Polaroid has introduced a new high-end instant print camera called the Polaroid I-2. According to the manufacturer, the I-2 is the company’s most advanced camera, with built-in manual controls and the best lens it has ever produced.
The I-2 has a three-element autofocus lens that Polaroid says should produce sharper photos than any of the company’s other instant cameras. Meanwhile, the lidar (a system for detecting and measuring distances using light) should be able to automatically adjust the lens depending on the distance to the object, even in low-light conditions, which will allow for more accurate focus. For a camera that uses technology that is more than a few decades old, this is quite a lot of technical innovation.
In some cases, Polaroid instant cameras tend to produce photos that are not particularly sharp compared to their competitors, especially in low light conditions. It gives the photos an artistic and dreamy vintage style that appeals. However, this can be a problem if you want to quickly and easily take a sharp and true picture.
In addition, Polaroid has also added a small external display and buttons so you can manually adjust shutter speed, aperture, brightness and shooting modes directly from the camera. To make such changes in Polaroid Now Plus, you need to use the app on your smartphone.
The Polaroid I-2 also tries to differentiate itself from the rest by offering i-Type, 600 and SX-70 film compatibility. Otherwise, the I-2 is similar to the Polaroid Now Plus, with Bluetooth support and an app that can be used to control the camera remotely.