Polaroid Originals - OneStep 2 Analog Instant Film Camera - White

Go retro with instant photography by using this analog Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 instant camera. Its lens focuses from 2 feet to infinity, letting you snap high-quality images, and its self-timer function helps you take group pictures. This rechargeable Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 instant camera has a 60-day battery life and works with Polaroid 600 and i-Type films.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Neck strap
    • Owner's manual
    • Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 Analog Instant Film Camera
    • USB charging cable

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (60 out of 69)

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    Features


    Instantly produces photos

    Works with i-Type and Polaroid 600 films.

    Optical-grade polycarbonate and acrylic coated lens with 106mm focal length

    Provides autofocus zone from 23.6" to infinity.

    Vacuum discharge tube strobe flash

    Helps take pictures in a variety of lighting conditions.

    Long-lasting rechargeable battery

    Offers up to 60 days without charging, so you will always be ready to shoot, whether you are on a brief excursion or a journey round the world.

    Self-timer function

    Helps you take group photos.

    Neck strap included

    For convenient shooting.


    Customer rating

    4.4
    87%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      OneStep2, near reincarnation of an instant classic

      Posted
      WhiskeyTango
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Polaroid OneStep 2 The new Polaroid OneStep2 is a significant evolution of the classic "600" OneStep series of insta-cameras. While still a fixed focus "box" camera, now, there's a rechargeable battery, inside the camera, supposedly good for 80+ shots per full charge. OneStep 2 specs: optically coated, polycarbonate and acrylic lenses; built-in, USB-rechargeable Lithium battery (1100mAh, 60-days on full charge); power on/off slide switch; manual +over/-under exposure override slide switch; built-in, always on, auto-flash; manual, per shot, auto-flash suppression button; tripod mount; self-timer; film magazine form factor same as classic 600; new I-Type film magazines (no internal battery); fixed focus lens 2ft/0.6m-infinity, 106 mm focal length; 41 degrees vertical x 40 degrees horizontal field of view. [ Just for comparison, since I still own one, SX-70 OneStep Sonar: all glass optics, variable radar (or manual) focus, disposable flashbar, no self-timer (but remote trigger-able), many manual exposure settings, close-ups/macro shots, SX-70 film+battery magazines. ] I-Type film: no battery inside the magazine, still only 8-shots per magazine (why not 10, if no battery?). Allegedly, I-Type film is *chemically identical* (but not colorimetry identical) to classic Polaroid 600. OneStep 2 can also use 600 magazines (even with dead magazine batteries). Both film types are best stored under refrigeration. 8-LED-dot remaining shots indicator, rather than a numreric countdown window. Once a magazine is loaded, don't open the loading door again until the magazine is completely expended (or unless you know how to manually re-insert a black/blank card on top of unexposed shots remaining in magazine). Always keep fingers clear of the ejection port when shooting. Easy to forget this until you develop this grip as automatic habit. Viewfinder is high and left of the lens, so viewfinder aiming needs to be lower and to the right of what you "see" through it, *especially* for closer shots. You can quickly teach yourself exactly how to off-center viewfinder framing by attaching a 90° pivoting unipod to the OneStep 2's camera mount. Extend the unipod by 2ft and point the leg of the unipod straight ahead toward your subject, inline with the lens. The tip of the unipod, within the viewfinder, will be the very nearly true center of the film frame. Once you've scoped center, fold the unipod down, out of frame, and snap away. Generally trust the OneStep 2's automatic exposure metering, before playing around with manual over/under-exposure override. Indoor light metering is strongly biased for auto-flash ON, not only for exposure, but color temperature "accuracy." For non-extreme lighting/contrast shots, neutral auto-exposure, with auto-flash on, almost aways gets the shot right. (Much more so than with my classic 600 fold-up/flash AutoFocus Polaroid 4725.) Given the plastic lens, it would be a nice touch to have a removable lens cover for protection during transport. Multiple-exposure trick: first exposure, press & *hold* shutter button (film is not ejected), immediately power OFF OneStep 2, release shutter button (film held in magazine), power ON OneStep 2, film is now ready for 2nd exposure. Repeat the press & HOLD shutter button as many times as you think you can get away with (might want to manually set OneStep 2 to UNDEREXPOSE each frame in some multi-exposure shots). Press and normally release shutter button on final exposure. You might need to blackout tape the autoflash, if you want no flash multi-exposures, because successful snap & hold is trickier than it initially seems. Multi-exposure shots will, of course, throw off your remaining shot count, because the OneStep 2 counts shutter actions, not film ejections. Not every double exposure will be a keepsake, but those that are can be magical. OneStep 2 color film white balance is off, recording 5k Kelvin daylight white as a yellow toned 3.8k Kelvin, skewing blues toward green. This doesn't happen with Fuji Instax film and it's even slightly greener blues than original 20th century Poloroid film. That color shift is OK by me, because there has always been an "impressionistic"/artistic component to opportunistic/candid Polaroid photography. It's Polaroid's instant photography answer to sepia-toned-by-natural-aging B&W photo prints. A lot of people, myself included, like it for what it is. Optically, the OneStep 2 doesn't capture anything close to the same level of fine details as Fuji Instax. For absolute color and detail accuracy, the OneStep 2 falls well behind Fuji Instax. (I also like the color accuracy of Fuji Instax, but for completely different reasons.) There is a whole realm of artistic, instant photography that was created using Polaroid cameras/film. Call it both point-and-shoot spontaneous and impressionistic (warmer color pallet, softer focus) in memory. Another big thing is giving your snapshot away to your subject. Recalling a kinder and gentler time. I like this re-invented OneStep 2, even though it will never replace my prized SX-70. The OneStep 2 is destined to go on more riskier jaunts. If you are a fan of Polaroid's impressionistic capture, instant photography, then I recommend this one for you to try. No easier way to join the ranks. It's fun. My only lament is that Polaroid needs to fully replicate the photographic colorimetry of the no longer made 20th century Poloroid film, with the OneStep 2, using the current film chemistry. This might wind up requiring a change to the optical coating on the polycarbonate lens, rather than trying to fully replicate an elusive original film recipe (the one that developed faster and required no frog's-tongue/window-shade light-cover-on-eject kludge). Polaroid should seriously work on this and, perhaps, come up with a user swappable lens. Polaroid also needs to guarantee the chemical uniformity and quality of every sheet in every magazine of their unexpired film. Bad snaps, due to bad manufacturing QC, results in lost moments/memories. This was one of the problems that contributed to Polaroid's first demise. Polaroid must never retrace those footsteps.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Don't Buy, go for a Fujifilm Instax

      Posted
      FrustratedPhotographer
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've been on the fence about buying an instant camera for 2 years. When I saw the Polaroid OneStep 2 and film in stock at the same time, I knew I had to buy it. I had fun shooting my first pack of film, but when I put the second pack in, it would only print a picture about 20 percent of the time. This is very frustrating considering the film is about 2 dollars per picture and I started wasting a lot of shots. After 3 packs of film and a lot of troubleshooting, I returned the camera as faulty and ordered a replacement. I waiting 2 weeks for the replacement to come in and when it did, it had the exact same problem on the first pack of film. Don't buy unless you really want to be frustrated and waste a ton of money on film.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Brand New Classic!

      Posted
      Grahamatic
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This camera is so much fun! We are all so used to shooting and sharing digitally, that it's a nice change of pace to shoot instant print photos. It's so classic and it's even built to look classic. It is made out of higher quality materials than the ones from the 90's. Just throw on the neck strap and before you know it you will be thumbing thru physical photographs that still have that same dreamy look! Like I said it's a Brand New Classic!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      The original was better

      Posted
      Juanitobandito
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I remember the quality being "OK" This is less than ok. I was a big fan of this going into it, but think the quality of the lens and image is really poor. I know that's part of the charm, but this wasn't very good. Also, the exposure on the camera is pretty bad. I remember that you had limitations to the original, but this one should only be shot in full sun. Save your money and buy an old SX-70 Camera. They make the film for that one now and it is a much better camera and film.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful little camera!

      Posted
      Bigsasquatch
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      It took some test shots to get a feel for it but once I figured out the lighting the pictures were everything I expected them to be! I was so excited to get this camera and it has lived up to every expectation! 100% would buy again. If you’re on the fence about this camera I would say you’ll be missing out if you don’t buy it, especially for the price!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Too easy to waste precious film and $

      Posted
      Lovasz

      So I got this because of the retro appeal because it looks cool but the viewfinder is NOT connected to the lens so the resulting photo can be WAY different from the shot you are taking. This means EXPENSIVE film down the drain!!! Also the pics take SO LONG to develop! The old Polaroid were done in 2 to 3 minutes but these take at least 10. Unacceptable for a product that is supposed to be instant and for one that is supposed to be carrying on Polaroid's legacy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Retro Feel

      Posted
      NJShorePhoto

      This camera brings me back to being a kid again, and really just has a great modern feel on it. My kids loving using it all the time, and just love taking pictures and collecting their photos and showing them off to us. It's been a great way to get them off their phones and I couldn't be happier!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must Have!!!!

      Posted
      Lg06
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This camera is so cute honestly and the pictures come out so beautifully. At first (if you have never owned a Polaroid camera) you have to test it out to see what kind of lighting you want or need in your home or outdoors. My best recommendation would be to look on YouTube to see reviews of how others take photos with this camera so you don’t have to waste film.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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