The Instagram Socialmatic Camera is an example of life imitating art imitating life. Months ago this was hailed as just a concept of ADR Studio and Antonio De Rosa, the brainchild behind the design of the iPhone 5, rather than an actual product. But with news of the first prototype being released the end of this year and a soft release date of Mid-2013 the Instagram Socialmatic Camera is coming to life.
Users should be able to print their shots directly from the camera, a la Polaroid, by using the camera's built-in ink-jet printer and paper tray. The printed photos would feature a QR code that would allow other Socialmatic users to follow the photographer simply by pointing their gadgets at the code. The photos would also sport a Post-It-like adhesive strip that would let people deface the brick-and-mortar world.
Since Instragram's popularity is all the rage right now I'm sure this camera will sell like hot cakes if the price point is somewhat reasonable. But with consumer's ADD like attention span for all things social media ADR better put a rush on this delivery before we have all moved on to the newest version of the next Instagram.
(Photos courtesy of Antonio De Rosa)
• 16 GB mass storage.
• Wifi and Bluetooth.
• 4:3 touchscreen.
• 2 main lens, first for main capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing.
• Optical zoom.
• LED Flash.
• Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real.
• Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets.
• Dedicated 4 colors ink tanks.
• InstaOs 1.0, which put together Facebook and Instagram App feature.