For those who were sad to see Polaroid discontinue its instant film production, you don't have to wait for the Tomy Xiao (a digital camera with a printer built in) to make it to the U.S. or make do with the Polaroid PoGo printer (a tiny mobile printer that makes prints from your cell phone or digital camera on the go). Fujifilm announced today that it will be releasing its Instax 200 instant film camera (and the instant color film, of course) to the U.S. market in late December. The camera, which has been available in Asia and Europe for several years, produces 3.9x2.44-inch instant photos and will sell for $69.99. The Polaroid-esque film is the kind that develops before your eyes (not the peel-apart kind) and will sell for $28.99 a 20-pack.
Other camera highlights: * LCD control panel displaying focal distance and film count * Programmed electronic shutter, 1/64-1/200 sec * Automatic flash for low-light shooting * Two-range selectable shooting options: 0.9-3m and 3m-infinity * ISO 800