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14 Nov 2017
Samuel's Instant Camera Samuel’s Instant Camera Samuel Shlafrock invents the first instant camera with a portable darkroom. However, they never caught on due to their inconvenience and cost.
Rollfilm Land Camera Rollfilm Land Camera Invented by Edwin Land one year after unveiling instant-developing film. Although it wasn't the very first instant camera, it was the first one to be commercially successful and was almost completely automatic.
Polaroid Packfilm 100-series Land Camera Polaroid Packfilm 100-series Land Camera Used the new 100 series of pack film. Instead of two separate rolls of film, the film was built into an easy loading pack and had 8 exposures. Hard body and plastic models were made to be more cost-efficient than the ones with bellows. The shudder had to be manually cocked as well as the focus manually adjusted.
200-and-300-series 200-and-300-series Further advancements including color film, simpler, more effective settings, and higher-quality lenses. The M-series included a built-in countdown timer. Jan 1, 1971 400-series Packfilm Land Camera 400-series Packfilm Land Camera Although generally similar to the 300-series, these had a new flash system that was coupled to the focusing mechanism of the camera.
Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera This model series included various improvements such as interchangeable flashes, an electronic shutter, and auto flash exposure based on focus distance. There were many revisions of this camera under different names, such as TimeZero, OneStep, Presto!, Pronto!, Super Clincher, and The Button.
Polavision Polavision A flop of a video-capturing camera. At the time of its arrival, it was much too expensive, the capture quality wasn't that great, and electronic video recording equipment had started to immerge in ametuer filmmaking. Polavision did not record sound, even though Super 8 films with synchronized sound had been around for years beforehan
600-series Print Cameras 600-series Print Cameras Further improvements to the overall camera, notably a more refined design, higher quality photographs, and a folding flash.
400-series Packfilm Land Camera 400-series Packfilm Land Camera Although generally similar to the 300-series, these had a new flash system that was coupled to the focusing mechanism of the camera.
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