Polaroid brings back OneStep instant camera

Polaroid OneStep2

To celebrate their 80th anniversary, Polaroid put up a timer on their official website, showed a few “clue” slides, and left everyone guessing. Alas, after much speculation, they finally pull the wraps and revived an old favorite of many called the Polaroid OneStep2.

What? All this hype for a remake? Well, Polaroid gave this beloved iconic instant camera a few modern upgrades to make life for its users a lot more easier.

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The OneStep2 has several notable changes on its body such as its view finder and ergonomically placed flash. It’s body is now made out of Polycarbonate material, which helps it shed some weight at 460 grams (the original weighs at 592 grams). It measures at 150mm long, 110mm wide, and 95mm high, which is slightly larger than its predecessor.

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As for its glass, it has a 106mm fixed lens that can focus from 0.6mm to infinity, promising sharp photos. It a can see 46 degrees vertical and 40 degrees horizontal, giving users a wide angle to play with. It also has a powerful flash.

One of the cool things with the OneStep2 is that it has its own high performance 1100mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery. According to Polaroid, it’s capable of powering the instant camera up to 60 days. Future owners can charge this baby up via USB port.

This instant camera works with a wide array of i-Type and 600 films that you can order on Polaroid’s official website so you’re sure you won’t have trouble reloading. Unfortunately for those who use the old Polaroids, i-Type films can’t be used on 600 cameras.

The Polaroid OneStep2 is now available for pre-order as of this writing for a price tag of €119.99 (or around P7,287 in the Philippines). It’s set to make its official debut on October 16, 2017.

It’s exciting to see that more and more film cameras can be bought brand new such as the Lomography Lomo’Instant and the InstaGIF NextStep. It’s a good time to be a film photographer.

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