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20 April 2021

Polaroid has announced the Polaroid Go, a compact instant film camera that uses a miniature version of the square instant film. It features a selfie-mirror and double exposure mode to enhance the fun.

"Bringing innovation, product design, creativity and a little bit of attitude back to Polaroid has been our focus ever since we took over as the new team three years ago," Polaroid CEO Oskar Smolokowski said. "The Polaroid Go is our biggest contribution to this yet. It is just really playful yet incredibly well-designed and it's going to make it so easy for you to bring a totally different camera than your phone with you wherever you go."

The 1.8-inch square prints take 10 to 15 minutes to develop and cost a little more than a dollar each. The camera is powered by a lithium-ion battery that lasts for 15 packs before requiring a USB recharge.


Highlights of the new Go include:

  • Compact size
  • Small square instant film
  • Selfie mirror
  • Self-timer
  • Longer-lasting battery
  • Built-in flash
  • Double exposure


Specifications for the new Polaroid include:

Film Format 2.623 x 2.122 inches
1.851 x 1.811 inch image area
10 to 15 minute development time
Viewfinder Optical
Monitor None
Shutter 1/125 to 30 seconds
Flash Automatic built-in
;vacuum discharge tube storage
Connectivity USB for battery charging
Power 750 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
15-pack battery life
Dimensions 5.9 x 3.3 x 2.4 inches
Weight 0.53 lb.

Focal Length 34mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture f12 to f52
Angle of View 48.1°
Optical Design Polycarbonate resin
Autofocus Fixed focus


The company said the Polaroid Go is available for pre-order now at for $99.99 and will ship on April 27. The Polaroid Go Film Double Pack for 16 photos will be $19.99. A starter set including the camera and a double pack of film will be $114.99.

For more information see the news release below.

Introducing Polaroid Go: The World's Smallest Analog Instant Camera to Join the Polaroid Family

A redesigned camera with classic Polaroid film (but smaller!) gets a big launch campaign celebrating creators.

Create big, smaller. On April 20, Polaroid introduces the newest, tiniest member to join the family: the Polaroid Go camera. At just 4.1 inches long, 3.3 inches wide and 2.4 inches tall, Polaroid Go is the smallest analog instant camera in the world. It was designed as a wearable creative companion, with a miniature version of the classic, square format film to match. The new camera and film mark the most significant and exciting change to the Polaroid form factor in decades. Cute, huh?

"Bringing innovation, product design, creativity and a little bit of attitude back to Polaroid has been our focus ever since we took over as the new team three years ago. The Polaroid Go is our biggest contribution to this yet. It is just really playful yet incredibly well-designed and it's going to make it so easy for you to bring a totally different camera than your phone with you wherever you go," Oskar Smolokowski, Polaroid CEO, said.

To celebrate the launch of Polaroid Go, the brand kicks off a new initiative with creativity at its heart; the "Go create" campaign brings together an exciting group of creators across artistic disciplines and global cultures to share stories of inspiration and creation. Initial collaborators include creative director and designer Quinn Whitney Wilson, who's shaping contemporary culture through her work with Lizzo and London-based musician Arlo Parks, frequently dubbed as Gen Z's poet for her influential sound and lyricism.

"It's a pleasure to be working with Polaroid to document the strange, the inspiring and the gorgeous moments that pepper my creative days," Arlo Parks, British singer-songwriter and poet, said.

As part of the ongoing partnership, Polaroid and their creator collaborators will be releasing new "Go create" content through their social media and digital channels, highlighting identity and inspiration in all forms. The full cast of creative partners will be revealed over the coming months -- watch this space.

The "Go create" campaign kicks off with bang: a musical moment with hit-making British producer duo, Jungle.

The first of two films launching the campaign feature Jungle's anthemic new single, "Keep Moving." The track is a swinging ode to positivity and momentum and precedes Jungle's hotly anticipated new album, "Loving in Stereo" (August).

"For the launch of the Polaroid Go, we've gone back to Polaroid's original DNA of being a tool and a medium for creators to push culture forward. We've partnered with what we think are some of the most boundary pushing, fun and talented artists, designers, musicians and creatives active today and we couldn't be more proud to work with them, support them and promote their amazing work. We can't wait to see what they come up with," Smolokowski said on the launch.

Available in a classic white colorway, the Polaroid Go camera leans on Polaroid's iconic heritage of design while creating a new format of instant cameras for a new generation. The Polaroid Go also includes a newly developed selfie mirror, self-timer, longer-lasting battery, dynamic flash, double exposure and travel friendly accessories. The sky's the limit, not the size.

"We spent years designing the Polaroid Go camera from the inside out. The camera's internal components are arranged like a three-dimensional Tetris, using a careful composition to achieve a simple and effortless exterior and deliver the smallest size instant analog camera possible. Bringing product design back in a serious way to Polaroid is a labor of love and the team is super proud of this new iconic form factor," Ignacio Germade, Polaroid Chief Design Officer, said on the new design.

Creativity is how you see the world, so the Polaroid Go is designed to follow wherever creativity leads, with a portable, wearable look and feel. What you capture with the Polaroid Go camera could become your next creation, whether it's a mood board, music video or a sweet memory on your photo wall. At Polaroid, we believe all acts of creativity, big and small, are a meaningful part of our modern lives and we should be able to take that spirit with us wherever we go.

"Over the past year, we've seen the need for imagination and exploration as we've all tackled some of the hardest moments of our lives. Creativity is the fuel we all need to reimagine a world worth fighting for. The voices of the Go create concept paint a defiant view of the future -- one that is inspired by change, digs into the unfinished pieces of art and invites community to come alongside the creative process," Smolokowski said.

"As a creative who aims to capture the spirit of the more nuanced yet memorable moments in life, I was pleased that Polaroid asked me to collaborate with them for the release of the Polaroid Go. The immediacy of the Polaroid camera has always given me the ability to capture the intimate, tactile memories that feel so reflective of the fleeting but important moments in our lives. I look forward to having the ability to highlight my creative process with this new camera and to share these precious moments with you all!" Quinn Whitney Wilson, "Go create" campaign collaborator, said.

Accompanying the launch of Polaroid Go camera is the Go film, reimagining Polaroid's classic square format in the smallest analog film the brand has ever produced.

Polaroid Go available for pre-sale on April 20 and for purchase on April 27 at Polaroid Go Camera MSRP: $99.99

Polaroid Go Film Double Pack MSRP: $19.99

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