Polaroid Originals Onestep2 Review

  • Posted on: 20 January 2018
  • By: gordon

TLDR: A retro Polaroid camera that has lots of style but minimal substance. 

I will keep this review short because I just don't care about this camera enough to bother producing more text about it than is necessary for SEO purposes. 

Places I've left my Polaroid Originals Onestep 2 in my luggage. 

I want to love this camera because I paid $99 for it and it looks great in flat lays. I also like that hot people with money I could presumably marry into talk to me when I carry my Onestep 2. Sadly, I don't find using it artistically rewarding and even though I bring it on trips I tend to leave it in my luggage.  

Montreal: I bribed my way to a gorgeous view overlooking the city. The Onestep2 took a mediocre photo of the scene and I went back to using my Leica Sofort.

Boston: I bribed my way to a suite on the 37th floor. Even during a thundersnow storm, I couldn't be bothered to take my Onestep 2 out of my bag.

Saratoga Springs: Someone tried to steal my phone while I was paying too much to take the waters. I drank from a geyser but left my Polaroid Originals Onestep 2 in my mediocre suite in Colonie, NY. 

NYC: I bribed my way to a view of the Empire State Building from my room. I love the photos taken by my Leica Sofort and Lomography Instax Square but couldn't be bothered with my Onestep 2 out of my bag. 

NYC 2: I stayed in a super fancy hotel on the Lower East Side that had horrible Polaroid-inspired art on the ceiling. I still couldn't be bothered to bust out the Polaroid Onestep 2.


The Polaroid Originals Onestep 2 is inspired by the iconic Polaroid Onestep camera but with updated internals developed by the Impossible Project. The great thing about the Onestep 2 is that it gives you the opportunity to use expensive Polaroid Originals film in a camera that isn't ancient. But you know who also makes fun instant cameras and affordable film? Instax.