Alongside the 'prosumer' range of folding SLRs, Polaroid released a large number of plastic bodied, non-folding consumer cameras that used the SX-70 integral film. There were several lines that varied in the type and amount of features they offered, but fall into three distinct categories differentiated by the method of focusing:
- Fixed focus - Generally known (in the US) as OneStep models
- Zone-focused - Generally known (in the US) as Pronto! models; e.g. Pronto RF
- Sonar Autofocus - Labelled as both Pronto! and OneStep models, but usually with an AF or Sonar moniker
All these models use the SX-70 integral film, meaning the camera is powered by a battery built into the film pack. Many of these models were able to use certain accessories designed for the folding SLR line of SX-70 cameras, such as flashbars, electronic flashes and tripod mounts.
Features common to the series of OneStep non-folding, fixed-focus SX70-series integral film cameras are:
- 1 element plastic lens with fixed aperture (103mm, f14.6)
- 4ft minimum focus distance.
- Exposure compensation dial around electric eye.
Links[edit | edit source]
- The Land List's article on the Supercolor 1000 Deluxe
- Polaroid Supercolor 1000 Deluxe on www.collection-appareils.fr by Sylvain Halgand
- "Polaroid Time-Zero OneStep" picture and additional information at "Antique_Camera_Guy's" Flickr Photostream