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Impossible I-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Impossible I-1. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the contrast and performance. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the battery and screen.

usability, design, portability, performance, contrast

durability, sensor, optics, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Impossible I-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Impossible Project I-1


The first Polaroid-format camera designed in 20 years, the Impossible Project I-1 is compatible with both 600 film and I-type film in either colour or black-and-white.

Dec, 2016


Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Impossible I-1 Instant Camera Review


We take a look at the Impossible I-1 instant camera with manual mode and remote trigger and self timer.

The Impossible I-1 does something really quite amazing - it gives you manual control over an instant film image. Lots of instant cameras might offer limited versions of this, like flash or exposure lightening and darkening, but with this camera, you...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Impossible I-1 and Instax Mini 90


An über-cool analogue Polaroid camera that is proving an instant hit – and a super-snappy alternative

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Impossible I-1


The Impossible I-1 is a modern instant camera with advanced tech, including manual control via Bluetooth, but it has some issues that are tough to ignore.

Numerous film types available. Supports autofocus and autoexposure. Wide-angle prime lens. Manual exposure via smartphone connection. Built-in LED ring flash. Classic Polaroid format.

Battery drains when not in use. Pop-up viewfinder takes some getting used to. Film is very expensive. Color film needs improvement. Autoexposure can be tricky. Noisy focus motor. Flash doesn't work when power is low.

I had really high hopes for the Impossible I-1. The company is doing an admirable job at a task that some dubbed impossible—keeping Polaroid film alive in the 21st century. And it's attacked it in an ambitious manner, not only reverse engineering a...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Sean O'Kane (

Impossible I-1 review: a slick new toy for the Polaroid faithful


The Impossible Project was created in 2008 in order to preserve Polaroid's instant film process after Polaroid revealed that it would be killing it off, and in the past few years at least, it's a...

Beautiful design ; Small and light ; Tons of control

Expensive film ; Inconsistent results

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Impossible Project makes a modern Polaroid camera possible


This instant film camera is analog, but Bluetooth and an iOS app give photographers some perks of the digital age.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Impossible I-1 Review


The Impossible Project launched in 2008 with the aim of reviving the defunct Polaroid format, which had not long before announced it would stop creating its classic instant film. Starting with creating film for existing Polaroid cameras, the Impossible...

The Impossible I-1 camera is a great achievement in terms of bringing back a classic style of camera, all the while giving it a little bit of a modern twist. Adding bluetooth connectivity is a great innovation that gives you good control and adds some...

Oct, 2016

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