Polaroid Image Pro Camera Instructions

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Polaroid Image Pro Camera Instructions
An instant Polaroid image is now a vintage photograph we rarely see. (Polaroid abstract image by Vonora from Fotolia.com)

Classic Polaroid cameras may be overshadowed by modern digital cameras, but their legacy still remains. Polaroid cameras were developed in the mid 20th century and remained popular throughout. Polaroid's Image Pro Camera featured a time and date stamp and an autofocus control. Its images were instantly developed using Polaroid instant camera film. Each image would be ejected from the camera on a sheet of film and developed within minutes.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Find the release button located on the front of the camera under the lens labelled "Film." Press it to open the film door.

  2. 2

    Insert a pack of Polaroid 600 or 700 instant film according to instructions on the film.

  3. 3

    Press the film door closed. You can now take pictures with your Polaroid Image Pro Camera.

  1. 1

    Press the "Open" button to open the camera and make it ready for taking pictures.

  2. 2

    Check the film counter on the back of the camera. It should say that 10 pictures can be taken when a new stack of film is loaded.

  3. 3

    Adjust the settings on the back of the camera. By pressing the button with the two triangles, you can set the lightness or darkness of the photograph. By pressing "AF" you can select autofocus, and selecting the lightning bolt will turn on the flash.

  4. 4

    Look through the viewfinder and press the blue shutter on top of the camera to take the photograph. The photo will be ejected from the camera within seconds and will be blank.

  5. 5

    Wait a few seconds holding the photograph in your hand and watch the image appear on the instant film. Press down the camera's top to hide the viewfinder when not in use.

Tips and warnings

  • Polaroid images may fade with time. Scan images onto to your computer to keep a backup of these Polaroid photographs.

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