To celebrate the 80th anniversary, Polaroid has a brand new camera that will thrill all of you who are feeling nostalgic. They launched OneStep 2 instant film camera, inspired by the original OneStep camera from 1977. As they point out, the Polaroid OneStep 2 is “an analog instant camera for the modern era.”
OneStep 2 is an i-Type camera so Polaroid (or Impossible Project, to be exact), also launched a new type of film. It’s named i-Type and aimed to be used with this camera, and you can get it in color or black and white.
The OneStep 2 is issued under Polaroid Originals, a new brand of Impossible Project. As they write, this camera is “an analog instant camera for the modern era, blending classic design with contemporary style.” It’s simple and easy to use, with a high-quality lens and a powerful flash. It comes with long lasting rechargeable batteries and a self-timer function. The photos are developed in 15 minutes, and it also works with 600 Film in addition to the i-Type.
While we’re at the i-Type film, it’s a new generation of instant film. It’s aimed specifically at i-Type cameras like OneStep 2, and it’s important to know that it won’t work in a 600 camera. You’ll get 8 photos per pack, and it’s battery-free. Oh, and in case you’re curious, the “I” in the name stands for “incredible.” The color film provides “richer colors, tones, and contrasts than any Polaroid film before it.” And other than color, there’s also a black and white variant.
Take a look at the specs of the camera and the film:
Dimensions: 150 mm (L) x 110 mm (W) x 95 mm (H)
Weight: 460 grams / 1 lb (without film pack)
Outer shells: Polycarbonate + ABS plastics
Lenses: Optical grade Polycarbonate and Acrylic lenses, coated
Shutter system: Custom design, using precision step motor for shutter
Lens: fixed focus lens / 0.6m — infinity
Focal length: 106 mm
Field of view: 41 degrees vertical, 40 degrees horizontal
Flash System: Vacuum discharge tube strobe
Battery: High performance lithium-ion battery (1100mAh), rechargeable via USB
Neck Strap and USB charging cable included
Works with: 600 Film, i-type Film
Color instant film for Polaroid Originals i-Type cameras
8 photos per pack
Classic white frame
Format: 4.2” x 3.5” (107 mm x 88 mm)
Image area: 3.1” x 3.1” (79 mm x 79 mm)
Development time: 10-15 minutes
Not compatible with vintage Polaroid cameras
The camera is currently available for preorders, and the expected availability is October 16, 2017. There are two versions available, white and graphite, and the price is $99.99. As for the film, you can already buy it at the price of $15.99 and choose between color and black and white.