Rebuilt SX70 Sonar with pink and retro green skins - updated for 600 film


This is a rebuilt Polaroid SX70 Sonar with new red and white color skins. The camera has updated electronics to use the faster type 600 film cartridges, and a New Polaroid Frog's Tongue installed.

The SX-70 Sonar offers a famous package of features:
- You see exactly what your taking a picture of, the view finder looks through the front photo lens
- The sonar auto focus (you can turn it off) will focus on items down to a foot out to infinity.
- The shutter auto adjusts from 1/175 second to 5 seconds
- Auto aperture adjusts from f8 to f22 (you can manually adjust too, which creates fun results with the 600 film)
- The glass lens is 116mm f8, 4 element

After rebuilding this Polaroid SX-70 Sonar, the camera has had its electronics updated for the use of 600 Style instant film.

The SX-70 Sonar from Polaroid originally used the SX70 Style film, that is fine. But, the 600 film is much faster (and currently Polaroid offers a lot of frame choices for the 600 line only). The need to use 600 film is why most people move from a SX-70 to the SLR680. When using a flash with this camera, the disposable flash bar is too bright for the 600 speed film so you should use a Mint Electronic Flash at 1/2 power.

A light pressure on the shutter button activates the Sonar Autofocus so you can see what will be in focus in your final print (great for depth photography). (doc)

I have scans of the original manuals available on my site:

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Repair/Replace 6 month warranty.
I do not offer a refund on any of the cameras I sell. For the Polaroid cameras, I do offer to repair or replace a camera if it has issues within 6 months from purchase date. While I do a final test after assembling the camera by taking actual print photos, these are vintage cameras so little parts can fail after a short time. When this happens, please contact me so I know about the issue, then ship the camera to me. As long as the camera only shows normal wear, no abuse or changes to the camera from how I shipped it, I will either repair the camera or replace it at no charge to you. I will also pay to ship the camera back to you.

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