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The Polaroid Image/Spectra camera was introduced in 1986 and features a wider film format than the SX-70 or 600 cameras. This wider, cinematic format is able to capture brighter exposures.
There are a number of different Image/Spectra models. Some of them have simple settings, whilst others have a number of manual options such as the ability to deactivate the autofocus, and a self-timer so you can put yourself in the shot. They all come with a built-in flash.
Here are some of the features that Polaroid Image/Spectra cameras have:
- Spectra One Switch: exposure control slider
- Spectra Full Switch: exposure control slider, flash, autofocus and sound override, self-timer and feet/meters distance selector
- Built-in flash for shooting in darker lighting conditions and at nighttime
- Polaroid Originals film shield to protect photos from light while developing
- One year warranty & warranty card
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to discontinue this format.
This was a decision that we didn’t take lightly. Unfortunately, over the last few years Spectra cameras aged worse than their 600-series cousins, with frequent jamming and breakdowns; problems that simply cannot be fixed with our film.
We underwent intensive research with our quality team and R&D to solve the issue, including adjusting the shape of the cartridge and trying to source a more powerful battery for vintage Spectra cameras. Unfortunately, none of these processes have worked, and after testing hundreds of cameras, we have found that it seems to randomly happen to some of the cameras and not to others. We’ve observed more and more faults with the cameras as they age.
Without a doubt we want to include our passionate community in our R&D process and there will be lots of exciting new product launches to continue to grow the Polaroid family.
We continue in enhancing our current formats 600, SX-70, i-Type and 8x10.