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Vintage Refurbished [ℹ]

Polaroid 600 Impulse Jade Green Instant Film Camera (Prototype?)

Sale price$ 225

While we cannot confirm this for sure, we are fairly certain that this is a potential prototype or mockup of a jade green Polaroid Impulse camera. Unlike the final iterations of these models, the green is painted (but a darn near perfect match to the final version). The pad printing of "Impulse" on the front is slightly misplaced, which appears to be from the "Impulse AF" pad print, with the "AF" removed. The camera functions normally, the cosmetics are just a little different than what would eventually become the green Impulse model! Enjoy a little piece of history (or the work of a remarkable hobbyist.)

The Impulse was Polaroid's first major reimagining of what a 600 instant film camera could be. It features a compact design, making it more convenient to store and, thanks to its binocular-style grips, easier to hold and shoot. It also has a pop-up flash that protects the lens when not in use. 

The Polaroid Impulse is an incredibly versatile instant film camera ready to excel in nearly any situation.

Brand Polaroid
Color Jade Green

Polaroid 600 instant film
(sold separately) [shop]

Film Size Image 3.1 x 3.1 in
Image with border 4.2 x 3.5 in
Lens 110mm f/10
Focus Fixed, 3' - Infinity
Viewfinder Direct
Exposure Control Automatic, with manual +/- 1EV lighten/darken slider
Shutter Release Electronic, automatic shutter speeds of 1/3 to 1/200th second
Flash Built in
Battery Built into film cartridge


Yes No
Sonar AutoFocus

Built-in flash X
Freshly repackaged X


This is a genuine piece of vintage technology refurbished and restored by Retrospekt.

Their perfect blend of form and function may be ageless, but to make sure everything works like new, the team at Retrospekt carefully refurbishes every Polaroid camera by hand from the inside out. Each camera is cleaned, serviced and tested to ensure complete functionality for another lifetime of use.

This camera has experienced decades of life before finding its way to Retrospekt. As such, it will show some signs of past use. However, we are extremely picky about the condition of the cameras we restore and the parts we select for the repair process. The end result is an excellent vintage restoration that is guaranteed to work properly. Should any questions arise, we have a team of friendly people ready to help you.

This camera is covered by the Retrospekt Refurbished guarantee. Learn more about our 90-day limited warranty.