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If you're here, you probably clicked on one of my email address links on this site. Thanks for your interest!

While I welcome and appreciate the comments and questions I receive about this site, I would like to encourage you to read through this page before you send me a question about your Polaroid camera.

Many of the questions I receive are on topics which are already covered in some detail on my Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, so you might save yourself some time by checking to see if I already have an answer to your question there. (Take a look even if you don't think it's going to be covered there-- you might be surprised!)

However, I realize that the FAQ page has grown considerably over the years, so I have developed this "Mini-FAQ" to provide quick answers to some of the very most popular queries. If you don't see your question here, be sure and check the main FAQ page too, as it covers a much wider variety of topics, and in more detail.

If you still can't find the information you're looking for, feel free to email me at Thanks!

Land List "Mini-FAQ":

How much is my old Polaroid camera worth?

Sorry to say, but 99% of old Polaroid cameras are quite common and have very little demand, so therefore have very little value (especially in the USA). This is true of anything ranging from the old Polaroid rollfilm models (such as the 150, 800, 900, 80A, 95A, J66, and many others), through the classic packfilm models (such as the 100, 210, 320, etc.), all the way up to modern Polaroid cameras. My general rule-of-thumb answer for most Polaroid camera value questions is, "It's worth about ten bucks assuming you can find a buyer". Perhaps in 10 or 20 years your Model 150 (or similar camera) will be worth something, but right now there are very few people interested in collecting such cameras, and most of those people already have one (or more) of them. Sorry! [The flip side to this is, of course, for anyone who might actually be interested in starting a Polaroid camera collection, now's about as good a time as any to start!]
This is not to say that all Polarold cameras are worthless in terms of market-value, however. There are some models which have some demand, and therefore some value. A general listing of these can be found in the section of the main FAQ indicated below.

For more details on this topic, see Section 1.3 of the main FAQ page. Thanks!

Can I still get film for my old Polaroid camera?

You can still get film in the two pack-film formats (the 'rectangular' and 'square' pack formats), plus the SX-70, 600, Spectra/Image, Captiva/Vision and other later integral print formats.
If you're not sure, you can easily determine on this site what film your camera uses and whether or not that film is still available. Just go to the Camera List main page, and find your camera in the alphabetical index. Click on the link, and you'll be at the specific camera information listing for your camera. On the camera listings pages, there is a small rectangular icon located just to the left of each camera name. That icon indicates the film format used by that camera. Clicking on the film icon takes you directly to the Film List section for that film format. This will tell you what film(s) are/were made in that format, and which ones (if any) are still being produced.

For more details on this topic, see Section 1.1 of the main FAQ page. Thanks!

Does my Polaroid camera need batteries? If so, what kind?

Here's a quick rule of thumb regarding batteries and Polaroid cameras:

In the case of SX-70/600/Spectra cameras, the battery is actually contained within the film pack -- there are no extra batteries to buy or change. Some accessories for these cameras may require batteries to operate, however.

For more details on this topic, see the Battery FAQ page. Thanks!

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Last updated 05/27/2002 by Marty Kuhn

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