This camera looks like a crocodile!

Polaroid 600 Lacoste
(Image credit: Polaroid / Lacoste)

Ever wanted a camera that looks like a crocodile? Then Polaroid has something for you, thanks to a collaboration with Lacoste that has resulted in a limited edition crocodile-styled Polaroid 600.

The Lacoste x Polaroid Kit Polaroid 600 camera is the headline product of the collaboration, which has also seen the iconic camera brand and the French clothing company team up to produce a line of streetwear. 

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This isn't a great resurrection of the beloved Polaroid 600 line, though; the Lacoste x Polaroid Kit Polaroid 600s are cameras that have been restored and restyled by Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based retro tech refurbishment specialist Retrospekt.

"(Re)discover the pop culture in this instant camera," reads the official product description. "Fruit of the Lacoste and Polaroid merger, the Polaroid 600 is a genuine piece of vintage retro tech – refurbished, restored and reimagined by Retrospekt. Thanks to its built-in flash with manual control, get an additional light source when you need it. The Polaroid 600 is sold with a strap and a single pack of 600 color film."

Accordingly, aside from the polarizing design, this is the same classic camera that has made the Polaroid 600 one of the most beloved Polaroids ever made – so you'll be getting the same fixed 110mm f/10 lens, built-in flash, automatic exposure control with +/- 1EV compensation wheel, and satisfying folding design. 

Additionally, if you're in the market for crocodile-themed clothing to wear while using your new camera, you can rock the new collection of Lacoste x Polaroid shirts, sneakers, hoodies, hats, pants and accessories.

"Polaroid has been capturing memories on glossy instant film for over 70 years – from major events to private occasions – all in vibrant colors and warm tones," says Lacoste. "For Spring 2021, Lacoste dug deep into this legendary, high-color, and cultural heritage. Inspired by Polaroid’s famous rainbow logo from its first instant color film developed in 1963, the Lacoste x Polaroid collection centers around the distinctive blue, green, yellow, orange and red rainbow from the creative brand.

The Lacoste crocodile marches across bold, block-color backgrounds on classic polos and hoodies, while polo dresses and shirts in oversized stripes make for a supercharged silhouette that stands out. Accessories also feature the full-color treatment, as white sneakers get subtle color-flash accents, tennis shoes go rainbow-striped, and caps, watches and backpacks are a concentration of high-energy sporty style."

The Lacoste x Polaroid Kit Polaroid 600 retails for $150 / £135 (approximately AU$197), but is so limited edition that it is currently sold out online – though it will be carried at selected stores in New York, London, Paris, Milan and Shanghai. For more info and to check out the clothing collection, visit the Lacoste website

(Image credit: Polaroid / Lacoste)

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.