Need help with your Polaroid Now? Check this list of common mistakes, including tips on flash, film ejection, and double exposures.
1. My Polaroid Now won’t eject my photo or darkslide. How do I fix it?
Make sure your Polaroid Now camera is charged. The camera’s battery level indicator LED will blink red if it doesn’t have enough charge to operate. If this is the case, you should recharge your camera then try again.
Still, having trouble? Check how many photos you have left. Hold down the power button for two seconds and the film counter display will indicate how many shots you have left in the film pack. If the LED shows ‘0’ this means that there are no shots left in the film pack.
The flash doesn’t fire when I take a photo. How do I turn it on?
The Polaroid Now automatically turns the flash on when you power on the camera. If it’s not firing, press the flash button once until you see the lightning bolt icon illuminate. When taking photos make sure you don’t accidentally press the flash button.
2. My photo is too dark. How can I make it brighter?
Polaroid cameras love light, so the more light you have the better!
Make sure you are not shooting towards the sun. When shooting towards sunlight, the excessive light may cause the camera to overcompensate when exposing the image, creating an image that is too dark to expose your subject properly.
If you’re taking photos inside and you don’t want to use the flash, make sure you find another light source – or use the flash. The flash is also useful at night-time, dusk, and cloudy days.
3. My photo turned out blurry or fuzzy. How can I make it sharper?
Make sure you are at least 55cm (1.8ft) away from your subject. When shooting, make sure you hold the camera steady, especially in low light conditions, and have a strong light source to illuminate your subject.
The film counter display shows the wrong number. How can I reset it?
The display resets to ‘8’ every time a cassette is inserted. If a part-used cassette is inserted, the camera will display ‘8’ and countdown as each photo is taken. When you next insert a full film pack, the counter will correctly show 8 remaining photos.
4. I took the first shot of a double exposure photo, but I changed my mind. Now, what do I do?
Switch off your camera, press, and hold down the shutter button. Switch on the camera again and the film count will display “-”. Continue to hold the shutter button for over 10 seconds until the film is ejected.
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