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New Style Folding

The Reporter


EE100 Special


Packfilm Cameras

The following technical information is useful for specifics concerning each model. Where appropriate you can click to see more information including photos.

All of these models can take both the rectangular 100/660 type films as well as the square 80 type films.

Please see this chart to give you a visual comparison between the major "options" and abilities of each packfilm model.

If you see this icon, the model was intended for "Special Markets" distribution (i.e. corporate premiums, prizes, and other non-retail distribution) only.

If you see this icon, the model was sold in International (non-USA) markets only.

Production Estimates provided are based on statistical observation (from accumulated reports of serial numbers recorded from actual cameras), and are not intended or expected to have perfect accuracy. Numbers in parentheses indicate "soft" limits, numbers not in parentheses indicate "hard" limits.

Example: Estimated Production: 800,000 - (900,000)

This means that there almost certainly has to have been at least 800,000 of that model made, but there probably were fewer than 900,000 made (but beware that there still could be more). Keep in mind that numbers are subject to change as new data is collected.

New Style Folding models

All Folding Pack Cameras ("new" style) have the following features in common:

  • Self-erecting bellows struts; bed becomes front cover when not in use.
  • Rigid, non-parallax corrected viewfinder; no rangefinder. Viewfinder does have projected framelines, however.
  • Front-cell focusing, with distance scale on lens ring.
  • "Everset" electronic shutter; does not need re-cocking before next exposure; shutter speed range is about 10 seconds - 1/500 sec.
  • Automatic exposure system similar to the "original style" pack cameras.
  • Can use either standard rectangular format OR square format pack films-- viewfinder has masks for both film formats, but does not indicate which format is in use.
  • Built-in flashcube socket for flash; no connector for other flashguns (except on ProPack).
  • Has plastic body with tripod socket; also has cable release socket.

The Reporter

Produced: 1977-19?? / Original Retail: $57.00

  • Lens: 114mm, f/9.2 3-element plastic.
  • Has film speed settings for 80 and 3000 ASA films; also has "3000ER" setting for using 3000 speed films at full aperture rather than f/58 or so.

Note: An 'SE' (Special Edition) version was also produced.



Produced: 1977-19?? / Original Retail: $69.95

Similar to The Reporter, except:

  • Lacks "3000ER" exposure setting.


EE100 Special

Produced: 19??-19?? / Original Retail: $??.??

Similar to The Reporter.



Produced: 199?-2003 / Original Retail: $??.??)

Similar to The Reporter, except:

  • Has sync contacts for electronic flash; the bracket for the optional electronic flash automatically mates to these contacts when attached to the camera. Sync connection is proprietary, and designed for use only with the ProFlash electronic flash.
  • The '3000ER' setting appears to be something around f/11 rather than full aperture.
  • Has electronic digital development timer (but doesn't automatically start when you pull the tab as with the electronic timers on some 300/400 series cameras)

Notes: Some ProPack cameras have a special exposure compensation switch for use in conjunction with Polaroid's optional halftone screen kit. This switch thus eliminates the need to use the meter 'masks' included in the kit. It appears that when Polaroid added this switch to the front panel of the camera, they eliminated the Flashcube diffuser. By the way, the halftone kit should work with all Polaroid pack cameras, even though it was specifically marketed for use with the ProPack.