Both of these great instant cameras are surprisingly similar in both their design and what they can do. The newer OneStep+ is an upgrade of the OneStep 2, so it has more features, including Bluetooth, which unlocks additional features through the free Polaroid app for iOS and Android.
Polaroid OneStep 2 vs OneStep+
Both OneStep 2 and OneStep+ are designed to look and act like Polaroid OneStep cameras from the 1970s and 1980s. On both models, you snap the red shutter button, and within seconds, your film begins developing like magic.
|Polaroid OneStep+||Polaroid OneStep 2|
|Dimensions||150mm × 111mm × 97mm||150mm x 110mm x 95mm|
|Weight||493 grams||460 grams|
|Power||Rechargeable via USB||Rechargeable via USB|
|Connects to phone via Bluetooth||Yes||No|
|Compatible phone app||Yes||No|
|Manual lighting adjustments||Yes||No|
|Standard lens focal length||103mm||106mm|
|Portrait lens focal length||89mm||None|
|Film||I-Type and 600||I-Type and 600|
|Colors||black and white||black, white, and blue|
Both cameras use a rechargeable battery and flash. They are also two of only three Polaroid cameras currently on the market that use traditional Polaroid film. Other available cameras, including the Polaroid Snap and Polaroid Pop, aren't made by Polaroid, and therefore don't use the conventional Polaroid film of yesteryear. Instead, they support Zink Paper, which offers a different instant printing process.
The newer OneStep+ is slightly larger (and heavier) than the older model, but these differences aren't noticeable when you see both cameras side-by-side. The OneStep+ camera is the only one that offers a Portrait mode that allows you to take photos from as close as 12 inches (89mm). Additionally, when using the free Polaroid app, the OneStep+ offers extra tools such as a remote trigger, self-timer, double exposure mode, the ability to add digital light paint to any image, noise trigger, and manual mode.
For just a little bit more money, we recommend the Polaroid OneStep+. With this camera, you gain access to the Polaroid app and all it can do. The newer camera also includes a useful Portrait mode that's missing on the older camera.
For the budget-minded who want to duplicate the traditional Polaroid experience, the Polaroid OneStep 2 is worth considering. It's a recreation of the original OneStep cameras with the bonus of charging via Micro-USB. Plus, it's the only one available in blue.
Old meets new
Live the authentic Polaroid experience for the first time — or the hundredth — with the Polaroid OneStep+, which also includes fun new features for some 21st century picture-taking. Available in black and white
Less features, similar design
Polaroid OneStep 2
The closest thing to the original
With the Polaroid OneStep 2, you get to experience everything people loved about the older OneStep models without the mobile device integration. For this, you'll pay less. Available in black, white, and blue.
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