Gadget: Carbon ONE Mini digital camera

SNAPPY SHOT. In the wake of Instagram, retro pictures make a strong comeback.



All about retro styling is the Carbon ONE Mini digital camera by Hong Kong-based design group Carbon. Its less-than-a-palm size is practical and irresistible, and the pared-down functionality ditches the need for any guide for dummies. But don’t be fooled by the Polaroid’s iconic look, as this Carbon ONE Mini is a proper five-megapixel shooter that needs a PictBridge printer to actually print Polaroid-styled photos. The pre-focused lens is sharp for everything beyond 1.2 meters, and the camera runs on two AA batteries.