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Polaroid - Pop 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Pink-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    okay product but EXTREMELY difficult to setup

    Posted
    lyndsie

    saying that it is easy to turn the polaroid pop into a printer for your phone is literally the most wrong description of this product. I have been trying to connect my phone to the camera through the polaroid pop app for almost 5 hours. Even loading the paper took me so long because I thought you had to push the paper in all the way and for the longest time the camera kept reading that it was out of paper. LUCKILY I stumbled upon a discussion that states you have to put the paper ALMOST all the way in for it to be sensed by the camera. There is not one thing in the "user manual" that even talks about that. who would've known that automatically? The camera comes with something they call a "user manual" in reality all it is, is a quick start up guide that is very, very vague. It gives you no information on connecting the camera to your phone through wifi and the app which is probably the most complicated aspect of this camera. I tried calling their 1800 technical support number and it is closed until January 2, what type of 1800 isn't 24/7/365? especially when Im sure they would be the busiest since so many people probably bought this product for Christmas. For the $200 it would probably be in your best interest to just buy a portable printer and a cheap grade instant camera. Also if you're someone who googles for answers, good luck trying to find any answer on how to set this thing up. They're non existant. I did get ahold of the geek squad but the had to apologize because there was not one suggestion they could give me to help except wait until the polaroid tech support opens on jan 2. I really hope this saves atleast one person from the utter frustration that this instant camera is.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    CamNerd

    Just got this. Nice camera! I like the size of the pictures and the quality. I have the original snap touch, which I loved but this is so much cooler. The pictures are double the size and have the Classic Polaroid Frame. The printing is quite smooth and I think the quality is much better than on older cameras. I like the other features - the GIF was pretty cool. My nephew enjoyed the cool animation that played while printing was going on. Cool little video I LOVE!!! That you can write on the camera screen with your finger. Same as you would using a sharpie on the picture itself. Can even add a border. Very cool feature. Will update the review after I have some more time to play with this. So far, very impressed. Added some quick prints from my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Polaroid I've ever had.

    Posted
    Ashley

    This is by far the WORST camera I've ever had. I was so excited to buy this and get it home and try it out, and now I've had it for TWO DAYS, and it wont turn back on. I used it yesterday, and this morning, tried to turn it on again about an hour later and got nothing. Plugged it in because maybe the battery died? Nope. Left it on the charge for 5 hours, and nothing. It still won't turn on. The camera quality is bad, which is to be expected from the product description, so I was expecting that, and it didn't even bother me, until the camera stopped working altogether. The picture shows what results I get wheb I hold down the power button (big surprise: NOTHING).Do yourself a favor, and dont get this. You'll save yourself a lot of disappointment and time of having to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    What a waste!

    Posted
    Evrosado
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    So I did research and found mixed reviews for the Polaroid Pop camera. I liked the idea of the bigger size vs the Fuji Instax. I opened the box and set it up. First problem is the app. The camera just won’t connect so I can use it as a printer. I liked the idea that I can use it as a printer and print pics on my phone, but unless I can connect the camera to phone, that’s not happening. Now on to the prints. OMG they are horrible! I took a couple of shots and like that it won’t print every picture I take, but I do want it to print the ones I want. I tried 3 times to print one picture. The camera starts making noise as if it’s printing and nothing comes out. I try again and like an idiot, I’m looking at the slot to see if something comes out. Again, nothing! Third time was the charm and it was horrible. It was a simple picture of my Christmas tree. If this is truly a 20mp camera, I just don’t see it. My phone takes better pictures. I was really excited about this camera until I used it. One star is generous, in my opinion. I really wanted to like this camera and have fun with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Recaptures old Polaroid experience with a plus

    Posted
    Dwight
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Didn't give it a four because the first one I got didn't work. Got a prompt no hassle exchange from Best Buy. Produces a picture similar to the old Polaroid, only better quality, quicker, no waiting to develop. Much more compact than the old Polaroids. Can put it in a jacket pocket. Would like it better if it filled the paper. Adding writing underneath with your finger difficult, useless. In addition to the larger print size, this camera has the advantage over the Polaroid Snap Touch in that it lets you know frames remaining for your film, and frames remaining on your Micro SD card. Doesn't have rapid fire pictures like Snap Touch, but it does do GIFs. Very happy with it, friends seeing it want to know, "Where can I get one." "Best Buy" of course. The advantage of this camera and Snap Touch over other instant print cameras is it's digital, you don't have to waste film on bad shots, or you can print many of a good one. With the LCD what you see is what you get, no view finder error.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to love this camera

    Posted
    Macy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted to like this camera so much. All of the features it advertises are great. I ordered this camera for Christmas. When I got it it would not turn on or charge. I pushed the reset button and googled other options but it didn’t help. I returned it and got another. The second one turned on but wouldn’t work with the app. When I tried to turn it on a second time, it wouldn’t. I tried reseting it and charging it but nothing. I returned the second one and tried one more time. The third one turned on and printed pictures well. I turned it off and it never turned back on again. I wanted so badly for this camera to work but it simply doesn’t. I think they should recall this product and start over. I ended up getting a Fuji camera and printer. They’ve worked well so far and they print onto actual Polaroid style paper instead of the “zink” gloss paper which is also not what I invisioned. Save your time and avoid this camera even though it seems like it would be everything you’d want.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Camera

    Posted
    MikeB

    Good camera if you are looking for a point and shoot option that instantly prints. I would purchase additional packets of printing paper, as you get used to it you can really burn through the initial pack. It is not hard to begin using once the paper pack is inserted, there are really useful quick hints that support every feature. The camera allows for traditional photographs, GiFs and Video which I was surprised as the quality is pretty good and the audio as well, considering there is no visible microphone on the camera body. I plan on using this camera for the family photo album, as the iconic Polaroid pictures work well pined up on the wall and posted in a booklet. All in all I rate this camera pretty highly as it does everything an instant print camera should very well. I have seen the smaller printers and really like the size of these prints. Others are fun but it is nice having a pocket size print.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Polaroid's POP is an Instant Classic

    Posted
    Jacob

    I took this out at a friend's birthday party and it was a big hit. So far I'm really liking my purchase. I love being able to print classic Polaroid style images. There is also a cool edit feature that lets you choose different filters, frames, stickers and even draw if you want. I definitely suggest getting more paper, since once you start printing you're gonna want to print more, especially because you can connect your smart phone and print photos directly from you phone as well. I'm an adult and loving the camera's features but I can only imagine how fun this camera is for kids. There is something cool about the simplicity of a point and shoot and the vintage quality of being able to print that image instantly to give to friends or put on display. In a world where everything has gone digital I really like the classic feel the Pop Camera gives me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I cannot believe the positive reviews

    Posted
    Samuel

    I was so excited to get this camera. I loved the fact that it was digital so you got to review the film before you printed it and the quality stated it was 20 megapixels! What else could you want out of an instant film camera right? Wrong! PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. The quality of the prints were so bad compared to my $99 Fujifilm Camera. It was so bad I thought I bought a defective one. I actually went back to BestBuy exchanged it for another brand new one and the quality was still complete ****. It shocks me that this product has ONLY positive reviews. It makes me think there false. I hope this review helps someone not endure what I just went through.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Jeopardizing my Son's belief in Santa!!!.

    Posted
    FrmPhilly2Cali

    This was my Sons big gift this Christmas (I am a single Father of low income). Needless to say I had tremendous hopes for this camera. Now I have to explain to him that Santa can't give him the same camera with all the cool features. The first attempt- The camera was taking horrible quality pics (20 MP???) so I started out with a bad taste for it. The camera shut off and wouldnt turn back on. AT ALL. Second attempt-still having high hopes-and trying to maintain my Sons newfound hopes- thought maybe the first was flawed. 2nd camera has same horrible quality and has froze after a few test pics. Wont turn on/off. Hope this saves someone the same tough situation my Son and I are in. All the 5 stars are B/S. All reviews are 5 or 1 for a reason!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool camera

    Posted
    Alex

    Very cool camera. I love the instant prints. I get to print right away. The pics come out a bit slower than I would like, but quality is awesome and the border makes it pretty cool looking. Going to use this for portrait shots. The interface is very easy to navigate. I like the menus, but the default buttons seem sufficient so have not had a need to go deep into menus yet. Very stylish. I think you can write on the pictures – I never carry a pen, so this is pretty neat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great on the go camera

    Posted
    LeeRoy

    Just the perfect camera! It is definitely worth having as an adventurer who loves documenting vacations and road trips for Instagram. I would have to say a good Polaroid picture definitely brings in the “likes”. It even allows you to send photos to social media through the Pop app. Social media aside, I love the easy point and shoot ability and faster turnover time from one picture printed to being able to take another. This is essentiall when on road trips where fast paced action can’t be stopped for the perfect photo. The Pop is ready for the spontaneity of life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Flawed introduction

    Posted
    slk013
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Really wanted this for Christmas...and received it...unfortunately I only enjoyed it for one day!. Printed one picture, the color was very poor but I thought it might have been a calibration print. It was almost out of power out of the box so I put it on to charge. I could not charge it past 50%, turned it on today it froze up after I took a picture, shut itself off and won't turn back on!!! Based on other reviews on this site, this seems to be a repeating flaw. SAVE YOUR MONEY! I plan to return mine tomorrow and try out a Fuji, it has better ratings

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Camera

    Posted
    MarkSterlin

    Love, Love, Love, this Pop! Very simple and elegant. Don’t expect it to replace your dslr but it is great for spontaneous gatherings and impromptu fun. I plan to use it for a wedding and I will probably purchase a few extra packets of printing paper for the occasion. The quality is just fine for instant printing and I can see it as a perfect way to record memories on the go and for social media purposes. Definitely recommend the Pop!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product, worked for less than 24 Hrs

    Posted
    Daryl44
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought this as a gift for my daughter due to the larger film output size. What a mistake. The build quality is very very bad. I had this in my home for 24 Hrs and it was all scratched up and looked like it was 2 years old. Then, after taking one photo it failed to power on. The picture it printed via the app was great but then it just died. So Run don't walk away from this sure return and save yourself the headache. I returned mine and ran back to my truck like I had seen a ghost.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Disappointing Camera!

    Posted
    LovesTechToys
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    We have had nothing but problems with this camera since purchasing it for our daughter less than a week ago. It will not fully charge, freezes and will not turn off. The only way to get it to work again is to take the cover off and stick a pin into the "reset" button. Every time we take a photo, it freezes afterwards, will not turn off. Too bad... it is a fun concept! We will be returning (if Best Buy will take it back!)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    Posted
    Andrea
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    They should recall and discontinue this product. I got the first camera and when I tried turning it on it would not turn on, so I exchanged it, this one turned on and turned off right away I tried charging it but did not turn on again. There is nothing good about this camera. I decided to spend a little bit more and got the fujifilm sq 10 and I love it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun!

    Posted
    krissyd728
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The camera is great! I bought this camera as opposed to the instead because I liked the print size and the fact that i can see what I am printing before I print it. You can add borders and stickers and text all on the camera. It even prints pics from your phone! The app isn’t great but when the app cooperates you can do some cool stuff with your photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    Posted
    Msal
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this product because I’ve owned a couple of different instant cameras and this was a digital instant camera. I didn’t really research the product like I normally do and I regret it. The picture quality was not the best. It was also printing pictures all on its own. It’s got a couple of glitches but I think it could be great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Camera!!!

    Posted
    George

    Bought this as a HUGE Polaroid fan. Shocked at how good the camera quality is, ecstatic over the picture quality. This is literally Polaroid 2.0!!! They integrated everything from the 21 century that was possible. Added way better cameras and sensors and upgraded the FILM into ZINK paper. This camera is freaking amazing!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend