images.
It doesn’t come with a freebie memory card though, and built in memory is only 128MB. That’s probably enough considering how many prints you can do on a full battery (and considering your paper supply), but not enough if you want to continue snapping away without printing each capture.
I haven’t had the chance to road test my new baby (wait, I don’t even have a name for her yet!) except for the few shots we took at home. We did sample prints too and they came out nicely. Prints look better the brighter the photos are.
The package comes with 10 Zink sheets. It uses the same technology as the Pogo Printer, but it uses 3×4 sized paper instead of the 2×3 which I still have stocks of (sayang na nga kasi sira na yung Pogo ko). I plan to purchase 50 sheets online (from the US) once I have disposable income again (I am currently on medical leave so I don’t have sweldo).
Before my birthday in July I was hoping to complete a project involving photos and some journaling. The Z340 and my Polly would be good accomplices to make that happen. Now, all I need to do is Start.