Overview: The Polaroid Z2300 Instant Print Digital Camera allows you
to take photos and print them without the need for a computer or separate
printer. The Z2300 has ZINK Zero Ink printing technology, and can print 2x3-inch
full color, borderless prints.
ZINK: The Z2300 comes with a 10-pack of 2x3-inch Premium ZINK paper. A
30-pack of paper is sold separately (146M230).
Prints come out dry to the touch, and are smudge-proof, water-resistant, and
tear-resistant. The paper has a peel-off adhesive backing to allow you to attach
Internal Memory: The camera has a 32MB internal flash memory. Because
a portion of the memory is used for system management and/or application files,
the actual media capacity is approximately 15MB. You can store approximately 7
images at the highest resolution and quality (3648 x 2736, Fine) or 5-6 seconds
of HD video.
Memory Card Slot: In addition to the internal memory, the Z2300 has a
slot for an SD or SDHC memory card. The camera is compatible with cards up to
32GB. A 32GB SDHC card is capable of storing up to 15,962 10M still images (Fine
Quality) or 3 hours 19 minutes of HD video (Fine Quality). It is not compatible with SDXC cards.
3" LCD: The Polaroid Z2300 is equipped with a 3.0" full color TFT LCD
display with approximately 230,000 dots. You can use the display to compose
images, playback recorded images or video clips, and adjust menu settings. The
brightness of the LCD can be set to standard or bright.
Lens: The camera has a 6mm fixed focus length lens with a focus range
of 1 meter (39.37") to infinity in standard mode, and 0.19 to 0.24 meters (7.48"
to 9.45") in Macro mode. The digital zoom can enlarge the image up to 2.4x in
capture mode and 4x in playback mode.
Recording Formats: You can record JPEG digital still images in 4:3
aspect ratio and 5 image sizes: 10M (3648 x 2736 FW interpolation), 8M (3264 x
2448 FW interpolation), 5M (2560 x 1920), 3M (2048 x 1536), and VGA (640 x 480).
Images can be captured at three quality (compression) settings: Fine, Standard,
and Economy. The camera can also record HD video clips (1280 x 720), as well as
SD clips (640 x 480, 320 x 240). There are two quality (compression) settings
for video: Fine and Standard.
Flash: The built-in flash has an effective range of 3'-11" to 6'-11".
You can set the flash mode to Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, and Red-eye Reduction.
Image Adjustments: The Capture menu allows you to adjust multiple
- ISO: Sets the sensitivity to Auto, ISO 100, ISO 200, or ISO 400.
- White Balance: Adjusts for a variety of lighting conditions:
Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Daylight, Cloudy, and
- Sharpness: Hard, Standard, Soft
- Color: Sets the overall color of the image: Standard, Vivid,
Color Accent (Red, Green, or Blue), Sepia, B&W, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, or
- Metering: Sets the metering method: Center, Spot, Average
Capture Modes: You can choose from different recording methods:
- Single: Captures one image at a time
- Continuous: Captures up to 3 images continuously
- AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing): Shoots 3 consecutive images--one
at standard exposure, one underexposed, and one overexposed.
- Album Shot: Creates an album-like layout to combine 3 shots into
a single image
- Burst: Continuously captures pictures while pressing and holding
the shutter button until the memory capacity is exhausted.
- Continuous Flash: Captures up to three continuous images with
- Pre-Shot: Lets you capture the background first, then have
someone to capture you in front of it.
- Couple Shot: Uses separate areas to combine two shots, allowing
you to include yourself in the shot.
Find Blur: In Continuous Shooting mode, the camera can find blurry
photos when the Find Blur function is active. You can save the best of three
images, or save all images.
Self-timer: There are three Self-timer modes: 2 second, 10 second, and
10+2 (captures 2 images after a 10-second delay.
Scene Modes: You can choose from multiple Scene Modes, which can
capture the image with the most appropriate settings: Auto, Program AE,
Anti-shake, Fisheye, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scene,
Candlelight, Fireworks, Text, Sunset, Sunrise, Splash Water, Flow Water, Pets,
Snow, Beach, Photo border, and Natural Green.
Voice Memos: After capturing a still image, you can attach a voice
memo of up to 30 seconds in length. Images with attached voice memos will
display a playback icon, allowing you to play back the audio.
Still Image Editing: Several photo editing functions can be performed
on still images before printing. You can remove red-eye effects, crop images to
specific sizes, add print data (such as date) to an image, and add a photo
border. You can change the image size or quality (compression) of recorded
images to smaller size or lower quality.
Slide Show: Still images can be played back in slide show
fashion. You can choose the interval between images: 3 sec, 5 sec, or 10 sec.
Power Requirements: The Z2300 is powered by a 9-volt Lithium-Polymer
rechargeable battery. The battery is charged by the supplied AC adapter. Four
adapter plugs are included: US/Canada, Australia/Mainland China, UK, and
Continental Europe. No battery life or charging time information was provided.
Transferring Files: You can transfer still images and videos
directly to your computer via USB. Compatible Operating Systems include: Windows
7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Mac PowerPC G3/G4/G5 OS 9.0 or
Supplied Software: The camera comes with two types of software on a
- ArcSoft MediaImpression: MediaImpression lets you easily manage
your multimedia files, create your own movies or photo slide shows, and
share your photos, video, and music files via email or online sharing
- Print Creations: Print Creations lets you personalize your
pictures using text, templates, and layouts. You can print your creations at
home or share the saved files with family and friends via email or on the
The software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
It is not supported by Mac.