Polaroid camera major and minor

History of Polaroid Cameras

  • Creator

    American physicist Dr. Edwin Land created the polarization filter, which could eliminate the glare and reflection from the camera lense.
  • Inspiration

    Inspired by his 3-year-old daughter, who had asked why she couldn't see the photo Edwin had took of her, Dr. Land starting playing around with the idea of the instant camera.
  • First camera

    First camera
    Edwin Land presented his first instant Land camera called the Model 95.
  • Sales

    Polaroid's sales continued to go up, promoting the company to produce more new models and different types of films.
  • Next Polaroid Model

    Next Polaroid Model
    The 60s Polaroid Model 20 Swinger became, and to this day remained, one of the best selling cameras in the history of photography.
  • Instant color

    Instant color
    The first instant color film, Polacolor, was introduced.
  • Reigned Supreme

    Reigned Supreme
    This year the Polaroid reigned supreme. During this time dry development was introduced, using light to develop the films.
  • First instant model

    First instant model
    The iconic Polaroid SX-70 was launched. It was a folding SLR instant camera that was the first model that made use of dry development.
  • New type of camera

    New type of camera
    The Polaroid OneStep Land Camera was created, an inexpensive fixed focus camera, was created. This later became the best-selling camera out of instant and conventional cameras in the U.S.
  • New development

    New development
    The Polaroid Sun 600 camera and Type 600 color film was released.
  • Dr. Land

    Dr.  Land
    Dr. Land decides to quit the Polaroid Company. Even after he left, they continued to develop instant photography items, including the Polaroid Spectra system.
  • New system

    New system
    The Polaroid Spectra System was made. This one was introduced 38 years after the first land camera was announced.
  • Launches

    Fujifilm launched the Instax camera series, which used the 800 ISO credit card sized daylight colored film.
  • New model

    New model
    The Polaroid Captiva was announced. It was designed for instant portraits and was ultra-compact.
  • Special camera

    Special camera
    The Polaroid OneStep was introduced. It had a rounded body with various color options. This picture of the "Spice Cam" was inspired by the British Pop group The Spice Girls.
  • Instant Hit

    Instant Hit
    A pocket-sized instant camera called the Polaroid i-Zone became very popular among teenagers.
  • Ceased production

    Ceased production
    Polaroid ceased the production of instant cameras
  • On the go

    On the go
    The Polaroid PoGo was announced, which was an instant mobile printer. Polaroid partnered with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology and the manufactures of ZINK paper.
  • New prints

    New prints
    The Polaroid Z340/GL10 was created. It is a fully functioning digital camera with a built in printer. This camera allowed you to instantly turn your digital pictures into 3x4 prints.
  • New Printer

    New Printer
    Polaroid relesased the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer. This allowed you to print pictures from your mobile device.
  • New model

    New model
    The Polaroid Z2300 was made. It was yet another camera that was partnered with Zink Zero Ink Printing Technology to now print 2x3 sticky-back photos.
  • Transformation

    The Polaroid Cube was invented. It was the smallest Polaroid lifestyle action camera. The camera was 35mm and was weatherproof, shockproof, mountable, and packable. The cube not only takes pictures, but also has 1080p HD video, 124' wide-angle lens, and has a built in battery that lasts for 90 minutes.
  • New camera

    New camera
    The Polaroid Snap Touch allows the user to snap, print, and share instantly. This product is app driven and can connect to Bluetooth.
  • Another type

    Another type
    The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Film Camera was created. This camera is unlike others because it prints pictures in a larger format. It includes several other features such as: a tripod socket, a lens ring dial for adjusting focus settings, a retractable lens, and a close-up lens adapter.
  • Another kind

    Another kind
    The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is one of the best value instant cameras. It is a simple, easy to use design, and has fun color options. The camera has a selfie mirror and an improved macro lens adapter that allows you to get closer to a person without losing detail.