Brand-name famous for instant film and cameras, whose popularity
the 1960s through the 90s, until
it was shadowed by digital photography
After two rounds of chapter 11 bankruptcy, in 2009 Polaroid exited the film
market, despite the niche market that still
exists. Remaining packs of Polaroid film
, including expired
packs, fetch insane amounts
of money on eBay.
In the meantime, the corpse of the Polaroid Corporation is being raped by Lady Gaga
. The company re-entered
the instant film
market in 2010; although initially
announced to be the return of 600 film
, the end-result was really the Fujifilm Instax camera and film
Most older "pack film
" cameras can still
be used; they accept
Fuji's FP-100C color, and/or FP-3000b
black and white films.
for the "integral film
" cameras has been re-invented and released by The Impossible Project
, but is still under heavy-development.