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Impossible I-1 Instant Film Camera

BH #IM9001 • MFR #9001
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Impossible I-1 Instant Film Camera
Key Features
  • Accepts 600-Type & I-Type Instant Film
  • 82-109mm f/10-67 Lens
  • 5-Zone Autofocus System
  • Removable Pop-Up Optical Viewfinder
After ushering in a new era of instant film, Impossible has taken another step towards a full revival of instant imaging with the creation of the I-1 Instant Film Camera. The first new camera in years to accept Polaroid 600-type instant film, the I-1 is a fresh take on a classic, offering the legendary format with advanced features and capabilities.
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Impossible I-1 Overview

After ushering in a new era of instant film, Impossible has taken another step towards a full revival of instant imaging with the creation of the I-1 Instant Film Camera. The first new camera in years to accept Polaroid 600-type instant film, the I-1 is a fresh take on a classic, offering the legendary format with advanced features and capabilities.

For imaging, the camera relies on an 82-109mm lens with a 5-zone autofocus system. Depending on the zone, the focal length will fluctuate slightly. Of course, the changes are slight and composition is made easy with a removable pop-up optical viewfinder on the top of the camera. One of the signatures of classic Polaroid images is the flash, and the I-1 brings it to modern times with an advanced ring flash that offers twelve LEDs to illuminate your subject. For tactile control, the I-1 has physical lighten/darken and flash on/off controls to help dial in the appropriate exposures. For advanced techniques, the camera offers Bluetooth LE 4.0 connectivity for connecting to a smartphone or tablet.

Using an iOS or watchOS device, photographers can take full control over the camera, including full manual operation, remote triggering, and even a variety of creative modes. Additionally, the camera has a built-in USB-rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows it to work with I-type film that does not have a battery pack and it has a 1/4"-20 tripod thread on the base.

I-1 Camera App

  • Remote Trigger: Use your phone as a wireless remote for the I-1, triggering it from a distance or for selfies and group pictures.
  • Manual Mode: Take full control over aperture, shutter speed, flash strength, and focus distance.
  • Self Timer: Set the I-1 to capture a photo after a 5, 10, or 20 second delay.
  • Double Exposure: Superimpose two images on a single piece of instant film by exposing the single sheet twice.
  • Noise Trigger: Trigger a photo by making a loud noise like a click or a clap.
  • Light Paint: Use your phone's flashlight to draw lines and shapes with light on your photos or selectively illuminate areas of a darkened scene.
  • Color Paint: Draw waves of colored light onto your images before they develop by picking a color from your phone's screen and moving it in front of the lens as the camera prepares the photo.
  • Scanner: Allows you to take a digital photo of your instant photo, crop the frame, and then share it online.

Impossible I-1 Specs

Film FormatPolaroid Originals i-Type
Optics
Focal Length82 - 109mm
Aperturef/10 to 67
Focus TypeAuto & Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance1.0' / 0.3 m
Viewfinder/Display
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed30 to 1/250 Sec
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
General
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20
Battery Type1 x Built-In
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.3 x 5.7 x 4.3" / 10.9 x 14.5 x 10.9 cm
Weight15.5 oz / 439.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 5.3 x 5.2"
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have the issues with streaks from bad rollers ...

have the issues with streaks from bad rollers been fixed?
Asked by: Reuben
Always keep the rollers clean after each film pack and you should not have any issues.
Answered by: Eadweard
Date published: 2020-01-02

Is there a specific film that you need? Can I go ...

Is there a specific film that you need? Can I go to Walmart and buy any film to go in the camera?
Asked by: Latasha
You can purchase the film through B & H. It takes 600 (square) Polaroid instant film, Color or B & W. Or if you have some 600 impossible instant film left it will take that too. It will not take Fuji's instax instant film as of now. You maybe able to make some kinda of creative modifications but, risk damaging the camera. If you do, post it on YouTube!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-25

At $2.00+ per picture, it seems quite expensive. ...

At $2.00+ per picture, it seems quite expensive. Any alternative 600 series film available?
Asked by: JOSEPH
The current offerings for 600 Series film can be seen here: https://bhpho.to/2YpCUZT
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-07-23

I don't see a film counter. How do you how many ...

I don't see a film counter. How do you how many shots you have taken?
Asked by: Paul
In the manual it shows the control knob activates the front LEDs based on exposures.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-11-08

I just received my i-1 and the viewfinder's base ...

I just received my i-1 and the viewfinder's base is loose..is it supposed to be like that? is there a way to tighten it?
Asked by: Hsiu-Ying
If the viewfinder base is loose on the Impossible I-1 Instant Film Camera, it would be good to contact the manufacturer,(Impossible) tech support at #Tel: (212) 219-3254. They will let you know if you can tighten the viewfinder yourself, or send it back for tightening.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-05-21

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can you still save the photos digitally via bluetooth?
Asked by: Anonymous
FYI, the Bluetooth app is only on iOS currently but is expected to come out for Android soon too. The app itself does the following... 1. Remote Trigger - shoot using the phone to snap the shutter. 2) Manual Mode - gives you lots of exposure controls with aperture, shutter speed as well as focus level and flash strength. 3) Self-Timer - giving you a 5 second, 10 second or 20 second self-timer. 4) Double Exposure - take 2 photos on top of each other. This mode has no controls minus the shutter so you can't change exposure or anything when doing a multiple exposed shot. 5) Noise Trigger - any loud noise can be used to snap a shot, and there is a live view of the volume around you as well as a draggable level when to activate the camera. 6) Light Paint - This is sort of an extended exposure mode, offering a shutter you can open for as long as you wish, timer at top. What makes it earn it's name is there is also a button to press to turn the flashlight on. 7) Color Paint - similar to light paint. Instead of a flashlight and shutter with timer, it has the shutter/timer and then a color picker so you can paint colors with your phones screen. 8) Scanner - the only feature that doesn't need the camera to work. It's similar to the old Impossible app, just shots a photo of your instant picture, then gives you controls to crop and it corrects the image. When there's a camera attached, it also logs each photo and notes all the settings, allowing you to even attach that photo to the log.
Answered by: Robn K.
Date published: 2019-12-28

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Is there a tripod connection?
Asked by: Thomas M.
Yes; the Specifications tab indicates the Impossible I-1 Instant Film Camera has a standard 1/4 -20 tripod socket.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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does it collapse?
Asked by: arthur m.
This camera does not collapse.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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