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What is Polaroid?

Polaroid is a brand that is known for producing instant cameras and film. Photographs taken with Polaroid cameras are instant, meaning that once the image has been taken, the print is ejected from the camera and is then ready to be viewed a few minutes later. Polaroid cameras were very popular in the 1970s and 1980s.

Polaroid Corporation była amerykańską firmą, która zajmowała się produkcją aparatów fotograficznych, filmów instant, materiałów eksploatacyjnych i innych produktów fotograficznych. Firma została założona w 1937 roku przez Edwin Land i była jednym z liderów w dziedzinie fotografii instant. W 2008 roku Polaroid Corporation zbankrutowała i została przejęta przez firmę PLR IP Holdings. Obecnie marka Polaroid jest wykorzystywana przez kilka różnych firm do produkcji różnych produktów, w tym aparatów instant, drukarek, zabawek itp.

Polaroid instant photo formats are:

  • SX-70: this is Polaroid's earliest instant photo format, which was introduced in 1972. This format is used by the SX-70 camera model, which is Polaroid's first digital camera. Photos in this format are 3.5×4.25 inches in size.
  • 600: This instant photo format was introduced in 1981 and is used by digital and analogue cameras. Photos in this format are 4×3 inches in size.
  • i-Type: This instant photo format was introduced in 2017 and is used by Instax digital cameras. Photos in this format are 3.4×2.13 inches in size.
  • Spectra: This instant photo format was introduced in 1986 and is used by Spectra digital cameras. Photos in this format are 3.5×3.5 inches in size.

In addition, there are several other instant photo formats that are no longer produced such as Mio, Captiva, JoyCam, etc.


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