After a successful launch of the OneStep 2, Polaroid has taken the photography game to a new level. The instant film and camera company has now introduced the OneStep +. The new camera surpasses the OneStep 2 with added features like Bluetooth and app connectivity.
The OneStep + has the same box-like design however, the sleek black finish is what makes it different, along with obviously a whole bunch of new features. Priced at $160, the OneStep + is more expensive than the previous model which was for $120.
Polaroid uses the company’s i-Type film which they have developed. The film is only compatible with i-Type cameras and gives the pictures amore vibrant look.
Physically, the OneStep+ is largely the same as the OneStep 2. It’s still an all-plastic instant camera that feels a bit like a toy, but that can be said for almost any instant camera these days. Polaroid guarantees that the battery of the camera will go on for about 60 hours.
Now, for the main features; The new Polaroid OneStep + focuses about half the distance of the old one. The OneStep 2 could focus objects at about a 2 feet distance. The new camera can do that from a distance of 1 foot. This means good news for all the selfie fanatics.
You can pair up the camera with your phone via Bluetooth through the dedicated Polaroid Orginals smartphone app. The app will help you access different modes like light painting and double exposure. Moreover, you can use this app to set the aperture and shutter time as well. Not only this, there is a ‘Remote Trigger’ feature that activates the camera using the app. So this would be extremely helpful if you are clicking group photos. In addition to this, there is also a ‘Noise Trigger’ feature. This is a very interesting feature. The camera lets you take a photo when you clap or make a particular sound. If you have a dog, the camera will simple click a picture as soon as he barks. Now, you will never miss a photo-op.
The OneStep + comes equipped with two lenses; one for portrait and the other one for landscape mode. It also has an AI feature which automatically crops and straightens photos as well as remove blur. This comes as a boon to all the professional photographers who also have an option to share these photos on Polaroid’s online community.
By Abhishek Aggarwal