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Polaroid Spectra 1200SI Instant Camera Kit (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Instant camera with premium features
- Uses Polaroid Spectra Platinum film
- 10-zone autofocus, automatic flash, and electronic viewfinder
- Selectable self-timer, picture adjustment on control panel
- 1 pack of Polaroid Spectra Platinum film included
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|Item Dimensions||4.7 x 7 x 7.1 inches|
|Shipping Weight||2.85 pounds|
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Polaroid Spectra 1200SI Instant Camera Kit
The Polaroid Spectra 1200SI camera kit combines Polaroid's Spectra 1200SI camera with a pack of Spectra film so that you can begin snapping pictures immediately. The Polaroid Spectra 1200SI offers great versatility. A member of Polaroid's instant-camera family, it takes Polaroid's trademark instant pictures. The Polaroid Spectra 1200SI features an electronic viewfinder that provides distance and light information as well as auditory and visual signals that cue you to the right photographic conditions. A panel also allows control of exposure, autofocus, autoflash, and the self-timer. The Polaroid Spectra 1200SI camera kit includes an adjustable hand strap and a five-year warranty.See all Product description
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The timer feature is simple to use, giving off a very helpful insistent beeping as the picture is about to be taken - rather than taking a photo of you telling your family the camera's about to take a picture, it takes a photo of everyone paying attention to the beeping Spectra.
If all of this beeping is too much to bear, you can set the camera to a silent mode.
I use a variety of Polaroid and Minolta APS cameras for art and family photos. When I need a reliably good picture right away, I reach for the Spectra and am rarely disappointed. Polaroid, by the way, is an extremely responsive company with great technical assistance and customer service.
A lever on the right pops open the film cartridge door. Simply slip the cartridge with the two silver contacts pointing down and close the door. The black cover which prevents light from entering the film comes out immediately.
A lever on the left pops up the camera lens, sonar Autofocus sensor and flash very conveniently. Simply pull the lever and push the top down to protect the lens.
This is a very advanced camera where the viewfinder has a digital distance reading and a warning when not to take a picutre.
The control panel has all the controls of a dream Polaroid camera. This camera has a timer, AF caneler, exposure compensation, flash on/off and a film counter.
I am very happy that I bought this camera because it is so affordable and is feature packed and delivers perfect pictures.
And yet the cameras hand on, and with good reason. Even the most automated of the digital systems still require you to connect your camera to a printer, while Polaroids just pop out beautiful photos as quickly as you can press the button.
I own a sack full of Nikons, a couple of digital cameras and a few point-and-shoot 35s, and yet I still find myself reaching occasionally for the Spectra. There are times when you need the ability to quickly produce an archival-quality color snapshot that digital or standard photography can't deliver. Selling something by mail? Take a snap and pop it in an envelope. Building or remodeling a house? Take snaps of the plumbing and wiring before you seal up a wall, and put them in an album. I did this in my home remodeling, and it was a lifesaver when I had to go back and drill into walls a week later. When it came time to install towel racks in the bath, there was no question as to where the studs were.
Sure, you can do a lot of those things with other camera, but nothing else gives you that immediate feedback AND and immediate archival copy. Shot not right? Do it again. No doubt in a few years we'll have digital systems that can pop out archival-quality hard copies right from the camera, but until then the Spectra is still the only choice.
As for the camera itself, it is of high quality and precision, rubberized in case you drop it, and reliable and fun. If you're looking for the best of a dying breed, purchase this camera.
The camera was slightly big and in a little bit of an odd shape to hold, but i didnt mind that too much.
Id recommend this camera, but not if your looking for excellent picture quality. Its still a fun camera and really convientant how you dont need to have it developed!