Polaroid SX-70Film Camera

Polaroid SX-70

  • Camera Type for Polaroid SX-70


  • Film Type for Polaroid SX-70


  • Manufacturer of Polaroid SX-70

    Polaroid Corporation

  • Origin Country of Polaroid SX-70

    United States

Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Polaroid SX-70Folded: 7.25 x 4 x 1 inches, Open: 7.25 x 6.89 x 3.93 inches
  • Camera Weight for Polaroid SX-701.5 pounds
  • Camera Build Material for Polaroid SX-70Plastic, Glass, and Metal


  • Camera Focus Mode for Polaroid SX-70Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Polaroid SX-70Split Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Polaroid SX-701/175 sec – More than 10 sec
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Polaroid SX-70100 ISO – 160 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Polaroid SX-70Automatic
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Polaroid SX-70Through the Lens (TTL) Light Sensor
  • Camera Viewfinder for Polaroid SX-70Folding SLR viewfinder

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Polaroid SX-70Fixed Lens
  • Common Camera Lenses for Polaroid SX-70116mm f/8 is a common lens for the Polaroid SX-70 116mm f/8
  • Camera Flash for Polaroid SX-70Polaroid SX-70 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Polaroid SX-70Flashbar is a common accessory for the Polaroid SX-70 FlashbarClose-up lens is a common accessory for the Polaroid SX-70 Close-up lensTripod mount is a common accessory for the Polaroid SX-70 Tripod mount


  • Camera Battery Type for Polaroid SX-70Built into film pack
  • Battery Life for Polaroid SX-70N/A


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Polaroid SX-70
    Street Photography
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Description for Polaroid SX-70 Description for Polaroid SX-70

The Polaroid SX-70 is a folding instant film camera that was first introduced in 1972. It is known for its iconic design and innovative features. The camera uses Polaroid's SX-70 integral film, which produces square instant prints. The SX-70 has a manual focus lens with a range from 10.4 inches to infinity, allowing for versatile shooting. It also has an automatic exposure system that adjusts the shutter speed and aperture based on the available light. The camera features a collapsible body, making it compact and portable. It has a built-in electronic flash for low-light conditions and a self-timer for capturing self-portraits. The SX-70 is a classic camera that offers a unique and nostalgic instant photography experience.

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The Polaroid SX-70 is highly regarded for its image quality, producing sharp and vibrant prints. It was the first instant camera to use Polaroid's integral film, which includes the chemicals necessary for developing the image within the film itself. The camera has a built-in light meter that helps in achieving proper exposure. It also has a tripod socket for stability during long exposures. The SX-70 is compatible with various accessories, such as close-up lenses and filters, allowing for creative experimentation. The camera has gained a cult following among photographers and collectors, and it remains a popular choice for those who appreciate the charm of instant film photography.

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Description for Polaroid SX-70 Pros and Cons for Polaroid SX-70

Compact and portable

Folding design for easy storage

Built-in flash for low light situations

Self-developing film for instant prints

Manual focus for creative control

Limited control over exposure settings

Film can be expensive

Limited film options available

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Description for Polaroid SX-70 Potential Problems and Fixes for Polaroid SX-70

Fading Images

The Polaroid SX-70 is known for producing images that can fade over time. This is due to the nature of the instant film used. To help prevent this, it is recommended to store your photos in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

Film Jam

Film jams can occur in the Polaroid SX-70, especially if the film is not loaded correctly. Always ensure the film is inserted properly and handle with care to prevent this issue.

Battery Issues

The Polaroid SX-70 uses a unique film pack which includes the battery. Sometimes, the battery can be drained, leading to the camera not functioning. Always check the battery level in the film pack before use.

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