Polaroid’s Latest Instant Camera Uses New Technology to Unlock Creative Features

Polaroid OneStep+ Instant Camera

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Building on the success of its first new camera release in a decade, Polaroid Originals has added a new model to its family of analog cameras. The Polaroid OneStep+ is an instant analog camera that takes advantage of digital technology to create surprising effects.

Inspired by the classic 1977 OneStep, this enhanced model has two lenses that allow you to toggle between standard and portrait mode. When shooting with the portrait lens, you can get unparalleled results and move as close as 12 inches from your subject. The camera is compatible with both 600 and Polaroid's new i-Type film, and charges via USB.

What makes the Polaroid OneStep+ truly unique is when it connects with the Polaroid Originals app via Bluetooth. From the app, it's possible to unlock the full functionality of the instant camera. There are different triggering options, such a self-timer, remote trigger, and noise trigger, as well as a host of other settings.

When placed in manual mode, photographers can manipulate the camera's aperture, shutter speed, flash intensity, and photo ejection. Creative light painting and double exposure modes give photographers even more creative options when expressing their artistic vision on film.

The OneStep+ retails for $159.99 on its own, or $199 in a starter kit that includes three packs of i-Type film.

The Polaroid OneStep+ keeps a vintage design while incorporating new technology for more versatility.

Polaroid OneStep+ Instant Camera

The Bluetooth-enabled instant camera connects to an app that unlocks a slew of extra functions.

Polaroid Originals App

Take a look at these sample photos to see the Polaroid OneStep+'s creative capabilities.

Polaroid OneStep+ Sample Photos


Remote Trigger

Polaroid OneStep+ Sample Photos


Double Exposure

Polaroid OneStep+ Sample Photos


Light Painting

Polaroid OneStep+ Sample Photos



Polaroid OneStep+ Sample Photos


Manual Mode

Polaroid OneStep+ Sample Photos


Noise Trigger

Polaroid OneStep+ Sample Photos

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All images via Polaroid Originals.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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