Polaroid OneStep 2 review

Polaroid cameras are making a comeback, with the OneStep 2 leading the new instant camera revolution

Polaroid OneStep 2 review
(Image: © Polaroid)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The original Polaroid OneStep was one of the biggest selling cameras of the 1970s and the new camera replicates the retro shooting experience brilliantly. However, in the digital era it’s more of an enjoyable curiosity than anything else.


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    Fun factor

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    Classic Polaroid instant prints

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    It’s a future collectible


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    Polaroid Originals film is expensive

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    Every shot is printed

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    Development times are quite long

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What is it about Polaroid that seems to resonate with us so strongly? Despite many ups and downs since the original company’s demise in 2001, the brand has retained both recognition and reputation. Yet the sales of Polaroid-branded cameras today is a mere fraction of the glory days back in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s.

And virtually nobody is using Polaroid films to test for exposure, lighting or composition any more. It surely can’t all just be about sunglasses, can it? Even in the digital era, the idea of an instant camera has remained appealing, enough to keep Fujifilm’s Instax business ticking along nicely and convince other camera brands – including, remarkably, Leica – to get involved. 

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