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Does the 600 polariod camera have a on/off button? Where do the batteries go for the camera

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There is no power button, the camera only powers up when the shutter is pressed. The battery is located within the photo pack, so each time you change the pack you get a "new" battery as well. The only problem is that any original unused photo packs will no longer have new batteries as they're all so old now that the batteries are either totally dead or have just enough power to eject the darkslide before dying.

You have two options: modify the camera to accept an external 6v dc power supply and try to obtain a realistically priced source of expired photo packs (difficult) or you can try the newly manufactured PX600 photo packs by The Impossible Project. These are only produced in small batches so are sometimes unavailable, there's only eight shots per pack instead of ten and the material is currently only available in monochrome but they hope to soon produce colour film as well. The current products are not very fade resistant and are somewhat unstable and inconsistent from one batch to another, but the images can be saved by scanning them. Scanning also saves some images which appear to be hugely overexposed as digital manipulation then reveals hidden details.

I hope that I've assisted you, please take a moment to rate my reply.

Posted on Sep 09, 2010


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