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Fujifilm brings back blast from the past with hybrid 'polaroid' cam

Retro appears to be a growing trend in the world of technology.

Multinational photography and imaging company Fujifilm is the latest tech giant trying to bring old gadgets back to life.

Read more: Why the iconic Nokia 3310 is so appealing (and making a comeback!)

The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is an instant camera that produces prints similar to classic polaroid pics, using new square format film.

The instant camera is actually a digital camera with the ability to print photos on instant film, taking on a hybrid form.

Technobyte host Aki Anastasiou says while the camera is fun, it lacks in function and practicality.

Also read: Don't write off the Nokia 7 Plus if you need an affordable smartphone

The picture quality of the digital camera is not very impressive, Anastasiou adds. He says that most smart phones produce better images.

The tech expert says the camera sells for around R4000. A pack of film for 10 photos will set you back around R200.

They're getting sentimental, but how practical are these devices?

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

I'm afraid it's going to be used as a door stop after the first week in my home.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

It's got a screen in the front, and a digital camera on board.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

It takes digital photographs and it's got a built in Instax Square which takes film.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

As soon as you take a photograph, you can either store it digitally or print it out.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

Your phone takes better photos than this.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

It's back to old school film, basically. I'm trying to find the practicalities of this device.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

It's pure nostalgia over here... Fujifilm make other fantastic cameras. They're giving Canon and Nikon a go for their money.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

Anastasiou also discussed the latest developments announced at Google's annual conference with regards to artificial intelligence and image recognition.

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