Polaroid

  • An Ode To The Polaroid SX-70

    Good old Harry McKraken gives the Polaroid SX-70 – one of the most amazing instant cameras in the world – more than its due. Created in 1972, this Polaroid flattened down to a little over an inch in thickness and featured, as Harry notes: “The virtual cascade of revolutions, mechanical, optical and electronic, that made the SX-70 possible,” rhapsodized a Polaroid… Read More

  • Polaroid's New GL10 Instant Printer Is Available For Pre-Order, Ships In June

    While there’s no sign yet of the GL30 Polaroid camera introduced by Lady Gaga at CES, the GL10 printer is actually nearing a shipping date. This little printer connects to your computer or smartphone and produces 3×4″ prints in about 45 seconds. The paper is probably going to be super expensive, but hey. It costs $169 and the website says it should ship in June. We’ll… Read More

  • Oh Man, Polaroid Is Teasing A New Camera For CES

    I’m so pumped! Like many of my generation, I have a special place in my heart for Polaroid. Sure, you can get a weird bulbous one or a Diana F+ that shoots Instax Mini, or you can resuscitate your original and feed it expensive Impossible Project cartridges… but it looks like soon, none of these techniques will be necessary. A teaser image for this year’s CES appears to show… Read More

  • Fujifilm Instax mini50S Camera Goes After Polaroid Market Niche


    Fujifilm has released an alternative to the beloved Polaroid camera, and calls it the Instax mini50S. The good news is, the Instax film is cheaper than the reissued Polaroid, running about $16 for 20 shots. The bad news is, it’s only available in Japan (currently) and will cost you about $220 to import. Before you shell out for the latest from Fujifilm, don’t forget about the… Read More

  • Polaroid archive shows history of pictures

    Polaroid is one of those things that’s always been with us, and if some have their way, always will. I remember taking pictures at camp using the family OneStep, and I still have a shot of myself at my first job. Read More

  • The Polaroid 300 brings back instant photo printing

    Polaroid is back, baby. But don’t run out to Walmart just yet. First I don’t even know if Walmart is selling this kit, but if it was, you might want to pass. Living in the past isn’t cheap. The Polaroid 300 carries a $90 MSRP with 10-shot film packs going for $10. That’s a lot of cake. Read More

  • Polaroid enters video games market with new accessories

    Polaroid, a company best known for its instant cameras and maybe for hiring Lady Gaga as their Creative Director, will be entering the gaming industry soon with a wide variety of video games accessories. These would mostly be peripherals for popular gaming system such as a microphone headset and battery packs for the Xbox 360, wireless controllers for the PS3, sports packs and a sensor bar for… Read More

  • Review and giveaway: Lomo Diana F+ film camera with Instant Back


    Short version: It’s not for everybody, but the Diana F+ with the instant back add-on is your best bet for recapturing the magic and spontaneity of the Polaroids of yore. Flimsy construction and erratic picture-taking may put off some, but unpredictability used to be in photography’s nature, and for me it was fun to return to that. Lomo wants to give one away, too &mdash… Read More

  • Impossible Project actually begins to sell Polaroid cartridges (B&W only for now)

    Just a week and a half ago I wrote that instant film isn’t dead, it’s just weird and expensive. That’s never been more true than today, when the first of the Impossible Project’s Polaroid film goes on sale in the UK. If you don’t remember those guys, they’re the ones who purchased a bunch of Polaroid manufacturing equipment and decided to keep the fire… Read More

  • Instant film isn't dead – it's just weird and expensive

    The Polaroid saga is a long and strange one. And the last couple years have been especially strange. Bankrupt, reanimated, relaunched, sold out, bought up… I wouldn’t be surprised if Polaroid showed up on Dancing With The Stars. They keep saying they’re coming back, but I’ll believe it when I see it. In the mean time, your options for instant film are depressingly… Read More