Following up on the infamous Impossible-1 instant camera, Polaroid has introduced its predecessor with a slew of new and advanced features. But it sure doesn’t come cheap. In this article, let’s talk about the features, and expected price in Nepal of the Polaroid I-2 instant camera.
Polaroid I-2 Overview:
For those unfamiliar, Polaroid Originals (or just Polaroid) is a Dutch company specializing in instant cameras. In late 2016, the company came up with the Impossible-1 which made physical photos that develop right in your hands.
However, it had some clear weaknesses regarding battery life, colors, focus, and auto exposure. Now, after 7 long years, they have finally followed up with the I-2 with built-in manual controls and Li-Dar autofocus making it the most advanced instant cam on the planet.
Lidar ranging and autofocus
For starters, the I-2 features a 3-lens autofocus setup that uses lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) to produce “the sharpest” images of any Polaroid camera ever. Pair that with their wider apertures, and you can now click stunning bright portraits with beautiful depth of field. The I-2 has a fixed focal length of 98mm and supports 7 different f-stops from f/8-64.
There are 6 different camera modes: Aperture, Shutter, Multi-Exposure, Timer, Manual, and Auto. The multi-exposure mode is especially interesting as it allows for the layering of multiple shots for a totally different image. The camera also supports SX-70 on top of the 600, and i-Type film formats. Combining the two, advanced photographers get a lot of customization options which wasn’t out of the question up until now.
The Polaroid I-2 brings a much-needed upgrade. You get a small OLED display now, that allows for adjusting shutter speed, brightness, aperture, and shooting modes. This was missing on the I-1 where you had to use the companion app for it.
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By the way, you can also attach additional filters to your I-2 but those will be sold separately. The camera has an internal battery that lasts for about 120 shots and it can recharged via USB-C. Other features include a built-in flash, Bluetooth connectivity, and app support.
Polaroid I-2 Specifications:
- Build: PMMA plastic, Aluminium alloy, Stainless Steel
- Dimensions: 149.9 x 119.3 x 91.2 mm
- Weight: 1.26 kg
- Lens: 3-element lens with continuous autofocus system
- Focal Length: 98mm
- Aperture: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32, f/45, f/64
- Camera Modes: Aperture, Shutter, Multi exposure, Timer, Manual, and Auto
- Display: Outer(Mono LCM) + Viewfinder
- Battery: Up to 120 shots, USB-C charging
- App Support: Polaroid (iOS | Android)
Polaroid I-2 Price in Nepal and Availability
The instant cam costs a whopping USD 599. Very unlikely, if it makes it here, we expect the Polaroid I-2 price in Nepal to be around NPR 88,888.
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