During this Polaroid 300 review we are going to discuss its features, price, pictures taken with the camera and Pros and Cons.
The Polaroid 300 is an instant camera that comes in three different colors – red, black and blue. Even if it’s smaller than its grandparents from the 70`s, it is still quite large for a modern camera that is not a DSLR and also quite heavy.
Polaroid 300 usually retails for less than $100 (depending on the store), making it one of the cheapest instant cameras on the market. Being produced in partnership with Fujifilm, it works with the same instant film as Instax Mini. Each film contains 10 shots the size of a business card. Unfortunately, Polaroid 300 doesn’t come with a starter film so you will have to purchase one for the price of about $10, so each shot will cost you $1.
Its lenses are sharp but Polaroid 300 has no zoom. It works on four simple automated settings: clear (for sunny weather), fine (for fine weather but not in the sun), cloudy and indoor. The camera is equipped with four AA-size batteries and an automatic flash.
The photos turn out dark in low light and the action shots are blurry. However, the camera seems suitable for portraits and takes decent shots in daylight. It is perfect for wedding receptions and graduations.
Loading the film into Polaroid 300 is a very simple task – you just have to unwrap and place it into a slot on the back of the camera. The pictures will come out on top of the camera so watch your eyebrows. The colors will appear within a minute after the image comes out..
The next part of our Polaroid 300 review is the Pros and Cons of the camera
Polaroid 300 pros:
- It is one of the cheapest instant cameras on the market
- It’s fun for parties and weddings as everybody loves it
- It brings back old memories and a feeling of nostalgia, which is priceless
- It makes a great gift for children
- The camera is very easy to use as it only has a few basic settings
Polaroid 300 cons:
- The camera is large and heavy so it is not an object to be carried around all the time
- It is not suitable for action shots and low-light environments
- The Polaroid film is quite expensive so have to be cautious when taking pictures that might not come out as you wish
- The pictures are tiny so there is no point in shooting landscapes or group shots
- The quality of the colors is rather poor
- The view finder is wider than the picture’s frame so it’s not a great reference for what it will appear in the picture
- The shutter button is located too close to the view finder so it’s hard not to block the view with your finger
Pictures taken with Polaroid 300:
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