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Polaroid Automatic 320
France Version française
Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2014-04-15 par Francois Landais.

Manufactured or assembled in USA from 1969 to (After) 1975.
Index of rarity in France: Frequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 301

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Chronology of cameras Polaroid 

Traduction de Sylvain Halgand

Model 320 was the economic model of the range of the 300. Its lens is with two lenses. In 1970, it was worth 337 francs.

Common characteristics to the series 300 cameras (extracted from a commercial document):

  • Color photo in one minute
  • Black and white photo in a few seconds
  • Large size Photograph 8,5 X 10,5 cm
  • Transistorized electronic shutter
  • Control exposure by electric eye
  • Automatic exposure for flash
  • Fast loading of the film pack
  • Weak weight
  • Photograph developing outside the camera
  • Detachable lid of the camera
  • Adjustable belt for transport
  • Possibility of using a running-time meter
  • Possibility of using a flexible shutter release

Characteristics of the cameras of range 300 (extracted from a commercial document):

  320 330 340 350

Zeiss Rangefinder- Single viewfinding window x
Metal body x
Shutter body in metal x
Tripod socket x
Integrated circuit x
Retractable rangefinder-finder x x
Possibility of receiving a close-up lens x x
Possibility of receiving a portrait lens x x
Two ranges of exposure time for the N&B x x
Two ranges of exposure time for the color x x
Exposure time for the color going up to 10 seconds x x
Four possible settings of film sensitivity x x
Possibility of B&W photographs inside without flash x x
Possibility of receiving a U.V. filter x x x
Possibilité de recevoir un filtre à nuages x x x
Triplet lens
non (*)
x x x
Inside timer x x
oui (**)
Electronic Eye
x x x x
Transistorized electronic shutter x x x x
Avec flash exposition automatique x x x x
Easy film pack loading x x x x

(*) : Duplet (**) : electronic

Polaroid Automatic 320