Kodak Offers Smile Instant Camera and Printer at CES 2019

Keeps the nostalgia train going
09 January 2019 / 16:28MYT

In the age of technological innovation like advancements in artificial intelligence and flying taxis, Kodak has taken a step back to show off their take on instant cameras at CES 2019.

The Smile Classic Instant Print Camera is leading the charge with a pop-up viewfinder, a 10-second timer, and an automatic flash. There is also a microSD card slot to save all your photos digitally. However, the main attraction for the Small Classic is the physical photos - print out your favourite shots in 3.5-inch by 4.25-inch photo paper.

You can also print photos from your phone by connecting it to the Smile Classic via Bluetooth through the Kodak Instant Print companion app.


Another smaller option is the Smile Instant Print Digital Camera - a 10-megapixel camera with a more contemporary look to its big brother. This version prints out relatively smaller photos at 2-inch by 3-inch but it has an adhesive back so... stick’em to display’em! It features an LCD viewfinder, a 10-second timer and flash, and a MicroSD card slot as well. There is also  a preview feature that allows you to preview and edit photos, adding creative effects and filters before printing.

The final item from Kodak that was showcased completely eliminates the camera in favour of the the printing aspect - Kodak's Smile Instant Printer lets you print any photos you’ve taken with your own phone similarly via the Kodak Instant Print app in the aforementioned 2-inch by 3-inch photos with adhesive backs.

Kodak has not given any confirmed launch dates but the Smile Instant Print Digital Camera and Instant Printer will cost $100 (~MYR411) while the Smile Classic Instant Print Camera will go for $150 (~MYR616)