Polaroid Z340 Camera Printer Review
Terribly convenient, but also terrible printer.
Depth of Blacks
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 depth of blacks.
Not only does the Polaroid Z340 have significant issues with high-contrast detail and DMax, but it also bands color gradients.
Sample Scan Comparisons
Looking at the scans below, you can see that the Polaroid Z340 struggles with maintaining even transitions from different shades of color. Normally, printers potentially have issues with this at a certain point near the darkest ends, but the Polaroid Z340 seems to struggle across the whole spectrum.
Where do I begin? Take a good look at where the lines of Alice should be. It's a somewhat-condensed dot matrix with different levels of greyscale that can appear... green. Where many printers have minor difficulty in recreating sharp lines, the Polaroid Z340 has difficulty making lines. Compared to any printer we've ever reviewed, the Polaroid Z340 is wretchedly bad at maintaining detail with its system of printing. If picture quality is your desire, look elsewhere.
Get Our Newsletter
Real advice from real experts. Sign up for our newsletter
Thanks for signing up!