Tomy Xiao TIP-521 Digital Camera with Built-in Printer

Tomy Xiao TIP-521 is a new type of our old Polaroid Camera technology. Tomy Xiao TIP-521 is a modern digital camera, or we can call it our modern polaroid camera. It feature an average 5.0 MP CMOS, 2.48-inch LCD display, 39mm equivalent fixed focal length lens and a SDHC/SD slot for storing your data.

Digital Camera with Built-in ZINK technology Printer

Digital Camera with Built-in ZINK technology Printer

What most interesting is the size and the printer functionality. It totally beat our old polaroid camera in size, but of course the image produced by the internal printer of this Tomy Xiao TIP-521 is not as large as polaroid camera do.

So, do you have to refill any ink in case the ink run out? Nope, you’ll safe from that hassles because there is nothing inside the built-in printer except the “heat machine”. Tomy Xiao TIP-521 using a special made paper called ZINK paper, which already have a color dye crystals embedded inside.

So, the Digital camera printer is only act as the heater to draw the image by heating the paper in a very complex way.

The ZINK-enabled printer inside Tomy's Digicam

The ZINK-enabled printer inside Tomy's Digicam

Tomy Xiao TIP-521 available in 3 colors from Black, Magenta and Green. The price is around 34,800 yen and you may have to wait a little bit longer to arrive at US of A!

(Price: ~$357 | Availability: November 28th, 2008 in Japan)
(via 2Dayblog and NewLaunches)

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