Polaroid SX-70 – A Cult Favorite

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Polaroid SX-70
Polaroid SX-70

About the Polaroid SX-70

Built in different versions from 1972 to 1981, the Polaroid SX-70 is a SLR (single lens reflex) with a unique design. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss, it uses SX-70 Land series films from which it took its name as the first model created to use them. Totally foldable, once closed it can be carried in the inside pocket of a jacket or coat.

It is still considered a real cult object by photographers and designers today. SX-70 OneStep Sonar In 1978, a model with a sonar system was introduced to assess the distance to the subject and set the focus accordingly. This version can be considered the first true autofocus reflex on the market.

**NOTE: ** The above text is a translation of the Italian Wikipedia article regarding the Polaroid SX-70 and is available under the terms of the Creative Commons License. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

So what happens when we feed the above text into a neural network and ask it to write a blog about the Polaroid SX-70? We did just that and fed the text into inferkit.com’s neural network.

The result is a semi- convincing write up about a SX-70 that never existed. Since this is the product of a computer neural network, you should keep in mind that none of what comes after this sentence is true and is the imaginary camera of a computer.


The Polaroid SX-70 received a cult following because it had color printing from a dedicated camera without a CRT screen. It also has a system for selecting the preferred focal point through a slider which can be operated without activating the film or camera.

On top of that it has an instant exposure mode in which the red sensor continuously detects the red light on the front of the camera to set the shutter speed automatically.

Model 1 and Model 2

Despite being sold separately in two different models, the Polaroid SX-70 has the same lens and most other parts of the camera. That is what we are going to see here as well.

Model 1 and Model 2 are different with differences in the overall design of the camera and the functionality. There were many variations in the design of the outer shutter and internal shutter among the Polaroid models, depending on the company and model.


Note the important disclaimer that this page contains text generated by a neural network and is not accurate. What it has to say about this Polaroid SX-70 camera is incorrect. It was created as an experiment in using machine learning and neural networks to re-imagine reality. In this case, it created a description of a product and a manufacturing history that never existed.

By Translator Mike

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