I'd like to know the diffences that are worth nothing when choosing between Polaroid Pogo and Polaroid 300. Considering I am a newbie when it comes to cameras, especially Polaroid, I have no idea whatsoever between the advantages and disadvantages of having one over the other.

  • The biggest difference is that the Pogo is for use with a separate camera; the 300 is a bundled camera-plus-printer. Which is right for you will depend on your needs. From reading the specs, it looks like the Pogo gives you 2"x3" printed photos, while the 300 gives you only 1.8"x2.4". Neither of those are particularly large sizes, though. Unless you have a need for nearly-instant, very small photos (do you?), you might be happier with a more general-purpose digital camera and cheap 4"x6" prints at a drugstore. I wanted to like the Pogo; I bought one cheap a year ago but never used it. – drewbenn Feb 16 '11 at 7:13
  • I apologize, I didn't pay enough attention to your link, and I thought the Pogo was just a printer, not a camera+printer. They are still very small prints, though. – drewbenn Feb 16 '11 at 7:41
  • This would help a lot. You may post it as an answer actually. – Randell Feb 18 '11 at 4:01

Well, I'd check out the Amazon pages of each of them.

Aside from price, the biggest difference is the medium: the Pogo is digital, and the 300 uses film. The Pogo will give you the ability to edit a little bit in-camera before printing.

That said, $199 is a lot for a point and shoot with no optical zoom (digital only). 4x digital zoom on a 5MP camera leaves you with a pretty wimpy 0.31 megapixels, on par with 2005-era cell phone cameras. Perhaps a regular compact camera plus something like the Canon Selphy (a portable, battery-powered photo printer) or even the PoGo Instant Printer, which uses the same paper as the Pogo camera, would fit your needs.

  • Good point on checking out Amazon. Haven't checked the reviews there yet. Thanks! – Randell Feb 18 '11 at 4:02

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