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The instant Polaroid camera is back

Updated on March 2, 2012
Polaroid 300
Polaroid 300

Instant, snap, share, fun! Instant photography is alive and back in a fun way too! I have recently get my hand on a Polaroid, and have heaps of fun snapping away. I must say though that the film are abit pricey. The camera are easy to use and photos are develop instantly. To take pictures, all you got to do is yank out the lens at the front, point, snap and voilĂ  your photo are ready.The photo are instantly developed into a business card size photo sliding out from the top of the camera within minutes. Loading the film is easy too. The Polaroid film comes encased in a box pack which you simply insert into the back cover. Each box pack contains 1 protective black cover and 10 sheets. You will need to take the first snap upon loading the film box to remove the protective black cover, subsequent snap are then for your real picture.

However I do find that the camera to be a bit bulky and does weighs a bit (including 4 AA batteries - about 550g). I also find the camera also works better in bright area as compared to dim area.

All in all, I still find loads of fun using the Polaroid camera for those family and friends fun snaps. It also brings spontaneity and excitement whenever it pops up in front of people. They are also good as souvenir for gatherings. In the age of the digital world, the Polaroid gives me the joy of having my photos printed instead of just sharing it digitally online.

I was having some problem getting the Polaroid 300 film in the store, as a lot of store do not stock them. However, I find that the FujiFilm Instax mini is a compatible film. So, if you are having the same problem getting the Polaroid 300 film, you can try the FujiFilm Instax mini as well.


  • bulky
  • there is the weight - due to the 4 AA batteries
  • pricey film
  • no zoom


  • easy to use
  • compact all-in-one
  • instant photo
  • in-built flash
  • 4 scene setting modes


  • business card size instant color photos [1.8" x 2.4" (4.6cm x 6.2cm)]
  • 4 scene settings: Indoor, Fine, Cloudy, Clear
  • automatic flash
  • works with Polaroid 300 instant Film
  • comes in three colour: red, black, blue

note: this features are based on Polaroid 300 model


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      ssid 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks, Savva, yes, i do agree. Polaroid photography is very different to digital. I'm having lots of fun testing mine out.

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      Savva Pelou 6 years ago from London

      I love polaroid because I love the old fashion way of photography. Digital is great but people are less inclined to try and take a perfect photo in one. Polaroids are about snapping the scene straight away and hoping that you captured everything. A great hub.

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      Jamie 6 years ago

      Cool, I've always wanted one!