Polaroid 300 Camera now available

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    Polaroid now offers a "300" camera. Check out their website at Polaroid.com. It looks to me to be just like the fuji instax mini since the camera and its prints look so close. Maybe they have a deal that they have the film and cameras labled Polaroid like all of the other cheap asian electronics with the Polaroid name slapped on them?
     
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    The site says it's not available right now but they are taking pre orders.
     
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    What's more interesting to me is the film that is used with it. Is it re-branded fuji?
     
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    That is what it looks like to me. I will definatly have to order some to figure it out for sure.
     
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    It has to be fuji. They were the ones who used the through-the-back exposure system (and kodak, but they're gone.) It smells like a ruse to me.
     
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    Truly sad. Off to buy some PX100 :smile:
     
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    Polaroid has done this before. Their Mio camera was an Instax Mini-compatible camera with Polaroid design. In fact, you could probably get a new one of those cheaper than the 300.
     
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    Maybe it's a marketing partnership, where "Polaroid" will permit Fujifilm to make 600 sized color film in exchange for the 300 camera?
     
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    I'm glad that the Instax is getting more marketing, regardless of wether it is through Polaroid or Fuji. It's a great camera and deserves more attention. I take mine to parties and people *love* it.
     
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    I have been thinking about buying an Instax camera. I just wish the pictures were at least as big as the old Polaroid 600's.
     
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    The Instax 210 makes pictures that are actually larger than the 600.
     
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    Well, I guess I will put an Instax on my christmas list :smile: I want one but I am not in a rush to pay the money for one.
     
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    Too bad Instax camera are just toys with fixed focus and pathetically slow lens. I cannot stand the "dear in the headlights" look coming from a camera with a slow lens and the necessary flash for anything else then sunny outdoors. I wish someone would make a real camera using instax film.
     
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    Agree to that. Instax film has so much more potential.
     
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    The point of the camera is just that. It's great at parties and family gatherings. It's a look people remember from the days of older polaroid cameras with mandatory flash and fixed focus. The instax actually has 2 focusing settings, one for closer and an infinity setting for outdoor photographs. Plus you can turn the flash off, a major advantage over polaroid 600 (only a few had this capability.) So is it revolutionary? No. Is it a hell of a lot of fun? Yes. Now that polaroid is done people become fascinated to see this crazy technology.

    I think that the Impossible project is not mainstream but is rapidly approaching a nice product. They will be constantly revising it for some time to come. This first instant film was more of a "satisfy the shareholders and consumers with a product." Anything is better than nothing.
     
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    I like seeing Polaroid putting some effort back into instant film, even if it is simply a rebranded Fuji camera.

    I don't think it's officail from Polaroid but there's a funny online campaign for the new 300 camera / Polaroid featuring a zombie...funny stuff.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxcspSjUdnk&feature=related