Impossible Project unveils I-1 instant camera for 600-type film
The Impossible Project has unveiled the I-1 instant camera, a revival of an analog classic. The I-1 prints photos using Impossible Project 600-type film, which was reverse-engineered from Polaroid’s now-discontinued 600-type offering. The camera includes digital control not found in the original Polaroid camera. Using a related iOS app, photographers can adjust shutter speed, aperture, flash and select one of several presets.
The Impossible Project’s CEO Oskar Smolokowski showcased the camera at Bloomberg’s design conference on Monday, revealing that the I-1 will be available starting May 10 for $299. The model is simple in design, but robust in overall features; the physical camera features an exposure dial, shutter button, focus selector, LED flash ring and square viewfinder. Power is delivered via an integrated battery that recharges with USB.
When paired with a related mobile app over Bluetooth, users can remotely capture images, creature multi-exposure photos, adjust capture settings, and creature ‘open-shutter’ pictures. The Impossible Project only lists an iOS app on its website at this time; it is unclear whether an Android app will be made available, as well. Interested photographers can sign up for updates on the Impossible Project’s I-1 web page.