Kodak SMILE Classic AR-Equipped Instant Print Digital Camera Ships
C+A Global, an authorized brand licensee for Kodak, has announced availability of the Kodak SMILE Classic Instant Print Digital Camera (SMILE Classic), equipped with Augmented Reality (AR). This latest device from the SMILE instant-print product line, now available through Amazon at $149.99, produces the largest instant prints from the Kodak new instant print lineup.
It’s said by C+A to amalgamate the contemporary technology of instant printing into a retro camera body for a nostalgic look and feel with modern features. The camera is equipped with a pop-up viewfinder, an automatic single strobe flash, a MicroSD card slot, a 10-second timer and AR capabilities. The 3.51 x 4.25-inch KODAK ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper prints instantly from the camera after a picture is taken. Pictures may also be printed from a smartphone by connecting it to the camera via Bluetooth and the free Kodak Instant Print Companion app. Before printing, the images can be edited and enhanced in the app, as well as embedded with a 30-second video using the camera’s AR feature. The video can be viewed using the app.
The new Kodak SMILE App, available for free as a download from the App Store or Google’s Play Store, offers a host of AR capabilities. Users are able to bring their photos to life by attaching any video from their media library, including sound, up to 30 seconds. Once the photo is printed using the Kodak SMILE Classic, anyone with the app can view the corresponding video by simply holding the smartphone over the picture – a feature enabling creation of video photo albums and sharing special memories that can’t be captured in a still image alone.