Polaroid 600 battery question is something so many people asks in forums and answer sites. Short answer is When it comes to Polaroid 600, Polaroid SX-70 and Polaroid Spectra cameras, battery comes in film pack. These film packs are called “Integral”. So you don’t have to worry about batteries if you have one of these instant photo cameras.
Now the thing about these instant camera is everything powered by the battery in film pack. Everything including Flash, autofocus, timers etc. So when you use Flash it can drain batteries fast. But usually powerful enough to print 10 prints in film pack before completely drying up.
Now this is problem with old Polaroid film packs. Since these packs are sometimes older than 10 years there is a good chance batteries are dried up or fully dead. So If you buy something like Old Polaroid 600 film packs and found camera is not responsive then there is a good chance battery is dead. This is why you should buy new film only.
If you really want to buy Polaroid 600 film then buy only Impossible Project 600 film packs. They are the only company which new type 600 film for old Polaroid cameras. These film packs has 8 exposures unlike 10 exposures in original type 600 packs. These are little bit improved than old film too. So you won’t too many duds among your photo prints. Impossible Project uses very powerful battery so they ask you to return batteries once you print all photos so they can reuse those.
Anyway if you really want to have a good instant photo camera which doesn’t use expensive film then you should check new Polaroid cameras and Fujifilm Instax series cameras. There are so many new instant film cameras for you to choose from. New improve Photo paper from both Polaroid and Fujifilm are lot cheaper than old packs. Also These new Photo packs are durable. Camera are improve so much you so you get really high quality photo prints.
There are new instant digital cameras like Polaroid Snap, Polaroid Socialmatic Camera, Polaroid Z340 etc. These cameras let you save images into a memory card or move to another device like phone or computer. Polaroid Z340 even let you import frame designs. You can also select which photos to print and which photos to delete with this model.
Fujifilm Instax series is not digital camera line. These are analog cameras so you can’t save images or check the image before printing. But easy to use and photo quality is very high. There is a Mini camera series which print credit card size photos and also 3×4 photo format which known as Instax WIDE film. The latest model of this series is Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 camera. One of the best instant photo cameras in market today.
If you are looking for a good instant camera then forget about those old camera models and buy one of these new cams. These will give you better quality photo prints and also reduce your film cost in half or more. Old Polaroid models has become obsolete so Unless you are a collector it’s not worth for daily use.