The Polaroid I-2 instant camera is the brand’s most advanced yet
Just launched, the Polaroid I-2 instant camera is the first fully manual camera for integral film, and is a premium device unlike anything else in Polaroid’s product line. With the built-in manual controls, the I-2 provides the user with enough features to express their creativity without any limitations.
With its six modes of operation, the Polaroid I-2 instant camera features automatic, manual, self-timer, aperture priority, shutter priority, and multiple exposure modes. These enable users with the flexibility to manipulate the camera to their desired extent.
Avery precise LiDAR ranging system allows users to pick focus, adjust aperture, flash on and off, and control shutter speed in the device’s manual mode. Both the integrated display in the viewfinder and the external OLED display show the user’s selected values as well as the exposure settings of the built-in light meter.
The I-2 includes a powerful continuous autofocus mechanism in addition to manual focus. Polaroid claims that this lens, which has three elements and is composed of optical grade polycarbonate and acrylic, is the “sharpest ever Polaroid lens.” Although the lens is not constructed with glass, which is usually associated with expensive optical equipment, it is made of high-quality polymers akin to those used in modern flagship smartphones.
The camera’s internal battery is rechargeable through a USB-C cable, allowing for shooting through 15 packs of film using any of the three available Polaroid films available including the i-Type, SX-70, and 600.
Available now, the Polaroid I-2 instant camera costs $599 and is sold through the Polaroid online store and select retailers.