600 Series Camera User Guide

600 Series Camera
User Guide
600 Series Camera
User Guide
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Note:
This product is listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL). As a condition
of listing, UL requires that basic safety information be provided.
As with any battery-operated equipment, observe these basic safety precautions:
1. Follow all of these instructions.
2. Do not use the camera if it has been damaged, until it has been examined at
an authorized Polaroid Service Center.
3. Do not disassemble the camera. To reduce the risk of an electronic shock,
service or repair work must be done only by an authorized Polaroid Service
Center. Incorrect reassembly can cause electrical shock when the camera is
used again. Do not immerse the camera in water or other fluids.
PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Please read this book cover to cover
We recommend that you take the time to read through this entire book so you are
completely familiar with your camera system. It is especially important to know how
to handle Polaroid film and pictures to ensure high quality results.
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Table of Contents
Important Safeguards ..............................................................................
Important camera features .......................................................................
See the world in a new light .....................................................................
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The camera system .................................................................................
The film ..............................................................................................
The electronic flash ............................................................................
Fixed focus lens .................................................................................
Electronic flash range .........................................................................
Split-second automatic focusing .........................................................
Lighten/darken control ........................................................................
Autofocus by-pass and non-flash buttons ............................................
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Using the camera ....................................................................................
Raising and lowering the electronic flash unit ......................................
Loading the camera ...........................................................................
Removing empty film pack from camera .............................................
Holding the camera ...........................................................................
Taking the picture ...............................................................................
Composing the picture while the flash is charging ...............................
Taking a picture through glass or a window .........................................
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Use the electronic flash for every picture - outdoors and indoors ..............
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Trouble-free picture taking .......................................................................
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Full one-year warranty ..............................................................................
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Important camera features
See the world in a new light
The built-in electronic flash lifts up for
picture-taking, folds down for carrying ease.
Few picture-taking situations provide just the
right lighting to take the best photographs.
The flash is designed to be used for every
picture – outdoors and indoors.
So Polaroid designed a unique new
photographic system (Sun 600 series
cameras) that makes it possible to take
great pictures any time – in any light.
The red button both charges the flash and
takes the picture.
Under the direction of a tiny electronic
computer, the system – a camera with a
built-in electronic flash and Polaroid 600
film – measures light with just the right
amount of flash to create an ideal
photographic light for taking beautiful
pictures – outdoors and indoors.
Electronic
Flash
Red
Button
1.
In addition, the Model 660 AutoFocus
camera has an automatic focusing system
which consists of a fixed front lens and an
internal rotating disk with four lenses. Using
sound waves to measure the distance
between the camera lens and your subject,
the computer selects the correct lens that will
put your subject in sharp focus.
600 Series Camera
Press the red button halfway to charge
the flash. A red light in the viewfinder
means the flash is charging.
For the first time, the high-energy battery built
into every film pack powers both the camera
and the electronic flash, which means you
need never purchase other batteries.
Note: It is not necessary to hold the
camera to your eye while the red
light is on. In about 5 seconds
the flash is charged, the red light
goes off and you can take a
picture. Or, you can release the
red button and the flash will stay
charged for several minutes.
2.
Polaroid 600 color film – the most
light-sensitive instant color film made – was
developed just for this camera system.
Other Polaroid films will not fit into or work
with this camera.
Press the red button all the way to take
a picture.
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The camera system
Sun 600
Front View
Back View
A
P
B
O
C
L
K
J
E
F
N
D
I
G
M
H
A - Built-in electronic flash; 1/3000 to
1/20,000 of a second.
I
- Film exit slot.
J - Lighten/darken control (see page 8).
B - Fixed focus, 106mm lens.
K - Photocell (silicon photo-diode –
measures light from the scene and
flash, outdoors and indoors).
C - Aperture shutter system (apertures from
f/14.6 to f/45; shutter speeds from 1/3
to 1/200 of a second).
L - Viewfinder.
D - Red shutter button (pressed halfway, it
charges the flash; pressed all the way,
it takes the picture).
M - Adjustable neckstrap.
N - Thumbrest.
E - Flash override button (used to take a
picture through glass – see page 12).
O - Picture counter (indicates how many
pictures remain).
F - Film door latch.
P - Flash ready light (red light means the
flash is charging; green light means the
flash is ready to fire).
G - Film door.
H - Film shade (shields each picture from
light as it exits the camera; it rolls out
with the picture, then snaps back).
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Sun 660 AF
Front View
Back View
A1
B1
C1
K1
L
C2
J
D
O
K
N
E
I
F
M
G
H
G - Film door.
A1 - Built-in electronic flash; (1/3000 of a
second
H - Film shade (shields each picture from
light as it exits the camera; it rolls out
with the picture, then snaps back).
B1 - Automatic focusing system (a fixed front
lens and an internal rotating disk with
four lenses).
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C1 - Automatic variable speed/aperture
shutter system (speeds range from
1/3 to 1/200 of a second; apertures
from f/14.6 to f/45).
- Film exit slot.
J - Lighten/darken control (see page 8).
K - Photocell (silicon photo-diode –
measures light from the scene and
flash, outdoors and indoors).
C2 - Transducer (sends the sound waves
and receives the echo).
K1 - Autofocus override button (see page 11).
D - Red shutter button (pressed halfway, it
charges the flash; pressed all the way,
it takes the picture).
L - Viewfinder.
M - Adjustable neckstrap.
E - Flash override button (used to take a
picture through glass - see page 12).
N - Thumbrest.
F - Film door latch.
O - Picture counter (indicates how many
pictures remain).
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The Film
Fixed focus lens
Polaroid 600 color film was developed
specifically for your camera system. Other
Polaroid films will not fit into or work with this
camera. Each film pack provides 10 color
pictures.
Stand at least 4 feet from your subject. In the
picture, everything beyond 4 feet will be in
focus.
This new film is the most light-sensitive
instant color film made. It is one of the
world’s fastest developing color film. In just
seconds, the image begins to appear.
Be sure to use the flash for every picture –
outdoors and indoors.
Electronic flash range
Sun 600
For best results indoors, your subject
should be from 4 to 10 feet away and near
a light colored background.
The Electronic flash
Both the electronic flash and the camera are
powered by the high-energy battery built into
every film pack.
Sun 660 AF
For best results indoors, your subject
should be from 2 to 14 feet away and near
a light colored background.
The battery supplies all the power you need
to fire the flash for every picture - outdoors
and indoors.
The flash fully charges in about 5 seconds. It
will stay charged for several minutes, allowing
you to take a spontaneous picture (see page
4).
A red light in the viewfinder indicates when
the flash is charging. The camera will not
operate until the flash is fully charged and the
red light goes off. Since you cannot take a
picture while the flash is charging, you never
waste film.
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Split-second focusing (Sun 660 AF only)
To take a darker picture, slide the control
past the black arrow.
When you take a picture, your camera sends
sound waves, at frequencies beyond our
range of hearing, to the central part of the
scene (approximate area circled in white).
At the same time, an internal disk with four
lenses (behind the fixed front lens) starts to
turn.
Return the control to center position when
you have finished reshooting. A white double
arrow appears in the bottom of the viewfinder
as a reminder that the control is not in its center
position.
In a split second, a tiny electronic computer
measures the time it takes for the sound to
reach your subject and the echo to return, and
calculates the distance between the camera
lens and your subject. The lens then will put
your subject into sharp focus at that distance
and lock into place.
Autofocus by-pass and non-flash
buttons
Sun 640 - To avoid a flash reflection
when photographing through glass in
daylight press the non-flash button to
take your picture.
Sun 660 AF - To photograph a daylight
scene (more than 12 ft./3m away) through
glass, press and hold in the autofocus
by-pass button, then press the non-flash
button to take your picture.
Lighten/darken control
Use this control only when you want to
reshoot a picture to make it lighter or darker.
Autofocus Override
Button
To take a lighter picture, slide the control
past the white arrow.
Flash Override
Button
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Using the camera
Raising and lowering the electronic
flash unit
Loading the camera
Use only Polaroid 600 color film.
1. Grip the sides of the flash unit.
1. Push the latch forward. The film door will
open.
2. Hold the film pack by its edges only, as
shown (printed side up), and slide it all the
way into the camera.
2. Swing the flash unit up to snap it in place.
Latch
3. Close the film door.
When you close the film door:
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•
3. The flash will fully charge, automatically,
in about 3 seconds every time you:
film cover will eject.
picture counter will set to 10.
Removing empty film pack from camera
• Load film into the camera when the flash
unit is raised.
• Raise the flash unit when there is film
already in the camera.
• Take a picture.
• Touch the shutter button.
When the picture counter is blank, open the film
door and pull the colored tab to remove the film
pack.
Note: The flash is designed to be used
for every picture – outdoors or
indoors.
When you are not using the
camera, lower the flash unit. It will
protect the lens and lock the red
button.
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Holding the camera
Taking the picture
1. Grip the camera so it rests firmly in the
palm of your left hand.
Sun 600
1. When you see the green ready light,
press the shutter button all the way to
take a picture.
Flash Ready (Green)
and
Charging (Red) Lights
2. Place your right thumb on the thumbrest,
your index finger on the red button, and
curl your other fingers into your palm.
2. After you have taken a picture, the
flash will recharge and the green
ready light will come on again in
about 3 seconds.
3. Or, if it is more comfortable, place the
fingers of your left hand over the top of the
viewfinder and your thumb under the
camera – holding your right hand as
described above.
3. When you want to take a picture and
the green ready light has gone off,
lightly touch the shutter button and
release it as soon as the red light
comes on. Then take the picture when
you see the green ready light.
Sun 660 AF
1. Stand at least 2 feet from your subject.
2. Press the red button until you feel
resistance. Hold it there.
Red
Button
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3. A red light in the viewfinder indicates
that the flash is charging. In about 5
seconds, when the flash is fully
charged, the red light goes out. The
camera will not operate while the red
light is on.
5. Hold the developing picture by its
wide white border. While it is
developing, keep the picture out of
direct sunlight.
Note:
When the temperature is below
55o F(13o C), keep the camera
and film warm.
6. Immediately place the developing
picture in a warm pocket for at least a
minute.
Composing the picture
while the flash is charging
Red light
1. Press the red button part way so the flash
will charge while you are composing the
picture.
4. To take the picture, hold the camera
steady and press the red button the
rest of the way. The camera will then
automatically eject the developing
picture.
2. Look through the viewfinder.
3. In addition to your subject, notice the
foreground and the background as they
appear in the viewfinder.
Red
Button
4. Frame your picture, changing your position
or the camera angle until you see the best
composition.
5. Move in close so that the important
elements of your picture fill the frame.
Note:
Sun 600
Indoors – subject should be 4 - 10 feet
(1.2 - 3m) away and near a
light colored background.
Always use the thumbrest and
gently press the red button;
jabbing the button will jar the
camera and blur the picture.
Outdoors – subject should be at least 4
feet (1.2m) away.
Sun 640 – subject should be at least 4
feet (1.2m) away.
Sun 660 AF – subject should be at least
2 feet (60cm) away.
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Taking a picture through glass
or a window
Sun 600
Sun 660 AF
Photographing a daylight scene through
glass is a special situation which requires
that you stop the electronic flash from
firing, to avoid a flash reflection.
Photographing a daylight scene (more
than 12 feet away) through a window is a
special situation which requires that you
take these precautions.
Take the picture by pressing only the flash
override button.
To avoid focusing on the window, hold in
the autofocus override button. To avoid a
flash reflection, stop the flash from firing
and take the picture by pressing the flash
override button.
Flash Override
Button
Autofocus Override
Button
Flash Override
Button
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Use the electronic flash for every
picture – outdoors and indoors
The human eye adjusts to light differently than
the camera’s eye, which makes it difficult to
judge how light from the scene will affect your
picture.
than what he or she saw in the viewfinder.
Polaroid’s new photographic system gives you
the beautiful picture you expect to see. By
blending light from the scene with just enough
flash, the system creates a new photographic
light that more accurately reproduces, on film,
what appeared in the viewfinder.
Everyone who takes pictures has had the
experience of looking at a subject or scene,
photographing it, and being disappointed
with the picture because it looks different
Taking trouble-free pictures
Hold the developing picture by its wide
white border
What to look for if the camera does not
operate
While it is developing, keep the picture out of
direct sunlight.
Check the picture counter. When the film pack
is empty, you can charge the flash but you
cannot take a picture.
When the temperature is below 55o F (13o C),
keep the camera and film warm. Immediately
place the developing picture in a warm
pocket for at least a minute.
Look through the viewfinder. When the red
light is on, the flash is charging and you cannot
take a picture.
Keep the developer rollers clean
Be sure the sound waves have a clear
path to your subject (Sun 660 AF only)
Dirty rollers can cause a repeated spot or bar
pattern to appear in the picture.
The sound waves travel to the central part of
the scene (see page 8). If an object in the
foreground prevents the sound from reaching
your subject, the internal lens disk will focus on
the foreground object, causing your subject to
be out of focus. If this happens when you are
using flash indoors, your subject will also be
too dark.
The developer rollers are located inside the
film door. If there is film in the camera, open
the door in dim light.
Dirty
Rollers
Developer
Rollers
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Canada only: The warranty and provisions do
not affect your statutory rights.
Full one-year warranty
U.S. and Canada
For more information: From within the U.S.,
please call us toll-free at 1-800-343-5000,
Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm (Eastern
time).
If your camera proves to be defective within
the warranty period, we will, without charge,
either repair it or, at our option, replace it
with a fully reconditioned or new camera.
In Canada, call toll-free: 1-800-268-6970; in
Toronto, call 675-3680.
The warranty period is one year from the
original date of purchase. To verify the
warranty period, you should keep the
sales slip or other proof of the purchase
date. Without this information, the warranty
will be determined by the manufacturing date
on the camera.
Americas Business Center
If you have any questions about your camera or
pictures, you believe your camera needs
repair, or you need additional information, call
us toll-free: 1-800-343-5000 from anywhere in
the U.S.
The repair or replacement of your camera is
guaranteed for the remaining warranty period
on your original camera.
Our representatives can be reached every
weekday from 8 am to 8 pm, Eastern time. In
Canada, call toll-free: 1 800-268-6970. In
Toronto, call 675-3680.
The warranty does not cover damage caused
by accident, misuse or tampering with the
camera and a charge will be made for such
repairs.
Or, if you prefer, write to us. The address is:
Americas Business Center, 201 Burlington
Rd., Bedford, Massachusetts 01730. Please
include a sample picture of the problem you
are having with your camera.
For warranty service or information, call our
toll-free number listed below. If your camera
is not working, our representatives will verify
the problem and can ship a replacement
camera to you quickly (within approximately
two or three Polaroid business days in the
U.S.).
Polaroid instant color film is sold in the U.S.,
Canada, and Latin America. Before traveling
to countries outside the U.S. and Canada, call
us toll-free to learn where film for your camera
is being sold.
U.S. only: This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state.
This warranty excludes all consequential
damages. Some states do not allow the
exclusion of consequential damages, so
the foregoing exclusion may not apply to
you.
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