The Mandalorian Polaroid Now review

Is this the way? The Mandalorian Polaroid Now has a price on its head, but could be worth it

The Mandalorian Polaroid Now review
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Mandalorian Polaroid Now is a special edition of the fantastic Polaroid Now camera. A lick of Beskar-inspired paint gives it a look worthy of the Outer Rim, while inside it delivers superior image quality to the trusty OneStep2. The OneStep+ is packed with more features, but if you want a great instant camera that feels as retro as the classic square pictures it takes, this is the way.


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    Improved flash

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    Superior image quality

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    Longer battery life


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    Expensive film

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    Inconsistent outdoors

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    OneStep+ has more features

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The Mandalorian Polaroid Now is a special edition of 2020's Polaroid Now instant camera. On the inside it's identical to the regular Now, but on the outside it bears a sleek coat of Beskar steel-inspired silver, with Mandalorian branding and insignia so that everybody knows there will be a price on their head if they mess with it.

That means that, as you'd expect, you're paying extra for the Star Wars-theme on The Mandalorian Polaroid Now – if all you care about are the pictures, you can save yourself a few Republic Credits by opting for the regular Polaroid Now

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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.