The Polaroid Impossible I-1 is a unique point and shoot camera that shoots instant analogue film from the Impossible Project along with 600 type Polaroid film. It is the first new camera in more than 20 years to shoot in the instant film format and is perfect for photographers of all skill levels. As well as vintage charm the camera also boasts a modern twist with its integrated smart phone compatibility that allows for a range of creative techniques like light painting, double exposure, as well as full manual control of aperture and shutter speed.
Compatible with 600-Type & I-Type Instant Film
The Polaroid Impossible I-1 Instant Film Camera accepts both I-type and 600 type film and gives you the ability to shoot images that immediately print out. Capture the magic of photography by instantly creating physical copies of special moments, convenient mementos from family gatherings, and record your travel memories.
Full Autofocus and Pop-up Viewfinder
The Impossible I-1 camera has five zones of autofocus to make sure that your subject is in focus and clear. In order to make composition easier the camera has a pop up optical viewfinder and an 89-109mm lens so you can frame your shot perfectly.
Ring Flash with LED Lights
The camera has a ring flash with 12 LED lights that allow you to take portraits with diffused lighting for a flattering effect that minimises shadows. The ring flash also allows you to work under varied lighting conditions, letting you manually lighten or darken images produced using the brightness controls. LED lights on the flash also indicate how many unused films are available for printing on so you can know how many shots you’ve got left.
Bluetooth Connectivity and Camera App
Blending modern features with a retro photographic approach the camera has inbuilt Bluetooth which allows you to pair it with your mobile device so you can remotely trigger the camera for selfies and group shots. Once connected you can change a whole host of settings and even manipulate advanced flash control settings to ensure you get the perfect shot.
The I-1 is the only instant camera that gives you manual control over your settings through the mobile device app. That means you can control and adjust your shutter speed, aperture, flash, and focus settings from your phone giving you an unprecedented level of control in an analogue instant camera.
Use Creative Techniques
The functions of the app are not just limited to exposure and triggering, the app also offers a range of creative filters and shooting modes. From a double exposures mode to combine multiple images together to a light painting feature that takes long exposure shots so you can use a light to draw lines and shapes. There is also a noise trigger function and a colour paint mode that lets you add coloured waves of light to your image using your phone touchscreen.
Create a Digital Photo
The App has a scanner mode so you can photograph your instant photo and convert it into digital form to save for later or share with your friends and followers on social media.
Standard 1/4-Inch Tripod Mount
Impossible I Type I-1 Instant Film Camera has a 1/4-inch tripod mount in the baseplate so you can position it on a tripod to take professional quality shots with high stability or keep the camera steady for long exposures.
Impossible I-type and Polaroid 600-type instant film
8.8 x 10.7 cm film size
7.9 x 7.9 cm image area
Six-element design, polycarbonate and acrylic lenses, coated
Field of View
41° V x 40° H
5-zone system with IR LED emitters to determine distance
Macro: 0.3-0.5 m
Close-Up: 0.5-1 m
Near-Field: 1-2.2 m
Mid-Field: 2.2-4.5 m
Far-Field: 4.5 m to infinity
1/250 to 30 seconds
Ring flash with 8 focused LEDs and 4 diffused LEDs
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0
micro-USB for charging
Camera Body: Polycarbonate & ABS plastics with soft rubberized coating
Viewfinder, Strap Mounts: Zinc aluminium alloy
145 x 110 x 108 mm with viewfinder
440 g without film pack
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Polaroid The Impossible i-1 Instant Film Camera - Black
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