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Polaroid Returns After A Decade With A New Instant Camera

The original selfie camera.

14/09/2017 15:37 BST | Updated 14/09/2017 17:16 BST

Polaroid stopped making instant cameras over a decade ago, since then the brand has been stuck on just about anything and everything and used to sell headphones, battery packs and even Android tablets.

Well now the company that was founded to try and preserve Polaroid’s original mission (The Impossible Project) has brought the iconic instant camera back from the dead with this, the Polaroid OneStep 2.

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It costs £109.99 and it is in just about every way, a true Polaroid Instant Camera.

In keeping with the company’s original mantra, the OneStep 2 is fantastically basic. It charges over micro-USB, it has a flash and it’s compatible with £18 packs of either B&W or colour instant film.

In terms of additional functions it has a self-timer, that’s it. The lens is a 2ft-Infinity lens which means that this is quite literally the definition of ‘point and shoot’.

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If you’re looking for more than that then you’re going to be severely disappointed and honestly, we’re glad that’s all the OneStep 2 does.

This product is designed for one single purpose, capturing moments and then printing them there and then. That’s it, just like the original Polaroid.

The OneStep 2 is available now and if you fancy going really old-school Polaroid Originals also sell professionally refurbished versions of Polaroid’s vintage collection. Of course those are going to set you back between £150-350 depending on which model you want.