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Vintage Refurbished ⓘ
Polaroid SX-70 Original Chrome Instant Camera
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Lovingly called "the OG" by the Retrospekt team, this camera is what made the magic SX-70 famous. The chrome body and caramel leather skins are instantly recognizable, and the collapsible body, manual focusing system and exposure adjustment options give it a perfect blend of form and precision still sought by photographers today.
Of all the SX-70 models we offer, this continues to be the most popular and best-selling camera!
This is a genuine piece of vintage retro tech - refurbished and restored by Retrospekt. Our process includes:
- Deconstructing the camera to its base components
- Verifying the form and function of each piece
- Repairing and replacing pieces whenever necessary, but also...
- Retaining original pieces whenever reasonably possible
- Cleaning all optical and viewing components including lenses and fresnels
- Polishing exterior components
- Applying new Italian leather replacement coverings
- Packaging each camera in a specially made box
I think my refurbished SX 70 will be a lot of fun. After I get some film and put it through its paces, I’ll let you know.
Amazingly well refurbished and beautifully packaged. Very pleased. Thanks for taking such great care with this. It will make a great addition to my camera collection.
The camera looks good and the presente was very appreciated
Beautiful camera, works like a dream
The camera is freakin great I love it just like new! So sweet everything works wonderfully and it’s really interesting to hold something that’s so old and it works perfectly well
Just received my camera and excited to get started. It looks fantastic. As a film photography fan, I love being able to use something vintage. Thanks!!
I LOVE IT!!!! Camera packaging was so cool it makes you feel like you’re opening a new iPhone. The actual camera itself works perfectly and looks brand new. Delivery was okay, not the sellers fault but I had trouble with UK customs and Royal Mail. Customer service was great, they were very informative and helpful.
Prefect!b work very well, lovvvvvve it!
The camera is amazing. I am so glad i found this site. :)
Lovely piece, remind's me of my childhood.
Really cool. Came in perfect condition and works wonderfully!!!
I am really enjoying this camera. The pictures are amazing!!
Answered all of my questions quickly and were extremely professional. Top notch first class all the way.
Camera arrived in wonderful pristine condition - such an incredible piece
The camera was a little hard to open before I adjusted the latch but it looks amazing and shoots perfect
Takes really nice pictures! Came in really good condition and worked right off the bat! Very happy with my purchase!
We ordered a Polaroid SX-70 as a birthday gift for our friend and it couldn’t have been any easier. The camera came very fast and was in perfect condition!
Amazing camera, look and finish much better than I expected. The camera, package better than the original I purchased from Polaroid when the camera came out. Works great... now just need to improve my skill level.
Package came in excellent condition
Beautifully packaged and refurbished Polaroid SX-70 camera. Looking forward to shooting with it soon. Hopefully, the photos will turn out as nice as the camera!
Beautiful restoration-like new. This renews my love of working with SX70 film. Your company is a treasure!
Works well with the 600 film upgrade. Obviously can get better photos with my iPhone, but there is the fun and challenge of this method of retro photograpy.
OMG I love my old school SX-70 Polaroid. The condition of the camera is “as new”. I could not be happier with my purchase. Retrospekt exceeded my expectations. 5 stars!
Maria Teresa M.
Love my camera.
The camera is beautiful and performs perfectly. It came in quickly and with no problems. I even had to talk with support for some user error problems and they were very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend if you are interested in buying any of their products.
I’m head-over-heals with my SX-70 Original. I went with the 600 conversion and don’t regret it. 600 film is so easy to find. I was torn between the SX-70 Original and SX-70 Sonar. I definitely have to take time with each photo—focusing and paying attention to the light. But I love being so present in the moment. It is a perfect fit!
I had some questions about the camera and they were so helpful in answering my questions nicely! The camera arrived and was exactly what I wanted. The packaging is amazing, and really makes it feel special. I’m in love and would recommend this to anyone. If you’re on the fence just go for it!
Such a beautiful camera. Fun to use and photos are great.
I have nothing but good things to say about Retrospekt. The quality of service is top notch and the SX-70 I purchased for them is like new. Great company, and fantastic employees!!!
Dear Retrospekt, I am writing to you and all the wonderful people at retrospekt to let you know I am overwhelmed with my refurbished SX-70 Polaroid land camera I received not long ago, and it was shipped very securely, and very well packaged. I was so excited as I opened the box and took out the XS-70 Polaroid camera, and was very careful as I did. I looked at it from every angle, it just was something to see. It had some nice weight to it, no plastic with this camera. I found it was a bit hard to open the camera at first, I was careful not to pull too hard, I did this a couple times closing it and pulling straight up, it eventually got easier to pull it up, it finally was not hard anymore to open the camera.I was so glad. Before I tried it out I read the instructions carefully with the small user guide included inside the box. So then I took my color SX-70 Polaroid film , and opened the door button and and inserted the film, closed the door and automatically the darkside of the film came out so smoothly. I was so happy, and then I went into my kitchen turned on all the lights, and i set the exposure to try first in between light and dark. And I had it well focus , took a few photos, I pressed and held the shutter button fully for a about 3 seconds, until the photo came out, it took about that 3 seconds and it came out just perfect. You need to press and hold the shtter button you don't just press the shutter button and let go, I know this from when my father had his polaroid SX-70 Polaroid camera when I was a child, in the 70's, and he knew his camera. I waited about 15 minutes, I covered them from the light,and by golly, the photos were what I expected, I cannot be more pleased. You need to experiment with the exposure of course, and if of course the more light the better, since my kitchen had lots of light and the sun was shinning in my kitchen, my next 4 photos I adjusted the exposure just a slight darker with the lighten / darken control, and they were even better, the contrast, the colors way better. My camera works perfectly, it is just so beautiful, and to think, it looks modern, I wold never believed this camera is from early 1970's. I wish to thank you all at Retrospekt, and what dedication and love that went to refurbished this beautiful piece of art, which it is. You are the best, and my satisfaction could not be less. Sincerely, G. Alvarez
Absolutely fantastic! feels amazing and well worth the wait. Sellers have been very good in communicating as my camera got stuck at the post office and I needed to pay import fees, they sent me tracking number and was able to sort it out. Fantastic
Very nice camera was excited to get it as description stated thank you. FYI I only have had time to shoot a few pictures
The overall experience I have had with Etsy and RetrospektShop has been phenomenal. The camera I have ordered is superior. The restoration preformed by RetrospektShop is high quality and the camera is practically brand new. Very satisfied overall and highly recommend.
I'm really happy to find retrospekt and finally got my first SLR instant camera, the SX-70. It came just like a brand new one, the touch is awesome and the leather smells good also! The most important, the photos I shoot with were fantastic. Really enjoy shooting with and recommend to everyone who loves instant photography. Just a little reminder for international buyers. The shipment outside the US will take bunch of time. I ordered the 29th November 2021 from Italy and got it the 11th January 2022. I also paid the import tax about 93€, which is quit expensive. But of course all of this isn't retrospekt fault.
A retro surprise; fun for parties! However, focus on this camera takes a bit of practice so you might want to consider purchasing the advanced model with auto focus. which also eliminates the need for a flash bar. Another small tip, use film from Impossible.
Beautifully boxed, great quality, and loving re-learning how to shoot instant film. Company efficient and great to work with.
Beautifully boxed, great quality, and loving re-learning how to shoot instant film. Company efficient and great to work with.
Absolutely perfect, and shipped fast!
Beautiful presentation! Have to get film to see if it works but a gorgeous present!
Awesome camera, skillfully restored, beautifully packaged and clearly revived with love. Thanks :)
Beautiful. Package is amazing, camera looks amazing.
Surprisingly! The packaging is great. The camera looks like a brand new one. Contains instructions, the whole is super attentive. Thank you
One of my favorite things I’ve ever bought on Etsy. Love this camera so much!!!
Incredibly fun, I've wanted one forever and now, thanks to Retrospekt,I do! The camera is perfect and the packaging shows how committed the company is to making this a truly special experience.
It’s amazing. The camera itself looks and feels like new. I was waiting with a review until I have a chance to test it and has no issues. Box looks great too! It’s a bit pricey you may think but considering the condition it was worth it!
this camera is beautiful, looks like new. will definitely be buying from them again.
This is not my first Polaroid camera,but it is, without a doubt, the only one that I can recall that almost made me cry with joy.I am neither kidding nor exaggerating. This SX-70 did not disappoint in looks nor performance.I have nothing but praise for the Retrospekt team that restored the camera to its original splendor.
I was so excited to find this camera and especially in such great condition as restored by Retrospekt. It was a bit hard to use at first, but I quickly got the hang of it. Shipping was quick, and it arrived safely packed! This is going to be great to use, but also just a conversation piece around my apt!
I really love this camera. It is taking me some time getting used to the polaroid film and the viewfinder to focus but I think that I am on the right track. The Tesla logo was taken as close as possible (about 12 inches) and it came out very sharp! On a bright day, I do feel that I may need to brighten the exposure a little bit. I am very happy with it! No regrets! Thank you.
Love my camera. Great condition. Very helpful and professional seller. Will def buy from again. Highly recommended
Cannot wait to return and purchase more retro tech! I purchased the Polaroid SX-70 Original Chrome camera and SX-70 film- we couldn't be happier so far. The refurbished camera feels and functions like brand new. Comes with comprehensive instructions for care & use... not to mention the photos are brilliant. Highly recommend this camera if you're considering it for your collection!
I love this camera!! It was a lil bumpy start at the beginning because I never shot with this type of camera before. But I figured it out rather quickly :) I also think I would benefit from purchasing a flash bar so I can take pictures in more shadowy parts or on cloudy days and ofc indoors, because my pictures come out waaaaaaay to dark in these circumstances (not sure if that's the quirk of my specific camera, or it's just a normal thing for this camera due to the ISO 160)
I love my purchase!!! 100% recommended
We ordered the SX-70 for our 16 year old grandson. He had researched and requested a Polaroid. As we watched him, we remembered the fun that we had in our younger years, too ! He is having a ball, and has gone through 3 packs of film in a week !!! I felt comfortable ordering from your company and it works fine ! Thank you!
Can't tell it's refurbished, looks brand new! I think the key for great images with this camera is learning how to set the light meter adjuster in order to match the lighting conditions with the ISO100 SX70 film. Seems to like the Arizona brightness!
It looks and feel great. It brings back such great memories of my time using it when I was in graduate school at RIT. I did my thesis in SX70 film. I can’t wait until the film arrives.
This was a gift for my husband and he says “the exposure wheel takes a little bit of getting used to when moving between indoors and outdoors but otherwise it’s great, it’s fantastic!” And he did a little chef’s kiss.
Love the camera & the attention to detail in packaging & instruction. So far it works beautifully & I'm looking forward to many more days of shooting.
Wow! I’m really impressed with the presentation (and the camera of course). My camera arrived in a very professional outer box and an inner box held closed by magnet. The camera looks brand new! I took it out just today and it’s my favorite instant camera already. The glass lens and the ability to focus are a game changer. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase.
I bought this camera as a gift for my friend in Brussels, Belgium and he just sent me some of the first photos outta the camera that he made with his daughters - at a tulip castle no less. He and his girls and I are blown away! Not only did the camera survive a 30-day delivery journey to Europe but it arrived in perfect condition lookin’ dang-near brand new and yielded some gorgeous frames that will undoubtedly be cherished for multiple generations! If I could, I would buy one of these for everyone I know. Thank you, Retrospekt, for providing such an amazing, high quality product and promise but also for your world-class customer service and dedication to all things analog. Much Love!
They did an amazing job refurbishing this camera and looks super sharp...I am very happy!
Wow. I am so obsessed with the SX-70! Just a warning, it is much harder to work than a typical polaroid. You definitely have to adjust the light/dark control to get the desired picture. I love the way it folds and it exceeded my expectations! Thank you so much Retrospekt
Not only does this thing look super cool, it has a glass lens that takes sharper photos than typical plastic 600 cameras. It’s foldable so it becomes compact, which goes well with a Retrospekt vintage case. Retrospekt does an amazing job restoring and adjusting everything so all you need to do is load it up and go. Highly recommended for anyone looking to get into the hobby!
Daniel R W.
Always wanted this model. So glad I discovered Retrospekt. My SX70 arrived in perfect condition and the workmanship of refurbishment is second to none. Excellent! Waiting for a delivery of SX70 film due here in a couple days. I was so pleased that I also ordered a Poloroid 220 Land-camera, from Retrospekt. I originally purchased a 220, new, in 1968 as my 8th grade graduation gift, but presumably got tossed after I moved away from home - I forgot to take it with me. Thank you Retrospekt!!
Playing around with my refurbished SX70 in a quick brake during one of my commercial shoots.
This is the best camera I've ever had, but I'm disappointed I spent so much money, yet my SX-70 doesn't come with a photo release sunguard? You might want to work on re-defining your "client satisfaction goal." Isn't this a rather important accessory? I've been advised to purchase one and I have ordered it. Isn't it sorta like having a nice windshield on your car with no windshield wipers? I think so. I still love my camera regardless. gosh, you coulda had a 10. Smile!!
I’m in love with my SX-70
Love the work done to my new camera.
So glad I found Retrospekt!I’m in love with my SX-70 camera, refurbished but it looks brand new!I also love the fact that it was packaged perfectly,came with instructions & free stickers, so cute! the team did a great job on my new toy,you can tell that they take pride in their work.Superb customer service!10/10!They’d respond to your emails/inquiries, etc.ASAP!I would definitely recommend this gem to my friends and family. Keep doing you, Restrospekt! Much respect to your craft and professionalism.
Fast and professional from start to finish and arrived in a specially designed box to store the camera when not in use. I'm absolutely thrilled. Thank you
The Polaroid camera was excellently refurbished and arrived in beautiful condition. It was a gift for my daughter, and she loves it.
Great presentation and packaging! I got this for my boyfriend as a Christmas present and was afraid it was going to look too used & therefore cheap...but the camera was in great condition, and arrived in high quality modern packaging with easy instructions. Thank you!
I was always fascinated with vintage Polaroid cameras and it’s rare to find working ones. I’m glad I came across this site that specializes in restoring vintage cameras. It was super affordable and shipped quickly. The camera is so beautiful. I can’t wait to mess with it. Thanks, Retrospekt!
Love the camera. Am relearning to take "real" photos. In this time of covid a new project is fabulous. thanks you all you do Phoebe from Tucson
It looks like new! Awesome experience with my "new" SX-70, which really works like a charm. Good job!
I can't believe what this Camera looks like, it looks like it is Brand New. I have not used the Camera, this is a Christmas Present for my Daughter, she is going to Love this.
Absolutely stunning, profwssionally packaged and works like it's brand new
So excited about the amazing job retrospekt did on restoring my SX70 the camera works perfectly and apart from a few minor scratches on the body it looks fantastic!
Thank you Retrospekt!You'd never think this camera was almost 50 years old, it looks brand new. Great restoration, works perfectly!
My Dad LOVED his birthday present.
Very helpful in making sure I got what I needed. I loved the beautiful box it came in as well. Thank you.
I am so pleased with the refurbished SX-70 I got from Retrospekt. You can scrounge around on eBay or estate sales looking for the right one or you can just bite the bullet and get one done right. If there is anything as close to a brand new SX-70 in 2020, it would be this. The restoration is just beautiful and the camera is ready to go right out of the box. When you factor in how expensive this film is, why waste it on a camera that might fail you? The Retrospekt refurbished SX-70 is an excellent value. The camera itself draws a lot of attention on its own but the fact that it is over 40 years old and still working like a champ really is a testament to both the quality of the camera itself and the restoration job done by the fine folks at Retrospekt. I couldn't recommend this product more highly.
This is by far one of the best companies I have ever worked with. Their customer service is impeccable and they have a heart and passion for what they do! I declare that your business will continue to bear even greater fruit and multiply. Thank you for excellent products, and customer service!
10/10 camera. No complaints.
I have a few plastic Polaroid cameras and while I love them, none compare to the SX-70. This is a real SLR camera with a glass lens and manual focus. It takes really fabulous photos if you know what you're doing, and even if you don't (like me). My dad had this camera back in the 70s and I was OBSESSED with it. Sadly, his died years before anyone was readily available to repair it. Now, thanks to Retrospekt, I have my own. It looks spectacular. Not new, but like a well maintained heirloom - which is exactly what it is. I couldn't love it any more than I do.
I am extremely pleased with the SX-70 camera purchased. It d works perfectly - and looks just like new. Beautiful!
We’re an ad agency in Philly and are going to try and work the SX70 into a concept. In a digital world it’s the coolest thing going!