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Overview

Our take on the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2

Instant cameras are fun. We still don't know why they ever fell out of use. Fortunately, there are new instant cameras on the market, like the sleek-yet-nostalgic Polaroid Originals OneStep 2. It has a high-quality lens, a powerful built-in flash, and a long-lasting rechargeable battery. It's ready to go — and take super-cool photographs — whenever and wherever you are.

Polaroid OneStep 2 instant camera

Classic styling pays homage to the original Polaroid OneStep, which debuted in 1977.

A new take on the classic Polaroid instant camera

Instant cameras are fun. We still don't know why they ever fell out of use. Fortunately, there are new instant cameras on the market, like the sleek-yet-nostalgic Polaroid Originals OneStep 2. It has a high-quality lens, a powerful built-in flash, and a long-lasting rechargeable battery. It's ready to go — and take super-cool photographs — whenever and wherever you are.

The camera is compatible with Polaroid Originals instant film.

Revisiting a classic

The OneStep 2 is inspired by Polaroid's old-school OneStep camera, which debuted in 1977. The Polaroid OneStep 2 lets you capture a moment and share it with friends without huddling around a rectangular smartphone screen. Sometimes the old ways are still the best. 

Product Highlights:

  • self-timer function lets you get in the picture
  • high-quality fixed-focus lens
  • compatible with Polaroid Originals instant film
  • built-in lithium-ion battery lasts up to 60 days per charge
  • neck strap and USB charging cable included
  • 4-3/8"W x 3-3/4"H x 5-15/16"D
  • weight: 1 lb.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • OneStep 2 analog instant camera (white)
  • 48" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
  • Neck strap
  • User Manual

Mores features to play with and it seems better designed.

James, San Marino, CA

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Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 Reviews

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(2 Reviews)

Improved features

James from San Marino, CA on 1/15/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Mores features to play with and it seems better designed.

Pros: Built in battery

Cons: Photo quality not as vibrant as original camera.

Polaroid Originals OneStep 2

Anonymous from Portage, MI on 1/3/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This camera is fun and easy to use!

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Features

Overview: The Polaroid OneStep 2 is a new instant camera with the classic style of the vintage Polaroid cameras. The OneStep 2 is easy-to-use, with a rechargeable battery, built-in flash, and a high quality lens. Polaroid i-Type instant film is optimized and recommended for the OneStep 2. You can also use Polaroid 600 film. Both film types come in color and black & white varieties.

Note: No film is included with the camera.

Polaroid Originals: When Polaroid announced in February 2008 that they would no longer manufacture film for Polaroid instant cameras, the Impossible Project was born. A few months later, Impossible purchased the production machinery from the last remaining factory before it closed down. Since the original formula was no longer available, the company had to reinvent instant film from scratch. The Impossible Project has evolved into Polaroid Originals, a new brand from Polaroid. It has introduced a brand new Polaroid instant camera, the OneStep 2, with a new generation of instant film. Polaroid Originals also supports the vintage Polaroid camera formats with new black & white and color film.

Design: The Polaroid OneStep 2's design is based on the original OneStep camera from 1977. It features a polycarbonate and ABS plastic outer shell, and coated, optical grade polycarbonate and acrylic lenses. For low light situations, the camera has a vacuum discharge tube strobe flash system. The camera uses a custom-designed, precision step motor for the shutter mechanism.

Viewfinder: The camera has a traditional optical viewfinder placed beside the lens. For best results, you should use your right eye to compose your photographs. When your subject is between 2 and 4 feet away, you will need to adjust your aim to properly center your subject.

Exposure: The OneStep 2 has a light meter on the front panel beside the lens to set the exposure, based on the amount of ambient light on the subject. If needed, you can adjust the exposure by using the lighten/darken switch below the viewfinder. The camera's exposure values are adjusted +1/2 EV lighter or darker when you use the switch. With the button in the center position, the camera uses the metered exposure for the photo.

Self-Timer: You can take self-portraits with the OneStep 2 by utilizing the Self-Timer. When the Self-Timer button and shutter release have been pressed, you have approximately 8 seconds to place yourself in the framed shot. The Self-Timer button will blink to count down the seconds until the photo is taken. In bright or sunny environments, the flash will fire a series of low-power flashes. The flash will always fire with the Self-Timer, unless it's overridden ahead of time.

Film Counter: On the top of the camera are eight small LEDs to indicate the number of photos left in the film pack. Polaroid film packs hold eight photos, and each time a photo is taken, one LED goes out.

Battery: The OneStep 2 is equipped with a 3.7-volt, 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which charges via the included Micro USB cable in approximately two hours. A fully-charged battery has enough power for 15-20 film packs (120 to 160 photos). You can check the battery status by turning the unit off, then back on, while pressing the Self-Timer button. The remaining battery status is displayed on the 8 film-counter LEDs on the top of the camera. If 6 LEDs are lit, that means that the camera has 6/8 (75%) of battery charge remaining. As battery life gets low, the camera's flash charge LED will change color. Between shots, as the flash recharges, the LED will flash green (enough charge for at least 2 film packs), orange (enough for 1 film pack), or red (battery exhausted).

Specifications:

  • Lens: Fixed focus 106mm
  • Focus Range: 2 feet to infinity (0.6m - infinity)
  • Field of View: 41° Vertical, 40° Horizontal
  • Dimensions: Width 4.38", Height 3.811", Depth 5.871"
  • Weight: 16.3 ounces

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My daughter wanted this for her Christmas and I knew they would sell out of these quickly. [ Arthur  Nov 16, 2017 ]
For my girlfriend's christmas gift [ Samuel James  Dec 13, 2017 ]
This was in my daughters Christmas wish list. She loves everything vintage and this is what she wanted. [ Gabriela  Dec 07, 2017 ]
Only one who still had it in stock. [ BRIAN  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Gift for Daughter [ Jeremy  Dec 05, 2017 ]
I wanted to have it for the coming holidays. Think it will be fun to see pictures without having to look at an IPhone. [ Ruth  Nov 14, 2017 ]