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All of these models take the 500 integral film.
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If you see this icon, the model was intended for "Special Markets" distribution (i.e. corporate premiums, prizes, and other non-retail distribution) only.
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Produced: 1993-1997 (?) / Original Retail: $???.??
Note: "SE" version of this camera has a glass lens whereas the lens on the "regular" Captiva is made of plastic.
Produced: 19??-Present / International Markets
Produced: 1999-Present / Original Retail: $24.95 (?)
This camera is similar in basic features to the PopShots camera, but is fully reloadable, is slightly larger in overall size, and has a different control layout (it's arranged sort of like an 'upside down' PopShots). The built-in flash unit appears to have a somewhat larger reflector as well. This model was originally only sold in the Japanese market (?), but has more recently (8/99) been introduced for world-wide distribution.
Notes: If I was to assemble a list of Polaroid camera "turkeys", it would be a short list indeed (Polaroid cameras are generally pretty darn well designed), but this camera would probably be sitting right at the top of that Hall of Shame. Eeesh. Frankly, this thing suffers from a number of (in my opinion) poor design choices. For example, the only thing holding the film door closed is a thin plastic tab which barely grips two tiny little nibs on the base of the camera. Another example is placement of the wrist strap-- it's attached to the pull-ring that ejects the film. [Can you see the problem already..?] The fact that the film door is fastened to the camera solely by means of a self-adhesive (paper!) sticker is about the least of this camera's ills. Plus, the general fit-and-finish seems inferior to any other Polaroid camera-- even the PopShots disposable camera is/was better.
Produced: 1999-2001 / Original Retail: $19.95 (?)
This is a single-use (i.e. "disposable") camera using Captiva film.
Notes: This rather unassuming camera quietly manages a few minor 'firsts', such as: (a) the first single-use instant camera ever offered, and (b) the first Polaroid integral-print camera sold in the USA to not have motorized print ejection.
Produced: 1993-199? / International Markets
Same as Captiva