FAQS: Cameras – Integral

These are not all of the integral camera models available, but are ones which are examples of each format’s styling of the bodies.

The information compiled can be found at the Optional Land List.

Integral cameras come in three distinct types:

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OneStep rigid body

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Folding SLR

SX70


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Impulse rigid

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OneStep folding

600


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Standard model

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Pop up folding

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Every camera here is powered by batteries that are inside each film pack. When you insert a new pack, you’ve also inserted a new battery. If you think your camera is broken, try a new battery first by acquiring new film.

SX-70 (folding)

All are SLR and can focus to 10.4 inches without any closeup lens accessory needed.
For a list of accessories for these cameras: Hacker’s Guide to SX-70
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Model

Coloring

Finder

Tripod & Strap

Notes

Original chrome & leather ground glass or split-image no try to find one with the split image focus; metal is actually just thin coating of chrome over plastic
Model 2 cream plastic & brown vinyl split-image yes unique color scheme but the maroon covering flakes and peels easily; sometimes comes with tripod socket
Model 3 black plastic & brown vinyl viewfinder ONLY no NOT an SLR; only has a viewfinder for framing and distance markings for focus; cute but silly
Alpha chrome/plastic & leather/vinyl split-image yes best manual focus models; come in a variety of color schemes and model names
Sonar chrome/plastic & black leather/vinyl ground glass yes first auto focus consumer camera; can’t use lens accessories; auto focus has manual override

SX-70 (rigid)

Few have tripod sockets; mostly point n shoot style.
Many of these have different names internationally, check the Land List
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Model

Focus

Notes

OneStep viewfinder stylish and simple; usually has a Polaroid rainbow band of color
Pronto! lens distance ring slightly better than OneStep in being able to focus correctly
Pronto! RF split-image rangefinder only real focusing rigid body SX70; pretty rare
Pronto! Sonar autofocus adds AF Sonar; AF is transparent, you won’t notice it

600

Special markets and international models abound, check the Land List
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Model

Notes

Folding uses flash bars like the SX70 cameras; remnants of the style change from the SX70 to 600 models; kinda ugly color schemes and designs
Folding w/flash folds closed to “turn off” the camera and protect lens and flash; the most ubiquitous style out there; lots of variation from the angular 80s to the rounded 2000 models.

Some variations have a closeup lens for portraits built in.

Impulse rigid body with popup flash as the “on switch”; special editions have autofocus and self timer; original models come in many different colors

SLR680/690

600 film version of the folding SLR; built in electronic flash, autofocus with manual override; takes 600 film without mod; large but highly sought after

Spectra/Image

All of these cameras are essentially the same in terms of abilities.
Over the years major design changes make some look wildly different.
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Model

Controls

Notes

Spectra/Image

autofocus, focus lock, distance indicator, tripod, flash override, selftimer, remote control socket quite a few different models under different names

1200i/1200si

film counter goes up to 12 for never marketed 12 exposure film

1200ff

adds closeup lens, no tripod completely new design

Spectra Pro
Minolta Instant Pro

adds manual focus, time exposure, multiple exposures, backlight compensation the best camera model in terms of abilities; you can do many different things with all the controls this gives you

ProCam

selftimer and focus lock only different folding style