Mint Camera has been the creator of a whole lot of fantastic cameras over the past few years, and now they’re launching their flagship–the Mint Camera SLR670-S Classic! This new camera is a lot like the other SLR-670 cameras in that they can use the Mint Time Machine to get manual control over the shutter speeds, the flash attachment, and use Impossible Project film. But the new really cool thing about the Mint Camera SLR670-S Classic is that it takes both ISO 100 and ISO 600 film formats. Many of the more modern cameras could only do one or the other, but this one can do both with the same body.
The Mint Camera SLR670-S Classic has the same style of body as the Polaroid SX-70 camera. Plus it has a lens that is fixed at f8. When you consider just how large the film plane is though, that’s pretty shallow. The Mint Camera SLR670-S Classic has manual focusing abilities and it can shoot anywhere between half a second and 1/2000th. Then there’s a bulb mode and automatic modes. The camera folds down just like the SX-70 and the SLR-670 series cameras with a viewfinder that is pretty accurate, crisp and bright. In fact, Mint Camera is calling this the finest Polaroid camera ever made–and they may be right.
For this one though, there is no tripod mounting hole and no neck strap eyelets. So I’m not sure how you’re supposed to tote it around lest you drop it.
Mint Camera SLR670-S Classic Tech Specs
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- SLR670-S Classic: No tripod mounting hole and neck strap eyelets
- Lens: 4-element 116mm lens
- Manual focus: 25.4 cm (10 inches) to infinity
- Aperture: Fixed at f/8
- Shutter speeds: 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125,1/60,1/30, 1/15,1/8,1/4,1/2
- Long exposure: B-mode, T-mode
- Auto modes: A100, A600
- Dimension: Folded 17.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm (6.89 x 3.93 x 0.98 inches)
- Film: All Impossible 600 and SX-70-type films (see sample shots ➞)
- Takes Impossible film with no extra batteries required.
- 3 year warranty and lifelong membership
The new Mint Camera SLR-670-S Classic flagship camera is going to cost you a pretty penny at $649. But the VIP pricing is a bit lower. However, you’re getting a solid glass lens, the ability to manual focus, manually control the shutter speeds, and you’ve got a massive film plane. So when you consider that, there’s a whole lot of good stuff in the purchase including a three year warranty. Be sure to also check out our review of the TL70 2.0 and the Mint Camera SLR-670-S with Time Machine
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