Polaroid cameras are becoming more and more popular and refer to the fashion of the 80s of the last century. Their biggest advantage is the ability to develop a photo in a few moments. What to look for when choosing a polaroid?

Polaroid camera is a type of camera that allows instant photo development. Since the beginning of the 90s of the last century, their popularity began to decrease in favor of digital cameras. They are not as functional as standard cameras because they are only suitable for taking static photos. It is not possible to take pictures of moving objects. It is a good solution for those who want to put the photo immediately in the album, on the fridge or in the mirror frame. It's also a good camera for children because it allows you to play for hours. It is worth remembering, however, that both analogue and digital models are available on the market. The latter have the option of additional support for the memory card, which allows you to save photos for later development. How does the polaroid work? The photo taken is immediately printed on special photo paper without the use of ink. Polaroids are usually AA batteries.

What to look for when buying a Polaroid camera?

A polaroid camera is a device that is capable of developing 10 to 20 photos on one photo paper as standard. It cannot be concealed that it is not economical, considering that a packet containing about 20 sheets of paper costs about PLN 50-70. In addition to the high price of operation, it must not be forgotten that taking photos with polaroids must be thought out. Their quality alone is much lower than that of digital or mirror cameras. Before buying, it is worth remembering several parameters, including:

  • model – polaroids are available in analog and digital versions. The latter are more functional because they allow you to archive photos in the device's memory,
  • option to view the photo taken – this allows you to print only good quality photos,
  • functions of setting the subject of photos, including party, portrait or outdoor (on a sunny / cloudy day, etc.),
  • exposure modes,
  • flash presence
  • weight,
  • color,
  • focus and white settings.

In terms of functionality, Polaroids will never replace traditional digital cameras or SLRs. They are more curiosity, fashionable gadget than good quality equipment for taking pictures. The cheapest models can be purchased for around PLN 300. The more advanced ones reach prices up to PLN 800. Polaroids are currently the most popular for young people and available in many colors (pastel, red, white, black or blue). They are small and lightweight, so you can carry them in your backpack without load and take them on a school trip or a party, for example. source: Partner action, material sent by the partner