HP A536 Compact Photo Printer Review
All things considered, the HP A536 is a fairly average printer with not-so-average printing options.
It's hard to compare value here, as the Z340 comes with the printer installed as a part of a camera. While it is a very cool feature and great value overall, what one person decides is value, another might disagree based on what their photo printing needs might be. If you simply want instantaneous 2 x 3 prints, the Polaroid Z340 will be a great pickup. If you'd like something a little higher quality, the HP A536 beats it by far, and for cheaper.
Even though the HP A536 isn't the most accurate printer in terms of accuracy, it still beats the Z340 by a fairly large margin.
The Z340 cannot compete with any other photo printer we've ever reviewed in terms of detail preservation at all. This is not a high-quality printer.
If you're looking for instantaneous prints from a camera like the Polaroids of old, the Z340 is a very smart pickup, but it can't easily handle things like printing images from other sources, or function on a network like other printers usually can.
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