24K gold Polaroid camera – you'll need almost $1000 to own it!

Limited edition 24K gold Polaroid SX-70
(Image credit: Retrospekt)

To celebrate 50 years of the Polaroid SX-70, Retrospect is launching a limited edition 24K gold version for a cool $999. You might think the Milwaukee-based restorer of vintage Polaroids is mad for coming up with such a luxurious model but for a Polaroid lover flashed with cash, could this be the ultimate collector’s piece?

The 24K gold SX-70 is a camera that would look just as at home on Snoop Dogg’s shelf as it would in Kylie Jenner’s handbag. Oozing extravagance it rivals the 24K gold-plated Nikon FA we found at The Photography Show a few years ago only with the excitement of instant film photos. The original SX-70 has been deconstructed by technicians at Retrospekt and restored using original parts before being gold-plated and serialized. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.