If Polaroid can make a comeback then more power to them, but they really need to look into making quality products. Most current models of digital cameras are CRAP. They feel cheap and no longer work in less than a year. It is a shame too because much of what we have in digital photography we would not have if not for Polaroid.
[citation][nom]okibrian[/nom]If Polaroid can make a comeback then more power to them, but they really need to look into making quality products. Most current models of digital cameras are CRAP. They feel cheap and no longer work in less than a year. It is a shame too because much of what we have in digital photography we would not have if not for Polaroid.[/citation]
Unfortunately that's true of pretty much all digital point and shoot cameras. Maybe some of you handle them better than me, but I break those LCD screens like popcorn. Compare the build of even a so called quality point and shoot to a cell phone and the difference is obvious. I'd rather the camera be really tough and hard to break, rather than gimmicky.
Worst item I have bought in years was the Pentax camera of adventure, a supposedly shock proof and water proof camera. The LCD screen cracked in my pocket. If a cell phone did that people would be outraged. But in the world of digital cameras, its all the owners fault (you know you aren't supposed to put point and shoot cameras in your pocket... you carry them in boxes or something.... and then they wonder why people have stopped buying them). Anyway Pentax is junk, and threw that model off my roof. But the others ones are nearly just as bad. Oddly enough the only one I have never broken is a Kodak. But its probably just lucky (Although even with luck it must better built than a Pentax).
I'm fairly certain that's a typo on the "1 GHz Cortex A8 processor". A8 would suggest a bit older single core part, in the current tablet market dual and quad core Cortex A9 SOCs are used. For an example, the Tegra 2 SOC uses a dual core Cortex A9, and the Tegra 3 SOC uses a quad core cortex A9... with an additional, "companion core". The likelihood of a product like this releasing with a Cortex A8, is incredibly unlikely.
Someone at some point said A8 on the Spectrum models, and all the parrot reporters just went out repeating that all over the internet.... Engaget, android phone sites, and so on. So, I'm not presenting this as an issue with Toms, this is just where I read my parrot report articles.
I bought a Canon Powershot SD in 2009 , lugged it backpacking across Europe, China, and japan, and taken it out on a dozen or so rock climbing trips, scratched up the LCD screen but nothing ever broke and it's working great. Digital Cameras are just another you get what you pay for, who is pentex anyway?
Gus99999: So true. I bought a cheap 'Polaroid' 7' tablet, it was actually just produced by a company called Southern Telecom.
For those interesting, the thing sucks. Resistive touchscreen, and it's still sluggish despite the 1GHz A8 processor. Ironically, it also has no camera. Runs Android 2.3. It retails for $120, and is not worth it at that price.
Since this one had an A8 processor, its entirely possible that the next one might too. Who knows.