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Every photographer’s needs are unique, but with a little research into the differences between each camera model, you’ll be able to work out which model best suits your style. Here’s a comparison between 5 of the most common Polaroid model types:

 

  1. Polaroid Originals OneStep+ i-Type Camera
  2. Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 i-Type Camera
  3. Polaroid® 600 Box-Type Cameras

 

1.POLAROID ORIGINALS ONESTEP+ I-TYPE CAMERA

 

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The Polaroid Originals OneStep+ keeps the same ease of use, reliability, long lasting battery life and powerful flash of the OneStep 2 but adds a whole bunch of new features and creative possibilities. You can do more with analog instant photography than ever before with the new portrait lens and 6 additional creative shooting modes in the Polaroid Originals app, including a full manual mode (when connected via Bluetooth to your smartphone).

 

  • Intuitive point-and-shoot design
  • 2 selectable lenses (Standard, Portrait)
  • Bluetooth connectivity, allowing access to 6 additional creative shooting modes
  • Powerful built-in flash (with override function)
  • Lighten/darken exposure compensation slider
  • 60-day battery life (USB rechargeable)
  • Offers the widest selection of film choices: Compatible with all i-Type and 600 film packs

 

Perfect for: Beginners and professional instant photographers alike. With a simple and intuitive design, the camera retains its ease of use as a point-and-shoot camera, while also offering limitless photographic possibilities using the 6 shooting modes (when paired using the Polaroid Originals app): Remote, Self Timer, Double Exposure, Light Painting, Noise Trigger, and the all-encompassing Manual Mode.

 

2. POLAROID ORIGINALS ONESTEP 2 I-TYPE CAMERA

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Announced in September 2017, on the 80th anniversary of Polaroid, the OneStep 2 continues the legacy of the original OneStep camera but with faster film, a powerful built-in flash and a rechargeable battery.

 

  • Intuitive point-and-shoot design
  • The most affordable camera option
  • Powerful built-in flash (with override function)
  • Lighten/darken exposure compensation slider
  • 60-day battery life (USB rechargeable)
  • Built-in self-timer function
  • Offers the widest selection of film choices: Compatible with all i-Type and 600 film packs.

 

Perfect for: Beginners and aspiring instant photographers alike. With only a few buttons and a simple, intuitive design, it’s got everything you need and nothing that you don’t.

 

3. POLAROID® 600 BOX-TYPE CAMERAS

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First released in 1981, the 60-series is the camera most people think of when they hear the word “Polaroid”, with a boxy design that made them a pop culture icon.

 

  • Simple, point-and-shoot design that’s fun, quick, and easy-to-use
  • Comes with a built-in automatic flash and (usually) a fixed-focus lens
  • Flash override capability and lighten/darken slider
  • Does not contain a battery (battery is integrated into each 600 film pack)
  • Fitted with a Polaroid Originals film shield to protect new photos from light as they exit the camera
  • Offers a wide selection of film, from classic color and black & white to special edition packs. 

 

Perfect for: Beginners, casual shooters, and fans of special edition film packs. More serious users could consider a step up to the Sun 660 or high-end SLR 680/690 models.

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