I recently had the privilege to play with Canon’s instant camera printers, i.e. the Zoemini S and Zoemini C. As an individual with a natural creative flair, this of course appealed to me.  If you’re someone who enjoys scrap-booking, I am pretty sure that you will enjoy the Zoemini cameras!

Whether you’re out shopping with friends at a mall, or attending a live event, or dining at your favourite restaurant, or at a birthday party, these instant camera printers which are pocket-size, encourage easy to print, peel and stick photos on the go. It literally prints the photos you snap within seconds.  

Canon Zoemini Instant Camera Printer for Team-building

But that’s not all, I actually think that this will be such a fantastic addition to a team building kit in the corporate environment. Group a diverse group together, with some preparation in advance, carefully select a balance amongst the personalities – ensure that there is at least one creative in each team and if you’re familiar with the Insights Discovery profiles – that would simply mean that each team should have a “sunshine yellow” personality. 

Depending on the corporate strategy, give the team an activity to create for example, a “vision board” or “team goals” – using the Zoemini cameras. At the end of the activity, offer the cameras as gifts as an incentive and use the vision boards as reminders and reinforcement throughout the financial year ahead.  It’s something different opposed to the mundane team building activities and it’s so much of fun!

Speaking of fun, that’s exactly what I experienced when testing these cameras with one of my closest friends. Trust me, if your BFF loves selfies, the fact that these photos which print instantly and also double up as stickers, you can be assured that it’s an accessory you’ll both not want to do without!
If you enjoy storyboards and photo-books, the possibilities are endless…here’s ours…it was the very first attempt, so not the greatest – but the fun and the memories made in doing this is what matters most.

I must however mention that I didn’t like the fact that one can’t preview the photo before printing. However, this isn’t a problem at all if you download the app, which is free. The Canon Zoemini S is supported by the free-to-download Canon Mini Print App (iOS/Android), which enables users to print their images directly from a smart device using Bluetooth® as well as edit from an array of creative filters and frames.

Just so you know, this instant camera printer doesn’t use ink……yep! It uses Zink technology.

I feel I should also point out that one needs to remind one’s self that the quality of images is not like those you would find in a digital camera, it is an instant camera printer, so it is just that. The first few images I took was not great but like anything else in life, with some practice, it improved and I was chuffed at the results!

Here’s more specifications for those of you who want to know more details:

Canon Zoemini S: Key Features

  • Eight-megapixel camera with a Micro SD card slot to capture, print and share from the same device
  • Available in matte black, pearl white and rose gold, this lightweight camera printer is the perfect portable
    companion and fits easily into a pocket or bag
  • A front-mounted mirror and ring-light ensures selfies are captured spectacularly, while the Canon Mini
    Print App operates the remote shutter function, simplifying group shots via the self-timer
  • Use Bluetooth® and the Canon Mini Print App to print images from your smart device, with filter and collage
  • Prints and refills with ink-free Zink™ technology which delivers smudge-proof, tear-proof, water-resistant and
    sticky-backed photos to print on the move
  • Device comes with 10 sheets of sticky-backed 2×3-inch Zink™ Printing Paper 

Canon Zoemini C: Key Features

  • Five-megapixel camera with a
    Micro SD card slot  to capture, print and
    export photographs
  • A front-mounted mirror enables
    users to perfect poses and print their ultimate selfies
  • Available in four vibrant
    colours, the lightweight and portable Zoemini C is the perfect pocket-sized
  • Prints and refills with ink-free
    Zink™ technology which delivers smudge-proof, tear-proof and water-resistant
    photos on the move
  • Device comes with 10 sheets of
    sticky-backed 2×3-inch Zink™ Printing Paper, to print, peel and stick 

What’s in the box:

  • The Canon Zoemini S/C* (available colours detailed above)
  • One pack of Canon Zink™ Photo Paper (10 sheets of Photo Paper and 1 SMART SHEET™)
  • Micro USB charging cable (USB A to Micro)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Regulation Sheet
  • Wrist strap

About Canon Mini Print App

A mobile device must be connected to the Canon Zoemini Photo Printer via Bluetooth® and the Canon Mini Print App,
available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with mobile devices running iOS 9.0 or later, and Android devices running Android 4.4 or later.

This will make an incredible “well done on your exams” gift or a birthday gift or a Christmas gift or even a corporate gift. I do believe it’s reasonably priced, I honestly thought it was going to be much more expensive that it really is. I know that if I was a teen, I would certainly want this as a gift – well quite honestly, as you know, I’m no teen….but….it’s something I’d still enjoy and did, very much so! 
It’s trendy, it’s fun, it’s sleek, it’s convenient, it’s well priced and it encourages creativity for those who enjoy vision boards, photo boards and similar – photos and printing on the go – oh, did I mention that the photos are borderless by the way? Yep, they are.  

Well, there you go…now you’ve got some inspiration for a gift for a gadget lover.

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