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Polaroid Z340 Camera Printer Review

Terribly convenient, but also terrible printer.

December 28, 2011
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Color Accuracy

We realize that the radically different method of printing photos probably has a large hand in the following results, but the variance in color accuracy is simply bad. In addition, on the trailing edge of the prints, there is a very bad problem with false coloration and artifacting. Though some people might like the look that resembles the now-ancient Polaroid pictures of old, there is no excuse for it in the modern day, especially not with a 12MP camera attached. More on how we test color accuracy.

Camera Color Comparisons
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NOTE: Because of the way computer monitors reproduce colors, the images above may not match the results used for evaluating color accuracy. The chart should be used to judge the relative color shift, not the exact printed colors.

Color Gamut

Because of a detail problem we'll discuss later, we were unable to test the gamut or dMax of the Polaroid Z340. Given its other scores and ratings, we feel confident in telling you that it's probably nothing much of note. More on how we test color gamut.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Performance
  4. Print Speed
  5. Color Performance
  6. Detail Performance
  7. Usability
  8. Controls
  9. Connectivity
  10. Setup & Software
  11. Inks & Media
  12. Epson PM 225 Comparison
  13. HP A536 Comparison
  14. HP Photosmart A646 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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