Item 2018. - Polaroid 360 Camera

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Polaroid 360 Camera

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Polaroid Model 360 Electronic Flash Land Camera

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  • 1969-1971 (Manufacturing)
    Polaroid Corporation
    United States

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx 12.5 x 18.5 x 5.5 cm

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Item is a Polaroid instant camera with a metal body and comes in a display box, with an electronic, rechargeable flash and fast charger(Model 363). The introduction of an electronic flash was new, however they were not automatic and Polaroid had to design a complicated shuttering system to control the output of the flash. As a result, the flash was dropped from future cameras, likely due to the expense. The camera originally sold for $199.95, but now usually retails for around $60. The viewfinder is a single window Zeiss Ikon and the lens is 3 element glass. There is an electronic timer and tripod socket, as well. The aperture control options are: f/8.8, f/12.5, f/17.5, f/25, f/35, f/42 and the shutter speed varies from 1/1200 to 10 sec. Serial number is BU253606.

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Good condition

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The collection was donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Ken Van Velzer in 2018


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Model 360. Retrieved from; Polaroid: Polaroid 360. Retrieved from

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