Kodak Smile Classic Instant Print – instant camera with augmented reality!

IFA 2019: Kodak Smile Classic Instant Print + new augmented reality app
(Image credit: Kodak)

The Kodak Smile Classic Instant Print Digital Camera received its European launch at the IFA 2019 show in Berlin. 

If looks could kill, this snazzy little digital instant camera would be culpable for murder. Its beauty isn't just skin deep, however – it features a pop-up viewfinder, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth connectivity and augmented reality functions, in addition to staples like a single strobe flash and ten-second timer.

We last saw the camera when we got hands-on at CES, where its combination if classic retro styling and modern functionality made it look like a contender for the best instant camera crown. 

The Kodak Smile Classic Instant Print produces the largest prints in the company's instant range. Its 3.51 x 4.25-inch Kodak Zink Sticky-Backed Photo Paper prints from the camera after a picture is taken, and images can also be printed from your smartphone using the Kodak Instant Print Companion app. 

The Kodak Smile Classic Instant Print is quite the looker in each of its colorways

The Kodak Smile Classic Instant Print is quite the looker in each of its colorways (Image credit: Kodak)

Available on both Android and iOS, the Print Companion app enables you to edit and enhance your photographs before printing, but it also gives you the option to bring your shots to life with augmented reality features. 

You can embed a 30-second video clip (with sound) from your media library – when you print it out, anyone with the Print Companion app will be able to view the video by holding their smartphone over the picture. 

We can see this being a great feature for vacations, events, family outings and parties, as you'll be able to share clips from special occasions, secret messages, 'wish you were heres' and other special memories.

Already on sale in North America, the Kodak Smile Classic Instant Print digital camera will be available in four colors at a price of £149.99 in the UK. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.