(1) Cameras

Why are there ' tested ' and ' non tested ' cameras?

We want to assure our customers that these original vintage Polaroid cameras that you are purchasing are in working condition and that you are paying for the real thing. However, as we try our best to bring you these vintage pieces, we may not have the right films to test all the different models.

Tested Cameras

You will find tested cameras in this section that may or may not work and will be indicated individually in each product page. Please be sure to read the details before commiting to a purchase as we do not offer refunds for misconceptions. If you are still unsure, fret not, simply contact us with your queries and we are happy to help you!
These cameras have been cleaned and tested with an PX 680 Color Shade Instant Film and are inexcellent working conditions.

Non Tested Cameras

These cameras have been cleaned but have not been tested and we cannot guarantee that they work and are sold as-is in their vintage conditions.

Why are 2 cameras of the same model priced differently?

Prices varies based on their market price, the rarity of the model and the condition of the camera. Cameras in mint condition are usually priced higher as compared to those with visible cosmetic wear.

Are there any warranty for the cameras?

As these cameras are produced by Polaroid Corp. and that they have ceased all production since 2008, there are no warranties included. However, under certain ciscumstances, an exchange can be made if there is an issue that we can help with. These are subject to approval, which you may request to have us review.

(2) Films

What are the measurements for the film?
Format: 3.5 x 4.2 in. (8.8 x 10.7 cm)
Image Area: 3.1 x 3.1 in. (7.9 x 7.9 cm)
What films do I use for these cameras?

Most of our working cameras uses Polaroid type 600, PX 600 and PX 680 films.

Where can I purchase films?

You may purchase a fresh pack of film from The Impossible Project website or any photo specialty stores.
Want to find a physical store locally? contact usand we will provide you with the details.

(3) Specifications

What are the Polaroid 600 Camera Specifications?

These applies to most but not all Polaroid 600 cameras.

Manufactured by Polaroid Corp. 1980/90's
Shutter: Automatic, electronic shutter with speed between 1/4-1/200 sec.
Lens: 116mm, f/11, Single-element plastic.
Focus range: Fixed-focus w/ close up adaptor that slides across lens (minimum focus 2 feet)
Automatic built in flash
Polaroid's Light Management System (the darken/lighten exposure correction slider).
Made in the United Kingdom/ United States
Weight: 1 lb 5 oz
Dimension: 3.5"x 4.5" x 6"inches (when folded)

What are the films specifications?

These applies to PX 680 Color Protection Films

8 Exposures per pack
Film Speed: ISO 600
Type: Colour Integral Instant Film for Polaroid 600 cameras.
Format: 3.5 x 4.2 in. (8.8 x 10.7 cm)
Image Area: 3.1 x 3.1 in. (7.9 x 7.9 cm)
Finish: Glossy
Development: 30 - 40 minutes approximately at 70°F (21°C)
Battery: Built in, long lasting battery to power up the camera and flash

(4) More Questions

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.