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Canon - IVY Cliq Instant Film Camera - Seaside Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews

73%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not For Me

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    jailoliv
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    Loving photography like I do, I would like to clarify that I look for perfect image quality, which is the reason I own a Canon D70. That is not to say that I can't have fun with instant film camera such as the Canon IVY Cliq. After all, instant cameras were a big thing when I was a teen. I even tried one recently and I liked it but I am sad to say that even my ten-year old did not like this one. The pictures came out either too orange or too red in every situation. In low lighting, they were grainy and extremely dark. The flash made things even worse in that type of situation, with spots of intense reflection. In good lighting, it came out slightly better but not by much. The fact that it has no way of previewing the pictures before printing them, make it a waste of money, especially with the film you need to buy without the option of seeing whether it is worth it to print before you do so. If the quality was mostly good, this would not be a big deal but the fact that it is not takes the fun away. You can save the pictures to an SD card but you will need a computer to see them. By then, you'd better off with a pocket photo printer that you can connect to your phone, which probably can take much better pictures anyway. It feels cheap and seems to be designed with kids in mind but my younger daughter did not enjoy it either despite her initial enthusiasm. The pros are few but size is one of them. It is also light, easy to use and charged via USB. It has a small mirror for selfies but it did not impress me. I do like Canon but I cannot recommend this camera

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Canon product ever.

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    TechnicallyCorrect
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    As Best Buy Insider, I hate giving a bad review . However, let me be clear, the Canon Ivy Cliq camera is a truly awful waste of money. When you first take the camera out the box, it looks good. Nice color, seems to be decent craftmanship. It has some heft to it. Then you notice things that are move evident in the specs. No screen. Weak flash. Little to no memory. No app. 5MB photos. No Bluetooth. No NFC. That is correct, 5MB. The lack of screen is acceptable because it is an instant camera, but pictures on a digital camera that are only 5MB? So maybe the prints are okay at 5MB because they are only 2" X 3". Not even close. The colors are completely off - skin tones are reddish, whites are yellow and there is an odd washing out on the edges. I tried multiple different lighting scenarios and they all came out terrible. So in thinking about, the 5MB does not really matter. The reality is you can print photos 3 times the size at 5MB if the lens is good and the print media is good. Therein lies the problem. You have a tiny lens and the "Zink" media is very poor quality. Bad combination. The competition offers digital cameras with instant printing with 10 to 20 MB, wider lenses, Bluetooth, screens and more. If you look at the non-digital instant cameras, you find much more features and much, much better image print quality. Then the competition does all that at a lower price. The reality is this is a product with no target customer. The image quality is too low for the enthusiast. The lack of screen will not get the under 30 customers. The camera is basically a toy and that will not get the teens ( which seem to be their target customer from the ads. @@@@@@@ The price of $99 will not get parents to buy for kids. This should have been a $50 camera marketed kids who will use it a couple of times and put it in drawer. In summary - poor features, poor functions, poor price. This is the worst Canon product I've ever owned. Nothing to look at here, move on to the competition that just does a better job. Sorry Canon, I usually like your products but - uugghhh.....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend