Polaroid 600 Film

Polaroid 600 Film

Polaroid Originals 600 Film

Polaroid 600 Film is no longer a dead product. Now you can buy a new 600 Film which is better quality and cheaper than the old product. Same goes for Polaroid SX-70 Film and Polaroid Spectra Film. (Since there is less demand, Spectra film is produced as batches once in a few years. The current batch has been already sold out)These 3 types of instant film can be bought for so many online stores and available in local camera stores too. Also, These film packs come in different varieties. You can buy normal color 600 film or Black & White 600 film or even with many different color borders.

Polaroid 600 Film used to be a dying technology ever since they stop production in 2008. But in 2017 Impossible Project Co. bought Polaroid Co. back and decided to revive the whole Polaroid 600 line. So now anyone can buy a new Film for their old Polaroid 600 cameras. The new product is called Polaroid Originals 600 Film.

This new type of Polaroid film is not some new technology or anything. It’s the latest version of Old Impossible Project 600 Film. Several Polaroid fans posted results of their tests with both type of film online showing new Polaroid Originals 600 Film works a lot better.  So if you want Film for your vintage type 600 instant cameras then buy these.

Where to Buy Polaroid 600 Film?

Today the best way to buy new Polaroid Film is buying from Amazon or Polaroid site. Problem with their site is it’s kind of expensive and shipping charges are high. But Amazon usually has good offers and also with Amazon prime you get the even lower price. A problem I usually had with local stores is they don’t store film packs properly. Plus they try to get rid of old film packs before selling new packs. Plus Amazon has a really good return policy.

Different types of type 600 Film in Market

There are several different types of 600 instant film packs in the market. First, there are old Polaroid 600 film packs still roaming in stores. Always avoid these.  These old films are more than 10 years old. You can’t expect stores have kept these in refrigerators over a decade so chemicals inside packs are probably dried already. Then there is the Impossible Project 600 Film. They have been producing these film packs for a long time. You can still find some of those old version packs in stores. Avoid these too because early versions of Impossible project 600 film packs were not so good in quality.

Latest & Cheapest Polaroid 600 Film

Polaroid originals 600 Film is the cheapest Polaroid 600 film packs out there. Also, these are the latest 600 instant film on the market today.  The cost per pack should be less than 20 USD. Check the Amazon ad for the latest price. So if you want to buy Polaroid 600 Film then buy only this type.

Polaroid Originals 600 Film

Polaroid Originals 600 film can be used for Polaroid OneStep 2 instant film camera as well as for those Vintage 600 instant film camera models like Polaroid Impulse, Polaroid Sun series, and all other old Polaroid cams which used type 600 instant film packs. This new film comes with the battery for both camera and flash. Impossible Project I-Type instant cameras can use it too.

People ask questions like does Polaroid instant film still available? Can you buy film for old Polaroid camera? Where to Buy Polaroid 600 Film? all around the internet trying to find a film for their old Polaroid instant cameras. New Polaroid Originals 600 film packs are the answer to all these questions. These latest Polaroid 600 film packs are cheaper in price and give you higher quality photo prints than any other old type 600 film types.

There are new film packs for Polaroid SX-70 and Polaroid Spectra cameras too. You can buy these from Amazon and other online stores for the pretty much same price.

Are there any cheaper Polaroid 600 Film alternatives?

Sadly there aren’t any. There isn’t a huge demand for these old film types so we should be grateful for getting these under 20 USD a pack. You can’t expect any other brand would start developing these vintage instant film types since there isn’t a big market for those. Everyone now focuses on developing instant digital cameras and new film types.


Cheap Polaroid Camera alternatives

If you are looking for cheap Polaroid camera which uses cheaper film than Polaroid 600 Film then you should buy a new Polaroid camera like Polaroid Snap which uses a new type of instant film called Zink or Zero Ink technology.  But now there isn’t a big difference in cameras or film cost like it used to be. The advantage of Zink film is these prints are durable. Also, have a better quality in colors. This type of film is used by Polaroid instant digital cameras like Polaroid Snap, Polaroid Socialmatic, and Polaroid POP.

None Polaroid Alternatives

There are cheap instant cameras from other brands like Fujifilm, Lomography, and Kodak. FujiFilm Instax instant camera series is even more popular than new Polaroid cameras. Instax Film is very similar to Polaroid Zink Film. Few popular Instax camera models are FujiFilm Instax 300, FujiFilm Instax Hello Kitty, FujiFilm Instax Mini 70, etc.

There are Instant Digital Cameras too

Instant Cameras have gain popularity again but we can’t expect it to beat digital cameras. Today latest smartphones giving hard competition for digital cameras. Also since this is the age of Social Media so people want to post everything in social sites like Instagram and Facebook. Polaroid has been released hybrid instant cameras or instant digital camera for a long time. Latest models available in the market are Polaroid Snap and its more expensive version Polaroid SNAP Touch 2.0.

Kodak also has released an instant digital camera. But the best model in the market belongs to Fujifilm. They have released a new line of instant film cameras called Fujifilm Instax Square. These models use a new type of film called Instax Square film. These cameras can do photo prints just like an analog instant film camera but also can save photos into its memory or to an external memory card.

Digital or Analog the problem with instant film cameras is photo quality. You can take decent photos with the latest models but can’t expect anything exceptionally sharp. These days smartphones can take high-quality photos nearly good as DSLR cameras. So there are instant photo printers which you can use for the print picture taken by your phone.

FujiFilm Instax Alternative for Polaroid 600

Type 600 instant film size is 3.1 x 3.1 inches (full print 3.5” x 4.2”). FujiFilm Instax WIDE Film size is 2.4 3.8 inches (full print 3.3” x 4.2”). So if you want to use Instax camera with a similar photo size of Polaroid 600 then Instax WIDE the choice. Instax WIDE instant Film is better in quality and also last longer as photo prints.  Price of a pack won’t be different between these 2 types of film, just the quality. You will be using an old Polaroid 600 camera even with new type 600 film most of the time so it might be a better going for Instax 300 camera.  That’s if you need better quality photo prints.

Summary

New Polaroid Originals 600 film is cheaper and the best film available for old Polaroid cameras which take 600 films as well as for new Polaroid Originals cameras.  Impossible Project Co re-banded as Polaroid Originals. You can’t use this new film for instant cameras like Polaroid Z340, Polaroid Z2300 or any other new instant digital cameras. For those cams buy Polaroid Zink Photo paper.

30 Comments

  1. I don’t know why still people asking in places like Yahoo answers where they can buy old Polaroid 500 film. Why don’t try a simple Google search ? People wasting money buying these old expired film packs while there are new film sold by Impossible Project Co.

  2. So what is the difference between those old Impossible Project 600 film packs and new packs ? My local camera store still selling those old packs. My friend has a Polaroid 600 Sun camera and use Impossible project film packs (Old version). I can’t say result are very good. I hope this new version is better.

    • Impossible Project keep improving their instant film technology. So latest versions mean better quality photo prints.

    • Did you try the latest version of Impossible Project 600 instant film ? These new packs are lot better than early versions. No duds and also prints are lot clear than in old film.

  3. With the Impossible Project 600 film you need to be careful about exposing it to light right after. I generally wait 10-15 mins before checking. If you don’t keep it in a dark place it is more than likely to turn out bad with weird tones or discoloring. Impossible has a Frog Tong attachment that covers the photo right when you take it and is reusable. I just use a small sketch pad and slip it in there. Also the B&W develops a lot faster. Have you tried the monochromatic ones? Red and Black, Pink and Black, etc.? Would love to try them.

  4. New Polaroid Originals 600 Film is great. I think they do have made some real improvements. You can see photos are sharper and colors are lot brighter than it used to be. I’m very glad about Impossible Project taking over Polaroid Co. I think they can make a real difference for that brand name. It kinda strange that Impossible Project Brand is no longer available. Those who use old Polaroid cameras like us really gonna miss that name. That name become the savior of old camera owners like us. But It’s good to see they do everything to improve quality of both cameras and film. I hope they will able to do something about others types of Polaroid film too.

  5. When buying any type of instant film buy the latest type in market. No matter what they say these film packs might start giving trouble when get old. Like when it comes to Polaroid 600 Film, always go for these Polaroid Originals 600 film. No Impossible Project 600 Film or those Old Polaroid 600 Film packs. This is a good way to save money as well as have less headache when you use your camera.

    This goes for other instant film types too. Specially For Polaroid 300 Film. If you have a Polaroid 300 camera then just buy FujiFilm Instax Mini Film for that. It will work fine. Because Polaroid 300 film is just re-branded Instax Mini film. Only just over 5 years old. So why buy these old film for higher price when there are newer film packs for cheaper?

  6. So how many exposures are included in this new Polaroid Originals 600 film packs ? 8 prints like those Impossible Project film packs ? and Do you these buying these are the cheap option ? Still these cost about 18 usd per pack. that’s about 2.25 usd per photo. Quite expensive IMO. I hope they will able to decrease the price to at least 1 usd in future. Film price is the biggest issue in Polaroid cameras. Specially when it comes to these old Analog instant cameras. Also I wonder if they have plans to redo old film types and type 100 etc. I have a beautiful highlander model sitting among my camera collection for like 2 decades now. It’s in mint condition but have no film for it.

    • I don’t think they can bring those old film types to live again. Those film production machines were dismantled and sold for scrap even long before Polaroid went out of business. Building those machines from scratch won’t be something profitable unless they can pull something like crowd funding. I love Polaroid highlander too. It’s a worth addition for any vintage camera collection. But those were made in 50’s and 60’s. So those machines probably were all gone by 80s. It used Type 80 film.

      Anyway answer to your first question is, yes these film packs also have 8 prints just like those Impossible Project packs. Price is bit high indeed but this is the lowest you can get in market. Hopefully they will able to produce Polaroid 600 Film packs for cheaperin future.

  7. I bought an old Polaroid Polaroid Sun 600 LMS Instant Film Camera from a garage sale. Camera is old and had been in its original box for decades. It even had a dried out film pack inside which I removed. Now This type of Instant film packs will work fine for those old cameras ? I read the article and seems It will but I just want to make sure. These Polaroid Originals 600 film packs are expensive. I don’t want to waste money if it doesn’t work for my $20 instant camera or if the camera is no longer in working condition. I guess there aren’t any other much cheaper solutions than this. Too bad we can’t use those Fujifilm Instax photo paper or Polaroid Zink film packs.

  8. Guys these new Polaroid Original 600 film packs are same old Impossible Project 600 film packs ? Because recently I bought a color 600 film pack for my Polaroid OneStep 600 camera. It’s manufacture date was on 2017 ! Long before Polaroid was sold to Impossible project Co. So these might be re-packed impossible Project film packs ? Nothing new ?

    • Yes. They have rebranded those old Impossible Project Film packs since Impossible Project Co. seemed to be closed. But don’t worry about manufacturing dates. Those made in 2017 will work fine. You can buy these packs for lot cheaper at Amazon Plus with free shipping. Check few offers there before buying.

  9. Oh I bought few packs of this new Polaroid 600 film. The latest kind which says Polaroid Originals. Its really nice to see price is going down. in 2010 those old Polaroid 600 film packs costed about 40 usd and there was no guarantee any of those film would work or not. Early days Impossible Project film was not so impressive either. But they have improved their film packs to a point now these instant film packs are better quality then Polaroid film used to be. I should thank for Impossible Project Co. for making this all happen. There was a time I thought Polaroid was dead.

  10. Yes. Without Impossible Project Co. we would have left with no instant film at all by now apart from those decades old dead film packs. I hope they will able to make Polaroid Co is profitable like it used to be. Because its good for all Polaroid fans and users. Maybe they will find a way to make film for other types of old cams. Just a hope ! 🙂

  11. Today I saw in ebay someone has listed dozens of old Polaroid 600 Film packs each 50 usd!! I don’t know if people still buy that crap when there is brand new Polaroid 600 film packs available for much cheaper.I mean seriously! These film pack must be at least 15-20 years old. I doubt seller had those on fridge for all those years. If not, probably most of those are dead film. I hope more people will see articles like this and educate them selves about what’s the latest and whats the cheapest.

    • Sometimes people still fall for those because of lack of knowledge. There is new Polaroid Original 600 film which is better than old Polaroid 600 film. It’s cheaper too. Problem is some people never bother to do bit of research before buying. Today it’s so easy to find everything with internet.

  12. Can we use Polaroid 600 Film for Polaroid OneStep instant camera, old model ? Because If I remember correctly old OneStep takes Polaroid SX-70 Film not 600 Film. I’m little bit confused about this new Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 camera which take Polaroid 600 film.

    • Well you can’t those old Onestep instant cameras don’t use Polaroid 600 film. Those cameras are SX-70 models. So you should use Polaroid Originals SX-70 film for those cams. They did few changes for this new model. This model can take 2 types of instant film. Polaroid 600 film which has a battery and Type I film which doesn’t have a battery. Plus they decided to have SX-70 decide coz it looks cooler. But 600 Film because its better quality than SX-70 film.

  13. I think in future Polaroid Originals will be focusing on Type I film. They have already stopped producing spectra film. You can’t find Spectra color film in market anymore. All sold out. I think Black & White film stock also will be soon gone. What worries me is they might do same for Polaroid 600 film. I guess There are less and less usable Polaroid 600 cameras out there and sales probably going down too.

    • You meant i-Type film. Well problem with Polaroid old film types is people use those less and less. Those Spectra and SX-70 cameras are not in production anymore. So probably sales of these types of film become less and less. Polaroid Originals say they produce Spectra film as batches now. So they might do another batch soon since all Spectra color film is sold out and only Black & White Spectra Film available in shops.

  14. Yesterday I saw one of those new Polaroid Original OneStep 2 cameras in a local camera store. It looks better quality than those old Polaroids. I was told it has a built-in battery too. That’s interesting since Polaroid 600 Film packs do have a built-in battery too.

    • Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 is an i-Type camera. Which means it can take Polaroid 600 film as well as i-Type film which has no inbuilt battery. You can use either type of film. i-Type film are ISO 640 I think. Which means little brighter than 600 film.

  15. Thank god Impossible Project for buying Polaroid Co. I thought there was no turn back. Now hopefully we will see some good stuff coming from them. Im so happy to see they improve Polaroid 600 Film quality but also lower the price. I remember how hard it was to find these type 600 film like 7 years ago. Those old film packs in shops were too expensive and already too old sometimes even to use.

    • When Polaroid has closed down Instant camera production and films I thought that’s the end of Polaroid cameras. There were no alternatives since Polaroid Co. was so strict about their copyrights. I was also very happy when I heard a new company called Impossible Project Co. has started for making old Polaroid film. Now they have grown enough to buy Polaroid Co. itself. haha.

  16. Oh These new Polaroid 600 film packs are really good! Colors are amazing! So much better than what Polaroid 600 packs used to be. I don’t know if They are repacking old Impossible Project 600 film as new Polaroid Originals 600 film but I like these. Also, the price has gone down too. Impossible Project Film packs were nearly 30 USD when I was buying those and new packs are less than 20 USD!

    • Probably they have done it early but I guess those are already sold out. Since these are the only Polaroid film out there in market for cameras like Type 600, SX-70, Spectra I don’t think those last long in stores. Yes, Colors look so much better than from Old Polaroid film and also better than early Impossible Project Film.

  17. So this new Polaroid 600 film packs can be used in Old Polaroid 600 units like Sun 600 LMS from the early 80s? My father used to have a bunch of these Polaroids from the ’60s, ’70s, and 80s and later I have inherited those. I have never been a big fan of those instant cameras but this new hype about Polaroids and my grandkids chatter about those made me want to try those old cams again. Maybe some of those cams still in work.

    • Yes, but if it’s for old Polaroid instant cameras then makes sure to buy Polaroid Originals 600 film with battery. There is another Polaroid 600 film type called Type-i film which comes without an inbuilt battery. Those are for new cameras. Won’t work with old Polaroid models. Hopefully, some of those old instant cameras you have are still in working condition. Those old generation Polaroids are simple and have a rugged design.

  18. Oh, Last week I had found this article on FB and decided to try my old Polaroid Sun 600 camera with this new Polaroid Originals 600 film. I was worried about so many things. My instant camera was not used for a long time, years. I didn’t know for sure if the camera still in working condition or this new film type would work with the model. It used to work with old Polaroid 600 film packs. But I would only lose 18 bucks so bought one of these new Polaroid 600 film packs from Amazon. The camera did work! and the photos are pretty good too. Colors are not dull and light anymore. very nice vibrant colors. If you like vintage-like photos with retro colors then you should try this new Polaroid 600 Film! You will love it! haha.

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