The 600 series is a landmark chapter in Polaroid history – the moment instant photography became as easy as pushing a button. From boxy, ‘80s models to fluid, ‘90s versions, each camera tells a story about late-20th century design, while a number of head-turning special editions cemented the 600 as a pop culture icon.
First introduced in the 1980s, Polaroid's Spectra & Image camera systems use a special wide-format instant film, and were popular in a number of professional settings, such as police forensics and medical examinations (though these days they’re more popular for landscapes and experimental photography). Their unique designs are pretty cool, and they have all types of features like self-timers and super close-up lenses too. So if you like your style with a bit of substance, look no further.
At the Polaroid company meeting in 1972, Edwin Land stepped onto the stage, pulled a camera out of his jacket pocket, and took five instant photos in just ten seconds. That camera was the Polaroid SX-70, and it was the camera that made truly instant photography possible for the first time ever.